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13-17 May 2013
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A study of dendrochronological and dendroclimatological potential of Taxus baccata in different habitats during the last millennium in the UK

Presented by Ms. Beheshteh AGIN on 15 May 2013 from 18:00 to 21:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Board #: 37


Recently yew (Taxus baccata) has shown promising potential to be used in dendrochronological and dendroclimatological analysis in Ireland, western Himalaya and England. So far however, few studies on yew dendrochronology and dendroclimatology exist. The potential for obtaining long yew chronology with strong response to climatic variables are the main reasons of this research. Yew is native to Europe and can be found wild from Asia to North America in woodlands, and planted in churchyards, etc. and is well suited to mild oceanic climate (abundant rainfall and high humidity) occurring widely on chalk and limestone. It is one of the best conifers for dendrochronological and dendroclimatological analysis: i.e. longevity, slow-growth, salt-tolerance. The aim of this research is to explore yew’s potential to be used as an alternative species for dendrochronological and dendroclimatological analysis in future and filling the data gaps, especially over the last millennium.


Location: DoubleTree
Room: Salon E

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