The dendroclimatological potential of an alpine shrub, cassiope mertensiana, from mount rainier, wa, usa

@article{Rayback2012TheDP,
  title={The dendroclimatological potential of an alpine shrub, cassiope mertensiana, from mount rainier, wa, usa},
  author={Shelly A Rayback and Andrea Lini and David L. Berg},
  journal={Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography},
  year={2012},
  volume={94},
  pages={413 - 427}
}
  • S. Rayback, A. Lini, D. Berg
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography
Abstract The application of dendrochronological techniques to shrubs found in arctic and alpine plant communities is opening previously untapped regions to the exploration of plant‐climate ecological relationships and climate reconstruction. In this pilot study, we present growth (1963–2004), reproduction (1963–2004), and stable carbon isotope ratio (1975–2004) chronologies for Cassiope mertensiana from a subalpine site in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. Based on simple linear… 
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