Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

Lake sonar surveys and the search for sub-fossil wood

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Following the successful utilisation of lake preserved sub-fossil woody material to extend living Scots pine chronologies in Scandinavia, ongoing research in the Scottish Highlands aims to build a similar multi-millennial long climatically sensitive pine chronology. This paper details explorative research testing the use of sonar methods to facilitate the search for sub-fossil material in lake environments. Although the method clearly identifies elongate anomalies that are consistent with submerged tree stems in water depths >1.5 m, it does not allow the identification of sub-fossil wood remnants in shallow water (<1.0 m) or heavily vegetated bays. Therefore, for the successful survey of lakes, a combination of traditional and sonar methods must be applied. Ongoing research will now explore the utilisation of these methods to more remote locations where boat access is not possible. (C) 2011 Istituto Italiano di Dendrocronologia. Published by Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalDendrochronologia
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Dendrochronology, Sonar survey, Sub-fossil wood

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. Disproportionately strong climate forcing from extratropical explosive volcanic eruptions

    Toohey, M., Krüger, K., Schmidt, H., Timmreck, C., Sigl, M., Stoffel, M. & Wilson, R. Feb 2019 In : Nature Geoscience. 12, 2, p. 100-107 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Tree rings reveal globally coherent signature of cosmogenic radiocarbon events in 774 and 993 CE

    Büntgen, U. , Wacker, L. , Galván, J. D. , Arnold, S. , Arseneault, D. , Baillie, M. , Beer, J. , Bernabei, M. , Bleicher, N. , Boswijk, G. , Bräuning, A. , Carrer, M. , Ljungqvist, F. C. , Cherubini, P. , Christl, M. , Christie, D. A. , Clark, P. W. , Cook, E. R. , D’Arrigo, R. , Davi, N. & 47 others Eggertsson, Ó., Esper, J., Fowler, A. M., Gedalof, Z., Gennaretti, F., Grießinger, J., Grissino-Mayer, H., Grudd, H., Gunnarson, B. E., Hantemirov, R., Herzig, F., Hessl, A., Heussner, K-U., Jull, A. J. T., Kukarskih, V., Kirdyanov, A., Kolář, T., Krusic, P. J., Kyncl, T., Lara, A., LeQuesne, C., Linderholm, H. W., Loader, N. J., Luckman, B., Miyake, F., Myglan, V. S., Nicolussi, K., Oppenheimer, C., Palmer, J., Panyushkina, I., Pederson, N., Rybníček, M., Schweingruber, F. H., Seim, A., Sigl, M., Churakova (Sidorova), O., Speer, J. H., Synal, H-A., Tegel, W., Treydte, K., Villalba, R., Wiles, G., Wilson, R., Winship, L. J., Wunder, J., Yang, B. & Young, G. H. F. 6 Sep 2018 In : Nature Communications. 9, 7 p., 3605

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. A combined tree ring and vegetation model assessment of European forest growth sensitivity to interannual climate variability

    Klesse, S., Babst, F., Lienert, S., Spahni, R., Joos, F., Bouriaud, O., Carrer, M., Di Filippo, A., Poulter, B., Trotsiuk, V., Wilson, R. & Frank, D. C. 23 Aug 2018 In : Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Early View, 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Durrington Walls and the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project 2010-2016

    Gaffney, V., Neubauer, W., Garwood, P., Gaffney, C., Löcker, K., Bates, R., De Smedt, P., Baldwin, E., Chapman, H., Hinterleitner, A., Wallner, M., Nau, E., Filzwieser, R., Kainz, J., Trausmuth, T., Schneidhofer, P., Zotti, G., Lugmayer, A., Trinks, I. & Corkum, A. 15 Aug 2018 In : Archaeological Prospection. Early View

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Large-scale, millennial-length temperature reconstructions from tree-rings

    Esper, J., George, S. S., Anchukaitis, K., D'Arrigo, R., Ljungqvist, F., Luterbacher, J., Schneider, L., Stoffel, M., Wilson, R. & Büntgen, U. Aug 2018 In : Dendrochronologia. 50, p. 81-90 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Related by journal

  1. Dendrochronologia (Journal)

    Wilson, R. (Editor)
    2012 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

Related by journal

  1. Blue intensity from a tropical conifer’s annual rings for climate reconstruction: an ecophysiological perspective

    Buckley, B. M., Hansen, K. G., Griffin, K. L., Schmiege, S., Oelkers, R., D’Arrigo, R. D., Stahle, D. K., Davi, N., Nguyen, T. Q. T., Le, C. N. & Wilson, R. J. S. Aug 2018 In : Dendrochronologia. 50, p. 10-22 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Large-scale, millennial-length temperature reconstructions from tree-rings

    Esper, J., George, S. S., Anchukaitis, K., D'Arrigo, R., Ljungqvist, F., Luterbacher, J., Schneider, L., Stoffel, M., Wilson, R. & Büntgen, U. Aug 2018 In : Dendrochronologia. 50, p. 81-90 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Blue intensity for dendroclimatology: should we have the blues? Experiments from Scotland

    Rydval, M., Larsson, L-Å., McGlynn, L., Gunnarson, B. E., Loader, N. J., Young, G. H. F. & Wilson, R. 2014 In : Dendrochronologia. 32, 3, p. 191-204 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Utilising Historical Tree-Ring Data for Dendroclimatology: A Case study from the Bavarian Forest, Germany.

    Wilson, R., Esper, J. & Luckman, B. 2004 In : Dendrochronologia. 21, 2, p. 53-68

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ID: 18686272