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Climatically controlled allocation to reproduction is a key mechanism by which climate influences tree growth and may explain lagged correlations between climate and growth. We used continent-wide datasets of tree-ring chronologies and annual reproductive effort in Fagus sylvatica from 1901 to 2015 to characterise relationships between climate, reproduction and growth. Results highlight that variable allocation to reproduction is a key factor for growth in this species, and that high reproductive effort ('mast years') is associated with stem growth reduction. Additionally, high reproductive effort is associated with previous summer temperature, creating lagged climate effects on growth. Consequently, understanding growth variability in forest ecosystems requires the incorporation of reproduction, which can be highly variable. Our results suggest that future response of growth dynamics to climate change in this species will be strongly influenced by the response of reproduction.
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The haze pollution over eastern China has evident interannual variability. Based on the observed daily visibility at the meteorological stations from 1980 to 2018, the interannual variability of winte...
Trade-offs among traits influencing fitness are predicted by life history theory because resources allocated to one function are unavailable to another. Here we examine the relationship between two su...
Marine ecosystems can be modified and shaped by irregular interannual variations in oceanic current patterns and temperatures, such as El Niño and La Niña. These large scale oceanic events have also...
Controlled ovarian stimulation is a fundamental part of a successful assisted reproduction treatment, and recognizing patients at risk of a poor response allows the development of targeted research to...
Chloride contamination of rivers due to nonpoint sources is increasing throughout developed temperate regions due to road salt application in winter. We developed a river-network model of chloride loa...
Women in assisted reproduction treatment they receive own or donated embryos and presenting an endometrial development less than 5 mm despite having received treatment with estrogen therap...
Assisted reproduction treatment in patients with low ovarian reserve is a big difficult clinical problem. Growth hormone (GH) is crucial in the development of follicles since preantral fol...
Assisted reproduction patients candidates to an IVF/ICSI cycle with low follicular reserve: after at least one cycle of stimulation obtaining 0-4 oocytes. Improve the follicular response ...
Using anonymized patient data collected as part of the WAPPS-Hemo project to explore the sources of variability in individual pharmacokinetics (PK); use the sources of variability to impro...
The objective of this study is to compare the rates of implantation and pregnancy, and change in sonographic measurements of endometrial volume and vascularization in patients undergoing a...
The techniques involved in creating and inserting synthetic selfish genetic elements called gene drives. Gene drives carry a "payload gene" and are designed to increase in frequency in the population over time, eventually to all members of the population.
Reproduction without fusion of two types of cells, mostly found in ALGAE; FUNGI; and PLANTS. Asexual reproduction occurs in several ways, such as budding, fission, or splitting from "parent" cells. Only few groups of ANIMALS reproduce asexually or unisexually (PARTHENOGENESIS).
Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.
The directional growth of organisms in response to light. In plants, aerial shoots usually grow towards light. The phototropic response is thought to be controlled by auxin (= AUXINS), a plant growth substance. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of plants.