TROPICAL TREE-RING NETWORK
News and Events
Here we provide a list of news and events about the Network
18/04/2022 – Announcemet of tree-ring training
THE 2022 TRAINING IN TREE-RING SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS
24th July – 6th August, 2022
A dendrochronological training on the techniques and applications of tree-ring science to understand various environmental problems affecting natural resources. More information can be found here.
- Application opens: 1st April, 2022
- Application closes: 6th May, 2022
- Committee’s response to applicants: 13th May, 2022
- Closing date of receiving participation fees: 8th July, 2022
- Arrival date of participants: 24th July, 2022
- Departure date of participants: 6th August, 2022
30/03/2022 – First publication of the Network
We are very happy to announce the first publication arising from our network.
Zuidema, Babts, Groenendijk, Trouet et al. Tropical tree growth driven by dry-season climate variability (2022). Nature Geoscience https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-022-00911-8
Based on the data from our network and after analysins over 14,000 tree-ring data series from 350 locations across the tropics, we found that stem growth of tropical trees is reduced in years when the dry season is warmer and drier than normal. The effect of drier and hotter years is larger in more arid and/or in warmer regions. This suggests that climate change may increase the sensitivity of tropical trees to climatic fluctuations.