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L.) established over a wide geographic and climatic range in Europe. The analysis was based on a phenological model that represents the key processes at budburst phenology of temperate- and boreal zone deciduous trees.Weconclude that adaptive differences exist between provenances in the critical chillingand
forcing requirements triggering budburst. Moreover, it is likely that these provenances show a plastic response to local environmental conditions for these two factors. Chilling- and forcing temperature requirements are key traits determining a tree’s response of the date of foliar budburst to temperature.
We infer from our results that trees would be able to adjust this response when climatic conditions change. Implications for climate change assessment studies and suggestions to incorporate this second order phenotypic plasticity in phenological models are discussed.
1/01/12 → 31/12/15
FORGER - Towards the Sustainable Management of Forest Genetic Resources in Europe (KB-24-002-009, KB-14-002-033)
1/01/12 → 31/12/16