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Martínez-Sancho, E., Slámová, L., Morganti, S. et al. The GenTree Dendroecological Collection, tree-ring and wood density data from seven tree species across Europe. Sci Data 7, 1 (2020).

The GenTree Dendroecological Collection, tree-ring and wood density data from seven tree species across Europe

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Author: Martínez-Sancho, Elisabet1; Slámová, Lenka1; Morganti, Sandro1;
Organizations: 1Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Zürcherstrasse 111, 8903, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
2Philipps-Universität Marburg, Department of Biology, Karl-von-Frisch-Strasse 8, 35043, Marburg, Germany
3Department of Biogeography and Global Change, National Museum of Natural Sciences MNCN-CSIC, Serrano 115 dpdo, 28006, Madrid, Spain
4Bavarian Office for Forest Seeding and Planting – ASP, Forstamtsplatz 1, 83317, Teisendorf, Germany
5Centre for Ecology and Hydrology NERC, EH26 0QB, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
6Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Domaine Saint Paul, Site Agroparc, 84914, Avignon, France
7Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria - Centro de Investigación Forestal (INIA-CIFOR), Ctra. de la Coruña km 7.5, 28040, Madrid, Spain
8Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, School of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
9Institute of Biosciences and BioResources, National Research Council (CNR), via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
10Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Avenue de la Pomme de pin 2163, 45075, Orléans, France
11Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), route d’Arcachon 69, 33610, Cestas, France
12Vytautas Magnus University, Studentu Street 11, 53361, Akademija, Lithuania
13LIECO GmbH & Co KG, Forstgarten 1, 8775, Kalwang, Austria
14Natural Resources Institute Finland, University of Oulu, Paavo Havaksen tie 3, 90014, Oulu, Finland
15Department of Ecology & Genetics, EBC, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18D, 75236, Uppsala, Sweden
16Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics, Sieker Landstr. 2, 22927, Grosshansdorf, Germany
17Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Calle Tulipán s/n, 28933, Móstoles, Spain
18Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, URGI, 78026, Versailles, France
19Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Center, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18 D, 752 36, Uppsala, Sweden
20Division of Forestry and Forest Resources, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), P.O. Box 115, 1431, Ås, Norway
21Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón - Unidad de Recursos Forestales (CITA), Avda. Montañana 930, 50059, Zaragoza, Spain
22University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90014, Oulu, Finland
23Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW), Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131, Wien, Austria
24Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural branch of RAS, 8 Marta St. 202, 620144, Ekaterinburg, Russia
25Skogforsk, Tomterna 1, 91821, Sävar, Sweden
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-04-03


The dataset presented here was collected by the GenTree project (EU-Horizon 2020), which aims to improve the use of forest genetic resources across Europe by better understanding how trees adapt to their local environment. This dataset of individual tree-core characteristics including ring-width series and whole-core wood density was collected for seven ecologically and economically important European tree species: silver birch (Betula pendula), European beech (Fagus sylvatica), Norway spruce (Picea abies), European black poplar (Populus nigra), maritime pine (Pinus pinaster), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), and sessile oak (Quercus petraea). Tree-ring width measurements were obtained from 3600 trees in 142 populations and whole-core wood density was measured for 3098 trees in 125 populations. This dataset covers most of the geographical and climatic range occupied by the selected species. The potential use of it will be highly valuable for assessing ecological and evolutionary responses to environmental conditions as well as for model development and parameterization, to predict adaptability under climate change scenarios.

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Series: Scientific data
ISSN: 2052-4463
ISSN-E: 2052-4463
ISSN-L: 2052-4463
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Article number: 1
DOI: 10.1038/s41597-019-0340-y
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
Funding: This publication is part of a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 676876 (GenTree). This work was also supported by the Swiss Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract No. 6.0032.
EU Grant Number: (676876) GenTree - Optimising the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe
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