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Ecophysiology and field performance of black spruce (Picea mariana): a review. 1994. Lamhamedi, M.S.; Bernier, P.Y. Annales des Sciences Forestières (Paris) 51: 529-551.

Year: 1994

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 16912

Language: English

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Abstract

This paper presents a literature review of black spruce (Picea mariana [Mill] BSP) ecophysiology concerning the response of net photosynthesis and stomata to changes in environmental factors. Current knowledge on root growth, mineral nutrition and response to high temperature, CO2 enrichment and climate change, frosts, water stress and flooding are also covered. The review ends with an overview of stand establishment and field performance of planted seedlings. The authors highlight the need for research on the long-term effects of multiple stresses, such as climate change and air pollution on the black spruce ecosystem.