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Lucía Galiano, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Màrcia Eugenio, Íñigo Granzow-de la Cerda and Francisco Lloret Seedling emergence and growth of Quercus spp. following severe drought effects on a Pinus sylvestris canopy Journal of Vegetation Science 24

Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01485.x

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Despite increased focus on climate-related forest dieoff, studies of the effects on regeneration processes following extreme drought remain scarce. Drought-induced canopy losses in a Pinus sylvestris L. forest appear not to be compensated by its own regeneration. In contrast, enhanced growth responses of a pre-established seedling bank of Quercus spp. could still contribute to accelerate forest dynamics under drier conditions.

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