Modeled tracheidograms disclose drought influence on Pinus sylvestris tree-rings structure from Siberian forest-steppe
URI (for links/citations):https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2018.01144/full
Popkova, M. I.
Vaganov, E. A.
Shishov, V. V.
Babushkina, E. A.
Fonti, M. V.
Кафедра математических методов и информационных технологий
Journal Name:Frontiers of Plant Science
Journal Quartile in Scopus:Q1
Journal Quartile in Web of Science:Q1
Bibliographic Citation:Popkova, M. I. Modeled tracheidograms disclose drought influence on Pinus sylvestris tree-rings structure from Siberian forest-steppe [Текст] / M. I. Popkova, E. A. Vaganov, V. V. Shishov, E. A. Babushkina, S. Rossi, M. V. Fonti, P. Fonti // Frontiers of Plant Science. — 2018. — Т. 9. — С. 1-12
Wood formation allows trees to adjust in a changing climate. Understanding determine its adjustment is crucial to evaluate impacts of climatic changes on trees and forests growth. Despite efforts to characterize wood formation, little is known on its impact on the xylem cellular structure. In this study we apply the Vaganov-Shashkin model to generate synthetic tracheidograms and verify its use to investigate the formation of intra-annual density fluctuations (IADF), one of the most frequent climate tree-ring markers in drought-exposed sites. Results indicate that the model can produce realistic tracheidograms, except for narrow rings (<1 mm), when cambial activity stops due to an excess of drought or a lack of growth vigor. These observations suggest that IADFs are caused by a release of drought limitation to cells formation in the first half of the growing season, but that narrow rings are indicators of an even more extreme and persistent water stress. Taking the example of IADFs formation, this study demonstrated that the Vaganov-Shashkin model is a useful tool to study the climatic impact on tree-ring structures. The ability to produce synthetic tracheidogram represents an unavoidable step to link climate to tree growth and xylem functioning under future scenarios.