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- TITLE How herbaceous plants may be used in
tree-ring analysis of mountain pine forests in the Briançonnais.
- LANGUAGE French with English abstract
- SUBJECT Ecology
- KEY WORDS Ring-width, Mountain pine, Growth,
Herbaceous plants, Factor analysis.
- SPECIES Pinus uncinata Mill. ex Mirb.
- SITES Briançonnais, Queyras, South-East of
One hundred mountain pine forests are studied in various conditions of soil,
altitude and exposure in the Briançonnais and the Queyras, located in the
French internal Alps. Thus, seven groups of forests with homogeneous
vegetation are described with characteristic species. The influence of the
humidity, thermal contrasts and soils are underlined, and tree-height is used
to compare the growth of these forests. Then a dendroecological analysis is
carried out on 15 sites chosen in different conditions. Results show how plant
analysis may be used for dendroecological studies.