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    Author(s): Michael J. Clifford; Patrick D. Royer; Neil S. Cobb; David D. Breshears; Paulette L. Ford
    Date: 2013
    Source: New Phytologist. 200: 413-421.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Recent regional tree die-off events appear to have been triggered by a combination of drought and heat - referred to as 'global-change-type drought'. To complement experiments focused on resolving mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality, an evaluation of how patterns of tree die-off relate to highly spatially variable precipitation is needed.

    Also included is: Hicke, Jeffrey A.; Zeppel, Melanie J. B. 2013. Climate-driven tree mortality: insights from the pinon pine die-off in the United States. New Phytologist. 200: 301-303.

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    Clifford, Michael J.; Royer, Patrick D.; Cobb, Neil S.; Breshears, David D.; Ford, Paulette L. 2013. Precipitation thresholds and drought-induced tree die-off: Insights from patterns of Pinus edulis mortality along an environmental stress gradient. New Phytologist. 200: 413-421.


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    climate change, die-off, drought, mortality, Pinus edulis, pinyon pine, pinyon-juniper woodlands, threshold

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