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28th European Dendroecological Fieldweek

10 - 17 September 2017

Vosges Mountains, France


Forests around Lac de Retournemer, within the closer region of the fieldweek. (Foto: Shutterstock)

We have the pleasure to announce that the European Dendroecological Fieldweek 2017 will partly contribute as a pre-conference summer school to the 125th Anniversary Congress of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) held from September 18-22 in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany.

We are also thankful that the Association for Tree-Ring Research ATR, supports this fieldweek with some travel grants.

Details see Registration (on the left of this page).

Furthermore this fieldweek is a course affiliated to the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR), University of Bern. Therefore successful participants can be provided with 2.5 ECTS points. 

Foto: Kerstin Treydte/WSL
Foto: Kerstin Treydte/WSL


Kerstin Treydte

Research Group Dendrosciences, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Kahle

Chair of Forest Growth and Dendroecology, Institute of Forest Sciences, University of Freiburg, Germany

Cyrille Rathgeber

National Institute of Agricultural Research INRA, Nancy, France

Additional instructors

Willy Tegel

Dendronet; Chair of Forest Growth and Dendroecology, Institute of Forest Sciences, University of Freiburg, Germany

Alan Crivellaro

University of Padua, Italy

Ryszard Kaczka

University of Silesia, Poland


The European Dendroecological Fieldweek covers the full spectrum of dendrochronological issues, including dendroclimatology, dendroecology, dendrogeomorphology, dendroarcheology and wood anatomy, and fosters cross-disciplinary links. Each topic includes keynote lectures, fieldwork and data production/analysis in small groups, supervised by an advanced scientist. Participants will learn methods of field sampling, sample preparation, visual and statistical cross-dating, data production of tree-ring widths, blue reflectance, stable isotopes, cell size parameters, image analysis, statistical data analysis, and presentation of results. Participants and advanced scientists will spend the whole week together, and there will be ample opportunity to learn, discuss and make new friends from all around the world.

Call for contributions

Deadline for registration and payment: 30 June 2017

Participation will be limited to a maximum of 30 people.

First come first serve...

Successful applicants will be notified in July. 

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People interested in tree-rings from all over the world.
Beginners, Master and PhD students are particularly encouraged to apply.


10 - 17 September 2017


The fieldweek will take place in the middle of the beautiful Vosges Mountains in France at the Chalet-Refuge Les Trois Fours, a simple but cosy cabin of the French Alpine Club.

Please note that internet access is VERY limited to non-existing!


450,- Euro, including conference fee, accommodation and meals.