(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Tree reactions and dune movements : Slowinski National Park, Poland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Lab. of Dendrochronology, Inst. of Ecology and Environment Protection, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ., Torun, POLOGNE
(2) Univ. Centre for the Environment, School of Geography, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Fac. of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Univ. of Science and Technology, Kraków, POLOGNE


The main aim of this study was to assess whether the annual tree rings of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) growing on the lee side of the Czolpinska dunes in the Slowinski National Park, could be used to measure rates of dune advance. This was achieved with indirect measurements confirmed by direct measurements. It is found that where dune advance was relatively rapid, tree vitality declined after stem burial was over 1.9 m, but where advance was under 1 m/yr survival was remarkably increased, one tree survived, albeit with thinning needles, after an estimated 11.4 m burial. When estimating sand-movement rates the AA. discounted compression wood reactions and also excluded climatic events and pest infestations. The remaining data supplied different sand-advance rates at the 3 sites


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 81, no1 [pp. 55-65]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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