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    Marín Pompa-García, J. Julio Camarero, editors.
    Summary: Latin America is a megadiverse territory hosting several hotspots of plant diversity and many types of forest biomes, ecosystems and climate types, from tropical rainforest to semi-arid woodlands. This combination of diverse forests and climates generates multiple responses to ecological changes affecting the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems. Recently, there have been major efforts to improve our understanding of such impacts on ecosystems processes. However, there is a dearth of studies focused on Latin-American forest ecosystems that could provide novel insights into the patterns and mechanisms of ecological processes in response to environmental stress. The abundance of "New World" tree species with dendrochronological potential constitutes an ideal opportunity to improve the ecological state of knowledge regarding these diverse forest types, which are often threatened by several impacts such as logging or conversion to agricultural lands. Thus, detailed information on the dendroecology of these species will improve our understanding of forests in the face of global change. Accordingly, this book identifies numerous relevant ecological processes and scales, ranging from tree species to populations and communities, and from both dendrochronological and dendroecological perspectives. It offers a valuable reference guide for the exploration of long-term ecological interactions between trees and their environmental conditions, and will foster further research and international projects on the continent and elsewhere.

    Contents:
    Chapter 1
    Dendroecology investigation of Magnolia vovidesii, a threatened Mexican Cloud Forest tree species endemic to eastern Mexico
    Chapter 2
    Drought is a driving factor of seasonal growth of Pinus strobiformis Engelm. in northern Mexico
    Chapter 3
    Dendroecological studies with Cedrela odorata L., Northeastern Brazil
    Chapter 4
    Xylogenesis explains climate- growth relationships in a Mexican conifer
    Chapter 5
    Dendrochronological potential of tree species from America's rainiest region
    Chapter 6
    Potential of Tropical Dry Forest trees species: anatomy, chronologies and environment
    Chapter 7
    Tree-growth variations along environmental gradients in tropical montane forests of South America
    Chapter 8
    Forest dynamics in the Patagonian Andes: Lessons learned from dendroecology
    Chapter 9
    Historical fire regimes in high-elevation tropical forests
    Chapter 10
    Patterns of tree establishment following glacier-induced floods in southern Patagonia
    Chapter 11
    Dendrochronological reconstruction of Ormiscodes amphimone outbreaks in Nothofagus pumilio forests from Southern Patagonia, Argentina
    Chapter 12
    Dendroecology in Polylepis forests in the tropical Andes: modeling of the radial growth of the last centuries and its implications for its conservation
    Chapter 13
    Dendrochronological study of the xeric and mesic Araucaria araucana forests of northern Patagonia: implications for the Ecology and Conservation
    Chapter 14
    Dendroecology applied to silvicultural management in the Southern Patagonian forests: a case of study from an experimental forest in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    Chapter 15
    Reconstructing land use changes through ring-width variations in Nothofagus antarctica chronologies from Southern Patagonia
    Chapter 16
    Long-term decoupling between growth and water-use efficiency and its implications for the conservation of old-growth conifer forests in southern Chileong-term decoupling between growth and water-u se efficiency and its implications for the conservation of old-growth conifer forests in southern Chile.
    Digital Access Springer 2020