Tree & Forest Sensitivity to Climate

* Heilman, Kelly, Valerie Trouet, Soumaya Belmecheri, Neil Pederson, Melissa Berke, and Jason McLachlan. 2021. Increased water use efficiency leads to decreased precipitation sensitivity of tree growth, but is offset by high temperatures. Oecologia doi: 10.1007/s00442-021-04892-0.

Zhang, Junzhou, Xiaohua Gou, Ross Alexander, Jingqing Xia, Fang Wang, Fen Zhang, Zihong Man, and Neil Pederson. 2021. Drought limits wood production of Juniperus przewalskii even as growing seasons lengthens in a cold and arid environment. Catena doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2020.104936.

Rollinson, C., M. Alexander, A. Dye, D. Moore, N. Pederson, and V. Trouet. 2020. Understory trees are more climate sensitive than overstory trees in temperate mesic forests. Ecology doi: 10.1002/ecy.3264.

RETRACTED: Manzanedo, Rubén D., Janneke HilleRisLambers, Tim T. Rademacher, and Neil Pederson. 2020. Evidence of unprecedented rise in growth synchrony from global tree ring records. Nature Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-01306-x.

* Zhang, Junzhou, M. Ross Alexander, Xiaohua Gou, Annie Deslauriers, Patrick Fonti, Fen Zhang, and Neil Pederson. 2020. Extended xylogenesis and stem biomass production in Juniperus przewalskii Kom. during extreme late-season climatic events. Annals of Forest Science doi: 10.1007/s13595-020-01008-1.

LeBlanc, David, Justin Maxwell, Neil Pederson, Adam Berland, and Tessa Mandra. 2020. Radial Growth Responses of Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) to Climate in the Eastern United States. Ecosphere doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3203.

McGregor, Ian, Ryan Helcoski, Norbert Kunert, Alan Tepley, Erika Gonzalez-Akre, Valentine Herrmann, Joseph Zailaa, Atticus Stovall, Norman Bourg, William McShea, Neil Pederson, Lawren Sack, and Kristina Anderson-Teixeira. 2020. Tree height and hydraulic traits shape growth responses across droughts in a temperate broadleaf forest. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.16996.

* Au, Tsun Fung, Justin Maxwell, Kimberly Novick, Scott Robeson, Scott Warner, Benjamin Lockwood, Richard Phillips, Grant Harley, F.W. Telewski, Matthew Therrell, and Neil Pederson. 2020. Demographic shifts in eastern US forests increase the impact of late-season drought on forest growth. Ecography doi: 10.1111/ecog.05055

Pederson, Neil, Caroline Leland, Daniel A. Bishop, Jessie K. Pearl, Kevin J. Anchukaitis, Tessa Mandra, Myvonwynn Hopton-Ahmed, and Dario Martin-Benito. 2020. A framework for determining population-level vulnerability to climate: evidence for growth hysteresis in Chamaecyparis thyoides along its contiguous latitudinal distribution. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, section Temperate and Boreal Forests doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2020.00039.

Dannenberg, Matthew, Conghe Song, Erika Wise, Neil Pederson, and Daniel Bishop. 2020. Delineating environmental stresses to primary production of U.S. forests from tree rings: Effects of climate seasonality, soil, and topography. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences doi: 10.1029/2019JG005499

Asbjornsen, Heidi and John L. Campbell; secondary authors: Anthony W. D’Amato, Jeff Garnas, John S. Gunn, Louis R. Iverson, Todd A. Ontl, Neil Pederson, Matthew P. Peters, and P. Danielle Shannon. 2019. Managing Effects of Drought in the Midwest and Northeast United States. In: Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.; Luce, Charles H.; Patel-Weynand, Toral, eds. Effects of drought on forests and rangelands in the United States: translating science into management responses. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-98. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 165-190. Chapter 8

Maxwell, Justin, Grant Harley, Tessa Mandra, Koong Yi, Steven Kannenberg, Tsun Fung Au, Scott Robeson, Neil Pederson, Peter Sauer, and Kimberly Novick. 2019. Higher CO2 concentrations and lower acidic deposition have not changed drought response in hardwood trees in the Midwestern US. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences dod: 10.1029/2019JG005298

Zhang, X., R. Manzanedo, L. D’Orangeville, T. Rademacher, J. Li, X. Bai, M. Hou, F. Zou, F. Song, and N. Pederson. 2019. Snowmelt and early- to mid-growing season water availability augment tree growth during rapid warming in southern Asian boreal forests. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/14749.

Helcoski, Ryan, Alan Tepley, Neil Pederson, Jennifer McGarvey, Victoria Meakem, Valentine Herrmann, Jonathan Thompson, Kristina Anderson-Teixeira. 2019. Growing season moisture drives inter-annual variation in woody productivity of a temperate deciduous forest. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.15906

Lu, Chaoqun.  Hanqin Tian , Jien Zhang, Zhen Yu, Shufen Pan, Shree Dangal, Bowen Zhang, Jia Yang, Neil Pederson, and Amy Hessl. 2019. Severe long-lasting drought accelerated carbon depletion in the Mongolian Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters doi: 10.1029/2018GL081418

Liang, E., D. Binod , N. Pederson, S. Piao, H. Zhu, D. David, and D. Chen. 2019. Monsoon failure for the central Himalayas following large tropical volcanic eruptions over the last three centuries. Science Bulletin doin: 10.1016/j.scib.2019.05.002.

Levesque, M., L. Andreu-Hayles, W. K. Smith, A. P. Williams, M. L. Hobi, and N. Pederson. 2019. Tree-ring isotopes reflect satellite-based net primary productivity estimates at the biome scale. Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08634-y. Media Coverage: [Nexus]

Wang, X., N. Pederson, Z-j. Chen, K. Lawton, C. Zhu, and S. Han. 2019. Recent rising temperatures drive younger and southern Korean pine growth decline. Science of the Total Environment doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.393

Martin-Benito, D., N. Pederson, N. Köse, M. Doğan, H. Bugmann, M. Mosulishvili, and C. Bigler. 2018. Pervasive effects of drought on tree growth across a wide climatic gradient in the temperate forests of the Caucasus. Global Ecology and Biogeography 10.1111/geb.12799.

* Zhao, S., Y. Jiang, M. Dong, H. Xu, and N. Pederson. 2018. Early monsoon failure and mid-summer dryness induces growth cessation of lower range margin Picea crassifolia. Trees doi: 10.1007/s0046 – [An earlier version is also at arXiv Note: the paper has changed a good bit.]

* Zhang, J., X. Gou, R. Manzanedo, F. Zhang, and N. Pederson. 2018. Cambial phenology and xylogenesis of Juniperus przewalskii over a climatic gradient influenced by both temperature and drought. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 260-261: 165-175; doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.06.011.

* Zhu, L., X. Wang, N. Pederson, Z.-j. Chen, Zhenju, D. Cooper, Y. Zhang, and Z. Li. 2018. Spatial variability in growth-climate relationships of Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) and their connections with PDO in northeast China. Journal of   Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences doi: 10.1029/2017JG004292.

D’Orangeville, L. J. Maxwell, D. Kneeshaw, N. Pederson, L. Duchesne, T. Logan, D. Houle, D. Arseneault, C.M. Beier, D.A. Bishop, D. Druckenbrod, S. Fraver, F. Girard, J. Halman, C. Hansen, J.L. Hart, H. Hartmann, M. Kaye, D. Leblanc, S. Manzoni, S. Rayback, C. Rollinson, R.P. Phillips. 2018. Drought timing and local climate determine the sensitivity of eastern temperate forests to drought. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.14096

* Zhang, J., X. Gou, N. Pederson, F. Zhang, H. Niu, S. Zhao, and F. Wang. 2018. Cambial phenology in Juniperus przewalskii along different altitudinal gradients in a cold and arid region. Tree Physiology doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpx160.

Yu, Z., C. Lu, P. Cao, H. Tian, A. Hessl, and N. Pederson. 2018. Earlier leaf-flushing suppressed ecosystem productivity by draining soil water in the Mongolian Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology doi: 10.1016/agrformet.2017.11.035.

* Zhao, S., Y. Jiang, M. Dong, H. Xu, and N. Pederson. In revision. Growth cessation of lower margin Qinghai spruce correspond to years with low early-monsoon precipitation. Ecological Applications. arXiv.

Levesque, M., L. Andreu Hayles, and N. Pederson. 2017. Water availability matters more than CO2 and acid deposition for growth in temperate mesic forests. Scientific Reports doi: 10.1038/srep46158.

Rollinson, Christine, Y. Liu, A. Raiho, D. Moore, J. McLachlan, D. Bishop, A. Dye, J. Matthes, A. Hessl, T. Hickler, N. Pederson, B. Poulter, T. Quaife, K. Schaefer, J. Steinkamp, and M. Dietze. 2017. Emergent climate and CO2 sensitivities of net primary productivity in ecosystem models do not agree with empirical data. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.13626.

D’Orangeville, L., L. Duchesne, D. Houle, D. Kneeshaw, B. Côté, and N. Pederson. 2016. Northeastern North America as a potential refugium for boreal forests in a warming climate. Science. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf4951.

Martin Benito, D. and N. Pederson. 2016. Recent climate may have masked the vulnerability of mesic temperate forests. Science eLetter. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3799.2566.

Dangal, S., H. Tian, C. Lu, S. Pan, N. Pederson, and A. Hessl. 2016. Synergistic effects of climate change and grazing on net primary production in the grasslands of Mongolia. Ecosphere doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1274. (Open access).

Wang Y., N. Pederson, A. M. Ellison, H. Buckley, B. Case, E. Liang, and J. Julio Camarero. 2016. Increased stem density and competition diminishes potential positive effects of warming at alpine treeline. Ecology 10.1890/15-1264.1.

Clark, J., L.R.  Iverson, C.W. Woodall, C. Allen, D. Bell, D. Bragg, A. D’Amato, F. Davis, M. Hersh, I. Ibanez, S. Jackson, S. Matthews, N. Pederson, M. Peters, M. Schwartz, K. Waring, and N. Zimmerman. 2016. The impacts of increasing drought on forest dynamics, structure, and biodiversity. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.13160.

Luce, C.H., N. Pederson, J. Campbell, C. Millar, P. Kormos, J.M. Vose, and R. Woods. 2016. Characterizing Drought for Forested Landscapes and Streams. In:  J. M. Vose, J.S. Clark, C.H. Luce, and T. Patel-Weynand (eds). Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A comprehensive Science Synthesis. US Forest Service Gen. Tech. Report WO-93b. Chapter 2, p 13-48.

Clark, J.S., L. Iverson, C.W. Woodall, C.D. Allen, D. M. Bell, D.C. Brag, A. D’Amato, F.W. Davis, M. Hersh, I. Ibanez, S.T. Jackson, S. Matthes, N. Pederson, M. Peters, M. Schwartz, K. Waring, and N.E. Zimmermann. 2016. Impacts of Increasing Drought on Forest Dynamics, Structure, Diversity, and Management. In:  J. M. Vose, J.S. Clark, C.H. Luce, and T. Patel-Weynand (eds). Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A comprehensive Science Synthesis. US Forest Service Gen. Tech. Report WO-93b. Chapter 4, 59-96.

Elliott, K., C. Miniat, N. Pederson, and S. Laseter. 2015. Eastern deciduous forest tree growth response to hydroclimate variability. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13045.

Martin-Benito, D.A., and N. Pederson. 2015. Convergence in drought stress, but a divergence of climatic drivers across a latitudinal gradient in a temperate broadleaf forest. Journal of Biogeography doi: 10.1111/jbi.12462.

Pederson, N., A.W. D’Amato, J.M. Dyer, D.R. Foster, D. Goldblum, J.L. Hart, A.E. Hessl, L.R. Iverson, S.T. Jackson, D. Martin-Benito, B.C. McCarthy, R.W. McEwan, D.J. Mladenoff, A.J. Parker, B. Shuman,  and J.W. Williams. 2015. Climate remains an important driver of post-European vegetation change in the eastern United States. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12779.

* Riddle, J., N. Pederson, J. C. Stella, D. J. Leopold. 2014. Shifting climate sensitivity and contrasting growth trends in Juniperus species growing together at opposite range margins. Tree Ring Research 70: 101-111. Student paper

Liang, E., B. Diwadi, N. Pederson, and D. Eckstein. 2014. Is the growth of birch at the upper timberline in the Himalayas limited by moisture or by temperature? Ecology, DOI: 10.1890/13-1904.1. – PDF

Poulter, B., N. Pederson, H. Liu, Z. Zhu, R. D’Arrigo, P. Ciais, N. Davi, D. Frank, C. Leland, R. Myneni, S. Piao, and T Wang. 2013. Recent trends in Inner Asian forest dynamics to temperature and precipitation indicate high sensitivity to climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 178-179: 31-45.

Li, Z., G. Liu, B. Fu, Q. Zhang, K. Ma, and N. Pederson. 2013. The growth-ring variations of alpine shrub Rhododendron przewalskii reflect regional climate signals in the alpine environment of Miyaluo Town in Western Sichuan Province, China. Acta Ecologica Sinica 33: 23-31.

Pederson, N., K. Tackett, R. W. McEwan, S. Clark, A. Cooper, G. Brosi, R. Eaton, and R. D. Stockwell. 2012. Long-term drought sensitivity of trees in second-growth forests in a humid region. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 1837-1850.

Sun, G., S. McLaughlin, J. Porter, J. Uddling, P.J. Mulholland, M.B. Adams, and N. Pederson. 2012. Interactive influences of ozone and climate on streamflow of forested watersheds. Global Change Biology 18: 3395-3409.

De Grandpré, L., J.C. Tardif, A. Hessl, N. Pederson, F. Conciatori, T.R. Green, O. Byambasuren and B. Nachin. 2011. Seasonal shift in the climate responses of Pinus sibirica, Pinus sylvestris, and Larix sibirica trees from semi-arid, north-central Mongolia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 1242-1255.

* Bhuta, A.R., L.M. Kennedy and N. Pederson. 2009. Climate-radial growth relationships of northern latitudinal range margin Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris P. Mill) in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia. Tree ring Research 65: 105-115.

** Hopton, H.M. and N. Pederson. 2005. Climate sensitivity of Atlantic white-cedar at its northern range limit. Atlantic White Cedar: Ecology, Restoration and Management, Proceedings of the Arlington Echo Symposium. June 2-4 2003. Millersville, MD. USDA For. Ser. Gen. Tech. Rep. USFS Open Access. student paper

Pederson, N., E.R. Cook, G.C. Jacoby, D.M. Peteet, and K.L. Griffin. 2004. The influence of winter temperatures on the annual radial growth of six northern-range-margin tree species. Dendrochronologia 22: 7-29. LDEO Open Access.

Meldahl, R.S., N. Pederson, J.S. Kush, and J.M. Varner, III. 1999. Dendrochronological investigations of climate and competitive effects on longleaf pine growth. In R. Wimmer and R E Vetter (eds.) Tree Ring Analysis: Biological, Methodological and Environmental Aspects. CABI Publishing. Wallingford, UK. pp. 265-285.

* Seim, A.M. S.D. Merry, N. Pederson and R.B. Atkinson. 2006. The effect of temperature on the growth of Atlantic white cedar in two mid-Atlantic national wildlife refuges. Hydrology and Management of Forested Wetlands Proceedings of the International Conference 8-12 April 2006. – Unrefereed Publication.

Pederson, N., J.S. Kush, R.S. Meldahl, and W.D. Boyer. 2000. Longleaf pine cone crops and climate: a possible link. Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, February 1999. USFS Open Access Unrefereed Publication.

* denotes graduate student

** denotes undergraduate student