Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
Research article
19 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 19 Nov 2020

Bottomland hardwood forest growth and stress response to hydroclimatic variation: evidence from dendrochronology and tree ring Δ13C values

Ajinkya G. Deshpande, Thomas W. Boutton, Ayumi Hyodo, Charles W. Lafon, and Georgianne W. Moore


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Jul 2020) by Christopher Still
AR by Ajinkya Deshpande on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Aug 2020) by Christopher Still
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Sep 2020)
RR by Steve Voelker (02 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish as is (13 Oct 2020) by Christopher Still
Short summary
Wetland forests in the southern USA are threatened by changing climate and human-induced pressures. We used tree ring widths and C isotopes as indicators of forest growth and physiological stress, respectively, and compared these to past climate data. We observed that vegetation growing in the drier patches is susceptible to stress, while vegetation growth and physiology in wetter patches is less sensitive to unfavorable environmental conditions, highlighting the importance of optimal wetness.
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