Connections page

METLA (The Finnish Forest Research Institute) / Luke (The Natural Resources Institute Finland)

Conference and Excursion Page

Finnish Tree-ring Labs and Dendro Projects

CARATE Plant physiology as palaeoenvironmental proxy, Metla and University of Helsinki

Dating Laboratory Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki

Dendrolab Rovaniemi Center for tree-ring research at Metla

Laboratory of Dendrochronology Pentti Zetterberg, University of Eastern Finland

Lustia Project Special website for supralong tree-ring chronologies, Metla

Needle Trace Method Laboratory Climate history from needle traces, Risto Jalkanen, Metla

Quaternary Paleoclimatology Laboratory Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki

The Tree-Ring Data Bank Saima Tree-Ring Archives Merilainen-Lindholm, University of Eastern Finland

Tree-Growth and Phenology Laboratory Annual Cycle of Events in Forest Ecosystems

Tree-Ring labs or projects connected to Lustia

Climatic Research Unit (CRU) University of East-Anglia, Norwich, UK

Cybis Dendrochronology The Larsson Company Website, Saltsjöbaden,Sweden

DendroLab University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Dendro Sciences Division Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Zurich

Institute for Forest Growth Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany

Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems (INEP) RAS Kola Science Centre, Apatity, Russia

Laboratory for Dendrochronology (GULD) the Gothenburg University,Sweden

Laboratory of Dendrochronology Lake Duparquet Research Station, UQAT (University of Quebec), Canada

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Polar Geophysical Institute, KSC RAS (PGI) Kola Science Centre, Murmansk & Apatity, Russia

Scottish Pine Project St Andrews Tree-Ring Laboratory, Scotland, UK

Regional Climate Group (RCG) Göteborg University, Sweden

Res. & Training Center of Tree-Ring and Climate Change Mahidol University, Thailand

Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring research Fort Collins, USA

Institute of Forest V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest Siberian Branch, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Dendrochronological Laboratory SLU Alnarp, Southern Swedish Research Centre (SLU) in Alnarp(DELA)

Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi Stockholm University, Sweden

Tree-Ring Laboratory, Institute of Botany Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Tree-ring Laboratory Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division RAS Ekaterinburg, Russia

Tree-Ring Laboratory Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA

Tree-Ring Laboratory The University of Auckland, New Zealand

More tree-ring research websites

ITRDB The International Tree-Ring Data Bank

The Ultimate Tree Ring Web Pages Tree-ring website number one by H.D. Grissino-Meyer

Euro Catalogue European info center of tree-ring research by Tom Levanic

Bristlecone page Learn about tree rings and the oldest living thing on earth by Leonard Miller.

Tales Tree tell By Professor H. C. Fritts

Download All past issues (1934-2006) of Tree-Ring Research

Educational websites

A guide to dendrochronology for educators by Lori Martinez, Tucson, Arizona

Forest Academy a free, interactive, educational online game about trees and forestry.

Tree Dendrochronology – Determining the Age of a Tree

Tree-ring communities

Association for Tree-Ring Research (ATR)

Tree-Ring Society (TRS)

Websites referring to Lustia

Climate Audit Steve McIntyre's method critical climate website, Toronto, Canada

Climate changes and Human Activity Voitto Valio Viinanen's website (in Finnish)

ICECAP (International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project). Related to ICECAP:

Blogosphere Topics and blogroll (also "Finland Lustia Dendrochronology Project" included)

Ilmastofoorumi A climate forum for climate change and natural climate variability (in Finnish)

The Lustia Website and Lustia Research
Professor Matti Eronen, responsible for the Finnish subproject in the ADVANCE-10K project, suggested in 1997 establishing a website that would help future researchers better to utilize the large research material associated with the supralong tree-ring chronology of Scots pine. This website aims at doing the job.
    Many of the documents on the Lustia website deal with natural climatic variability and patterns of Holocene climate. Learning more of this complicated climate dynamics behavior is crucial for properly understanding mankind's role in today's climate change. Good understanding of Holocene climate is the main key for building reliable climate models. Unfortunately, even the basic patterns like cyclic nature of Holocene climate, have never been utilized in any IPCC model.
   The analyses based on the datasets of the longest one-tree-species conifer tree-ring chronology in Eurasia and connected other data sources probably have brought into daylight some useful landmark information that should be further investigated and utilized in climate science and climate modelling.
    The Lustia website is also a source of popularized science telling about Finnish Dendrochronology. More about the background of Lustia and Finnish tree-ring research in a nutshell presentation.
Best wishes
Mauri Timonen

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