Ecophysiological Response of Managed Loblolly Pine to Changes in Stand Environment

  • Mary A. Sword
  • Jim L. Chambers
  • Dennis A. Gravatt
  • James D. Haywood
  • James P. Barnett
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 128)


Anticipated shifts in our global climate may expose southern pine ecosystems to such environmental stimuli as elevated carbon dioxide and water and nutrient deficiencies (Hansen et al., 1988; Kirschbaum et al., 1990; Peters, 1990). Global climate change may also increase the degree of stress to which trees are presently exposed (Kirschbaum et al., 1990; Peters, 1990). For example, the western extent of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.), now dictated by moisture availability for seedling establishment, is predicted to shift eastward with temperature and precipitation changes that may occur with global climate change (Miller et al., 1987).


Fine Root Lateral Root Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density Fertilization Treatment Stem Volume 
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  • Mary A. Sword
  • Jim L. Chambers
  • Dennis A. Gravatt
  • James D. Haywood
  • James P. Barnett

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