Our changing climate has implications for nearly every facet of resource
management and environmental stewardship. Geomorphic Environmental uses
dendroclimatology to analyze climate relationships and provide direction
for adaptive ecosystem management.
Dendroclimatology uses tree ring growth patterns to reconstruct paleo(past)climate.
In doing so tree rings provide high- resolution proxy indication of paleoclimate
variability. And are therefore, capable of identifying long-term climate
trends, or regimes, in temperature and precipitation. By analyzing paleoclimate
trends we can investigate the degree of regional climate forcing throughout
Climate forcing is the degree to which any large-scale climate oscillation
(ex. El Nino & La Nina) or low frequency sea-surface temperature fluctuation
(in the north pacific) affects local weather, and therefore impacts local
Most recently Geomorphic Environmental has investigated climate forcing
as a partial agent in the outbreak of Dothistroma septospora; a
fungus that is currently resulting in mortality of many pine plantations
in Northwestern BC.