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Editor’s highlight for TSAF D-17-00396: carbon and oxygen isotopes in tree rings—climate signals and microsite effects

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Abstract

Key message

Isotopes are important proxies in tree rings but microsite differences are often not taken into account. Esper et al. (Trees 32:1–15, 2018) assessed microsite differences contributing to the understanding of local drivers.

Abstract

Carbon and oxygen isotopes are important proxies in tree ring archives that allow the reconstruction of the past climate as well as to retrospectively assess tree responses towards climatic drivers Esper et al. (Trees 32:1–15, 2018, this issue) took into account potential microsite differences as they not only chose a strong latitudinal gradient in Sweden (Kiruna, north of the polar circle vs. Stockholm) but also collected at both locations tree rings from Pinus sylvestris that grew directly at a lakeshore and trees up to 30 m upslope.

Keywords

Tree ring Isotope Local site conditions 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.

Human participants and animal rights statement

The research did not involve animals or humans.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forest DynamicsSwiss Federal Research Institute WSLBirmensdorfSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Terrestrial EcosystemsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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