Response of Pinus sylvestris L. radial growth to climate change in stands in Left-Bank Forest-Steppe
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Keywords

Pinus sylvestris L., radial growth, climate change, precipitation, temperature.

How to Cite

Koval, I. M., & Voronin, V. O. (2019). Response of Pinus sylvestris L. radial growth to climate change in stands in Left-Bank Forest-Steppe. Forestry and Forest Melioration, (135), 140-148. https://doi.org/10.33220/1026-3365.135.2019.140

Abstract

The aim of the research was to study the features of the pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) radial growth response to climate change in the middle-aged pure pine stand within the Left-Bank Forest-Steppe. Standard dendrochronological techniques were used. The years of minimal radial growth were revealed, namely 1975, 1987 and 2013, that was brought about by high average temperatures in 1975 and 2013 and low winter temperatures in 1987. The years of maximum radial growth (1944, 1957, 1978 and 2004) are characterized by an optimal balance of warmth and humidity. Relationships between radial pine growth and climatic factors (precipitation and temperatures) for two periods, 1960–1992 and 1985–2017, were identified. In the second period, trees became more sensitive to weather stress factors due to warming, as evidenced with the results of correlation analysis and response function. The negative influence of the temperatures of the previous year and those of the current year’s growing season on the formation of pine radial growth increased.

https://doi.org/10.33220/1026-3365.135.2019.140
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