„Quantitative Wood Anatomy: From Sample to Data for Environmental Research”, the third COST-STReESS instruction film is 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
- Watch the film "Quantitative Wood Anatomy: From Sample to Data for Environmental Research” (Original size: 13:03 min, 1.395GB)
- Handout Training School: Quantitative Wood Anatomy-from Sample to Data (pdf 14MB)
Previous COST-STReESS films:
- Micro-core Processing (6:42 min, 494MB)
- Wood Sample Preparation for Microscopic Analysis (9:19 min, 687MB)