Special Issue "Changes of Climate and Ecology Recorded by Density and Stable Isotopes of Tree Rings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 March 2024 | Viewed by 4253
Interests: tree ring; climate change; stable isotope; hydroclimate; NDVI
Under global warming, it is very important to fully understand climate change and its role in the ecological environment. In recent years, the frequent occurrence of extreme climate disasters has had an important impact on economic development and ecological protection. As an important part of the ecosystem, especially the forest system, the radial growth of trees is significantly affected by climate changes and their growth status can also reflect ecological changes to a certain extent. Therefore, tree rings have become an important tool to study climate and ecological changes and their relationship. Tree-ring indices (such as width, density and stable isotopes) can directly record climate changes and indirectly reflect the changes in the ecological environment. In addition, tree-ring xylem anatomy (such as the size, density and wall thickness of vessels or tracheids) records climate signals different from traditional tree-ring indices and can explain the relationship between ring and climate physiologically.
This Special Issue encourages the research on the changes in climate and ecology recorded by tree-ring width, density, stable isotopes and wood anatomy, and also accepts the research on the physiological analysis of the relationship between tree ring and climate, the research on the relationship among tree-ring indices, and the work on new methods of tree-ring experimental analysis and data processing.
Dr. Changfeng Sun
Dr. Linlin Gao
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- climate change
- forest ecology
- tree rings
- stable isotope
- wood anatomy
- vegetation coverage