Latin American Dendroecology

Combining Tree-Ring Sciences and Ecology in a Megadiverse Territory

Marin Pompa-Garcia (Redaktør) ; J. Julio Camarero (Redaktør)

Latin America is a megadiverse territory hosting several hotspots of plant diversity and many types of forest biomes, ecosystems and climate types, from tropical rainforest to semi-arid woodlands. This combination of diverse forests and climates generates multiple responses to ecological changes affecting the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems. Les mer
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Latin America is a megadiverse territory hosting several hotspots of plant diversity and many types of forest biomes, ecosystems and climate types, from tropical rainforest to semi-arid woodlands. This combination of diverse forests and climates generates multiple responses to ecological changes affecting the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems. Recently, there have been major efforts to improve our understanding of such impacts on ecosystems processes. However, there is a dearth of studies focused on Latin-American forest ecosystems that could provide novel insights into the patterns and mechanisms of ecological processes in response to environmental stress. The abundance of "New World" tree species with dendrochronological potential constitutes an ideal opportunity to improve the ecological state of knowledge regarding these diverse forest types, which are often threatened by several impacts such as logging or conversion to agricultural lands. Thus, detailed information on the dendroecology of these species will improve our understanding of forests in the face of global change. Accordingly, this book identifies numerous relevant ecological processes and scales, ranging from tree species to populations and communities, and from both dendrochronological and dendroecological perspectives. It offers a valuable reference guide for the exploration of long-term ecological interactions between trees and their environmental conditions, and will foster further research and international projects on the continent and elsewhere.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Section I - Introduction
Chapter 1 - Dendroecology investigation of Magnolia vovidesii, a threatened Mexican Cloud Forest tree species endemic to eastern MexicoChapter 2 - Drought is a driving factor of seasonal growth of Pinus strobiformis Engelm. in northern MexicoChapter 3 - Dendroecological studies with Cedrela odorata L., Northeastern BrazilChapter 4 - Xylogenesis explains climate- growth relationships in a Mexican conifer
Section II - Dendroecology in Neotropical regionsChapter 5 - Dendrochronological potential of tree species from America's rainiest regionChapter 6 - Potential of Tropical Dry Forest trees species: anatomy, chronologies and environmentChapter 7 - Tree-growth variations along environmental gradients in tropical montane forests of South America.

Section III - Forest dynamics, climate and disturbancesChapter 8 - Forest dynamics in the Patagonian Andes: Lessons learned from dendroecology
Chapter 9 - Historical fire regimes in high-elevation tropical forestsChapter 10 - Patterns of tree establishment following glacier-induced floods in southern Patagonia
Chapter 11 - Dendrochronological reconstruction of Ormiscodes amphimone outbreaks in Nothofagus pumilio forests from Southern Patagonia, ArgentinaChapter 12 - Dendroecology in Polylepis forests in the tropical Andes: modeling of the radial growth of the last centuries and its implications for its conservation

Section IV - Forest management and conservationChapter 13 - Dendrochronological study of the xeric and mesic Araucaria araucana forests of northern Patagonia: implications for the Ecology and ConservationChapter 14 - Dendroecology applied to silvicultural management in the Southern Patagonian forests: a case of study from an experimental forest in Tierra del Fuego, ArgentinaChapter 15 - Reconstructing land use changes through ring-width variations in Nothofagus antarctica chronologies from Southern Patagonia.Chapter 16 - Long-term decoupling between growth and water-use efficiency and its implications for the conservation of old-growth conifer forests in southern Chileong-term decoupling between growth and water-use efficiency and its implications for the conservation of old-growth conifer forests in southern Chile

Om forfatteren

Dr. Marin Pompa-Garcia is a Professor-Researcher of the Faculty of Forestry Sciences of the UJED and leads the Dendroecology Network in Mexico. His research interests include geospatial analysis and ecology of forestry ecosystems, particularly through the use of tree-ring analysis. This scientific knowledge has been developed with projects funded by external institutions and disseminated through scientific publications. In addition to students, a range of national and international research groups participate in these projects and this collaborative effort has facilitated several academic placements abroad. Dr. Pompa-Garcia is a member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico and has twice been awarded the Durango State Prize for science, technology and innovation.
Dr. J. Julio (Chechu) Camarero is a researcher at the Instituto Pirenaico de Ecologia (CSIC), Zaragoza, Spain. He leads the dendroecology and forest ecology group at the CSIC, where he has established both national and international collaborative networks. An expert on dendroecology and forest ecology, his main research interests include understanding the growth, mortality and recruitment patterns in woody plant communities, particularly forests. He has published more than 250 SCI papers and several book chapters, chiefly in the areas of: forest dieback, treeline dynamics, tree responses to biotic stressors (defoliating insects, fungal pathogens) and xylogenesis (phenology of radial growth).