Skip to main content

Needle-Air Temperature Differences of Douglas-Fir Seedlings and Relation to Microclimate

Buy Article:

$29.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Needle temperatures of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) seedlings on three exposed sites in southwest Oregon remained within 3°C of air temperature under conditions of cloudless skies in late summer. Needle-air temperature differentials were positive during the day, negative at night, and were nonlinearly related to air temperature. This nonlinear relation is discussed qualitatively with respect to the influence of changes in net radiation, vapor pressure deficit, windspeed, and stomatal resistance occurring throughout the day. Forest Sci. 30:635-644.

Keywords: Pseudotsuga menziesii; leaf temperature; reforestation

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Comstock Environmental Sciences, 4785 SW Riverside Drive, Albany, OR 97321

Publication date: September 1, 1984

More about this publication?
  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
    Journal of Forestry
    Other SAF Publications
  • Submit a Paper
  • Membership Information
  • Author Guidelines
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more