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Tree Species’ Tolerance to Water Stress, Salinity and Fire

  • Martin Lukac
  • Margus Pensa
  • Gabriel Schiller
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Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 212)

Abstract

According to climate change predictions, water availability might change dramatically in Europe and adjacent regions. This change will undoubtedly have an adverse effect on existing tree species and affect their ability to cope with a lack or an excess of water, changes in annual precipitation patterns, soil salinity and fire disturbance. The following chapter will describe tree species and provenances used in European forestry practice which are the most suitable to deal with water stress, salinity and fire. Each chapter starts with a brief description of each of the stress factors and discusses the predictions of the likelihood of their occurrence in the near future according to the climate change scenarios. Tree species and their genotypes able to cope with particular stress factor, together with indication of their use by forest managers are then introduced in greater detail.

Keywords

Tree Species Salt Tolerance Drought Tolerance Soil Salinity Forest Fire 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Agriculture, Policy and DevelopmentUniversity of ReadingReadingEngland
  2. 2.Institute of EcologyTallinn UniversiyTallinnEstonia
  3. 3.Department of Agronomy and Natural Resources, Forestry SectionAgricultural Research Organization, The Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael

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