Estimating gap age using tree-ring width in combination with carbon isotope discrimination in a temperate forest, Northeast China

Key message
The accuracy of gap age estimation can be improved from 5–6 to 2 years by analyzing the annual width and carbon isotope discrimination of the rings of gap-surrounding trees.

Keywords
Canopy opening; Gap formation; Tree rings; Growth release; Carbon isotope discrimination

Publication
Yan, Q., Zhu, C., Zhu, J. et al. Estimating gap age using tree-ring width in combination with carbon isotope discrimination in a temperate forest, Northeast China. Annals of Forest Science 79, 25 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-022-01147-7

Data and/or Code availability
The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

Handling Editor
Marco Ferretti

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