Tree health influences diameter growth along site quality, crown class and age gradients in Nothofagus forests of southern Patagonia

Authors
Attis Beltran, Hernan; Martínez Pastur, Guillermo José; Ivancich, Horacio Simón; Lencinas, María Vanessa; Chauchards, Luis Mario
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We examined the influence of tree health on annual diameter increment of trees along gradients in stand site quality, crown classes and tree age in Nothofagus pumilio forests of Southern Patagonia. Healthy trees had higher annual diameter increment than unhealthy trees along all gradients (site quality, crown class, tree age). We argue that tree health could be employed as a qualitative variable in models of tree growth to estimate aboveground biomass and carbon stocks in this forest system.
Fil: Attis Beltran, Hernan. Universidad Nacional del Comahue. Asentamiento Universidad San Martin de Los Andes; Argentina
Fil: Martínez Pastur, Guillermo José. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Fil: Ivancich, Horacio Simón. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Fil: Lencinas, María Vanessa. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Fil: Chauchards, Luis Mario. Universidad Nacional del Comahue. Asentamiento Universidad San Martin de Los Andes; Argentina. Administración de Parques Nacionales; Argentina
Subject
NOTHOFAGUS PUMILIO
ANNUAL DIAMETER INCREMENT
Silvicultura
Agricultura, Silvicultura y Pesca
CIENCIAS AGRÍCOLAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/2974