Increase in tree-ring width in subalpine Pinus cembra from the central Alps that may be CO2-related

  title={Increase in tree-ring width in subalpine Pinus cembra from the central Alps that may be CO2-related},
  author={Kurt Nicolussi and Sigmar Bortenschlager and Christian K{\"o}rner},
It has been suggested many times that elevated atmospheric CO2 levels should stimulate radial increment of stem growth. However, interpretation of dendrochronologies with respect to a CO2 signal is a difficult task, since a multitude of environmental and tree factors influence the growth of stems. Here we provide a data set from subalpine stone pine which covers the period from 1750 to 1988, and from which growth rings of the 80- to 90-year age class were analysed. The most common… CONTINUE READING
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