Comparative Analysis of the Climatic Response of Seven Boreal Tree Species from Northwestern Québec, Canada

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Title:
Comparative Analysis of the Climatic Response of Seven Boreal Tree Species from Northwestern Québec, Canada
Author:
Tardif, Jacques; Conciatori, France; Bergeron, Yves
Affiliation:
Centre for Forest Inderdisciplinary Research, University of Winnipeg, Winnpeg (Manitoba), Canada; Groupe de recherche en écologie forestière interuniversitaire, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (Québec) Canada
Issue Date:
2001
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Citation:
Tardif, J., Conciatori, F., Bergeron, Y. 2001. Comparative analysis of the climatic response of seven boreal tree species from northwestern Québec, Canada. Tree-Ring Research 57(2):169-181.
Abstract:
We analyzed the radial growth response of seven boreal tree species growing on an island of Lake Duparquet, northwestern Québec. The species investigated were Betula papyrifera, Abies balsamea, Thuja occidentalis, Picea glauca, Picea mariana, Pinus banksiana and Pinus resinosa. Seven species chronologies were developed as well as seventy individual tree chronologies. Coniferous species were positively correlated to warm April and to cool-wet July. This indicates that early spring and positive water balance during the growth season favor radial growth. In contrast, the radial growth of B. papyrifera was mainly correlated to June precipitation. The response of individual trees to climate was variable but the differences between B. papyrifera and the coniferous species were maintained. No microsite factors or tree characteristics were associated with this variability. Except for B. papyrifera, it is speculated that climate change could have a similar qualitative physiological consequence on the growth of coniferous species found on homogeneous insular landscapes.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree rings
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleComparative Analysis of the Climatic Response of Seven Boreal Tree Species from Northwestern Québec, Canadaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTardif, Jacquesen_US
dc.contributor.authorConciatori, Franceen_US
dc.contributor.authorBergeron, Yvesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCentre for Forest Inderdisciplinary Research, University of Winnipeg, Winnpeg (Manitoba), Canadaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGroupe de recherche en écologie forestière interuniversitaire, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (Québec) Canadaen_US
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.identifier.citationTardif, J., Conciatori, F., Bergeron, Y. 2001. Comparative analysis of the climatic response of seven boreal tree species from northwestern Québec, Canada. Tree-Ring Research 57(2):169-181.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe analyzed the radial growth response of seven boreal tree species growing on an island of Lake Duparquet, northwestern Québec. The species investigated were Betula papyrifera, Abies balsamea, Thuja occidentalis, Picea glauca, Picea mariana, Pinus banksiana and Pinus resinosa. Seven species chronologies were developed as well as seventy individual tree chronologies. Coniferous species were positively correlated to warm April and to cool-wet July. This indicates that early spring and positive water balance during the growth season favor radial growth. In contrast, the radial growth of B. papyrifera was mainly correlated to June precipitation. The response of individual trees to climate was variable but the differences between B. papyrifera and the coniferous species were maintained. No microsite factors or tree characteristics were associated with this variability. Except for B. papyrifera, it is speculated that climate change could have a similar qualitative physiological consequence on the growth of coniferous species found on homogeneous insular landscapes.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationTardif, J., Conciatori, F., Bergeron, Y. 2001. Comparative analysis of the climatic response of seven boreal tree species from northwestern Québec, Canada. Tree-Ring Research 57(2):169-181.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/251621-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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