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TRACE 2020

May 12-15
Lund, Sweden

Welcome to TRACE 2020!

The international conference “TRACE 2020 – Tree rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology” will bring together scientists and students that use tree rings as archives of environmental, historical, and climatological information. The conference will take place in Lund, Sweden, from May 12-15, 2020, and is preceded by pre-conference workshops and one post-conference excursion.

The conference seeks to build bridges, and facilitate knowledge exchange between the different scientific disciplines working with tree rings. This is reflected in conference sessions with topics ranging from dendroclimatology and forest ecology, to tree physiology and dendroarchaeology.

TRACE 2020 is organized by the tree-ring groups from Lund University (Department of Geology), University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg University Laboratory of Dendrochronology, GULD) and Stockholm University (Department of Physical Geography), in cooperation with the Association for Tree-Ring Research (ATR) http://www.tree-ring.org.

The organizing committee is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Lund!

Contact

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee per email via trace2020@gmail.com

Organizing committee

Johannes Edvardsson (Sweden)
Hans W Linderholm (Sweden)
Björn Gunnarson (Sweden)
Tzu Tung Chen (Sweden)

Scientific committee

Dr. Giovanna Battipaglia (Italy): Expert in forest ecology and implementation of isotopic methodologies in environmental science research.
Dr. Allan Buras (Germany): Expert in ecology of trees and shrubs in arctic and alpine environments, as well as statistical tools to understand ecology in context of climate change.
Prof. Dr. Paolo Cherubini (Switzerland): Expert in studies of tree responses to e.g. climate and volcanos, as well as editor in Chief of the journal Dendrochronologia since 2003.
Dr. Johannes Edvardsson (Sweden): Expert in long-term (hydro)climate reconstructions using subfossil trees, and peatland ecosystem response in context of climate changes.
Dr. Björn Gunnarson (Sweden): Expert in Holocene climate variability and identifying elemental signals in tree-rings in response to e.g. volcanic eruptions and pollutions.
Prof. Dr. Hans Linderholm (Sweden): Expert on regional climate variability in Europe and Asia, and climate and atmospheric circulation on various temporal and spatial scales.
Prof. Dr. Neil Loader (UK): Expert in studies of Quaternary environmental change through stable isotope (C, H, O) analysis of natural archives (tree-rings, peats and pollen).
Dr. Ute Sass-Klassen (the Netherlands): Expert in mechanisms and dynamics in wood formation in response to climate change, as well as president for the ATR.
Dr. Ryszard Kaczka (Poland): Expert in geomorphological processes and linking tree-ring density variations to environmental changes.
Dr. Kerstin Treydte (Switzerland): Expert on linking stable isotopes from tree rings to paleoecology, climate variability and tree physiology.
Dr. Ernst van der Maaten (Germany): Chair of Forest Growth and Woody Biomass Production, Germany and expert in forest and landscape ecology.