The second international conference on Mountains in the Changing World (MoChWo) 2017 has announced a
special symposia on Dendroecology and Dendroclimatology of Mountain Forests:Predicting Future Looking into Past.
We are accepting abstracts for this symposium. CLICK HERE for abstract submission.
Dendrochronological techniques rely on variety of structural characteristics of tree rings, such as ring width, wood density, and vessel size, which exhibit variability from one ring to the next, corresponding to changes to environmental factors. Mountain forest boundaries including treelines and timberlines are considered reliable indicators of environmental changes because of narrow physiological threshold of trees in high mountain forests.
High elevation ecosystem including high mountain forests are one of most influenced biota due to anthropogenic climate change. Hence this symposium calls abstracts about the use of dendrochronological research in high mountain forest including growth-climate relationship, tree growth performance (rate of biomass production), tree ring based climate reconstruction, intrinsic water use efficiency of forest trees, treeline dynamics, tree ring stable isotope studies and dendrogeomorphology as well as technology intervention on tree ring science.
We believe that the special symposium as a part of MoChWo conference 2017 brings about fruitful discussions on tree ring studies for improving our understanding on preparedness of rapidly changing climate in high mountains all around the world.
Dr. Achyut Tiwari
Trichandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Ghantaghar, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Abstract submission: 22 August
- Registration: 22 September
- Conference: 27-28 October
MoChWo 2017 Secretariat