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Research Article

Cambial Growth Season of Brevi-Deciduous Brachystegia spiciformis Trees from South Central Africa Restricted to Less than Four Months

  • Valérie Trouet mail,

    trouet@ltrr.arizona.edu

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Mukufute Mukelabai,

    Affiliation: Zambia Meteorological Service, Mongu, Zambia

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  • Anouk Verheyden,

    Affiliation: Geology Department, Union College, Schenectady, New York, United States of America

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  • Hans Beeckman

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Wood Biology and Xylarium, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

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  • Published: October 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047364

About the Authors

Valérie Trouet
Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Mukufute Mukelabai
Zambia Meteorological Service, Mongu, Zambia
Anouk Verheyden
Geology Department, Union College, Schenectady, New York, United States of America
Hans Beeckman
Laboratory for Wood Biology and Xylarium, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: trouet@ltrr.arizona.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VT HB. Performed the experiments: MM. Analyzed the data: VT AV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HB. Wrote the paper: VT MM AV HB.