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Fire influence on Pinus hale pensis: wood responses close and far from scar

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This chapter analyses wood growth reactions in Pinus halepensis Mill subjected to a wildfire with the aim to: a) verify whether they depend on the tangential distance between developing xylem cells and the limit where the cambium was directly damaged by fire, and b) to hypothesise possible mechanisms triggering eventual differential responses. To reach these aims, anatomical and isotopic traits of tree rings before and after fire were analysed in two radii along the circumference. More specifically, the chapter aims to test the hypotheses that: a) isotopic composition of cell walls should be independent from the sampling distance to the scar, being an indicator of the physiological status of the whole tree, and b) anatomical traits should be more variable and might be considered as indicators of wood growth reactions primed by different biological demands or constraints depending on the tangential distance from the scar edge.

Keywords: cambium; Pinus halepensis; scar; wildfire; xylem



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