Objectives: Compare climate response of co-occurring canopy dominate species. Expected outcomes are that the general response between species will be the same but there will be nuanced differences.
Principal Investigator: Justin T. Maxwell, Grant L. Harley, Scott M. Robeson.
Recommended Citation: Maxwell JT, Harley GL, and Robeson SM. 2016. Multi-species tree cores, Climate response of co-occurring tree species using tree-rings.
Project Contents: Data for 10 Plots, 371 Trees, 669 Cores
Project Period: 2012-01-01 to ongoing
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Description: In this project we were interested in comparing the climate response between multiple co-occurring species. While, we found that the general response was to June climate and that soil moisture was the leading driver of growth, we found distinct species-specific differences. The ongoing work aims at determining what drives these differences.
Related Publications: No related publications
Taxonomic standard used: USDA Plants Database
How plots were selected: Not provided
How trees were selected: Two tree species chosen at each site location, multiple trees sampled. We targeted canopy dominate trees of six species. We targeted a minimum of ten trees per species.
Exclusion of trees (if any): Not provided
How cores were collected: Two samples with an increment borer on opposite sides of the tree, parallel to the slope and at chest height
How cores were processed: Not provided
Exclusion of cores (if any): Samples were excluded if they were too decomposed to mount or had broken into multiple pieces and could not be mounted.
Added to the database: 12/16/2019
Last modified: 12/16/2019