Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262638
Title:
Dendrochronological Potential of the Arctic Dwarf-Shrub Cassiope Tetragona
Author:
Rayback, Shelly A.; Henry, Gregory H. R.
Affiliation:
Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada
Citation:
Rayback, S.A., Henry, G.H.R. 2005. Dendrochronological potential of the Arctic dwarf-shrub Cassiope tetragona. Tree-Ring Research 61(1):43-53.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262638
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org
Abstract:
In this report, we describe the use of dendrochronological techniques on the circumpolar, evergreen dwarf-shrub, Cassiope tetragona. Using techniques such as crossdating and standardization, and the software programs COFECHA and ARSTAN, we developed C. tetragona growth and reproduction chronologies for sites in the Canadian High Arctic. High-resolution chronologies may be used to reconstruct past climate and phase changes in large-scale modes of atmospheric circulation (e.g. Arctic Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation), to investigate the growth and reproductive responses of the plant to ambient and manipulated environmental variables, and to reconstruct the plant’s past ecohydrology (δ¹⁸O, δD, δ¹³C), gas exchange (δ¹³C) and mineral nutrition (δ¹⁵N). As C. tetragona is a circumpolar species, chronologies may be developed throughout the Arctic at sites where no trees exist, and thus provide new information on the past climate and environmental history of sites and regions previously unstudied.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Cassiope Tetragona; Arctic White Heather; Dendroclimatology; Isotopes; Arctic; Canada
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098

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dc.contributor.authorRayback, Shelly A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHenry, Gregory H. R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-14T00:05:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-14T00:05:41Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationRayback, S.A., Henry, G.H.R. 2005. Dendrochronological potential of the Arctic dwarf-shrub Cassiope tetragona. Tree-Ring Research 61(1):43-53.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262638-
dc.description.abstractIn this report, we describe the use of dendrochronological techniques on the circumpolar, evergreen dwarf-shrub, Cassiope tetragona. Using techniques such as crossdating and standardization, and the software programs COFECHA and ARSTAN, we developed C. tetragona growth and reproduction chronologies for sites in the Canadian High Arctic. High-resolution chronologies may be used to reconstruct past climate and phase changes in large-scale modes of atmospheric circulation (e.g. Arctic Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation), to investigate the growth and reproductive responses of the plant to ambient and manipulated environmental variables, and to reconstruct the plant’s past ecohydrology (δ¹⁸O, δD, δ¹³C), gas exchange (δ¹³C) and mineral nutrition (δ¹⁵N). As C. tetragona is a circumpolar species, chronologies may be developed throughout the Arctic at sites where no trees exist, and thus provide new information on the past climate and environmental history of sites and regions previously unstudied.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.subjectCassiope Tetragonaen_US
dc.subjectArctic White Heatheren_US
dc.subjectDendroclimatologyen_US
dc.subjectIsotopesen_US
dc.subjectArcticen_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.titleDendrochronological Potential of the Arctic Dwarf-Shrub Cassiope Tetragonaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canadaen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
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