Tree-Ring Society

The 8th China Dendro Conference will take place at the Xi’an JiaoTong University of Xi’an, China, from the 9th to the 14th of October 2023. The Pre-conference workshops will be on the 9th (Monday) and 10th (Tuesday) of October and will be held in the Taibai Forest Protected Area of Qinling Mountains (with limited to 35 participants). The conference will be from the 11th to the 13th of October  (Wednesday to Friday) and will be held in the auditorium of the Xi’an JiaoTong University.

The conference dinner will be on the 11th of October.

The post-conference field excursion will be a to Mt. Huashan National Park on the 14th of October (Saturday).

Theme:The theme of the Conference is "Tree Rings - Insight the Past and Perceive the Future". The purpose of the conference is to display and exchange new progress and achievements in China tree ring research in all relevant fields, to discuss major scientific issues in the tree-ring field.

Topics:Preliminary, there are 9 topics have been proposed for the Conference, and participants are welcome to voluntarily set up new topics as conveners. The new topics must have more than 5 reports as academic support (less than this number of new topics will be merged with other topics), and the final sessions and the conveners shall be subject to the second round of notice.

1. Tree ring and climate change

2. Tree ring and ecological system

3. Stable isotopes and chemistry in tree ring

4. Anatomical and physiological characteristics in tree ring

5. New methods and large-scale integrated research in tree ring

6. Tree ring hydrology

7. Tree-ring geology and geomorphology

8. Shrub and tropical tree ring

9. Forest phenology and climate change

Venue: Xi 'an Jiaotong University Innovation Port Campus (The Central Western Science and Technology Innovation Port ) .

Accommodation: Manlan Hotel, 4 stars (in the campus of Xi 'an Jiaotong University Innovation Port, other hotel information will be announced in the Second Circular).

Organizer: Tree Ring Research Branch of Chinese Geographical Society; College of Human Settlements and Building Engineering, Xi 'an Jiaotong University / Institute of Global Environmental Change.

Sponsors: Urumqi Institute of Desert Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration / Key Laboratory of Tree Ring Ecology, Xinjiang; Key Laboratory of Western Environment, Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University; Key Laboratory of Humid Subtropical Eco-geographical Process, Ministry of Education, Fujian Normal University.

Participants are requested to submit registration as soon as possible so that the Conference Section can implement the preparations for the Conference. Registration should be sent by July 31, 2023 for foreign participants, to: Prof. Yu Liu (

Working languages of the conference: Chinese and English


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