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Basal area growth trends of Hungarian beech forests in a changing climate

Balázs Garamszegi & Zoltán Kern


Correspondence: Garamszegi Balázs

Postal address: H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A.

e-mail: balazs.garamszegi[at]gmail.com


Multidecadal trends of mean basal area increments of beech from three sites and four different stand ages were investigated in Western and Northern Hungary. Regardless location and age, our findings show a slowdown in growth or even significant increment decrease for the past 30-40 years. Although the phenomenon is connected to unfavorable changes of climatic conditions, no clear linear relationship can be detected between the decadal trends of increments and the widely used forest aridity indices.

Keywords: beech, basal area increment, drought, climate, EQ, FAI

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    Garamszegi, B. & Kern, Z. (2016): Basal area growth trends of Hungarian beech forests in a changing climate. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 6(1): 35-44. (in Hungarian) DOI: 10.17164/EK.2016.004

    Volume 6, Issue 1
    Pages: 35-44

    DOI: 10.17164/EK.2016.004

    First published:
    27 September 2016

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