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The COST STReESS concept, methodological advances and research results and future research plans achieved during our Action were presented in an appealing way during our interactive outreach event on April 14, 2016 to stakeholders from science, education, practice and society as well as to the broader public, including forestry students and press.

During this interactive outreach event visitors were lead through a pathway which allowed them to see new measurement techniques (tomograph to actually dive into the wood of trees and see the inside of a tree stem; mobile NMRi equipment showing water flow in living trees; TreeWatch and its twittering tree network). Moreover we had popular posters, quizzes, discussion tables to interact with visitors.

The event -and especially the twittering tree- gained ample media attention (German television, radio, journalists). In combination with a press conference in Berlin city it resulted in more than 100 news items, preferably in Germany (see selection in media list below).

Highlights

 ADR Ute     Presentation of the Twittering tree network, ARD Tagesthemen (German evening news and best watched news program!)
April 14 2016, at 22:15hr
Watch the presentation (item starts at 00.23.25)
 
ARD buffet      Twitterende Kiefer: German's first pine tree in the TreeWatch network, ARD Buffet
April 27 2016
Watch the presentation (3:32 min)
 
         

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catalogues

STReESS catalogue

Working Group I (DATA inventory & organisation) established a platform to survey and integrate information about stress response to extreme events on tree growth, wood anatomy, and ecophysiology from field studies, provenance trials and laboratory experiments. More information

The STReESS catalogue is only accessible for COST Action STReESS members and will be continuously up-dated.
Everybody joining the Action is expected to submit information (metadata) about research related to the Action conducted in his/her institution/country.
Please participate to the catalogue by filling this form online.

For inquiry or specific search from the catalog, please contact Patrick Fonti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Interactive catalogues/databases

In the course of the COST Action STReESS several databases have been compiled in different Topic Groups. These databases, partly still ‘under construction’, already resulted in several publications.  
Nikolay Zafirov (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) developed a web application where the metadata is presented in form of different catalogues.

The catalogues contain information on e.g. exact location of sample sites, investigated tree species, sample characteristics and the responsible researcher.  
Users can search the catalogue through interactive maps.

 

Catalogues/databases    Download Posters (A0 format, pdf)

IADF

   
The Intra-Annual Density Fluctuation Network   FileThe Intra-Annual Density Fluctuation Network (2.8MB)

DendroGlobal     

   
A global database of dendrometer data    File Octet StreamA global database of dendrometer data  (34.6MB)

XCELL

   
A plattform for xylem cell data collection    FileXCELL a plattform for xylem cell data collection (38.5MB)

GloboXylo (under construction)

 
 
Wood formation monitoring   FileGloboXylo: wood formation monitoring  (4.8MB)

Tree mortality

   

Global tree mortality ring-width database   FileGlobal tree mortality ring-width database  (3.0MB)

 


 

All films and protocols produced by STReESS members and funded by our COST Action FP1106

 

Shaping future forests (2016)

Launched by the COST STReESS Steering Committee.
Shaping future forests was the Motto of our final COST STReESS meeting held in Joachimsthal, near Berlin in April 2016. This film tells the story of the our COST Action STReESS: the start, our plans, our ambitions and our activities during the last 4 years of active collaboration. COST STReESS created a powerful interdisciplinary community and succeeded in developing new concepts for understanding tree responses to extreme climate events which is relevant for Shaping future forests.
    
The script for this film was written by Hans Reijnen (R Media) and Ute Sass-Klaassen (COST STReESS chair, Wageningen University).
The film is produced by Hans Reijnen of R Media in association with the COST Action STReESS

Click on the play buttons below to start the Trailer or the Full version of the film.

Trailor (2:15 min)

Full version (14:27 min)


 

 

 tree survival film

 

Tree Survival: Future Challenges (2016)

Extreme climatic events often engender widespread tree mortality events, and it often takes years until trees die. In fact, mortality is only the final manifestation of a long-term process of vitality loss and thus, it is extremely difficult to identify stress factors, the mechanisms triggering mortality or the strategies which enable trees to survive. Tree Survival: Future Challenges film gathers the answers of European researches to five questions on tree mortality and survival.
The aim of the film is to stimulate the discussion but also to document the scientific statements about this topic.

Researchers in order of appearance are: Steven Jansen (Ulm University. Germany), Maxime Cailleret (ETH Zürich. Switzerland), Kathy Steppe (Ghent University. Belgium), Anna Lintunen (University of Helsinki. Finland), Georg von Arx (WSL. Switzerland), Floor Vodde (Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia), José M. Torres-Ruiz (INRA - University of Bordeaux. France), Raquel Lobo do Vale (ISA - University of Lisbon. Portugal), Mikko Peltoniemi (Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke. Finland), Jordi Martínez-Vilalta (CREAF & Autonomous University of Barcelona. Spain), Lucía DeSoto (Centre for Functional Ecology. Portugal), Ute Sass-Klaassen (Wageningen UR. Netherlands).

The film is produced by all the participants in association with the COST Action STReESS "Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a SynthesiS".

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qwa film2

 

Quantitative Wood Anatomy: From Sample to Data for Environmental Research (2015)

Launched by the Dendroclimatology group, Swiss Federal Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL (Switzerland) in cooperation with the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (TESAF), University of Padova (Italy), the Department of Wood Science and Technology, University of Ljubliana (Slovenia), and the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University (Netherlands).

Quantitative wood anatomy investigates relationships between plant growth, functioning and environment, and typically also how these relationships change over time. It is a challenging multi-step approach, in which deficiencies in one step propagate to the following steps with negative consequences for data quality. This film gives and overview of how to quantify anatomical features in digital images, presents guidelines and pitfalls, and introduces different anatomical metrics used for environmental research.

The script for this film was written by Georg von Arx (Dendroclimatology group, Swiss Federal Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL).

The film is produced by Hans Reijnen of R Media in association with the COST Action STReESS

Citation: G von Arx, A Stritih, K Čufar, A Crivellaro, M Carrer. 2015. Quantitative Wood Anatomy: From Sample to Data for Environmental Research. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3323.0169

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Wood Sample Preparation for Microscopic Analysis (2014)

Launched by the Department of Wood Science and Technology, University Ljubljana (Slovenia) in cooperation with the Slovenian Forest Institute and the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University Zaragoza (Spain).
The film shows in detail how to process high-quality permanent thin sections for xylem and phloem formation studies following the embedding in paraffin methodology.
In contrast to the non-permanent method, demonstrated by Lena Wegner in her film "Micro-core Processing", this embedding in paraffin is a more time consuming process and requires specific equipment.

The script is based on the protocol written by Peter Prislan (Department of Wood Science and Technology, University Ljubljana).

The film is produced by Peter Prislan et al. and edited by Hans Reijnen of R Media in association with the COST Action STReESS

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micro core video

 

Micro-core Processing (2013)

Launched by the DendroLab of Wageningen UR (The Netherlands). 
The film shows in detail how to process micro-core samples (max 2mm diameter) and make (non-permanent) thin sections for dendrochronological and wood anatomical research in a quick, easy and low cost way.

The script is based on the protocol written by Lena Wegner (MSc student of Wageningen University). Lena encountered problems when gluing the small micro cores on to wooden holders in the usual way: the cores shrunk during the necessary drying time of the glue, causing cracks and making the samples unusable. Imbedding in paraffin can be a solution to the problem but is a very time consuming method and requires expensive equipment. The method Lena developed is easy, quick and doesn't require special equipment.

The film is produced by Hans Reijnen of R Media in association with the COST Action STReESS

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