Authors: Kaylene Raftis*, , Harrison Winkel*, Western Washington University, Meredith Clayton*,
Topics: Biogeography, Paleoenvironmental Change, Mountain Environments
Keywords: Dendroclimatology, Pacific Silver fir, Mountain Hemlock, Abies amabilis, Tsuga mertensiana, Dendrochronology, Biogeography
Session Type: Poster
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The objective of our study is to evaluate silver fir (Abies amabilis) as a species for dendroclimatic study. Mountain hemlock is already a well-established species for dendroclimatic analysis. By comparing the properties of both mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) and silver fir (total ring width, early season growth, late season growth, blue light intensity) we hope to find a correlation between them that would indicate that silver fir can be used alongside mountain hemlock in dendroclimatic studies. Results from our study will contribute greater knowledge to the field of dendroclimatology.