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Compared to the alpine regions of Austria, the eastern part of the country is overall warmer and drier with some tree species growing at the dry limit within their ecological range. This suggests that tree rings may be a valuable proxy for hydroclimatic variability. In this study, we develop...

Author(s)
Karanitsch-Ackerl, S.; Holawe, F.; Laaha, G.; Wimmer, R.; Grabner, M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2017, 45, pp 39-51
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

An ultra-long tree-ring width chronology (9111 years long, 7109 BC to AD 2002) has been established based on the analysis and dating of 1432 subfossil/dry dead wood samples and cores from 335 living trees. The material was collected from treeline or near-treeline sites (c. 2000 to 2400 m a.s.l.)...

Author(s)
Nicolussi, K.; Kaufmann, M.; Melvin, T. M.; Plicht, J. van der; Schiessling, P.; Thurner, A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Holocene, 2009, 19, 6, pp 909-920
Abstract

It has been suggested many times that elevated atmospheric CO2 levels should stimulate radial increment of trees. However, interpretation of dendrochronologies with respect to CO2 signal is a difficult task, since a wide range of environmental and tree factors influence the growth of stems. An...

Author(s)
Nicolussi, K.; Bortenschlager, S.; Körner, C.
Citation
Trees: Structure and Function, 1995, 9, 4, pp 181-189
Abstract

The rust Chrysomyxa rhododendri is a fungal pathogen which causes substantial needle loss in Norway spruce (Picea abies) at the timberline in the Alps, where the main host (Rhododendron sp.) is widespread. Dendrochronological techniques were used in this study to detect the impact on radial tree...

Author(s)
Oberhuber, W.; Thomaser, G.; Mayr, S.; Bauer, H.
Citation
Phyton (Horn), 1999, 39, 4, pp 147-154

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