dendroecology

dendroecology

[‚den·drō·ē′käl·ə·jē]
(archeology)
The science of analyzing changes in ecological processes over time using tree-ring information.
(ecology)
The use of tree rings to study changes in ecological processes over time such as defoliation by insect outbreaks; the effects of air, water, and soil pollution on tree growth and forest health; the age, maturity, and successional status of forest stands; and the effects of human disturbances and management on forest vitality.
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What we have learned through the current epidemic is that there is a need for better planning and innovative approaches to salvage harvesting in the MPB-killed forests, not clear cutting everything," said Kate Hrinkevich, a doctoral student in dendroecology (the study of ecology through the examination of tree rings) at UNBC.