Full Citation: Allen, Craig D.; Macalady, Alison K.; Chenchouni, Haroun; Bachelet, Dominique; McDowell, Nate G.; Vennetier, Michel; Kitzberger, Thomas; Rigling, Andreas; Breshears, David D.; Hogg, Edward H.; Gonzalez, Patrick; Fensham, Roderick J.; Zhang, Zhen; Castro, Jorge; Demidova, Natalia; Lim, Jong-Hwan; Allard, Gillian; Running, Steven W.; Semerci, Akkin; Cobb, Neil S. 2010. A global overview of drought and heat-induced tree mortality reveals emerging climate change risks for forests. Forest Ecology and Management 259(4):660-684.
External Identifier(s): 10.1016/j.foreco.2009.09.001 Digital Object Identifier
Location: Global
Ecosystem types: Forested ecosystems
Southwest FireCLIME Keywords: None
FRAMES Keywords: climate change, drought effects, forest die-off, forest mortality, global patterns, tree mortality

A global overview of drought and heat-induced tree mortality reveals emerging climate change risks for forests

Craig D. Allen, Alison K. Macalady, Haroun Chenchouni, Dominique Bachelet, Nate G. McDowell, Michel Vennetier, Thomas Kitzberger, Andreas Rigling, David D. Breshears, Edward H. Hogg, Patrick Gonzalez, Roderick J. Fensham, Zhen Zhang, Jorge Castro, Natalia Demidova, Jong-Hwan Lim, Gillian Allard, Steven W. Running, Akkin Semerci, Neil S. Cobb


Summary - what did the authors do and why?

This article was a review of literature regarding tree mortality due to water stress and increased temperatures as a result of climate change in forests around the world.


Publication findings:

Climate-induced stress leading to increased tree mortality interacts with disturbance such as fire further exacerbating mortality. There is uncertainty how future climate change may affect this feedback loop between physiological stress and fire disturbance.

Climate and Fire Linkages

Climate-induced stress leading to increased tree mortality interacts with disturbance such as fire further exacerbating mortality. There is uncertainty how future climate change may affect this feedback loop between physiological stress and fire disturbance.

Fire and Ecosystem Effects Linkages

Climate-induced stress leading to increased tree mortality interacts with disturbance such as fire further exacerbating mortality. There is uncertainty how future climate change may affect this feedback loop between physiological stress and fire disturbance.