Bannister 424

Trouet Lab group meeting

Quiet writing time. Side groups may meet in nearby rooms with periodic checkins, but this space is reserved for a quiet place to write.

Scaling climate sensitivity: How does spatial aggregation affect estimation of the species–environment relationship?

The practice of aggregation in dendrochronology reveals common climate signals while minimizing non-climatic noise. Especially when analyzed at broad spatial scales, climate emerges as a strong predictor of variability in tree ring width. However, the increasing use of tree ring data to study the impacts of climate change on forests, from local to regional and even global scales, warrants careful thinking about the effect of aggregation on climate sensitivities (i.e., species–environment relationships).

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