Effects of plant hydraulic traits on the flammability of live fine canopy fuels

Scarff, Fiona; Lenz, Tanja; Richards, Anna; Zanne, Amy; Wright, Ian; Westoby, Mark Plants need to regulate water content of their tissues, and each species addresses this challenge in its own characteristic way. Different strategies mean that some plants will be wetter during the hot, dry weather associated with wildfires. Wildfires are confined to a smaller area when they burn through moist fuels so, if species … Continue reading Effects of plant hydraulic traits on the flammability of live fine canopy fuels

Predicting tree community composition and forest productivity under climate change

Morin, Xavier; De Coligny, François; Martin-StPaul, Nicolas; Bugmann, Harald; Cailleret, Maxime; Limousin, Jean-Marc; Ourcival, Jean-Marc; Prévosto, Bernard; Simioni, Guillaume; Toigo, Maude; Vennetier, Michel; Cateau, Eugénie; Guillemot, Joannes Climate change impacts forests in many ways. It notably alters forest functioning and especially productivity, on which depends the capacity of forests to sequester carbon and provide services to human populations. It also affects the species composition of … Continue reading Predicting tree community composition and forest productivity under climate change