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dc.contributor.authorPatsiou, Theofania
dc.contributor.authorShestakova, Tatiana A.
dc.contributor.authorKlein, Tamir
dc.contributor.authorDi Matteo, Giovanni
dc.contributor.authorSbay, Hassan
dc.contributor.authorChambel, Maria Regina
dc.contributor.authorZas, Rafael
dc.contributor.authorVoltas Velasco, Jordi
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-01T07:53:41Z
dc.date.available2021-05-13T22:24:23Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-13
dc.identifier.issn1469-8137
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/69990
dc.description.abstractSummary: Many ecologically important forest trees from dry areas have been insufficiently investigated for their ability to adapt to the challenges posed by climate change, which hampers the implementation of mitigation policies. We analyzed 14 common‐garden experiments across the Mediterranean which studied the widespread thermophilic conifer Pinus halepensis and involved 157 populations categorized into five ecotypes. Ecotype‐specific tree height responses to climate were applied to projected climate change (2071-2100 ad), to project potential growth patterns both locally and across the species' range. We found contrasting ecotypic sensitivities to annual precipitation but comparatively uniform responses to mean temperature, while evidence of local adaptation for tree height was limited to mesic ecotypes. We projected intriguing patterns of response range‐wide, implying either height inhibition or stimulation of up to 75%, and deduced that the ecotype currently experiencing more favorable (wetter) conditions will show the largest inhibition. Extensive height reductions can be expected for coastal areas of France, Greece, Spain and northern Africa. Our findings underline the fact that intraspecific variations in sensitivity to precipitation must be considered when projecting tree height responses of dry forests to future climate. The ecotype‐specific projected performances call for management activities to ensure forest resilience in the Mediterranean through, for example, tailored deployment strategies.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by the Spanish Government (MCIU/AEI/ coordinated grants AGL2015‐68274‐C3‐3‐R and RTI2018‐094691‐B).
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.publisherNew Phytologist Trust
dc.relationMINECO/PN2013-2016/AGL2015‐68274‐C3‐3‐R
dc.relationMINECO/PN2017-2020/RTI2018‐094691‐B
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16656
dc.relation.ispartofNew Phytologist, 2020, vol. 228, num. 2, p. 525-540
dc.rights(c) New Phytologist Trust, 2020
dc.rights(c) Patsiou, Theofania et al., 2020
dc.subjectAleppo pine
dc.subjectClimate sensitivity
dc.subjectEcotype
dc.subjectFactorial regression
dc.subjectIntraspecific adaptation
dc.subjectResponse function
dc.subjectSpace for time substitution
dc.titleIntraspecific responses to climate reveal nonintuitive warming impacts on a widespread thermophilic conifer
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2020-12-01T07:53:41Z
dc.identifier.idgrec030618
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16656


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