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Some Principles of Dendrochronology
Illustrated with Graphics
The Principle of Limiting Factors
The rates of plant process occur as fast as allowed by the factor that is most limiting.
Tree-ring structures reflect the environmental conditions limiting growth during the time the ring was produced.
Tree Rings are Retrospective Indicators.
Variations in ring structure indicate past variations and
changes of environmentally limiting conditions.
A Variety of Ring Features Reflect Environmental Conditions
Variations in these features can be quantified and used to interpret variations
in these conditions.
Links to Other Home Pages with Illustrated Principles
Dendrochronology in the
Bristlecone Pine Home Page
Henri Grissino-Mayer's Principles Page
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Prepared by Harold C. Fritts hfritts@LTRR.arizona.edu -- Last updated
March 17, 2000