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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Owing to the lack of studies on northern Pinus pungens communities, I initiated a dendroecology study in 2006 of three Pinus pungens stands in Pennsylvania to elucidate basic ecological information about these montane pine communities.
Previous dendroecology studies with Pinus pungens used a negative exponential curve or linear regression as the standardization technique (Brose et al.
Diploma in forest sciences at ETH Zurich, PhD in dendroecology at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Allometric relationships and dendroecology of the dwarf shrub Dryas integrifolia near Churchill, subarctic Manitoba.
Dendroecology is the study of the ecological and environmental changes depicted in the annual rings of trees.
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.
We believe that the approach used in this study represents a significant advance in the field of dendroecology and should have broad application to a wide range of forest types.
Relating land-use history and climate to the dendroecology of a 326-year-old Quercus prinus talus slope forest.
Dendroecology is an alternative tool permitting the reconstruction of stand history and species dynamics.
Impacts of early selective logging on the dendroecology of an old-growth, bottomland hemlock-white pine-northern hardwood forest on the Allegheny Plateau.
Dendroecology and species co-existence in an old-growth Quercus-Acer-Tilia talus slope forest in the central Appalachians, USA.
Dendroecology in young stands: Case studies from jack pine in northern lower Michigan.