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The dendrochronology of fire history

Author(s): Marvin A. Stokes
Year Published: 1980

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. In: Stokes, Marvin A.; Dieterich, John H., eds. Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop; 1980 October 20-24; Tucson, Arizona. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-81. Ft. Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 1-3.
Topic(s): Fire History, Frequency
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 12411
FRAMES RCS number: 16320
Record updated: Mar 29, 2014