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dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Díaz, Pen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCavers, Sen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMatías, Len_UK
dc.contributor.authorEnnos, R Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCottrell, J Een_UK
dc.contributor.authorJump, A Sen_UK
dc.description.abstractNatural tree populations consist of individuals that exhibit intraspecific adaptive variation at a range of geographic scales, as a result of the balance between gene flow and selection. The spatial distribution and magnitude of such variation will influence the capacity of populations to adapt to forthcoming changing environmental conditions. The native Scots pine populations in Scotland represent what remains of the iconic Caledonian forest. Despite being distributed within a relatively narrow geographic area these populations occur across a steep East-West environmental gradient of increasing rainfall and temperature. We hypothesised that western populations compared to those from the east may be better adapted to warmer conditions and as a consequence, may respond differently to the increased temperature predicted during climate change. We conducted an experiment lasting 22 weeks in controlled environment chambers using a nested hierarchical design based on material from different regions (west or east), populations and families (half sibs). We examined the effects of two temperature scenarios, current temperature and warmer predicted temperature on percentage germination as well as growth and morphology of above and below-ground traits. Most of the variation occurred at the family level. Nevertheless, significant regional and population differences were detected, where eastern populations invested more in roots, exhibited fewer stomatal rows per needle and produced thinner roots. In addition, warmer temperatures had strong effects on early growth that were consistent in material from both regions and resulted in earlier germination, greater growth and biomass, but these effects were not accompanied by shifts in biomass partitioning. Although the strong effect of warming suggested temperature limitation for early growth in the study areas under current conditions our results did not support the idea that low seedling recruitment resulting from poor emergence and early growth would lead to a decline in Scottish populations of Scots pine under a warmer climate. Our results are informative regarding the adaptive potential in the populations and will contribute to the development of appropriate forest conservation strategies.en_UK
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_UK
dc.relationGonzález-Díaz P, Cavers S, Matías L, Ennos RA, Cottrell JE & Jump AS (2024) Neighbouring Scots pine populations from contrasting climatic regions show substantial variability but consistent response to warming. <i>Environmental and Experimental Botany</i>, 218, Art. No.: 105603.
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dc.subjectPinus sylvestrisen_UK
dc.subjectAdaptive variationen_UK
dc.subjectClimate changeen_UK
dc.titleNeighbouring Scots pine populations from contrasting climatic regions show substantial variability but consistent response to warmingen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEnvironmental and Experimental Botanyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderScottish Forestry Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.funderSpanish Ministry of Science and Innovationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sevilleen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationForest Researchen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorGonzález-Díaz, P|0000-0003-3664-2913en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCavers, S|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMatías, L|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorEnnos, R A|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCottrell, J E|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorJump, A S|0000-0002-2167-6451en_UK
local.rioxx.projectProject ID unknown|Scottish Forestry Trust|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectProject ID unknown|Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation|en_UK
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