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Keyword: annual growth rings

Sampling bias overestimates climate change impacts on forest growth in the southwestern United States

Publications Posted on: February 20, 2019
Climate-tree growth relationships recorded in annual growth rings have recently been the basis for projecting climate change impacts on forests. However, most trees and sample sites represented in the International Tree-Ring Data Bank (ITRDB) were chosen to maximize climate signal and are characterized by marginal growing conditions not representative of the larger forest ecosystem.