• The Development and State of Dendrochronology in the USSR

      Shiyatov, Stefan G.; Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Dvision of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Sverdlovsk, USSR (Tree-Ring Society, 1988)
      The first dendrochronolcgical investigation in the USSR was carried out at the end of the past century. Systematic study of tree rings for the purpose of dating different events and reconstruction of natural conditions began in 1950-1960's. Tree-ring analysis is most intensively used in the studies of forest ecosystem dynamics, timing and frequency assessment of catastrophic phenomena, reconstruction of radiocarbon content in the Earth atmosphere, and dating of historical wood. Much attention is given to the development of long-term prognoses of tree growth and forest environments.