A tree-ring based comparison of Terminalia superba climate–growth relationships in West and Central Africa

  title={A tree-ring based comparison of Terminalia superba climate–growth relationships in West and Central Africa},
  author={Maaike De Ridder and Val{\'e}rie Trouet and J. Van den Bulcke and Wannes Hubau and Joris Van Acker and Hans Beeckman},
Tropical lowland forests are characterized by humid climate conditions with interannual variations in amount of precipitation, length of dry season, and relative humidity. The African tree species, Terminalia superba Engl. & Diels has a large distribution area and potentially incorporates these variations in its tree rings. Tree ring analysis was performed on 60 plantation trees (increment cores) and 41 natural trees (stem disks) from Ivory Coast and the Congolese Mayombe Forest. Natural… CONTINUE READING
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