Tree & Forest Sensitivity to Climate

* Zhao, S., Y. Jiang, M. Dong, H. Xu, and N. Pederson. In prep. 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. Eastern 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