Tree-ring chronologies of Picea abies, Larix decidua and Fagus sylvatica along altitudinal gradients

Kronologije širin branik drevesnih vrst Picea abies, Larix decidua in Fagus sylvatica vzdolž gradientov nadmorske višine

Authors

  • Klemen Novak
  • Martin de Luis
  • Nina Škrk
  • Aleš Straže
  • Katarina Čufar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26614/les-wood.2022.v71n01a04

Keywords:

Norway spruce (Picea abies), European larch (Larix decidua), European beech (Fagus sylvatica), tree rings, dendrochronology, altitudinal gradients, climate, Slovenia

Abstract

The dendrochronological climate signal of Norway spruce (Picea abies), European larch (Larix decidua), and European beech (Fagus sylvatica), among others, depends on altitude, therefore we have to collect dendrochronological data systematically for each species along altitude gradients. To this end, we established local tree-ring chronologies for the three species along two elevation gradients: (1) Kokra – Jezersko with sites at 750, 780, 950, 1200, 1250, 1380, 1600 m a.s.l., and (2) Bled – Radovna – Krma with sites at 518, 550, 580, 700, 750, 900, 950, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600, 1760, 1900, 2040 m a.s.l. We present the main characteristics of the chronologies and the results of the dendroclimatological analyses, which show how the climatic factors influence the variation of the tree rings in dependence of altitude and species. We also present the agreement of the different chronologies in terms of standard dendrochronological parameters such as the t-value and discuss the potential use of the presented database.

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Novak, K., de Luis, M., Škrk, N., Straže, A., & Čufar, K. (2022). Tree-ring chronologies of Picea abies, Larix decidua and Fagus sylvatica along altitudinal gradients: Kronologije širin branik drevesnih vrst Picea abies, Larix decidua in Fagus sylvatica vzdolž gradientov nadmorske višine. Les/Wood, 71(1), 31-46. https://doi.org/10.26614/les-wood.2022.v71n01a04

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