iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry


Response to climate and influence of ocean-atmosphere phenomena on annual radial increments of Pinus oocarpa Schiede ex Schltdl. & Cham in the Lagunas de Montebello National Park, Chiapas, Mexico

Laura Patricia Ponce-Calderón (1)   , José Villanueva-Díaz (2), Dante Arturo Rodríguez-Trejo (3), Bibiana Alejandra Bilbao (4), Guadalupe del Carmen Álvarez-Gordillo (1)

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 16, Issue 3, Pages 174-181 (2023)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor4112-016
Published: Jun 30, 2023 - Copyright © 2023 SISEF

Research Articles

The Lagunas de Montebello National Park, Chiapas, Mexico, is one of the most important protected areas in terms of ecology and the provision of ecosystem services in the state of Chiapas; however, it lacks long-term climate information to support comprehensive plans for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystem restoration actions. The objectives of this work were to analyze: (i) the interannual variability of the annual rings of Pinus oocarpa Schiede in the Lagunas de Montebello National Park, as influenced by climate; and (ii) the ocean-atmosphere phenomena influence on both the interannual variability of the total ring-width series. A dendrochronological series of P. oocarpa was built for the period 1857-2018 (162 years), which indicates the presence of extreme hydroclimatic events in the region. Of these, the 1998 drought was a milestone for the management of this natural area due to the high-intensity fires that affected the area and caused unprecedented ecological, social, and economic damage in the site history. The climatic variables with the greatest influence on the annual radial increase of the species are precipitation and maximum temperature in winter-spring, when growth is positively associated with precipitation and negatively associated with temperature, attributed to increases in evapotranspiration. El Niño Southern Oscillation was the phenomenon with the highest correlation with climatic variability and the radial growth of the species, in frequencies of less than five years, although the positive influence of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation was also assessed annually. Global warming, characterized by increasing temperature, threatens the persistence of plant communities in the study area; therefore, knowing its impact on the growth of species of economic importance is essential to support conservation actions.


Dendrochronology, Hydroclimatic Variability, Drought, Pinus oocarpa

Authors’ address

Laura Patricia Ponce-Calderón 0000-0001-7504-8058
Guadalupe del Carmen Álvarez-Gordillo 0000-0002-9543-7920
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Departamento de Sociedad y Cultura, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas (México)
José Villanueva-Díaz 0000-0001-8211-1203
Laboratorio de Dendrocronología, INIFAP CENID-RASPA, Gómez Palacio, Durango (México)
Dante Arturo Rodríguez-Trejo 0000-0002-1407-8365
División de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. Estado de México (México)
Bibiana Alejandra Bilbao 0000-0001-9493-491x
Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas (Venezuela)

Corresponding author

Laura Patricia Ponce-Calderón


Ponce-Calderón LP, Villanueva-Díaz J, Rodríguez-Trejo DA, Bilbao BA, Álvarez-Gordillo GC (2023). Response to climate and influence of ocean-atmosphere phenomena on annual radial increments of Pinus oocarpa Schiede ex Schltdl. & Cham in the Lagunas de Montebello National Park, Chiapas, Mexico. iForest 16: 174-181. - doi: 10.3832/ifor4112-016

Academic Editor

Angelo Rita

Paper history

Received: Apr 10, 2022
Accepted: Mar 21, 2023

First online: Jun 30, 2023
Publication Date: Jun 30, 2023
Publication Time: 3.37 months

Breakdown by View Type

(Waiting for server response...)

Article Usage

Total Article Views: 9910
(from publication date up to now)

Breakdown by View Type
HTML Page Views: 8364
Abstract Page Views: 751
PDF Downloads: 707
Citation/Reference Downloads: 1
XML Downloads: 87

Web Metrics
Days since publication: 332
Overall contacts: 9910
Avg. contacts per week: 208.95

Article Citations

Article citations are based on data periodically collected from the Clarivate Web of Science web site
(last update: Feb 2023)

(No citations were found up to date. Please come back later)


Publication Metrics

by Dimensions ©

Articles citing this article

List of the papers citing this article based on CrossRef Cited-by.

Allen CA, Macalady A, Bachelet D, McDowell N, Vennetier M, Kitzberger T, Rigling A, Breshears D, Hogg EH, Gonzalez O, Fensham R, Zhang A, Castro J, Demidova N, Lim JH, Allard G, Running S, Semmerci A, Cobb N (2010)
A global overview of drought and heat-induced tree mortality reveals emerging climate change risks for forests. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 660-684.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Aquino-Ramírez M, Velázquez-Martínez A, Villanueva-Díaz J, Hervert-Zamora HL, Gómez-Guerrero A, Reyes-Hernández VJ, Ramírez-Valverde G (2019)
Respuesta climática de Abies guatemalensis Rehder en Ixtlán de Juárez, Oaxaca, México [Climate response of Abies guatemalensis Rehder in Ixtlán de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico]. Madera y Bosques 25 (2): e2521773. [in Spanish]
CrossRef | Gscholar
Arellano-Monterrosas JL, Ruiz-Meza LE (2019)
Variabilidad climática y eventos extremos en la cuenca del río Zanatenco, Chiapas [Climatic variability and extreme events in the Zanatenco river basin, Chiapas]. Tecnolologia y Ciencas del Agua 10 (3): 249-274. [in Spanish]
CrossRef | Gscholar
Azuz-Adeath I, González-Campos C, Cuevas-Corona A (2019)
Predicting the temporal structure of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) for agriculture management in Mexico’s coastal zone. Journal of Coastal Research 35 (1): 210-226.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Beutelspacher BCR, Moreno-Molina I (2011)
Orquidáceas y Bromeliáceas del Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello, Chiapas, México [Orchids and Bromeliads from Lagunas de Montebello National Park, Chiapas, Mexico]. Lacandonia 5: 87-102. [in Spanish]
Bruun JT, Allen JI, Smyth TJ (2017)
Heartbeat of the southern oscillation explains ENSO climatic resonances, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 122: 6746-6772.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Carlón-Allende T, Villanueva-Díaz J, Soto-Castro G, Mendoza ME, Macias JL (2020)
Tree rings as indicators of climatic variation in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, central Mexico. Ecological Indicators 120: 106920.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Conde AC (2003)
Cambio y variabilidad climáticos. Dos estudios de caso en México [Climate change and variability. Two case studies in Mexico]. Tesis de Doctorado en Ciencias de la Tierra, UNAM, México. pp. 300. [in Spanish]
CONANP (2007)
Programa nacional de areas naturales protegidas [National program of protected natural areas]. CONANP, México DF, web site. [in Spanish]
Online | Gscholar
Constante GV, Villanueva DJ, Cerano PJ, Cornejo OE, Valencia MS (2009)
Dendrocronología de Pinus cembroides Zucc. y reconstrucción de precipitación estacional para el sureste de Coahuila [Dendrochronology of Pinus cembroides Zucc. and reconstruction of seasonal precipitation for southeastern Coahuila]. Revista de Ciencia Forestal en México 34 (106): 17-39. [in Spanish]
Online | Gscholar
Contreras SC (2005)
Las sequías en México durante el siglo XIX [Droughts in Mexico during the 19th century]. Investigaciones Geográficas 56: 118-133. [in Spanish]
Online | Gscholar
Cook ER, Holmes RH (1984)
Program ARSTAN and users manual. Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. pp. 15.
Domínguez J (2016)
Revisión histórica de sequías en México: de la explicación divina a la incorporación de la ciencia [Historical review of droughts in Mexico: from divine explanations to science incorporation]. Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua 7 (5): 77-93. [in Spanish]
Endfield DB, Mestas-Núñez AM, Trimble PJ (2001)
The Atlantic multidecadal oscillation and its relation to rainfall and river flows in the continental US. Geophysical Research Letters 28: 2077-2080.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Florescano ME, Sancho J, Cervera DPGA (1980)
Las sequías en México: historia, características y efectos [Droughts in Mexico: history, characteristics and effects]. Comercio Exterior 30 (7): 747-757. [in Spanish]
Fritts HC (1976)
Tree rings and climate. Academic Press, New York, USA, pp. 565.
García E (2004)
Modificaciones al sistema de clasificación climática de Koppen [Modifications to the Koppen Climate Classification System]. Quinta edición, Instituto de Geografía, UNAM, DF, Mexico, pp. 90. [in Spanish]
Glantz MH, Ramirez IJ (2020)
Reviewing the Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) to enhance societal readiness for El Niño’s impacts. Internation Journal of Disaster Risk Science 11: 394-403.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Grinsted A, Moore JC, Jevrejeva S (2004)
Application of the cross wavelet transform and wavelet coherence to geophysical time series. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 11: 561-566.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Holmes RL (1983)
Computer-assisted quality control in tree-ring dating and measurement. Tree-Ring Bulletin 43: 69-78.
INEGI (2000)
Conjuntos de datos vectoriales edafológicos [Edaphological vector data sets] 1:250.000. Las Margaritas (E15-12, D15-3). INEGI, DF, Mexico. [in Spanish]
Knudsen MF, Seidenkrantz MS, Jacobsen BH, Kuijpers A (2011)
Tracking the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation through the last 8000 years. Nature Communications 2 (1): 1-8.
CrossRef | Gscholar
López-Hernández MI, Cerano-Paredes J, Valencia-Manzo SS, Cornejo-Oviedo EH, Villanueva-Díaz J, Cervantes-Martínez Ry Esquivel-Arriaga G (2018)
Respuesta del crecimiento de Pinus oocarpa a variables climáticas en Chiapas, México [Growth response of Pinus oocarpa to climatic variables in Chiapas, Mexico]. Revista de Biología Tropical 66 (4): 1580-1596. [in Spanish]
Magaña VO, Vázquez JL, Pérez JL (2003)
Impact of El Niño on precipitation in Mexico. Geofísica Internacional 42 (3): 313-330.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Manrique E, Fernandez-Cancio A (2000)
Extreme climatic events in dendroclimatic reconstructions from Spain. Climatic Change 44: 123-138.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Mantua NJ, Hare SR, Zhang YY, Wallace JM, Francis RC (1997)
A pacific interdecadal climate oscillation with impacts on salmon production. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 78: 1069-1080.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Manzanilla-Quiñonez U, Aguirre-Calderón OA, Villanueva-Díaz J, Martínez-Sifuentes AR, Delgado-Valerio P (2021)
Anillos de crecimiento de Pinus hartwegii como indicadores de fluctuaciones climáticas y de la influencia de fenómenos océano-atmósfera en la Faja Volcánica Transmexicana [Pinus hartwegii growth rings as indicators of climatic fluctuations and the influence of ocean-atmosphere phenomena in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt]. Madera y Bosques 27 (3): e2732276. [in Spanish]
CrossRef | Gscholar
Manzo-Delgado L, López-García J (2020)
Análisis espacial y temporal de áreas quemadas en 1998, 2003 y 2015 en la Reserva de la Biosfera Montes Azules, Chiapas, México [Spatial and temporal analysis of burned areas in 1998, 2003 and 2015 in the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico]. Bosque (Valdivia) 41 (1): 11-24. [in Spanish]
CrossRef | Gscholar
McDowell N, Allen CD (2015)
Darcy’s law predicts widespread forest mortality under climate warming. Nature Climate Change 5: 669-672.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Mendez M, Magaña V (2010)
Regional aspects of prolonged meteorological droughts over Mexico and Central America. American Meteorological Society 23: 1175-1188.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Mora L, Bonifaz R, López-Martínez R (2016)
Unidades geomorfológicas del Río Grande, Comitán, lagos de Montebello, Chiapas-México [Geomorphological units of the Río Grande, Comitán, Montebello lakes, Chiapas-Mexico]. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 86 (3): 377-394. [in Spanish]
CrossRef | Gscholar
Ponce-Calderón LP, Rodríguez-Trejo DA, Villanueva-Díaz J, Bilbao BA, Alvarez-Gordillo GDC, Vera-Cortés G (2021)
Historical fire ecology and its effect on vegetation dynamics of the Lagunas de Montebello National Park, Chiapas, México. iForest 14: 548-559.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Ramírez-Marcial N, Camacho CA, Ortíz AD (2010)
Forest restoration in Lagunas de Montebello National Park, Chiapas, Mexico. Ecological Restoration 28 (3): 354-360.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Rzedowski J (2006)
Vegetación en México [Vegetation in Mexico]. 1° Edición digital, Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, DF, México, pp. 504. [in Spanish]
Ryan MG, StithT, Gower ST, Hubbard RM, Waring RH, Gholz HL, Cropper J, Running SW (1995)
Woody tissue maintenance respiration of four conifers in contrasting climates. Oecologia 101: 133-140.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Stahle DW, Villanueva-Diaz J, Burnette DJ, Cerano-Paredes J, Heim J, Fye FK, Acuna-Soto R, Therrell MD, Cleaveland MK, Stahle DK (2011)
Major Mesoamerican droughts of the past millennium. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L05703.
Stahle DW, Cook ER, Burnette DJ, Villanueva J, Cerano J, Burns JN, Griffin RD, Cook BI, Acuna R, Torbenson MCA, Sjezner P (2016)
The Mexican drought atlas: tree ring reconstructions of the soil moisture balance during the late pre-hispanic, colonial, and modern eras. Quaternary Science Reviews 149: 34-60.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Stahle DW, Cook ER, Burnette DJ, Torbenson MC, Howard IM, Griffin D, Villanueva DJ, Cook BI, Williams AP, Watson E, Sauchyn DJ, Pederson N, Woodhouse CA, Pederson GT, Meko D, Coulthard B, Crawford CJ (2020)
Dynamics, variability, and change in seasonal precipitation reconstructions for North America. Journal of Climate 33: 3173-3195.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Szejner P (2011)
Tropical dendrochronology: exploring tree rings of Pinus oocarpa in eastern Guatemala. M.Sc. Thesis, Faculty of Forestry and Forest Ecology Sciences, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen, Germany, pp. 51.
Taccoen A, Piedallu C, Seynave I, Gégout-Petit A, Nageleisen LM, Nathalie BréDa N, Gégout JC (2021)
Climate change impact on tree mortality differs with tree social status. Forest Ecology and Management 489 (suppl): 119048.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Tarik CG, Aslak G, Viliam S (2017)
R package “biwavelet”: conduct univariate and bivariate wavelet analyses (Version 0.20.15). Web site.
Online | Gscholar
Terán-Cuevas A (2010)
Escenarios de lluvia en México [Rain scenarios in Mexico]. Tesis de doctorado, Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo - CIIEMAD, México DF, México, pp. 205. [in Spanish]
Tomazello F, Mario R, Fidel A, Zevallos PPA (2009)
Dendrocronología y dendroecología tropical: marco histórico y experiencias exitosas en los países de América Latina [Dendrochronology and tropical dendroecology: historical framework and successful experiences in Latin American countries]. Ecología en Bolivia 44 (2): 73-82. [in Spanish]
Valdés-Manzanilla A (2016)
Historical floods in Tabasco and Chiapas during sixteenth-twentieth centuries. Natural Hazards 80: 1-15.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Vásquez MA, Méndez E (1994)
Aspectos generales de la región: lagos de Montebello [General aspects of the region: lakes of Montebello]. Maestría en Ciencias: Recursos Naturales y Desarrollo Rural, ECOSUR Chiapas, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México. pp. 109. [in Spanish]
Villanueva-Díaz J, Martínez-Sifuentes AR, Reyes-Camarillo FR, Estrada-Avalos J (2021)
Reconstrucción de precipitación y temperatura con anillos de crecimiento anual del ciprés Taxodium mucronatum (Taxodiaceae) en Coahuila, México [Reconstruction of precipitation and temperature with annual growth rings of the cypress Taxodium mucronatum (Taxodiaceae) in Coahuila, Mexico]. Revista de Biología Tropical 69 (1): 302-316. [in Spanish]
CrossRef | Gscholar
Villanueva Díaz J, Rubio CEA, Chávez DAA, Zavala AJL, Cerano PJ, Martínez SAR (2018)
Respuesta climática de Pinus oocarpa Schiede Ex Scheletol en el Bosque La Primavera, Jalisco [Climate response of Pinus oocarpa Schiede Ex Scheletol in La Primavera Forest, Jalisco]. Madera y Bosques 24 (1): 1-32. [in Spanish]
Wang T, Hamann A, Spittlehouse D, Carroll C (2016)
Locally downscaled and spatially customizable climate data for historical and future for North America. PLoS One 11 (6): e0156720.
CrossRef | Gscholar
Wigley ML, Brifa KR, Jones PD (1984)
On the average value of correlated time series, with applications in dendroclimatology and hydrometeorology. American Meteorological Society 23: 201-213.
Wolter K, Timlin MS (2011)
El Niño/Southern Oscillation behavior since 1871 as diagnosed in an extended multivariate ENSO index (MEI, ext). International Journal of Climatology 31 (7): 1074-1097.
CrossRef | Gscholar

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. More info