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Forests 2017, 8(5), 160; doi:10.3390/f8050160

An Updated Review of Dendrochronological Investigations in Mexico, a Megadiverse Country with a High Potential for Tree-Ring Sciences

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Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Av. Papaloapan y Blvd. Durango, Durango 34120, México
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Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC), Avda. Montañana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain
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Received: 2 April 2017 / Revised: 30 April 2017 / Accepted: 5 May 2017 / Published: 9 May 2017
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Dendrochronology is a very useful science to reconstruct the long-term responses of trees and other woody plants forming annual rings in response to their environment. The present review considered Mexico, a megadiverse country with a high potential for tree-ring sciences given its high climatic and environmental variability. We reviewed papers considering Mexican tree species that were published from 2001 to 2016. Most of these studies examined tree species from temperate forests, mainly in the pine and fir species. The review included 31 tree species. The most intensively sampled family and species were the Pinaceae and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziessi (Mirb.) Franco), respectively. Some threatened tree species were also studied. Dendrochronological investigations were mainly conducted in northern and central Mexico, with Durango being the most sampled state. The reviewed studies were mostly developed for hydroclimatic reconstructions, which were mainly based on the tree-ring width as a proxy for the climate. Tree-ring studies were carried out in both national and foreign institutions. Our review identified relevant research gaps for dendrochronologists such as: (i) biomes which are still scarcely studied (e.g., tropical dry forests) and (ii) approaches still rarely applied to Mexican forests as dendroecology. View Full-Text
Keywords: conifers; dendroecology; dendroclimatology; tree rings conifers; dendroecology; dendroclimatology; tree rings
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Acosta-Hernández, A.C.; Pompa-García, M.; Camarero, J.J. An Updated Review of Dendrochronological Investigations in Mexico, a Megadiverse Country with a High Potential for Tree-Ring Sciences. Forests 2017, 8, 160.

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