Increasing forest resilience to climatic extremes using silvicultural interventions is my main research objective. This involves overlapping methodologies in silviculture, growth and yield, tree-ring science and climate change adaptation. Evaluating silvicultural treatments on timber quality and value, as well as reducing impacts from forest disturbance agents under climate change, are also key components.
Selected PublicationsD Montwé, M Isaac-Renton, A Hamann, H Spiecker (2018). Cold adaptation recorded in tree rings highlights risks associated with climate change and assisted migration Nature Communications 9 (1), 1-7
M Isaac-Renton, D Montwé, A Hamann, H Spiecker, P Cherubini, K Treydte (2018). Northern forest tree populations are physiologically maladapted to drought Nature Communications 9 (1), 1-9
D Montwé, M Isaac‐Renton, A Hamann, H Spiecker (2016). Drought tolerance and growth in populations of a wide‐ranging tree species indicate climate change risks for the boreal north Global Change Biology 22 (2), 806-815
D Montwé, H Spiecker, A Hamann (2015). Five decades of growth in a genetic field trial of Douglas-fir reveal trade-offs between productivity and drought tolerance Tree Genetics & Genomes 11 (2), 29
D Montwé, H Spiecker, A Hamann (2014). An experimentally controlled extreme drought in a Norway spruce forest reveals fast hydraulic response and subsequent recovery of growth rates Trees 28 (3), 891-900
JS Meadows, TD Leininger, D Montwé, TE Nebeker (2013). Thinning to improve growth, bole quality, and forest health in an Inonotus hispidus-infected, red oak-sweetgum stand in the Mississippi Delta: 10-year results Proceedings of the 15th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-175. Asheville, NC: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 445-454.