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Dendroecological analysis of climate-growth relations of five important European tree species along the east-west transect: black-forest - Vosges mountains - Lorrain plain

Objective

A: Modelling climate-growth relations based on the analysis of intra-and interannual variations in cell structures, density profiles and isotope ratios in tree-rings of Picea abies (L.) Karst, Abies alba Mill., Fagus sylvatica L., Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. and Quercus robur L.

B: Comparison of climate-growth relations: The regional comparison between different bioclimatic regions includes the analysis of climate-growth relations along ecological gradients along the central European east-west transect: Black-Forest - Vosges Mountains - Lorrain Plain.

C: Long-term retrospective analysis of the constancy of climate-growth relations over time and model based assessment of possible impacts of climate change on growth of the five tree species.


Tree rings are used as indicators of recent and past changes of environmental conditions. They allow deep insight into past growth reactions. Combination of alternative tree ring analysis methods will improve diagnostic capabilities, leading to a better understanding and to more reliable interpretations of climate-growth relations.

The regional comparison of climate-growth relations along the suggested central european east-west transect will give a rather broad and exhaustive view of the growth reactions of five important european tree species under different bioclimatic conditions.

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Coordinator

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Address
Bertoldstrasse 17
79085 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
Germany
 

Participants (3)

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-johnen-straße
52425 Jülich
 
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Centre De Recherche De Nancy Champenoux
54280 Seichamps, Champenoux
 
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape
Switzerland
Address
111,Zürcherstrasse
8903 Birmensdorf