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Dendrokronološke raziskave v Sloveniji (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.01.02  Biotechnical sciences  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Wood technology 

Code Science Field
T460  Technological sciences  Wood, pulp and paper technology 
T510  Technological sciences  Chronology, dating techniques 
dendrochronology, dendroecology, dendroclimatology, wood, dating, restoration, conservation, archaeology, Abies alba, Picea abies, Larix decidua, Quercus petraea, Quercus robur, Fraxinus excelsior, Picea rubens
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publications
1.  02937  PhD Katarina Čufar  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Principal Researcher  1999 - 2001  936 
2.  05732  PhD Željko Gorišek  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1998 - 2001  450 
3.  11595  PhD Tomislav Levanič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1999 - 2001  596 
4.  11223  PhD Primož Oven  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1999 - 2001  544 
5.  18149  PhD Aleš Straže  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1996 - 2001  317 
6.  01641  PhD Nikolaj Torelli  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1999 - 2001  966 
7.  10118  Martin Zupančič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1999 - 2001  140 
DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN SLOVENIA. We present the results of the third year of investigations. The objectives were to obtain new knowledge on factors affecting tree growth and wood formation, and to construct Slovenian reference chronologies for dating. Tree-ring chronologies of larch (Larix decidua) and fir (Abies alba) showed good cross-matching within Slovenia and with those from other European regions. We constructed long regional chronologies for dating both species and continue to improve and prolong them. Dendroclimatological investigations exemplified by the fir from Slovenia and the red spruce (Picea rubens) from the USA indicate the lack of temporal stability in dendroclimatology, therefore caution is needed with dendroclimatic reconstruction. Dendrochronological methods were used to evaluate growth of Norway spruce (Picea abies) from climatically specific chill sites in the Karst valleys, and variability of population structure of supposedly native Norway spruce from Pokljuka. Wood anatomical features like resin canals in black pine (Pinus nigra) and changes due to fraying damage in young ash (Fraxinus excelsior) were studied as possible variables in dendrochronology. The ongoing research in oak (Quercus petraea and Q. robur) showed that both species from the same site can be cross-dated as well as they can be cross-dated with ash. In co-operation with the Restoration Centre and the Institute of Archaeology, ZRC SAZU we continued investigations of historic and archaeological timbers. Beside modern and historic ones we constructed 12 chronologies from 6 pile dwellings in the Ljubljana Moor. This chronologies are not dated yet, but first radiocarbon dates of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences give a good orientation for their future dating. We report on co-operation with other institutions from Slovenia, European countries, and USA.
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