European Dendroecological Fieldweek 2016


12 - 18 September 2016



Tree rings are a key terrestrial archive that provides great insight into past climate variability with annual resolution and on local to continental and hemispheric scale. Tree rings also play an important role in validating Global Climate Models that simulate climate change of the 21st century (more...)


Kranjska gora and the upper Sava walley, Slovenia, are located in the Alpine phytogeographical area. The old objects of the rural architecture in the area have rarely been investigated by means of wood anatomy or dendrochronology. The wood of the objects possibly contains information on past land and wood use (more...)


The majority of wood anatomical and dendrochronological studies are still centered on trees. However, stem anatomical and dendrochronological aspects of shrubs and herbaceous plants showed a huge potential. Exploring species-specific differences in xylem anatomy in relation to patterns of growth form, plant size and site ecology is a new expanding issue. (more...)


Branch of dendrochronology studying tree response to different environmental factors is called dendroecology. In dendroecology we are not so much focused into climate reconstruction, instead we are focused in studying tree response to extreme environmental conditions which are sometimes called stressors (more...)


Tree rings have numerous applications in geomorphological investigations. We can use dendrochronological methods to assess the movement of glaciers, establish the pace of dune movements, study dynamics of river channels, date earthquakes and many more. But the most common use of tree-ring tools is investigations of mass movement (more...)