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dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Benito, Palomaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMadrigal-Gonzalez, Jaimeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Sarahen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMercatoris, Pierreen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCavin, Liamen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Tsurng-Juhnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorChen, Jan-Changen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJump, Alistairen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-22T23:35:36Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-22T23:35:36Z-
dc.date.issued2015-05-14en_UK
dc.identifier.othere0126581en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21791-
dc.description.abstractThe modification of typical age-related growth by environmental changes is poorly understood, In part because there is a lack of consensus at individual tree level regarding age-dependent growth responses to climate warming as stands develop. To increase our current understanding about how multiple drivers of environmental change can modify growth responses as trees age we used tree ring data of a mountain subtropical pine species along an altitudinal gradient covering more than 2,200 m of altitude. We applied mixed-linear models to determine how absolute and relative age-dependent growth varies depending on stand development; and to quantify the relative importance of tree age and climate on individual tree growth responses. Tree age was the most important factor for tree growth in models parameterised using data from all forest developmental stages. Contrastingly, the relationship found between tree age and growth became non-significant in models parameterised using data corresponding to mature stages. These results suggest that although absolute tree growth can continuously increase along tree size when trees reach maturity age had no effect on growth. Tree growth was strongly reduced under increased annual temperature, leading to more constant age-related growth responses. Furthermore, young trees were the most sensitive to reductions in relative growth rates, but absolute growth was strongly reduced under increased temperature in old trees. Our results help to reconcile previous contrasting findings of age-related growth responses at the individual tree level, suggesting that the sign and magnitude of age-related growth responses vary with stand development. The different responses found to climate for absolute and relative growth rates suggest that young trees are particularly vulnerable under warming climate, but reduced absolute growth in old trees could alter the species' potential as a carbon sink in the future.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_UK
dc.relationRuiz-Benito P, Madrigal-Gonzalez J, Young S, Mercatoris P, Cavin L, Huang T, Chen J & Jump A (2015) Climatic Stress during Stand Development Alters the Sign and Magnitude of Age-Related Growth Responses in a Subtropical Mountain Pine. PLoS ONE, 10 (5), Art. No.: e0126581. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0126581en_UK
dc.rights© 2015 Ruiz-Benito et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_UK
dc.titleClimatic Stress during Stand Development Alters the Sign and Magnitude of Age-Related Growth Responses in a Subtropical Mountain Pineen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0126581en_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePLoS ONEen_UK
dc.citation.issn1932-6203en_UK
dc.citation.volume10en_UK
dc.citation.issue5en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderThe Leverhulme Trusten_UK
dc.author.emailpaloma.ruizbenito@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Alcalaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationChina Medical University (Taiwan)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationChina Medical University (Taiwan)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNational Pingtung University of Science and Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000354545600061en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-84929340247en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid598312en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-2781-5870en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-2167-6451en_UK
dc.date.accepted2015-04-06en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2015-05-20en_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectAssessing ecosystem recovery after extreme drought-related dieback eventsen_UK
dc.relation.funderrefIN-2013-004en_UK
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