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The Tools of Tree-Ring Research

While studying climate variability and forest ecology in Guatemala, researchers use a Swedish-made increment borer to sample trees without harming them.
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Tree ring widths more affected by sheep than temperature

Academics / General Science : Watts Up With That? (3 years ago)

From Wiley-Blackwell, something just plain surprising. Nibbling by herbivores can have a greater impact on the width of tree rings than climate, new research has found. The study, published this week in the British Ecological Societ... Read Post

Seeing the wood for the trees: New study shows sheep in tree-ring records

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

Nibbling by herbivores can have a greater impact on the width of tree rings than climate, new research has found. The study, published this week in the British Ecological Society's journal Functional Ecology, could help increase the... Read Post

Diseased trees new source of climate gas

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Diseased trees in forests may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according to researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in Geophysical Research Letters. Sixty trees sampled at... Read Post


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