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Research interests

My main research interest is looking beyond the tree rings, linking dendrochronology with ecophysiology to achieve a deeper knowledge of cambial activity. How does a tree grow? Only answering this intriguing question will be possible to develop new tools to assess tree health. I love browsing in these fields:

  • dendroecology, stand dynamics, disturbances, extreme climatic events, forest history, wood anatomy, palaeoclimate, proxy-data (charcoals), the use of stable isotopes in ecology
  • In particular, during the past five years I have been involved in reconstructing the stand history (anthropogenic and climatic influences) of the Swiss Long Term Forest Ecosystem Research, on German the Langfristige Waldökosystem-Forschung (LWF) plots

 

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