Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262639
Title:
Some Geometric Constraints on Ring-Width Trend
Author:
Phipps, Richard L.
Affiliation:
U.S. Geological Survey
Citation:
Phipps, R.L. 2005. Research report: Some geometric constraints on ring-width trend. Tree-Ring Research 61(2):73-76.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262639
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org
Abstract:
Simulations of tree rings from trees of undisturbed forest sites are used to describe natural, long-term width trends. Ring-width trends of canopy-sized white oak are simulated from regressions of BAI (ring area) data of real trees. Examples are given of a tree from a typical re-growth forest in Illinois and of a more slowly growing tree from an old-growth forest in Kentucky. The long-term width trend was simulated as being toward constant ring width regardless of growth rate of the tree. Conditions by which either increasing or decreasing ring-width trends could be simulated from the same linear BAI trend are examined. I conclude that curvilinear width trends, either increasing or decreasing, represent width adjustments to changes in growth rate (BAI trend) after which the width trend stabilizes to a near-constant value. Interpretation of ring-width trends of trees from undisturbed stands may be useful in assessing stand disturbance history.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Ring-Width; Growth Trend; Simulation; BAI; Quercus Alba; White Oak
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorPhipps, Richard L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-14T00:12:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-14T00:12:22Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationPhipps, R.L. 2005. Research report: Some geometric constraints on ring-width trend. Tree-Ring Research 61(2):73-76.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262639-
dc.description.abstractSimulations of tree rings from trees of undisturbed forest sites are used to describe natural, long-term width trends. Ring-width trends of canopy-sized white oak are simulated from regressions of BAI (ring area) data of real trees. Examples are given of a tree from a typical re-growth forest in Illinois and of a more slowly growing tree from an old-growth forest in Kentucky. The long-term width trend was simulated as being toward constant ring width regardless of growth rate of the tree. Conditions by which either increasing or decreasing ring-width trends could be simulated from the same linear BAI trend are examined. I conclude that curvilinear width trends, either increasing or decreasing, represent width adjustments to changes in growth rate (BAI trend) after which the width trend stabilizes to a near-constant value. Interpretation of ring-width trends of trees from undisturbed stands may be useful in assessing stand disturbance history.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.subjectRing-Widthen_US
dc.subjectGrowth Trenden_US
dc.subjectSimulationen_US
dc.subjectBAIen_US
dc.subjectQuercus Albaen_US
dc.subjectWhite Oaken_US
dc.titleSome Geometric Constraints on Ring-Width Trenden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentU.S. Geological Surveyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
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