If you want to know more about the hotter droughts mentioned in Colin Mahony’s post a few weeks ago on forest management strategies under climate change mega-disturbances, you might be interested in this recent paper from Allen, Breshears, and McDowell on expectations for forest drought mortality.
Craig D. Allen, David D. Breshears, and Nate G. McDowell 2015. On underestimation of global vulnerability to tree mortality and forest die-off from hotter drought in the Anthropocene. Ecosphere 6:art129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00203.1