Dendrochronology applied to the study of geosystems laboratory

Contact : garneau.michelle [at] (boucher[dot]etienne[at]uqam[dot]ca)
Tél. : (514) 987-3000 (3201)


201 Avenue Président-Kennedy, 7e étage 
Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7 - Canada

The laboratory is interested in growth rings as an indicator of past hydro-climatic conditions. Facilities allow the measurement, analysis and treatment of tree-ring data for high temporal resolution reconstitution of these fluctuations.

The laboratory has facilities and expertise for the analysis of:

  • traumatic events caused by intense geomorphic processes (scars, dark circles traumatic reaction wood)
  • width, density, and cell structure of growth rings which are all indicators of past  hydro-climatic conditions
  • isotope ratios of wood cellulose (d13C, d18O) which are indicators of the physiological response of trees to climate