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Relationship Between Climate and Tree-ring Chronology of Betula ermanii on Tree-line in North Slope of the Changbai Mountains(PDF)

Chinese Journal of Applied & Environmental Biology[ISSN:1006-687X/CN:51-1482/Q]

2012 01
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Relationship Between Climate and Tree-ring Chronology of Betula ermanii on Tree-line in North Slope of the Changbai Mountains
WANG Xiaoming ZHAO Xiuhai GAO Lushuang JIANG Qingbiao
(Faculty of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China)
climatic change dendrochronology tree-line Betula ermanii radial growth Changbai Mountains
Q948.112 (23)

The tree-ring width chronologies were developed in north slope of the Changbai Mountains to analyze the Betula ermanii radial growth-climate relationships through dendrochronological methods including correlation and response analysis. The results showed that the radial growth of Betula ermanii exhibited a significantly nagative correlation with monthly temperature of both previous July and current March (P < 0.05), a significantly positive correlation with monthly temperature of previous September and current July, and a significantly positive correlation with monthly total precipitation of previous June. Besides, the analysis of response toseasonally climatic factors showed that the tree-ring growth of B. ermanii had a significantly negative correlation with mean temperature of current spring (January to March), a significantly negative correlation with mean temperature of the period before current growth season (April and May), and a significantly positive correlation with mean maximum temperature of the period before current growth season. But it showed no significant correlation with seasonally precipitation. Furthermore, the regression model between tree-ring width index and climatic factors was established via multiple stepwise regression analysis and run under the scenario of climate warming. The results showed that the radial growth of B, ermanii on tree-line zone would decline by 14.8%. Fig 3, Tab 3, Ref 51


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