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Evaluating the robustness of three ring-width measurement methods for growth release reconstruction

Sybryn Maes UGent, Astrid Vannoppen, Jan Altman, Jan Van den Bulcke UGent, Guillaume Decocq, Tom De Mil UGent, Leen Depauw UGent, Dries Landuyt UGent, Michael Perring UGent, Joris Van Acker UGent, et al. (2017) DENDROCHRONOLOGIA. 46. p.67-76
abstract
Growth release analysis on tree rings can be used to validate forest disturbances from the known past or reconstruct those beyond the time line or resolution of documentary evidence. Differences in ring-width measurements may result in incorrect disturbance reconstruction. Yet, little is known about how growth release detection is influenced by the ring-width measurement method. Methodological comparisons mostly do not take into account the ultimate objective of the measurements nor their practicalities, such as time consumption or sample preparation. We assessed differences in ring-width measurements between three methods (Lintab, measuRing, and DHXCT), in a ring-porous (Quercus robur) and diffuse-porous (Fagus sylvatica) species, and evaluated whether detection of growth releases was consistent among methods We also comprehensively compared the methods, including quantitative and qualitative criteria. Growth releases were consistent among methods despite small, but significant differences in ring-width values. The apparent robustness of the methods suggests that they may be substitutable in future growth release studies, although the highlighted drawbacks and necessary improvements may advocate combined approaches. Furthermore, we propose an evaluation framework for quantitative and qualitative methodological decision-making and advocate the need for similar methodological comparisons within other fields of dendrochronology.
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Dendrochronology, Ring-width measurement, Growth release, Lintab, measuRing, XCT, Ring-porous, Diffuse-porous, Disturbance reconstruction, TRADER, Forest disturbance, Historical ecology, Methodological evaluation, TREE, DISTURBANCE, CORE, DENDROCHRONOLOGY, TOMOGRAPHY, AGREEMENT, PACKAGE, IMAGES, BEECH, OAK
journal title
DENDROCHRONOLOGIA
Dendrochronologia
volume
46
pages
67 - 76
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Article
Web of Science id
000415945400007
ISBN
1125-7865
DOI
10.1016/j.dendro.2017.10.005
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English
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8545601
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8545601
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2018-01-19 15:25:31
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  abstract     = {Growth release analysis on tree rings can be used to validate forest disturbances from the known past or reconstruct those beyond the time line or resolution of documentary evidence. Differences in ring-width measurements may result in incorrect disturbance reconstruction. Yet, little is known about how growth release detection is influenced by the ring-width measurement method. Methodological comparisons mostly do not take into account the ultimate objective of the measurements nor their practicalities, such as time consumption or sample preparation. We assessed differences in ring-width measurements between three methods (Lintab, measuRing, and DHXCT), in a ring-porous (Quercus robur) and diffuse-porous (Fagus sylvatica) species, and evaluated whether detection of growth releases was consistent among methods We also comprehensively compared the methods, including quantitative and qualitative criteria. Growth releases were consistent among methods despite small, but significant differences in ring-width values. The apparent robustness of the methods suggests that they may be substitutable in future growth release studies, although the highlighted drawbacks and necessary improvements may advocate combined approaches. Furthermore, we propose an evaluation framework for quantitative and qualitative methodological decision-making and advocate the need for similar methodological comparisons within other fields of dendrochronology.},
  author       = {Maes, Sybryn and Vannoppen, Astrid and Altman, Jan and Van den Bulcke, Jan and Decocq, Guillaume and De Mil, Tom and Depauw, Leen and Landuyt, Dries and Perring, Michael and Van Acker, Joris and Vanhellemont, Margot and Verheyen, Kris},
  isbn         = {1125-7865},
  journal      = {DENDROCHRONOLOGIA},
  keyword      = {Dendrochronology,Ring-width measurement,Growth release,Lintab,measuRing,XCT,Ring-porous,Diffuse-porous,Disturbance reconstruction,TRADER,Forest disturbance,Historical ecology,Methodological evaluation,TREE,DISTURBANCE,CORE,DENDROCHRONOLOGY,TOMOGRAPHY,AGREEMENT,PACKAGE,IMAGES,BEECH,OAK},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {67--76},
  title        = {Evaluating the robustness of three ring-width measurement methods for growth release reconstruction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2017.10.005},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Maes, Sybryn, Astrid Vannoppen, Jan Altman, Jan Van den Bulcke, Guillaume Decocq, Tom De Mil, Leen Depauw, et al. 2017. “Evaluating the Robustness of Three Ring-width Measurement Methods for Growth Release Reconstruction.” Dendrochronologia 46: 67–76.
APA
Maes, Sybryn, Vannoppen, A., Altman, J., Van den Bulcke, J., Decocq, G., De Mil, T., Depauw, L., et al. (2017). Evaluating the robustness of three ring-width measurement methods for growth release reconstruction. DENDROCHRONOLOGIA, 46, 67–76.
Vancouver
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Maes S, Vannoppen A, Altman J, Van den Bulcke J, Decocq G, De Mil T, et al. Evaluating the robustness of three ring-width measurement methods for growth release reconstruction. DENDROCHRONOLOGIA. 2017;46:67–76.
MLA
Maes, Sybryn, Astrid Vannoppen, Jan Altman, et al. “Evaluating the Robustness of Three Ring-width Measurement Methods for Growth Release Reconstruction.” DENDROCHRONOLOGIA 46 (2017): 67–76. Print.