Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Research article
05 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2022

Ring-width and blue-light chronologies of Podocarpus lawrencei from southeastern mainland Australia reveal a regional climate signal

Jacinda A. O'Connor, Benjamin J. Henley, Matthew T. Brookhouse, and Kathryn J. Allen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2022-13', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jacinda O'Connor, 27 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2022-13', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jacinda O'Connor, 27 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Sep 2022) by Julie Loisel
AR by Jacinda O'Connor on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Oct 2022) by Julie Loisel
Short summary
Tree-ring records provide a unique window into past climate variability. However, there are few such records from the Australian mainland. We present results from nine cross-sections of an alpine tree species from the Victorian Alps from 1929–1998. The tree-ring widths have significant correlations with winter temperature, precipitation and snow depth. The intensity of reflected blue light from the wood surface shows a strong response to growing season temperature and winter precipitation.