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Dendrochronological potential in a semi-deciduous rainforest: the case of Pericopsis elata in Central Africa

Maaike De Ridder, Benjamin Toirambe, Jan Van den Bulcke UGent, Nils Bourland, Joris Van Acker UGent and Hans Beeckman (2014) FORESTS. 5(12). p.3087-3106
abstract
The long-lived pioneer species Pericopsis elata is one of the rare tropical timbers on the list of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species, supporting the need for accurate and reliable growth data. In one planted and one natural forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively four and 37 Pericopsis stem disks were collected. The tree-ring series of planted trees were used to confirm annual tree-ring formation. For the natural forest, a tree-ring chronology with 24 stem disks ranged from 1852 up to 2008. This chronology was compared with time-series of local precipitation, resulting in a significant correlation with the second half of the rainy season (September–November). This seasonal precipitation was related with sea surface temperatures of the West Indian Ocean. Higher precipitation during El Niño years corresponded with higher tree-ring indices but differences were not significant. In addition, pointer years were rare and did not have a consistent link with extreme climatic conditions. The existence of annual tree rings encourages further tree-ring analyses of P. elata and other flagship timber species in order to further document climate-growth responses and to provide the long-term framework that is needed for sustainable management planning.
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CLIMATE-GROWTH RELATIONSHIPS, TREE-RING ANALYSIS, SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURE, EL-NINO, TECTONA-GRANDIS, sea surface temperature, precipitation, pointer years, Pericopsis elata, El Niño, dendrochronology, Central Africa, CITES, TROPICAL FOREST, WEST-AFRICA, DYNAMICS, RECONSTRUCTION, MANAGEMENT
journal title
FORESTS
Forests
volume
5
issue
12
pages
3087 - 3106
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000346798100009
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FORESTRY
JCR impact factor
1.449 (2014)
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23/65 (2014)
JCR quartile
2 (2014)
ISSN
1999-4907
DOI
10.3390/f5123087
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XYLAREDD
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
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6870067
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6870067
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2015-07-09 11:22:45
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  abstract     = {The long-lived pioneer species Pericopsis elata is one of the rare tropical timbers on the list of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species, supporting the need for accurate and reliable growth data. In one planted and one natural forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively four and 37 Pericopsis stem disks were collected. The tree-ring series of planted trees were used to confirm annual tree-ring formation. For the natural forest, a tree-ring chronology with 24 stem disks ranged from 1852 up to 2008. This chronology was compared with time-series of local precipitation, resulting in a significant correlation with the second half of the rainy season (September--November). This seasonal precipitation was related with sea surface temperatures of the West Indian Ocean. Higher precipitation during El Ni{\~n}o years corresponded with higher tree-ring indices but differences were not significant. In addition, pointer years were rare and did not have a consistent link with extreme climatic conditions. The existence of annual tree rings encourages further tree-ring analyses of P. elata and other flagship timber species in order to further document climate-growth responses and to provide the long-term framework that is needed for sustainable management planning.},
  author       = {De Ridder, Maaike and Toirambe, Benjamin and Van den Bulcke, Jan and Bourland, Nils and Van Acker, Joris and Beeckman, Hans},
  issn         = {1999-4907},
  journal      = {FORESTS},
  keyword      = {CLIMATE-GROWTH RELATIONSHIPS,TREE-RING ANALYSIS,SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURE,EL-NINO,TECTONA-GRANDIS,sea surface temperature,precipitation,pointer years,Pericopsis elata,El Ni{\~n}o,dendrochronology,Central Africa,CITES,TROPICAL FOREST,WEST-AFRICA,DYNAMICS,RECONSTRUCTION,MANAGEMENT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {3087--3106},
  title        = {Dendrochronological potential in a semi-deciduous rainforest: the case of Pericopsis elata in Central Africa},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f5123087},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
De Ridder, Maaike, Benjamin Toirambe, Jan Van den Bulcke, Nils Bourland, Joris Van Acker, and Hans Beeckman. 2014. “Dendrochronological Potential in a Semi-deciduous Rainforest: The Case of Pericopsis Elata in Central Africa.” Forests 5 (12): 3087–3106.
APA
De Ridder, Maaike, Toirambe, B., Van den Bulcke, J., Bourland, N., Van Acker, J., & Beeckman, H. (2014). Dendrochronological potential in a semi-deciduous rainforest: the case of Pericopsis elata in Central Africa. FORESTS, 5(12), 3087–3106.
Vancouver
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De Ridder M, Toirambe B, Van den Bulcke J, Bourland N, Van Acker J, Beeckman H. Dendrochronological potential in a semi-deciduous rainforest: the case of Pericopsis elata in Central Africa. FORESTS. 2014;5(12):3087–106.
MLA
De Ridder, Maaike, Benjamin Toirambe, Jan Van den Bulcke, et al. “Dendrochronological Potential in a Semi-deciduous Rainforest: The Case of Pericopsis Elata in Central Africa.” FORESTS 5.12 (2014): 3087–3106. Print.