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Variation in aquaporin and physiological responses among Pinus contorta families under different moisture conditions
A population of eight open pollinated families of Pinus contorta was selected from sites varying in precipitation regimes and elevation to examine the possible role of aquaporins in adaptation to different moisture ...
Soil microclimate changes affect soil fungal communities in a Mediterranean pine forest
(New Phytologist, 2018-05-14)
Soil microclimate is a potentially important regulator of the composition of plant‐associated fungal communities in climates with significant drought periods. Here, we investigated the spatio‐temporal dynamics of soil ...
Lack of thinning effects over inter-annual changes in soil fungal community and diversity in a Mediterranean pine forest
(Forest Ecology and Management, 2018-05-17)
Predicted changes in global climate might negatively affect the soil microbiome and associated ecosystem processes in Mediterranean forests. Forest treatments, such as forest thinning, have been suggested to mitigate climate ...
Impacts of urbanization on insect herbivory and plant defences in oak trees
Systematic comparisons of species interactions in urban versus rural environments can improve our understanding of shifts in ecological processes due to urbanization. However, such studies are relatively uncommon and the ...
Rooting big and deep rapidly: the ecological roots of pine species distribution in southern Europe
(Trees - Structure and Function, 2018-10-09)
Root properties can influence plant drought resistance, and consequently plant species distribution. Root structure strongly varies across biomes partly as a result of phylogeny. However, whether the spatial distribution ...
Effects of insularity on insect leaf herbivory and chemical defences in a Mediterranean oak species
(Journal of Biogeography, 2019-05-11)
Aim Research on plant–herbivore interactions has shown that islands typically have low abundances and diversity of herbivores because of barriers to dispersal, isolation and reduced land area. Islands commonly have lower ...