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Research frontiers for improving our understanding of drought‐induced tree and forest mortality

Overview of attention for article published in New Phytologist, February 2018
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Research frontiers for improving our understanding of drought‐induced tree and forest mortality
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New Phytologist, February 2018
DOI 10.1111/nph.15048
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Henrik Hartmann, Catarina F. Moura, William R. L. Anderegg, Nadine K. Ruehr, Yann Salmon, Craig D. Allen, Stefan K. Arndt, David D. Breshears, Hendrik Davi, David Galbraith, Katinka X. Ruthrof, Jan Wunder, Henry D. Adams, Jasper Bloemen, Maxime Cailleret, Richard Cobb, Arthur Gessler, Thorsten E. E. Grams, Steven Jansen, Markus Kautz, Francisco Lloret, Michael O'Brien


Accumulating evidence highlights increased mortality risks for trees during severe drought, particularly under warmer temperatures and increasing vapour pressure deficit (VPD). Resulting forest die-off events have severe consequences for ecosystem services, biophysical and biogeochemical land-atmosphere processes. Despite advances in monitoring, modelling and experimental studies of the causes and consequences of tree death from individual tree to ecosystem and global scale, a general mechanistic understanding and realistic predictions of drought mortality under future climate conditions are still lacking. We update a global tree mortality map and present a roadmap to a more holistic understanding of forest mortality across scales. We highlight priority research frontiers that promote: (1) new avenues for research on key tree ecophysiological responses to drought; (2) scaling from the tree/plot level to the ecosystem and region; (3) improvements of mortality risk predictions based on both empirical and mechanistic insights; and (4) a global monitoring network of forest mortality. In light of recent and anticipated large forest die-off events such a research agenda is timely and needed to achieve scientific understanding for realistic predictions of drought-induced tree mortality. The implementation of a sustainable network will require support by stakeholders and political authorities at the international level.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 472 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 105 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 100 21%
Student > Master 65 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 32 7%
Other 23 5%
Other 68 14%
Unknown 79 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 141 30%
Environmental Science 132 28%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 36 8%
Engineering 9 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 1%
Other 25 5%
Unknown 123 26%

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