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Research paper: Norway spruce provenance tests reveal local adaptations in the climatic control of radial growth

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Suvanto, S., Nöjd, P., Henttonen, H.M., Beuker, E. & Mäkinen, H. (2016). Geographical patterns in the radial growth response of Norway spruce provenances to climatic variation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 222, 10-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.03.003

ABSTRACT: Changing climate is expected to cause range shifts and reduced growth in Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst). In order to mitigate these changes, genetic variation between populations can be utilized in selecting alternative tree origins that are better suited to the new conditions. The aim of this study was to examine the intraspecific differences in the climatic drivers of radial growth in Norway spruce. Continue reading

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