Old Tree Tesso

Dencroecology in high elevation forests.

To determine how radial growth responds to disturbances (climate, anthropogenic historical use, insect outbreaks, fungi, mistletoe) in woody plant species (trees, shrubs). To find out how these changes in growth translate into functional changes in vigor (forest decline) and dynamics (masting, regeneration, establishment, mortality, succession, colonization, ecotone shifts). To quantify and to forecast how tree growth will respond to climate warming.




Case study: 

Dynamics and dieback of Pyrenean forests and treelines (PNI+D+iOAPNPoctefa-CANOPEE).