Tree-Ring Studies on Agathis Australis (Kauri): A Synthesis of Development Work on Late Holocene Chronologies

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262613
Title:
Tree-Ring Studies on Agathis Australis (Kauri): A Synthesis of Development Work on Late Holocene Chronologies
Author:
Fowler, Anthony; Boswijk, Gretel; Ogden, John
Affiliation:
School of Geography and Environmental Science, The University of Aukland, Auckland, New Zealand
Citation:
Fowler, A., Boswijk, G., Ogden, J. 2004. Tree-ring studies on Agathis australis (kauri): A synthesis of development work on late Holocene chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 60(1):15-29.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262613
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org
Abstract:
The potential of kauri (Agathis australis) for paleoclimate research is well established. Multiple treering chronologies have been derived from living and sub-fossil material and growth-climate relationships have been identified. Work has progressed to the stage where raw ring-width data and chronologies covering the last half of the second millennium can confidently be placed in the public domain, to facilitate multiproxy paleoclimate studies. This paper outlines progress in deriving kauri tree-ring chronologies, summarises data availability and quality, and explores the scope for developing composite chronologies. Statistical quality control of the available data was undertaken, following application of an "optimum" standardisation technique. Variations in sample depth with time and between sites result in a complex evolving pattern of chronology quality across sites. Analysis of inter-site statistical relationships identified a pervasive regionalscale signal in kauri with some minor secondary patterns. In light of the strong common signal, a kauri master chronology was built by pooling tree-ring series. Analysis of the quality of this chronology indicates that high-quality master chronologies can be derived for A.D. 1597-1996 from as few as 25 trees from seven sites.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Kauri; Agathis Australis; New Zealand
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098

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dc.contributor.authorFowler, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoswijk, Gretelen_US
dc.contributor.authorOgden, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-13T23:22:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-13T23:22:12Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationFowler, A., Boswijk, G., Ogden, J. 2004. Tree-ring studies on Agathis australis (kauri): A synthesis of development work on late Holocene chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 60(1):15-29.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262613-
dc.description.abstractThe potential of kauri (Agathis australis) for paleoclimate research is well established. Multiple treering chronologies have been derived from living and sub-fossil material and growth-climate relationships have been identified. Work has progressed to the stage where raw ring-width data and chronologies covering the last half of the second millennium can confidently be placed in the public domain, to facilitate multiproxy paleoclimate studies. This paper outlines progress in deriving kauri tree-ring chronologies, summarises data availability and quality, and explores the scope for developing composite chronologies. Statistical quality control of the available data was undertaken, following application of an "optimum" standardisation technique. Variations in sample depth with time and between sites result in a complex evolving pattern of chronology quality across sites. Analysis of inter-site statistical relationships identified a pervasive regionalscale signal in kauri with some minor secondary patterns. In light of the strong common signal, a kauri master chronology was built by pooling tree-ring series. Analysis of the quality of this chronology indicates that high-quality master chronologies can be derived for A.D. 1597-1996 from as few as 25 trees from seven sites.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectKaurien_US
dc.subjectAgathis Australisen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.titleTree-Ring Studies on Agathis Australis (Kauri): A Synthesis of Development Work on Late Holocene Chronologiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Geography and Environmental Science, The University of Aukland, Auckland, New Zealanden_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_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
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