Grup de Recerca de Geobotànica i Cartografia de la Vegetació
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Dendroecology and forest dynamics
Here we work on forest ecology, centred in the populations biology and physiological ecology of trees, and in the response of trees to climatic variation and to natural disturbance. The species studied make a broad scope: Pinus sp. pl. (Mediterranean and Alpine), Fagus sylvatica, Quercus sp. pl., etc.

From the analysis of the tree rings, we have compiled a first climatic reconstruction encompassing the last 300 years. This shows the particular response of each species, which also depends on ecological gradients. We have also improved the knowledge of the processes involved in secondary succession, response of trees to disturbance events like avalanches and fire, and population dynamics of Pinus uncinata in the Pyrenean timberline. In Mediterranean areas, we have worked on the seasonal correlation between climate and phenology in species of Quercus and Pinus.


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Grup de Recerca de Geobotànica i Cartografia de la Vegetació
Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Biologia
Avinguda Diagonal, 643. 08028 Barcelona
Tel.:934 021 476 - Fax: 934 112 842
jninot@ub.edu