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Successful cross-dating of subfossil wood, ideally in combination with precise information on germination and dieback, requires the accurate detection of tree-ring width (TRW) boundaries along continuous measurement tracks from pith to bark. However, wood decay and the mechanical deformation of...

Author(s)
Reinig, F.; Gärtner, H.; Crivellaro, A.; Nievergelt, D.; Pauly, M.; Schweingruber, F.; Sookdeo, A.; Wacker, L.; Büntgen, U.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 52, pp 146-151
Abstract

It has been suggested that maximum latewood density (MXD) should be used instead of tree-ring width (TRW) data to reconstruct post-volcanic cooling effects. A thorough assessment of high frequency signals and potentially differing memory effects in long MXD and TRW chronologies, in response to...

Author(s)
Esper, J.; Schneider, L.; Smerdon, J. E.; Schöne, B. R.; Büntgen, U.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2015, 35, pp 62-70
Abstract

As study area we selected the glacier foreland of Morteratsch (approx. 1900-2100 m a.s.l.) near Pontresina northwest of the Bernina pass, Upper Engadine, Grisons (Switzerland). The aim of this study is a multimethodological approach using floristic inventories, vegetation and soil mapping of the...

Author(s)
Burga, C. A.; Krüsi, B.; Egli, M.; Wernli, M.; Elsener, S.; Ziefle, M.; Fischer, T.; Mavris, C.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Flora (Jena), 2010, 205, 9, pp 561-576
Abstract

Question: Lower montane treeline ecotones such as the inner Alpine dry valleys are regarded as sensitive to climate change. In the dry Valais valley (Switzerland) the composition of the widespread, low altitude Pinus forests is shifting towards a mixed deciduous state. The sub-boreal P. sylvestris...

Author(s)
Weber, P.; Bugmann, H.; Rigling, A.
Publisher
Opulus Press, Uppsala, Sweden
Citation
Journal of Vegetation Science, 2007, 18, 6, pp 777-792
Abstract

This paper reports on methodological difficulties arising when trees and tree-ring series are used to reconstruct rockfall activity. Unlike disturbances from other processes such as debris flows, floods or snow avalanches, scars caused by rockfall are more randomly distributed on trees and may...

Author(s)
Stoffel, M.; Perret, S.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Jena, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2006, 24, 1, pp 1-15
Abstract

Northern latitude and upper altitude climatic treelines have received increasing attention given their potential sensitivity to atmospheric and climate change. While greater radial stem growth at treeline sites in recent decades has been attributed largely to increasing temperature, rising...

Author(s)
Handa, I. T.; Körner, C.; Hättenschwiler, S.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2006, 12, 12, pp 2417-2430
Abstract

In Valais, an inner-Alpine dry valley in Switzerland, low-elevation Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests are changing. While pine shows high mortality rates, deciduous species, in particular pubescent oak (Quercus pubescens Willd.), are becoming more abundant. We hypothesise that increasing...

Author(s)
Eilmann, B.; Weber, P.; Rigling, A.; Eckstein, D.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Jena, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2006, 23, 3, pp 121-132
Abstract

Ring-width and maximum latewood density data from a network of high-elevation sites distributed across the European Alps are used to reconstruct regional temperatures. The network integrates 53 ring-width and 31 density chronologies from stands of four species all located above 1500 m a.s.l. The...

Author(s)
Frank, D.; Esper, J.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Climatology, 2005, 25, 11, pp 1437-1454
Abstract

Fossil wood finds reveal a high resolution paleoclimatic proxy record of Lateglacial and Early Holocene. Eighty-one buried fossil pine stumps have been excavated on the construction site (Gaenziloo) of the A4-highway tunnel through Uetliberg near Zurich (Switzerland). The trees were buried during...

Author(s)
Schaub, M.; Kaiser, K. F.; Kromer, B.; Talamo, S.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Jena, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2005, 23, 1, pp 11-18
Abstract

The combined oak and pine tree-ring chronologies of Hohenheim University are the backbone of the Holocene radiocarbon calibration for central Europe. Here, we present the revised Holocene oak chronology (HOC) and the Preboreal pine chronology (PPC) with respect to revisions, critical links, and...

Author(s)
Friedrich, M.; Remmele, S.; Kromer, B.; Hofmann, J.; Spurk, M.; Kaiser, K. F.; Orcel, C.; Küppers, M.
Publisher
Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Citation
Radiocarbon, 2004, 46, 3, pp 1111-1122

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