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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/622640
Title:
Basic Principles And Methods Of Dendrochronological Specimen Curation
Author:
Creasman, Pearce Paul
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2011-07
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. 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 Research
Citation:
Creasman, P.P., 2011. Basic principles and methods of dendrochronological curation. Tree-Ring Research 67(2):103-115.
Abstract:
Dendrochronological collections include continuously expanding multi-taxon records of tree growth that encompass millennia and often offer irreplaceable sources of biological, environmental, and cultural information. Nevertheless, each departure of a scholar from the field—whether because of death, retirement, career change, shift in research priorities, or even move to a new institution—places collections in increased danger of being lost as viable resources. Without an organized and concerted effort to address outstanding and future issues of specimen curation, dendrochronology as a whole may become mired in the same trap that befalls many other scientific fields: collections apathy. Dendrochronological collections exist as a result of decades of effort and should function to support current and future scientific endeavors, education, and outreach, but cannot do so without adequate attention to their future. Intended as a ‘‘call to arms’’ this paper, focused on dendrochronology in the academic and public sector, aims to encourage discussion and, more importantly, to provide a foundation for and to instill a sense of urgency regarding long-term preservation of dendrochronological specimens.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Collections; Archives; Curation; Curate; Standards; Procedures; Samples
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.contributor.authorCreasman, Pearce Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-22T18:56:27Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-22T18:56:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-07-
dc.identifier.citationCreasman, P.P., 2011. Basic principles and methods of dendrochronological curation. Tree-Ring Research 67(2):103-115.en
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/622640-
dc.description.abstractDendrochronological collections include continuously expanding multi-taxon records of tree growth that encompass millennia and often offer irreplaceable sources of biological, environmental, and cultural information. Nevertheless, each departure of a scholar from the field—whether because of death, retirement, career change, shift in research priorities, or even move to a new institution—places collections in increased danger of being lost as viable resources. Without an organized and concerted effort to address outstanding and future issues of specimen curation, dendrochronology as a whole may become mired in the same trap that befalls many other scientific fields: collections apathy. Dendrochronological collections exist as a result of decades of effort and should function to support current and future scientific endeavors, education, and outreach, but cannot do so without adequate attention to their future. Intended as a ‘‘call to arms’’ this paper, focused on dendrochronology in the academic and public sector, aims to encourage discussion and, more importantly, to provide a foundation for and to instill a sense of urgency regarding long-term preservation of dendrochronological specimens.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen
dc.subjectTree Ringsen
dc.subjectCollectionsen
dc.subjectArchivesen
dc.subjectCurationen
dc.subjectCurateen
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subjectProceduresen
dc.subjectSamplesen
dc.titleBasic Principles And Methods Of Dendrochronological Specimen Curationen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typetexten
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en
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