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Title: Research frontiers in drought-induced tree mortality: Crossing scales and disciplines

Sudden and widespread forest die-back and die-off (e.g., Huang & Anderegg, 2012) and increased mortality rates (e.g., Peng et al., 2011) in many forest ecosystems across the globe have been linked to drought and elevated temperatures (Allen et al., 2010, Fig. 1). Furthermore, these observations have caused a focus on the physiological mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality (e.g. McDowell et al., 2008) and many studies, both observational and manipulative, have been carried out to explain tree death during drought from a physiological perspective.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena (Germany)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States)
  4. Ulm Univ., Ulm (Germany)
  5. Macquarie Univ., Sydney NSW (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1240429
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--14-29321
Journal ID: ISSN 0028-646X
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
New Phytologist
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 205; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-646X
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES interdisciplinary; stress; global warming; plant-water relations; carbon availability; desiccation; remote sensing; biotic agents