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.
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.