Higher site productivity and stand age enhance forest susceptibility to drought-induced mortality

2023
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article
4
dc.abstract.enWarmer and drier conditions increase forest mortality worldwide. At the same time, nitrogen deposition, longer growing seasons and higher atmospheric $CO_{2}$ concentrations may increase site productivity accelerating forest growth. However, tree physiological studies suggest that increased site productivity can also have adverse effects, reducing adaptation to drought. Understanding such intricate interactions that might foster tree mortality is essential for designing activities and policies aimed at preserving forests and the ecosystem services they provide. This study shows how site factors and stand features affect the susceptibility of Scots pine to drought-induced stand-level mortality. We use extensive forest data covering 750,000 ha, including 47,450 managed Scots pine stands, of which 2,547 were affected by mortality during the drought in 2015-2019. We found that the oldest and most dense stands growing on the most productive sites showed the highest susceptibility to enhanced mortality during drought. Our findings suggest that increasing site productivity may accelerate the intensity and prevalence of drought-induced forest mortality. Therefore, climate change may increase mortality, particularly in old and high-productive forests. Such exacerbated susceptibility to mortality should be considered in forest carbon sink projections, forest management, and policies designed to increase resilience and protect forest ecosystems.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Geografii i Geologii : Instytut Geografii i Gospodarki Przestrzennejpl
dc.contributor.authorSocha, Jarosławpl
dc.contributor.authorHawryło, Pawełpl
dc.contributor.authorTymińska-Czabańska, Luizapl
dc.contributor.authorReineking, Björnpl
dc.contributor.authorLindner, Marcuspl
dc.contributor.authorNetzel, Pawełpl
dc.contributor.authorGrabska-Szwagrzyk, Ewa - 191721 pl
dc.contributor.authorVallejos, Ronnypl
dc.contributor.authorReyer, Christopher P. O.pl
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-27T11:37:39Z
dc.date.available2023-12-27T11:37:39Z
dc.date.issued2023pl
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
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dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume341pl
dc.identifier.articleid109680pl
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.agrformet.2023.109680pl
dc.identifier.eissn1873-2240pl
dc.identifier.issn0168-1923pl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/324794
dc.languageengpl
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dc.subject.ensequential droughtspl
dc.subject.enclimate changepl
dc.subject.entree mortalitypl
dc.subject.enaccelerated site productivitypl
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dc.titleHigher site productivity and stand age enhance forest susceptibility to drought-induced mortalitypl
dc.title.journalAgricultural and Forest Meteorologypl
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dc.abstract.enpl
Warmer and drier conditions increase forest mortality worldwide. At the same time, nitrogen deposition, longer growing seasons and higher atmospheric $CO_{2}$ concentrations may increase site productivity accelerating forest growth. However, tree physiological studies suggest that increased site productivity can also have adverse effects, reducing adaptation to drought. Understanding such intricate interactions that might foster tree mortality is essential for designing activities and policies aimed at preserving forests and the ecosystem services they provide. This study shows how site factors and stand features affect the susceptibility of Scots pine to drought-induced stand-level mortality. We use extensive forest data covering 750,000 ha, including 47,450 managed Scots pine stands, of which 2,547 were affected by mortality during the drought in 2015-2019. We found that the oldest and most dense stands growing on the most productive sites showed the highest susceptibility to enhanced mortality during drought. Our findings suggest that increasing site productivity may accelerate the intensity and prevalence of drought-induced forest mortality. Therefore, climate change may increase mortality, particularly in old and high-productive forests. Such exacerbated susceptibility to mortality should be considered in forest carbon sink projections, forest management, and policies designed to increase resilience and protect forest ecosystems.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Geografii i Geologii : Instytut Geografii i Gospodarki Przestrzennej
dc.contributor.authorpl
Socha, Jarosław
dc.contributor.authorpl
Hawryło, Paweł
dc.contributor.authorpl
Tymińska-Czabańska, Luiza
dc.contributor.authorpl
Reineking, Björn
dc.contributor.authorpl
Lindner, Marcus
dc.contributor.authorpl
Netzel, Paweł
dc.contributor.authorpl
Grabska-Szwagrzyk, Ewa - 191721
dc.contributor.authorpl
Vallejos, Ronny
dc.contributor.authorpl
Reyer, Christopher P. O.
dc.date.accessioned
2023-12-27T11:37:39Z
dc.date.available
2023-12-27T11:37:39Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2023
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr.
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
341
dc.identifier.articleidpl
109680
dc.identifier.doipl
10.1016/j.agrformet.2023.109680
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1873-2240
dc.identifier.issnpl
0168-1923
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/324794
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa 4.0 Międzynarodowa
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CC-BY
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.pl
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inne
dc.subject.enpl
sequential droughts
dc.subject.enpl
climate change
dc.subject.enpl
tree mortality
dc.subject.enpl
accelerated site productivity
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Article
dc.titlepl
Higher site productivity and stand age enhance forest susceptibility to drought-induced mortality
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Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
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JournalArticle
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