Building a multi-proxy, single-archive tree-ring record for climate reconstructionusing Agathis robusta from north Queensland

  • Baker, Patrick (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project will use the ITRAX-XRF and AMS 14C facilities to test the potential of Agathis robusta, a long-lived
conifer from North Queensland, as source of multiple proxy records of long-term regional climate variability.
Long records of climate variability in tropical and sub-tropical regions are rare, particularly in Australia.
Preliminary d18O and tree-ring data from Agathis robusta in North Queensland has indicated significant
potential for detecting an ENSO signal. We would like to explore the possibility of using trace chemical
signatures in the wood to complement oxygen isotope and wood properties data to develop robust multi-proxy,
single-archive chronologies from Agathis robusta for use in palaeoclimatological studies.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/13

Funding

  • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE): AUD15,690.00
  • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)