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Title

The dendrochronology of fire history
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Marvin A. Stokes
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • dendrochronology
  • fire
  • fire scars
  • tree growth
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Record Last Modified: November 16, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 16320

Description

Dendrochronology, the study of annual rings in woody plants, has developed into a useful tool for a number of different fields of study. Based on the interaction of trees and the climate, it is possible to use tree-rings as proxy data in reconstruction of past climates and river runoff. It has been a dating tool of archaeologists. The value of dendrochronology in fire history research has the potential of providing important data over and beyond the dating of fire scars.

Citation:
Stokes, M. A. 1980. The dendrochronology of fire history. Pages 1-3 in: Stokes, Marvin A.; Dieterich, John H. (editors), Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop: October 20-24, 1980, Tucson, Arizona. General Technical Report RM-GTR-81. Ft. Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 142 p.