The meeting TRACE (Tree rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology), to be held May 7-10, 2019 in San Leucio Caserta, aims to build bridges and facilitate knowledge exchange in all contemporary fields of tree-ring science. It will include 7 sessions on forest growth, dendroclimatology, human history, ecology and ecophysiology, dendrochronology in the tropics and tree-ring networks.
 
The session "wood anatomy meets Dendro Sciences" is organized in cooperation with IAWA. The session aims to explore the role of anatomical studies in gathering environmental information that is translated into functional wood traits during plant growth and then remains stored in wood. A renewed upscaling approach from microscopy to plant functioning, in synergy with other disciplines (e.g. dendroecology, eco-physiology and ecological modelling), allows entering inside-wood adding a multi-level and multi-temporal perspective in the analysis of wood traits. Such an approach can be extended from the past (e.g. tracing evolutionary trends starting from fossil woods), through the assessment of the present adaptive capability (e.g. analyzing drivers guiding models of wood formation), until predicting future trends in functional anatomy under a climate change scenario.
 
Chair: Prof. Dr. Veronica De Micco, University of Naples
Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Hans Beeckman, Royal Museum for Central Africa
 
The deadline for registration and abstract submission is February 15th, 2019. For more details visit: www.trace2019.com

Giovanna Battipaglia, Italy