Climate change is considered one of the greatest environmental, social and economic challenges of our time. Scientists across the world are looking at the evidence of climate change and try to come up with predictions for our future environment and weather. Dendrochronology - tree ring research - has attained an eminent position in environmental studies, primarily because it not only provides annually resolved records, but also deals with decadal to millennial time scales highly useful in global climate change studies. Analyzing the anatomical and chemical structure of wood can provide further aspects about the environmental signal in tree rings.

The Eighth International Conference on Dendrochronology - WorldDendro 2010 - is intended for academics, scientists, students, and managers interested in using applications of dendrochronology in climatology, environmental sciences, archaeology, geology, resource management, conservation, policy making, and society. The main goal of the conference is to gather researchers working on the reconstruction and modelling of past, present and future tree growth and analyzing the natural and human induced variation patterns in tree rings.

The conference is the foremost international gathering and prestige platform for researchers to publish the latest research and development on dendrochronology and related issues. We expect about 400 participants from 40 countries. The interdisciplinary conference, lasting 6 days, will facilitate contacts, enhance new collaboration, and stimulate intellectual exchanges amongst the researchers throughout the world. We warmly welcome you to WorldDendro 2010.