Analysis of Biweight Site Chronologies: Relative Weights of Individual Trees over Time

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/261911
Title:
Analysis of Biweight Site Chronologies: Relative Weights of Individual Trees over Time
Author:
Riitters, Kurt H.
Affiliation:
ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Issue Date:
1990
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Bulletin
Citation:
Riitters, K. 1990. Analysis of biweight site chronologies: relative weights of individual trees over time. Tree-Ring Bulletin 50:11-19.
Abstract:
The relative weights on individual trees in a biweight site chronology can indicate the consistency of tree growth responses to macroclimate and can be the basis for stratifying trees in climate-growth analyses. This was explored with 45 years of ring-width indices for 200 trees from five even-aged jack pine (Pints banksiana Lamb.) stands. Average individual-tree relative weights were similar, but most trees had at least one transient occurrence of low relative weight. The standard deviations of individual-tree relative weights suggested that some trees had mom variable growth responses than others. The trees were classified by the average and standard deviation of their relative weights, and biweight site chronologies were then calculated for these subgroups. Chronologies derived from trees with low average weights, and from trees with high standard deviation of weights, sometimes appeared to be different from chronologies derived from the remaining trees.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Forest Trees; Growth Rings; Trees; Variation; Woody Plants
ISSN:
0041-2198
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of Biweight Site Chronologies: Relative Weights of Individual Trees over Timeen_US
dc.contributor.authorRiitters, Kurt H.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolinaen_US
dc.date.issued1990-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.identifier.citationRiitters, K. 1990. Analysis of biweight site chronologies: relative weights of individual trees over time. Tree-Ring Bulletin 50:11-19.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe relative weights on individual trees in a biweight site chronology can indicate the consistency of tree growth responses to macroclimate and can be the basis for stratifying trees in climate-growth analyses. This was explored with 45 years of ring-width indices for 200 trees from five even-aged jack pine (Pints banksiana Lamb.) stands. Average individual-tree relative weights were similar, but most trees had at least one transient occurrence of low relative weight. The standard deviations of individual-tree relative weights suggested that some trees had mom variable growth responses than others. The trees were classified by the average and standard deviation of their relative weights, and biweight site chronologies were then calculated for these subgroups. Chronologies derived from trees with low average weights, and from trees with high standard deviation of weights, sometimes appeared to be different from chronologies derived from the remaining trees.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectForest Treesen_US
dc.subjectGrowth Ringsen_US
dc.subjectTreesen_US
dc.subjectVariationen_US
dc.subjectWoody Plantsen_US
dc.identifier.citationRiitters, K. 1990. Analysis of biweight site chronologies: relative weights of individual trees over time. Tree-Ring Bulletin 50:11-19.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/261911-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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