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Growth patterns of forest stands - the response towards pollutants and climatic impact

W Beck   

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 4-6 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0472-002
Published: Jan 21, 2009 - Copyright © 2009 SISEF

Research Articles

Collection/Special Issue: Cost Action E29 Meeting 2008 - Istanbul (Turkey)
Future Monitoring and Research Needs for Forest Ecosystems
Guest Editors: Marcus Schaub (WSL, Birmensdorf, CH)

Dendroecological analysis of tree and stand growth patterns is discussed as an appropriate tool to quantify response of a forest stand to changing environmental factors, and evidence is provided that the response of trees to current environmental influences can be traced by high resolution measurements of diameter increment.


Dendroecology, Growth response, Autocorrelation, Sensitivity

Authors’ address

W Beck
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Institute for Forest Ecology and Forest Inventory, 16225 Eberswalde, Alfred-Möller-Straße 1 (Germany)

Corresponding author


Beck W (2009). Growth patterns of forest stands - the response towards pollutants and climatic impact. iForest 2: 4-6. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0472-002

Academic Editor

Marcus Schaub

Paper history

Received: Apr 08, 2008
Accepted: Dec 09, 2008

First online: Jan 21, 2009
Publication Date: Jan 21, 2009
Publication Time: 1.43 months

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