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Title: Stem radial growth and water storage responses to heat and drought vary between conifers with differing hydraulic strategies: Semiarid conifers responses to drought and heat

Abstract

Here, we investigated stem radial growth and water storage dynamics of 2 conifer species differing in hydraulic carbon strategies, Juniperus monosperma and Pinus edulis, under conditions of ambient, drought (~45% reduction in precipitation), heat (~4.8 °C temperature increase), and the combination of drought + heat, in 2013 and 2014. Juniper maintained low growth across all treatments. Overall, the relatively isohydric piñon pine showed significantly greater growth and water storage recharge than the relatively anisohydric juniper across all treatments in the average climate year (2014) but no differences in the regionally dry year (2013). Piñon pine ceased growth at a constant predawn water potential across all treatments and at a less negative water potential threshold than juniper. Heat has a greater negative impact on piñon pines' growth and water storage than drought, whereas juniper was, in contrast, unaffected by heat but strongly impacted by drought. The whole-plant hydraulic carbon strategies, in this case captured using the isohydric/anisohydric concept, translate into alternative growth and water storage strategies under drought and heat conditions.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [4];  [1];  [5]
  1. Univ. of Alicante, Alicante (Spain). IMEM "Ramon Margalef, Dept. of Ecology
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States). Dept. of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution
  4. Univ. Laica "Eloy Alfaro" de Manabí (Ecuador). Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias
  5. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC). Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1479960
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-24643
Journal ID: ISSN 0140-7791
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Plant, Cell and Environment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0140-7791
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Biological Science; Earth Sciences; Increased temperature; LVDT; Juniperus monosperma; growth; Pinus edulis; water potential

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Manrique-Alba, Àngela, Sevanto, Sanna, Adams, Henry D., Collins, Adam D., Dickman, Lee T., Chirino, Esteban, Bellot, Juan, and McDowell, Nate G. Stem radial growth and water storage responses to heat and drought vary between conifers with differing hydraulic strategies: Semiarid conifers responses to drought and heat. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1111/pce.13340.
Manrique-Alba, Àngela, Sevanto, Sanna, Adams, Henry D., Collins, Adam D., Dickman, Lee T., Chirino, Esteban, Bellot, Juan, & McDowell, Nate G. Stem radial growth and water storage responses to heat and drought vary between conifers with differing hydraulic strategies: Semiarid conifers responses to drought and heat. United States. doi:10.1111/pce.13340.
Manrique-Alba, Àngela, Sevanto, Sanna, Adams, Henry D., Collins, Adam D., Dickman, Lee T., Chirino, Esteban, Bellot, Juan, and McDowell, Nate G. Fri . "Stem radial growth and water storage responses to heat and drought vary between conifers with differing hydraulic strategies: Semiarid conifers responses to drought and heat". United States. doi:10.1111/pce.13340. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1479960.
@article{osti_1479960,
title = {Stem radial growth and water storage responses to heat and drought vary between conifers with differing hydraulic strategies: Semiarid conifers responses to drought and heat},
author = {Manrique-Alba, Àngela and Sevanto, Sanna and Adams, Henry D. and Collins, Adam D. and Dickman, Lee T. and Chirino, Esteban and Bellot, Juan and McDowell, Nate G.},
abstractNote = {Here, we investigated stem radial growth and water storage dynamics of 2 conifer species differing in hydraulic carbon strategies, Juniperus monosperma and Pinus edulis, under conditions of ambient, drought (~45% reduction in precipitation), heat (~4.8 °C temperature increase), and the combination of drought + heat, in 2013 and 2014. Juniper maintained low growth across all treatments. Overall, the relatively isohydric piñon pine showed significantly greater growth and water storage recharge than the relatively anisohydric juniper across all treatments in the average climate year (2014) but no differences in the regionally dry year (2013). Piñon pine ceased growth at a constant predawn water potential across all treatments and at a less negative water potential threshold than juniper. Heat has a greater negative impact on piñon pines' growth and water storage than drought, whereas juniper was, in contrast, unaffected by heat but strongly impacted by drought. The whole-plant hydraulic carbon strategies, in this case captured using the isohydric/anisohydric concept, translate into alternative growth and water storage strategies under drought and heat conditions.},
doi = {10.1111/pce.13340},
journal = {Plant, Cell and Environment},
number = 8,
volume = 41,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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