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Two phases of seasonal stem radius variations of Sabina przewalskii Kom. in northwestern China inferred from sub-diurnal shrinkage and expansion patterns

Wang Zhangyong, Yang Bao, Deslauriers Annie, Qin Chun, He Minhui, Shi Feng et Liu Jingjing. (2012). Two phases of seasonal stem radius variations of Sabina przewalskii Kom. in northwestern China inferred from sub-diurnal shrinkage and expansion patterns. Trees - Structure and Function, 26, (6), p. 1747-1757.

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URL officielle: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s00468-012-0743-2

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In the National Natural Reserve of the Qilian Mountains, northwest China, automated dendrometers were installed on Qilian juniper (Sabina przewalskii Kom.) in 2010. Here, we present a complete 1-year data series of dendrometer measurements and synchronous meteorological records. The mean daily radius change index curve obtained by first-difference standardization was analyzed. The results indicate strong similarities of stem radius variations among the studied trees. By graphical inspection of sub-diurnal shrinkage and expansion patterns, seasonal stem radius variations could be divided into two general phases. During early winter to spring, daily amplitudes show strong fluctuations, and meteorological data indicate that both air and soil temperatures are positively related to stem radius swelling. From late March to early November 2011, stem radius expansion is negatively related to both air and soil temperatures, as well as to vapor pressure deficit, and positively related to precipitation and soil moisture. We found that the dividing lines between the two phases were strongly linked to the occurrence of a 0 °C daily mean air temperature, indicating that air temperature played an important effect on stem radius variations in this cold and arid environment. During the growing season in 2011, May and June are the most productive months.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
ISSN:09311890 (ISSN)
Volume:26
Numéro:6
Pages:p. 1747-1757
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Date:2012
Sujets:Sciences naturelles et génie > Sciences appliquées > Foresterie et sciences du bois
Sciences naturelles et génie > Sciences naturelles > Biologie et autres sciences connexes
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences fondamentales
Mots-clés:Dendrometers, Sabina przewalskii Kom., sub-diurnal shrinkage and expansion patterns, air temperature, arid environments, Qilian Mountains
Informations complémentaires:The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s00468-012-0743-2
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