Vulnerability to drought and adaptive management of relict forests of Abies Pinsapo Boiss

  1. Víctor Lechuha Ordóñez
Supervised by:
  1. Benjamín Viñegla Pérez Director
  2. José Antonio Carreira de la Fuente Director
  3. Juan Carlos Linares Calderón Director

Defence university: Universidad de Jaén

Year of defence: 2017

  1. José Ángel Merino Ortega Chair
  2. José I. Seco Secretary
  3. Jorge Castro Gutiérrez Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 558113 DIALNET lock_openRUJA editor


Decay episodes and widespread mortality associated with Climate Change have been observed in different species worldwide. These mortality phenomena are particularly important in the Mediterranean region, because the predictions of climate change are especially severe in this area. Climate predictive models for the Mediterranean basin indicate a generalized increase in temperatures and a variation in precipitation regimes. To study the response of Mediterranean forests to changes in environmental conditions is a factor key to detect the possible effects that climate change may have on the development and survival of these forests. Abies pinsapo Boiss., a relict species, is a very interesting model to study the effect of climate change on forest dynamics and may allow to anticipate future responses of forests from more temperate latitudes.