Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Age, climate and intra-annual density fluctuations in Pinus halepensis in Spain

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of IAWA Journal

Intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) in tree rings of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) are considered to be among the most promising wood anatomical features in dendrochronological studies. They provide environmental information in addition to those obtained from tree-ring widths. We used a network of 35 sites in Spain, ranging from nearly desert to temperate climate. We analysed tree-ring series of 529 trees to study IADF frequencies, and their dependence on climatic factors and cambial age. The results showed that IADF frequency is age dependent, with its maximum at the cambial age of 27 years (evaluated at breast height). The frequencies varied across the network and at different sites we recorded that 0.3% to 33% of the analysed tree rings contained IADFs. They were more frequent where and when the temperatures were higher, summer drought was intense and autumn was the main precipitation season. IADF formation was particularly related to high minimum temperatures and wet conditions in late summer and autumn. These results suggest that IADF formation is not related to stressful conditions during summer but to favourable conditions during autumn. These conditions promote cambial reactivation and consequently formation of wider tree rings.

Affiliations: 1: University of Zaragoza, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, C/Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Wood Science and Technology, Rožna dolina, Cesta VIII/34, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia University of Alicante, Department of Ecology, Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig s/n, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig-Alicante, Spain; 2: University of Zaragoza, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, C/Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain; 3: University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Wood Science and Technology, Rožna dolina, Cesta VIII/34, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; 4: University of Alicante, Department of Ecology, Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig s/n, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig-Alicante, Spain

Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/22941932-00000037
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/22941932-00000037
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/22941932-00000037
2013-01-01
2017-11-23

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    IAWA Journal — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation