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Microscopy images used in tree ring analyses

Non-linear relationship between elevation and seasonal growth continuity on an island with trade wind-influenced water availability

Climatic seasonality drives ecosystem processes and influences plant species distribution. However, there is little understanding how different aspects of seasonality (in particular temperature and precipitation) affect growth continuity of trees in climates with low seasonality because seasonality is often only crudely measured. This is particularly true for oceanic islands, where the density of climate stations often does not match the fine-scale spatial heterogeneity of topography and climatic conditions. Exceptionally wide elevational species distribution ranges on islands can allow the use of tree rings to identify how growth continuity and climate–growth relationships change with elevation. In a recent study published in...

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