Áreas de estudo/atuação
- Forest ecology and ecophysiology
- Wood anatomy
The MedDendro Lab aims to understand the response of Mediterranean tree species to global change. It has four main research lines:
i) Dendrochronology of living trees with the aim to extract ecological and climatic information from tree rings of Mediterranean species;
ii) Xylogenesis of Maritime pine to model wood growth dynamics and its interaction with climatic parameters;
iii) Ecophysiological response of Mediterranean trees to drought stress;
iv) Dendrochronology of historical and archaeological woods with dating purposes and to potentially extend the reference chronologies for Portugal, with important applications in regional climate reconstruction.