International Summer School

Tree Rings, Climate, Natural Resources, and Human Interaction

5 August - 19 August 2013, Abakan, Russia

  • Dendrochronology: History, scientific basis and biological basis of dendrochronology;
  • Chronology Development: Sample preparation, cross-dating (skeleton plots), ring-width measurement, standardization, and assessment of chronology quality;
  • Dendroclimatic Reconstructions: Response-function and transfer- function analysis;
  • Applications:
    • Dendroarchaeology: Case studies from North America and Russia;
    • Dendrohydrology: Regional drought reconstructions for the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and Eurasia; Colorado River reconstruction of annual flow; reconstruction of river flow from riparian tree rings;
    • Dendroecology: Fire history and climate patterns in conifer forests of USA and Russia, modeling of cell structures of tree rings from North America and Eurasia;
    • Dendroclimatology: Temperature reconstructions and their analysis in Northern Hemisphere from tree rings;
    • Role of Dendrochronology in natural resource management: Collaborative planning for water sustainability in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa;