“ [L]inear empirical–statistical analyses alone cannot be used to prove a physical or biological mechanism for variability or ” change in the climate-tree growth relationship. Anchukaitis et al., Geophysical Research Le ers, 2007
“ This [modeling approach] would represent a signiﬁcant step toward validating and improving statistically based but ultimately subjective data standardization techniques ” and identifying decadal climate variability reliably. Evans et al., Journal of Geophysical Research, 2006
There are relatively few long high-resolution terrestrial proxies from the tropics
nispiro (Sapotaceae) Monteverde, Costa Rica eastern white pine (Pinaceae) Deep Gap, North CarolinaPhotograph: Kevin Anchukaitis
“[Establish] a strategy to develop chronometric estimates intropical trees lacking demonstrably annual ring structure, using ”high resolution stable isotopic measurements in tropical woods. Evans and Schrag 2004, GCA, 68, 16
“Tree-ring analysis is one of the most powerful tools available forthe study of environmental change and the identiﬁcation of ”fundamental relationships between tree growth and climate. Cook and Pederson, 2010
DENDROCHRONOLOGY IS MUCH MORE THAN JUSTCOUNTING TREE RINGS.