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Methods for measuring arctic and alpine shrub growth: A review

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2015

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Myers-Smith, Isla H., Hallinger, Martin, Blok, Daan, Sass-Klaassen, Ute, Rayback, Shelly A., Weijers, Stef, Trant, Andrew J., Tape, Ken D., Naito, Adam T., Wipf, Sonja, Rixen, Christian, Dawes, Melissa A., Wheeler, Julia A., Buchwal, Agata, Baittinger, Claudia, Macias-Fauria, Marc, Forbes, Bruce C., Lévesque, Esther, Boulanger-Lapointe, Noémie, Beil, Ilka, Ravolainen, Virve, and Wilmking, Martin, 2015, Methods for measuring arctic and alpine shrub growth: A review: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 140, p. 1-13.

Summary

Shrubs have increased in abundance and dominance in arctic and alpine regions in recent decades. This often dramatic change, likely due to climate warming, has the potential to alter both the structure and function of tundra ecosystems. The analysis of shrub growth is improving our understanding of tundra vegetation dynamics and environmental changes. However, dendrochronological methods developed for trees, need to be adapted for the morphology and growth eccentricity of shrubs. Here, we review current and developing methods to measure radial and axial growth, estimate age, and assess growth dynamics in relation to environmental variables. Recent advances in sampling methods, analysis and applications have improved our ability to [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.10.004
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0012-8252

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