Dendrochronology course in Valsaín forest, Segovia, Spain


Touchan, R.... et al.This report describes an international summer course, >Tree Rings, Climate, Natural Resources, and Human Interaction>, held in Valsaín, Spain, in summer of 2012. The course, with 14 participants from three countries (Spain, Algeria, and Russia), included basic training in dendrochronology skills as well as applied projects in dendroclimatology, dendroecology and dendrogeomorphology. Copyright © 2013 by The Tree-Ring Society.This International Summer School was carried out in collaboration with the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, from the United States, and IGME (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España), IPE-CSIC (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), ARAID foundation, INIA-CIFOR (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria-Centro de Investigación Forestal) and University of Córdoba, from Spain. The organizers sincerely thank the CENEAM (National Center for Environmental Education), Montes de Valsaín and OAPN (Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales) from the Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación, y Medio Ambiente in Spain for the support and facilities to organize this course. We thank Drs. Rafael Herrera, Mar Génova and Guillermo Gea-Izquierdo for their contributions in the course. We thank AEET (Asociación Española de Ecología Terrestre) from Spain for generous grants provided to students. We thank the course sponsors: Tree-Ring Society, National Science Foundation-USA (Grant AGS-Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change Program 1103314), Regents Instruments, Beta Analytic, and Cox Analytical Systems.Peer Reviewe

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