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No systematic effects of sampling direction on climate-growth relationships in a large-scale, multi-species tree-ring data set

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dc.contributor.author Gut, Urs
dc.contributor.author Árvai, Mátyás
dc.contributor.author Bijak, Szymon
dc.contributor.author Camarero, J. Julio
dc.contributor.author Cedro, Anna
dc.contributor.author Cruz- García, Roberto
dc.contributor.author Garamszegi, Balázs
dc.contributor.author Hacket-Pain, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Hevia, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Huang, Weiwei
dc.contributor.author Isaac-Renton, Miriam
dc.contributor.author Kaczka, Ryszard J.
dc.contributor.author Kazimirović, Marko
dc.contributor.author Kędziora, Wojciech
dc.contributor.author Kern, Zoltán
dc.contributor.author Klisz, Marcin
dc.contributor.author Kolář, Tomáš
dc.contributor.author Körneru, Michael
dc.contributor.author Kuznetsova, Veronica
dc.contributor.author Montwé, David
dc.contributor.author Petritan, Any Mary
dc.contributor.author Petritan, Ion Catalin
dc.contributor.author Plavcová, Lenka
dc.contributor.author Romy, Rehschuh
dc.contributor.author Rocha, Eva
dc.contributor.author Rybníček, Michal
dc.contributor.author Sánchez-Salguero, Raúl
dc.contributor.author Schröder, Jens
dc.contributor.author Schwab, Niels
dc.contributor.author Stajić, Branko
dc.contributor.author Tomusiak, Robert
dc.contributor.author Wilmking, Martin
dc.contributor.author Sass-Klaassen, Ute
dc.contributor.author Buras, Allan
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-16T20:41:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-16T20:41:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Gut, U., Árvai, M., Bijak, S., Camarero, J.J., Cedro, A., Cruz-García, R.,Garamszegi, … Buras, A. (2019). No systematic effects of sampling direction on climate-growth relationships in a large-scale, multi-species tree-ring data set. Dendrochronologia, 57, 125624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2019.125624 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2019.125624
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11487
dc.description.abstract Ring-width series are important for diverse fields of research such as the study of past climate, forest ecology, forest genetics, and the determination of origin (dendro-provenancing) or dating of archaeological objects. Recent research suggests diverging climate-growth relationships in tree-rings due to the cardinal direction of extracting the tree cores (i.e. direction-specific effect). This presents an understudied source of bias that potentially affects many data sets in tree-ring research. In this study, we investigated possible direction-specific growth variability based on an international (10 countries), multi-species (8 species) tree-ring width network encompassing 22 sites. To estimate the effect of direction-specific growth variability on climate-growth relationships, we applied a combination of three methods: An analysis of signal strength differences, a Principal Component Gradient Analysis and a test on the direction-specific differences in correlations between indexed ring-widths series and climate variables. We found no evidence for systematic direction-specific effects on tree radial growth variability in high-pass filtered ring-width series. In addition, direction-specific growth showed only marginal effects on climate-growth correlations. These findings therefore indicate that there is no consistent bias caused by coring direction in data sets used for diverse dendrochronological applications on relatively mesic sites within forests in flat terrain, as were studied here. However, in extremely dry, warm or cold environments, or on steep slopes, and for different life-forms such as shrubs, further research is advisable. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship U. Gut thanks N. Bleicher for comments and discussions. U. Gut was financially supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, grant no. P0ZHP1_162299. A. Buras received funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). J. J. Camarero acknowledges the support of the CGL2015-69186-C2-1-R project (Spanish Ministry of Economy). R. Cruz-García was supported by a DAAD-Conacyt scholarship. A. Hevia was supported by OLDPINE (AGL2017-83828-C2-2R) project (Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, MINECO). M. Isaac-Renton and D. Montwé thank Anne-Marie Marchi, Todd Golumbia and CRD Regional parks for sampling permission. T. Kolář and M. Rybníček were supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of CR within the National Sustainability Program I (NPUI), grant number LO1415, the Czech Science Foundation (18-17295S). A.M. Petritan was supported by the Ministry of Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-1508, within PNCDI III (BIOCARB). R. Sánchez-Salguero was supported by the projects CoMo-ReAdapt (CGL2013-48843-C2-1-R, Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Spain) and LESENS (RTI2018-096884-B-C33, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Spain). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Dendrochronologia en_US
dc.subject Tree-rings en_US
dc.subject Directional growth en_US
dc.subject Climate signal en_US
dc.subject Dendro-provenancing en_US
dc.subject Principal Component Gradient Analysis en_US
dc.subject Correlation analysis en_US
dc.title No systematic effects of sampling direction on climate-growth relationships in a large-scale, multi-species tree-ring data set en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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