Welcome to the site dedicated to Dendrochronological
Studies in Bulgaria
We have created it to present in brief
the scientists, research projects and topics, study sites
and species and active laboratories.
In several brief sentences:
We are interested mostly in the study
of the influence of climate-related topics, disturbances,
forest dynamics and pollution on tree rings. You can read
more about the study topics in the Research set of pages.
From 3 to 6 October
2013 in Blagoevgrad town in Bulgaria was held the conference
"OldConFor2013 - Old-growth coniferous forests in Central
and Southeastern Europe – benefits and problems in their
protection" dedicated to the anniversary of 80 years
from the establishment of the first forest reserves in Bulgaria.
To learn more about
the conference, please see the the
website of the conference
In 2013 the members of the Dendrochronological
team in the University of Forestry started their participation
in Swiss-Bulgarian cooperative project "Subalpine forest
development in Bulgaria under climate change".
It is a cooperation between the SLF
(WSL) and the University
of Forestry in Sofia. Please, follow
the link to learn more about the project.
We have worked mainly with those
- Picea abies
- Pinus sylvestris
- Pinus nigra
- Pinus peuce
- Pinus heldreichii (also
known as Pinus leucodermis)
- Pinus mugo (ssp. Turra)
- Abies alba
- Fagus sylvatica
- Quercus ssp.- mainly Q.robur
The study sites are in the mountains
of Bulgaria (including treeline) as well as in valleys (Quercus
Please, follow the links to the left
to learn more about our work.
site last updated: 05.11.2013