Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Web Ecol., 22, 47–58, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-22-47-2022
Web Ecol., 22, 47–58, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-22-47-2022
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13 Jul 2022
Standard article | 13 Jul 2022

Lengthening of the growth season, not increased water availability, increased growth of Picea likiangensis var. rubescens plantations on eastern Tibetan Plateau due to climate change

Yu Feng et al.

Data sets

Daily dataset of meteorological element station observations in China Resource and Environmental Sciences and Data Centre https://www.resdc.cn/data.aspx?DATAID=230

Spatial distribution dataset of annual vegetation index (NDVI) in China X. Xu https://doi.org/10.12078/2018060601

Model code and software

Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis H. Wickham https://cran.hafro.is/web/packages/ggplot2/index.html

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Short summary
We conducted a study on the response of plantation forests to climate change in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Our study combined dendrochronology (basal area increment, BAI) and remote sensing (normalized difference vegetation index, NDVI) and found that tree growth was significantly correlated with drought index and temperature, and there was a significant positive correlation between BAI and NDVI. NDVI can be used to study the response of plantations to climate change.