Last update: 31-10-2021

Word cloud of paper titles up to 2021 - see below for papers and PDF links




Wilson, R., Allen, K., Baker, P., Blake, S., Boswijk, G., Buckley, B., Cook, E., D'Arrigo, R., Druckenbrod, D., Fowler, A. and Grandjean, M., 2021. Evaluating the dendroclimatological potential of blue intensity on multiple conifer species from Australasia. Biogeosciences Discussions, pp.1-41.

Büntgen U, Allen K, Anchukaitis K, Arseneault D, Boucher É, Bräuning A, Chatterjee S, Cherubini C, Churakova (Sidorova) O, Corona C, Gennaretti F, Grießinger J, Guillet S, Guiot J, Gunnarson B, Helama S, Hochreuther P, Hughes MK, Huybers P, Kirdyanov AV, Krusic PJ, Ludescher J, Meier WJ-H, Myglan VS, Nicolussi K, Oppenheimer C, Reinig F, Salzer MW, Seftigen K, Stine AR, Stoffel M, St. George S, Tejedor E, Trevino A, Trouet V, Wang J, Wilson R, Yang B, Xu G, Esper J (2021) The influence of decision-making in tree ring-based climate reconstructions. Nature Communications 12: 3411 [view PDF]

Timmreck, C., Toohey, M., Zanchettin, D., Brönnimann, S., Lundstad, E. and Wilson, R., 2021. The unidentified eruption of 1809: a climatic cold case. Climate of the Past. [view PDF]

Davi, N.K., Rao, M.P., Wilson, R., Andreu‐Hayles, L., Oelkers, R., D'Arrigo, R., Nachin, B., Buckley, B., Pederson, N., Leland, C. and Suran, B., 2021. Accelerated recent warming and temperature variability over the past eight centuries in the Central Asian Altai from blue intensity in tree rings. Geophysical Research Letters48(16), p.e2021GL092933. [view PDF]

Kaczka, R.J. and Wilson, R., 2021. I-BIND: International Blue Intensity Network Development Working Group. Dendrochronologia, p.125859. [view PDF]

Lücke, L.J., Schurer, A.P., Wilson, R. and Hegerl, G.C., 2021. Orbital forcing strongly influences seasonal temperature trends during the last millennium. Geophysical Research Letters48(4), p.e2020GL088776. [view PDF]

Heeter, K.J., Harley, G.L., Maxwell, J.T., Wilson, R.J., Abatzoglou, J.T., Rayback, S.A., Rochner, M.L. and Kitchens, K.A., 2021. Summer temperature variability since 1730 CE across the low-to-mid latitudes of western North America from a tree ring blue intensity network. Quaternary Science Reviews267, p.107064. [view PDF]

King, J.M., Anchukaitis, K.J., Tierney, J.E., Hakim, G.J., Emile-Geay, J., Zhu, F. and Wilson, R., 2021. A data assimilation approach to last millennium temperature field reconstruction using a limited high-sensitivity proxy network. Journal of Climate, pp.1-64. [view PDF]

Mifsud, D.V., Stüeken, E.E. and Wilson, R.J., 2021. A preliminary study into the use of tree-ring and foliar geochemistry as bio-indicators for vehicular NOx pollution in Malta. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies57(3), pp.301-315. [view PDF]


Reid, E. and Wilson, R., 2020. Delta blue intensity vs. maximum density: A case study using Pinus uncinata in the Pyrenees. Dendrochronologia61, p.125706. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Klinger, P., Newfield, T., Rydval, M. and Wilson, R., 2020. Complexity in crisis: The volcanic cold pulse of the 1690s and the consequences of Scotland's failure to cope. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 389, p.106746. [view PDF]


Wilson, R., Anchukaitis, K., Andreu-Hayles, L., Cook, E., D’Arrigo, R., Davi, N., Haberbauer, L., Krusic, P., Luckman, B., Morimoto, D. and Oelkers, R., 2019. Improved dendroclimatic calibration using blue intensity in the southern Yukon. The Holocene, p.0959683619862037. [view PDF]

Björklund, J., von Arx, G., Nievergelt, D., Wilson, R., Van den Bulcke, J., Günther, B., Loader, N.J., Rydval, M., Fonti, P., Scharnweber, T. and Andreu‐Hayles, L. et al. , 2019. Scientific Merits and Analytical Challenges of Tree‐Ring Densitometry. Reviews of Geophysics. [view PDF]

Anchukaitis, K.J., Cook, E.R., Cook, B.I., Pearl, J., D'Arrigo, R. and Wilson, R., 2019. Coupled Modes of North Atlantic Ocean‐Atmosphere Variability and the Onset of the Little Ice Age. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(21), pp.12417-12426. [view PDF]

Lücke, L., Hegerl, G., Schurer, A. and Wilson, R., 2019. Effects of memory biases on variability of temperature reconstructions. Journal of Climate, (2019). [view PDF]

Wiles, G.C., Charlton, J., Wilson, R.J., D’Arrigo, R.D., Buma, B., Krapek, J., Gaglioti, B.V., Wiesenberg, N. and Oelkers, R., 2019. Yellow-cedar blue intensity tree-ring chronologies as records of climate in Juneau, Alaska, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 49(12), pp.1483-1492. [view PDF]

Toohey, M., Krüger, K., Schmidt, H., Timmreck, C., Sigl, M., Stoffel, M and Wilson, R. 2019. Disproportionately strong climate forcing from explosive extratropical volcanic eruptions. Nature Geoscience, [view PDF] [SI PDF]


Klesse, S., Babst, F., Lienert, S., Spahni, R., Joos, F., Bouriaud, O., Carrer, M., Di Filippo, A., Poulter, B., Trotsiuk, V. and Wilson, R. 2018. A Combined Tree Ring and Vegetation Model Assessment of European Forest Growth Sensitivity to Interannual Climate Variability. Global biogeochemical cycles, 32(8), pp.1226-1240. [view PDF]

Rydval, M., Druckenbrod, D.L., Svoboda, M., Trotsiuk, V., Janda, P., Mikoláš, M., Čada, V., Bače, R., Teodosiu, M. and Wilson, R. 2018. Influence of sampling and disturbance history on climatic sensitivity of temperature-limited conifers. The Holocene, p.0959683618782605. [view PDF]

Buckley, B.M., Hansen, K.G., Griffin, K.L., Schmiege, S., Oelkers, R., D’Arrigo, R.D., Stahle, D.K., Davi, N., Nguyen, T.Q.T., Le, C.N. and Wilson, R.J. 2018. Blue intensity from a tropical conifer’s annual rings for climate reconstruction: An ecophysiological perspective. Dendrochronologia, 50, pp.10-22. [view PDF]

Esper, J., George, S.S., Anchukaitis, K., D'Arrigo, R., Ljungqvist, F.C., Luterbacher, J., Schneider, L., Stoffel, M., Wilson, R. and Büntgen, U., 2018. Large-scale, millennial-length temperature reconstructions from tree-rings. Dendrochronologia, v. 50, p.81-90. doi:10.1016/j.dendro.2018.06.001 [view PDF]

Büntgen, U., Wacker, L., Galván, J.D., Arnold, S., Arseneault, D., Baillie, M., Beer, J., Bernabei, M., Bleicher, N., Boswijk, G., Bräuning, A., Carrer, M., Ljungqvist, F.C., Cherubini, P., Christl, M., Christie, D.A., Clark, P.W., Cook, E.R., D'Arrigo, R., Davi, N., Eggertsson, Ó., Esper, J., Fowler, A.M., Gedalof, Z., Gennaretti, F., Grießinger, J., Grissino-Mayer, H., Grudd, H., Gunnarson, B.E., Hantemirov, R., Herzig, F., Hessl, A., Heussner, K.-.U., Jull, A.J.T., Kukarskih, V., Kirdyanov, A., Kolář, T., Krusic, P.J., Kyncl, T., Lara, A., LeQuesne, C., Linderholm, H.W., Loader, N.J., Luckman, B., Miyake, F., Myglan, V.S., Nicolussi, K., Oppenheimer, C., Palmer, J., Panyushkina, I., Pederson, N., Rybníček, M., Schweingruber, F.H., Seim, A., Sigl, M., Churakova Sidorova, O., Speer, J.H., Synal, H.-.A., Tegel, W., Treydte, K., Villalba, R., Wiles, G., Wilson, R., Winship, L.J., Wunder, J., Yang, B. and Young, G.H.F., 2018. Tree rings reveal globally coherent signature of cosmogenic radiocarbon events in 774 and 993 CE. Nature communications, v. 9, p.3605-. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06036-0 [view PDF]


Wilson, R., D'Arrigo, R., Andreu-Hayles, L., Oelkers, R., Wiles, G., Anchukaitis, K. and Davi, N., 2017. Experiments based on blue intensity for reconstructing North Pacific temperatures along the Gulf of Alaska. Climate of the Past, 13(8), pp.1007-1022 [view PDF]

Wilson, R., Wilson, D., Rydval, M., Crone, A., Büntgen, U., Clark, S., Ehmer, J., Forbes, E., Fuentes, M., Gunnarson, B.E.., Linderholm, H., Nicolussi, K., Wood, C. and Mills, C. 2017. Facilitating tree-ring dating of historic conifer timbers using Blue Intensity. Journal of Archaeological Science, 78, pp.99-111. [view PDF]

Anchukaitis, K.J., R. Wilson, K. Briffa, U. Büntgen, E.R. Cook, R.D. D’Arrigo, N. Davi, J. Esper, D. Frank, B. Gunnarson, G. Hegerl, S. Helama, S. Klesse, P.J. Krusic, H. Linderholm, V. Myglan, T. J. Osborn, Z. Peng, M. Rydval, L. Schneider, A. Schurer, G. Wiles and E. Zorita.(2017). Last millennium Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures from tree rings: Part II: spatially resolved reconstructions, Quaternary Science Reviews, 163, 1-22, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.02.020 [view PDF]

Rydval, M., Loader, N.J., Gunnarson, B.E., Druckenbrod, D.L., Linderholm, H.W., Moreton, S.G., Wood, C.V. and Wilson, R., 2017. Reconstructing 800 years of summer temperatures in Scotland from tree rings. Climate Dynamics, pp.1-24. [view PDF]

Mills, C.M., Crone, A., Wood, C. and Wilson, R., 2017. Dendrochronologically Dated Pine Buildings from Scotland: The SCOT2K Native Pine Dendrochronology Project. Vernacular Architecture, 48(1), pp.23-43. [view PDF]

2016 and before

Wilson R, Anchukaitis K, Briffa K, Büntgen U, Cook E, D’Arrigo R, Davi N, Esper J, Frank D, Gunnarson B, Hegerl G, Helema S, Klesse S, Krusic P, Linderholm HW, Myglan V, Osborn T, Rydval M, Schneider L, Schurer A, Wiles G, Zhang P, Zorita (2016). Last millennium Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures from tree rings: Part I: the long term context. Quaternary Science Reviews 134: 1-18 [view PDF] [SI PDF]

Rydval, M., Gunnarson, B.E., Loader, N.J., Cook, E.R., Druckenbrod, D.L. and Wilson, R. 2016. Spatial reconstruction of Scottish summer temperatures from tree rings. International Journal of Climatology. 10.1002/joc.4796. [view PDF]

Rydval, M., Druckenbrod, D., Anchukaitis, K and Wilson, R. (2015). Detection and removal of disturbance trends in tree-ring series for dendroclimatology. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46(3): 387-401. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2015-0366. [view PDF]

Cook ER, Seager R, Kushnir Y, Briffa KR, Büntgen U, Frank D, Krusic PJ, Tegel W, van der Schrier G, Andreu-Hayles L, Baillie M, Baittinger C, Bleicher N, Bonde N, Brown D, Career M, Cooper R, Cufar K, Dittmar C, Esper J, Griggs C, Gunnarson B, Günther B, Gutierrez E, Haneca K, Helama S, Herzig F, Heussner K-U, Hofmann J, Janda P, Kontic R, Köse N, Kyncl T, Levanic T, Linderholm H, Manning S, Melvin TM, Miles D, Neuwirth B, Nicolussi K, Nola P, Panayotov M, Popa I, Rothe A, Seftigen K, Seim A, Svarva H, Svoboda M, Thun T, Timonen M, Touchan R, Trotsiuk V, Trouet V, Walder F, Wazny T, Wilson R, Zang C (2015) Old World megadroughts and pluvials during the Common Era. Science Advances 1: e1500561 [view PDF] [SI PDF]

Schneider L, Smerdon J, Büntgen U, Wilson R, Myglan VS, Kirdyanov A, Esper J (2015) Revising midlatitude summer temperatures back to AD 600 based on a wood density network. Geophysical Research Letters 42, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063956. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Wilson, R., Wiles, G., Anchukaitis, K., Solomina, O., Davi, N.,.. & Dolgova, E. (2015). Tree‐ring reconstructed temperature index for coastal northern Japan: implications for western North Pacific variability. International Journal of Climatology. [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S, Rao, R., Rydval, M., Wood, C., Larsson, L.-A. and Luckman, B.H. Blue Intensity for Dendroclimatology: The BC Blues: A Case Study from British Columbia Canada. The Holocene. 24 (11): 1428-1438. [view PDF]

Rydval, M, Larsson, L-Å, McGlynn, L, Gunnarson, BE, Loader, NJ, Young, GHF & Wilson, R. 2014, Blue intensity for dendroclimatology: Should we have the blues? Experiments from Scotland. Dendrochronologia. 32(3): 191-204. [view PDF]

Shi, F., Li, J., and Wilson, R. 2014. A tree-ring reconstruction of the South Asian summer monsoon index over the past millennium. Scientific Reports. 4 (6739). doi:10.1038/srep06739 [view PDF]

Singer, M.B., Sargeant, C., Piegay, H., Riquier, J., Wilson, R.J.S., Evans, C.M. 2014. Floodplain ecohydrology: Climatic, anthropogenic, and local physical controls on partitioning of water sources to riparian trees. Water Resources Research. 50 (5): 4490-4513. doi:10.1002/2014WR015581. [view PDF]

Wiles, GC., D'Arrigo, RD., Barclay, D., Wilson, RJS., Jarvis, S., Vargo L. and Frank, D. 2014. Surface air temperature variability reconstructed with tree rings for the Gulf of Alaska over the past 1200 years. The Holocene. 24 (2): 198-208. DOI: 10.1177/0959683613516815 [view PDF]

D’Arrigo R, Davi N, Jacoby G, Wilson R and Wiles G. 2014. Dendroclimatic Studies: Tree Growth and Climate Change at the Northern Forests. AGU Monograph. ISBN: 978-1-118-84872-2. 96pp. Wiley. [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S, Miles, D., Loader, N., Melvin, T.M., Cunningham, L., Cooper, R.J., Briffa, K.R. 2013. A millennial long March-July precipitation reconstruction for southern-central England. Climate Dynamics. 40( 3-4): 997-1017. doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1318-z [view PDF]

Cooper, R.J., Melvin, T.M., Tyers, I., Wilson, R.J.S., Briffa, K.R. 2013. A tree-ring reconstruction of East Anglian hydroclimate variability over the last millennium. Climate Dynamics, 40 ( 3-4): 1019-1039. doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1328-x [view PDF]

Helama, S., Arentoft, B.W., Collin-Haubensak, O., Hyslop, M.D., Brandstrup, C.K., Mäkelä, H.M., Tian, Q.H. & Wilson, R. 2013. Dendroclimatic signals deduced from riparian versus upland forest interior pines in North Karelia, Finland. Ecological Research. DOI 10.1007/s11284-013-1084-3 [view PDF]

D'Arrigo R, Wilson R and Anschukaitis K. 2013. Volcanic Cooling Signal in Tree-Ring Temperature Records for the Past Millennium. JGR-Atmopsheres. Published online. DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50692 [view PDF]

Loader, N. J., Young, G. H. F., McCarroll, D., & Wilson, R. J. S. (2013). Quantifying uncertainty in isotope dendroclimatology. The Holocene, 23(9), 1221-1226. [view PDF]

Babst, F., Poulter, B., Trouet, V., Tan, K., Neuwirth, B., Wilson, R., Carrer, M., Grabner, M., Tegel, W., Levanic, T., Panayotov, M., Urbinati, C., Bouriaud, O., Ciais, P., Frank, D. (2012), Site- and species-specific responses of forest growth to climate across the European continent. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/geb.12023 [view PDF]

Cunningham, L.K., Austin, W.E.N., Knudesen, K.L., Eiríksson, J. Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Butler, P.G., Cage, A., Richter, T., Husum, K., Hald, M., Andersson, C., Zorita, E., Linderholm, H.W., Gunnarson, B.E., Sicre, M.A., Sejrup, H.P., Jiang, H., and Wilson, R.J.S. 2013. Reconstructions of surface ocean conditions from the northeastern Atlantic and Nordic seas during the last millennium, The Holocene, doi:10.1177/0959683613479677. [view PDF]

Wilson, R. and Bates, R. 2012. Lake sonar surveys and the search for sub-fossil wood. Dendrochronologia. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2011.05.001 [view PDF]

Anchukaitis, K., Breitenmoser, P., Briffa, K., Buchwal, A., Büntgen, U., Cook, E., D'Arrigo, R., Esper, J., Evans, M., Frank, D., Grudd, H., Gunnarson, B., Hughes, M., Kirdyanov, A., Körner, C., Krusic, P., Luckman, B., Melvin, T., Salzer, M., Shashkin, A., Timmreck, C., Vaganov, E. And Wilson, R. 2012. Tree rings and volcanic cooling. Nature Geoscience. 5: 836–837. doi:10.1038/ngeo1645 [view PDF]

Okumura, Y. M., Schneider, D., Deser, C. and Wilson, R. 2012: Decadal–Interdecadal Climate Variability over Antarctica and Linkages to the Tropics: Analysis of Ice Core, Instrumental, and Tropical Proxy Data. J. Climate, 25, 7421–7441 [view PDF]

Rydval, M. and Wilson, R. 2012. The Impact of Industrial SO2 Pollution on North Bohemia Conifers. Water, Air, Soil & Pollution. 223 (9): 5722-2744. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-012-1310-6. [view PDF]

Esper, J, Frank, D., Timonen, M., Zorita, E., Wilson, R., Luterbacher, J., Holzkämper, S., Fischer, N., Wagner, S., Nievergelt, D., Verstege, A., and Büntgen, U. Orbital forcing of tree-ring data. Nature Climate Change. doi: 10-1038/NCLIMATE1589. [view PDF]

Singer, M.B., Stella, J.C., Dufour, S., Piégay, H., Wilson, R.J.S., Johnstone, L., 2012. Contrasting water-uptake and growth responses to drought in co-occurring riparian tree species. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco.1283 [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R.D., K.J. Anchukaitis, B.M. Buckley, E.R. Cook, R. Wilson. 2012. Regional climatic and North Atlantic Oscillation signatures in West Virginia red cedar over the past millennium. Global and Planetary Change, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.07.003, 2011. [view PDF]

Tipping, R., Bradley, R., Sanders, J., McCulloch, R. and Wilson. R. 2012. Moments of crisis: climate change in Scottish prehistory. Proc Soc Antiq Scot 142 (2012), 9–25. [view PDF]

Wilson, R, Loader, N, Rydval, M, Paton, H, Frith, A, Mills, C, Crone, A, Edwards, C, Larsson, L & Gunnarson, B. (2011). Reconstructing Holocene climate from tree rings – the potential for a long chronology from the Scottish Highlands. The Holocene. 22 (1): 3-11. DOI: 10.1177/0959683611405237 [view PDF]

Baker, A., Wilson, R., Fairchild, I., Franke, J., Spötl, C.,  and Trouet, V. 2011. High resolution δ18O and δ 13C records of the last millennium climate from an annually laminated Scottish stalagmite. Global and Planetary Change. Available online. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071. [view PDF]

Kiss, A., Wilson, R. and Bariska, I. 2011. An experimental 400-year documentary-based multi proxy (vine and grain) reconstruction of May-July temperatures for Kőszeg, West-Hungary. Journal of Biometeorology. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-010-0367-4. [view PDF]

Villalba, R., Luckman, B. H., Boninsegna, J.A., D'Arrigo, R.D., Lara, A., Villanueva-Diaz, J., Masiokas, M., Argollo, J., Soliz, C., LeQuesne, C., Stahle, D., Roig, F., Aravena, J.C., Wiles, G., Hartsough, P., Wilson, R.J.S., Watson, E., Cook, E.R., Cerano-Paredes, J., Therrell, M. , Cleaveland, M., Morales, M.J., Moya, J., Pacajes, J., Massacchesi, G., Biondi, F., Urrutia, R., and Martinez Pastur, G. Dendroclimatology from regional to continental scales: Understanding regional processes to reconstruct large-scale climatic variations across the Western Americas. In Hughes, M.K., Swetnam, T.W. and Diaz, H.F. (eds.) Dendroclimatology: Progress and Prospects, Springer. 2011. Book Chapter 7. [view PDF]

Wilson, R., Cook, E., D’Arrigo, R., Riedwyl, N., Evans, M., Tudhope, A. and Allan, R. 2010. Reconstructing ENSO: the influence of method, proxy data, climate forcing and teleconnections. Journal of Quaternary Science. 25 (1): 62 – 78.ISSN 0267-8179. [view PDF]
D Frank, D., J. Esper, E. Zorita, R. Wilson. 2010. A noodle, hockey stick, and spaghetti plate: a perspective on high resolution paleoclimatology. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change. 1 (4): 507-516. doi: 10.1002/wcc.53. [view PDF]
Fish, T., Wilson, R., Edwards, C., Mills, C., Crone, A., Kirchhefer, A.J., Linderholm, L., Loader, N.J. and Woodley, E. 2010. Exploring for senescence signals in native Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris l.) in the Scottish Highlands. Forest Ecology and Management. 260: 321–330. [view PDF]
Stott, K. J. Austin, W. E. N., Sayer, M. D. J., Weidman, C.R., Cage, A.G. and Wilson, R. J. S. 2010. The potential of Arctica islandica growth records to reconstruct coastal climate in north west Scotland, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29 (13-14): 1602-1613. [view PDF]
Büntgen U, Franke J, Frank D, Wilson R, González-Rouco F, Esper J, 2010: Assessing the spatial signature of European climate reconstructions. Climate Research. 41: 125-130. [view PDF]
Leijonhufvud L, Wilson R, Moberg A, Söderberg J, Retsö D, Söderlind U. 2010. Five centuries of Stockholm winter/spring temperatures reconstructed from documentary evidence and instrumental observations. Climatic Change. 101 (1-2): 109-141. doi: 10.1007/s10584-009-9650-y. [view PDF]
Dobrovolný P, Moberg A, Brázdil R, Pfister C, Glaser R,  Wilson R, van Engelen A, Limanówka D, Kiss A,  Halíčková M, Macková J, Riemann D, Luterbacher J, Böhm R. 2010. Monthly, seasonal and annual temperature reconstructions for Central Europe derived from documentary evidence and instrumental records since AD 1500. Climatic Change. 101 (1-2): 69-107, doi: 10.1007/s10584-009-9724-x. [view PDF]

J. Luterbacher, S.J. Koenig, J. Franke, G. van der Schrier, P.M. Della-Marta, J. Jacobeit, M. Küttel,F.J. González-Rouco, E. Zorita, E. Xoplaki, M. Stössel, T. Rutishauser, H. Wanner, C. Pfister, R. Brázdil, P. Dobrovolný, D. Camuffo, C. Bertolin, A. Moberg, L. Leijonhufvud, J. Soderberg, R. Allan, R. Wilson, D. Wheeler, M. Barriendos, R. Glaser, D. Riemann, O. Nordli, D. Limanówka, A. van Engelen, C.S. Zerefos. 2010. Circulation dynamics and its influence on European and Mediterranean January-April climate over the past half millennium: Results and insights from instrumental data, documentary proxy evidence and coupled climate models. Climatic Change 101, 201-234, doi:10.1007/s10584-009-9782-0. [view PDF]

E. Zorita, A. Moberg, L. Leijonhufvud, R. Wilson, R. Brázdil, P. Dobrovolný, J. Luterbacher, R. Böhm, C. Pfister, R. Glaser, J. Söderberg, F. González-Rouco. 2010. European temperature records of the past five centuries based on documentary information compared to climate simulations. Climatic Change 101, 143-168, doi: 10.1007/s10584-010-9824-7. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Jacoby, G., Buckley, B., Sakulich, J., Frank, D., Curtis, A., Wilson, R. and Anchukaitis, K. 2009. Tree growth and inferred temperature variability at northern treeline, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada. Global and Planetary Change. 65 (1-2): 71-82. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2008.10.011. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Wilson, R. and Tudhope, A. 2009. Impact of volcanic forcing on tropical temperatures during the last four centuries. Nature GeoScience. Vol 2: DOI: 10.1038/NGEO393. [view PDF]

Büntgen U. , Frank D., Wilson R., Carrer, M., Urbinati, C. and Esper J. 2008. A test for tree-ring divergence in the European Alps. Global Change Biology. 14, 2443–2453, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01640.x. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Allan, R., Wilson, R., Palmer, J., Sakulich, J., Smerdon, J., Bijaksana, S. and Ngkoimani, O. 2008. Pacific and Indian Ocean climate signals in a tree-ring record of Java monsoon drought. International Journal of Climatology 28 (4), 1889 – 1901. 10.1002/joc.1679 [view PDF]

N.J.Loader, P.M.Santill, J.P.Woodman-Ralph, J.E. Rolfe, M.A. Hall, M. Gagen, I.Robertson, R.Wilson, C.A. Froyd, D.McCarroll. 2008. Multiple stable isotopes from oak trees in SW Scotland and the potential for stable isotope dendroclimatology in maritime climatic regions. Chemical Geology. 252 (1-2), 62-71. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.01.006 [view PDF]

Leijonhufvud L., Wilson, R. and Moberg A. 2008. Documentary data as proxy variables for Stockholm late winter to early spring temperatures in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Holocene. 18 (2): 333–343. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R and Wilson, R. 2008. El Niño and Indian Ocean Influences on Indonesian Drought: Implications for Forecasting Rainfall and Crop Productivity. International Journal of Climatology. 28: 611–616. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Wilson, R., Liepert, B and Cherubini, P. 2008. On the 'Divergence Problem' in Northern Forests: A Review of the Tree-Ring Evidence and Possible Causes. Global and Planetary Change. 60: 289–305.[view PDF]

Wilson, R., D’Arrigo. R., Buckley, B., Büntgen, U., Esper, J., Frank, D., Luckman, B., Payette, S. Vose, R. and Youngblut, D. 2007. A matter of divergence – tracking recent warming at hemispheric scales using tree-ring data. JGR - Atmospheres. VOL. 112, D17103, doi:10.1029/2006JD008318 [view PDF]

Esper, J., Frank, D.C., Wilson, R.J.S., Büntgen, U. and Treydte, K. 2007. Uniform growth behaviour among central Asian low and high elevation juniper tree sites. Trees. 21, 141–150. DOI 10.1007/s00468-006-0104-0. [view PDF]

Wilson, R., Wiles, G., D'Arrigo, R. and Zweck, C. 2007. Cycles and Shifts: 1300-years of multi-decadal temperature variability in the Gulf of Alaska. Climate Dynamics. 28:425–440. DOI 10.1007/s00382-006-0194-9. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Wilson, R. and Li, J. 2006. Increased Eurasian-tropical temperature amplitude difference in recent centuries: implications for the Asian Monsoon. Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (22), L22706. 10.1029/2006GL027507 [view PDF]

Wilson, R., Tudhope, A., Brohan, P., Briffa, K., Osborn, T. and Tett, S. 2006. 250-years of reconstructed and modeled tropical temperatures. Journal of Geophysical Research. 111, C10007, doi:10.1029/2005JC003188. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Wilson, R., Palmer, J., Krusic, P., Curtis, A.,  Sakulich, J., Bijaksana, S., Zulaikah, S., La Ode Ngkoimani, and Tudhope, A. 2006. Reconstructed Indonesian Warm Pool SSTs from Tree Rings and Corals: Linkages to Asian Monsoon Drought and ENSO. Paleoceanography, 21 (3) PA300510.1029/2005PA001256. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R. and Wilson, R. On the Asian Expression of the PDO. International Journal of Climatology. 26: 1607–1617. [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Wilson, R., Palmer, J., Krusic, P., Curtis, A.,  Sakulich, J., Bijaksana, S., Zulaikah, S. and La Ode Ngkoimani. 2006. Monsoon drought over Java, Indonesia during the past two centuries. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L04709, doi:10.1029/2005GL025465.  [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Wilson, R. and Jacoby, G. 2006. On the long-term context for late 20th century warming. (Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 111, D03103, doi:10.1029/2005JD006352  [view PDF]

Wilson, R., Frank, D., Topham, J., Nicolussi, K and Esper, J. 2005. Spatial reconstruction of summer temperatures in Central Europe for the last 500 years using annually resolved proxy records: Problems and opportunities. Boreas. 34: 490-497.  [view PDF]

Frank, D., Wilson, R. and Esper, J. 2005. Synchronous variability changes in alpine temperature and tree-ring data over the last two centuries. Boreas. 34: 498?505.   [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Wilson, R., Panagiotopoulos, F. and Wu, B. 2005. On the long-term interannual variability of the East Asian Winter Monsoon (EAWM). Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L21706, doi:10.1029/2005GL023235.  [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R, Wilson, R., Deser, C, Wiles, G., Cook, E., Villalba, R., Tudhope, A., Cole, J. and Linsley, B. 2005. Tropical-North Pacific Climate Linkages Over the Past Four Centuries. Journal of Climate. 18 (24) 5253?5265.   [view PDF]

Esper, J.,  Wilson, R.J.S., Frank, D.C. Moberg, A, Wanner, H and Luterbacher, J. 2005. Climate: Past Ranges and Future Changes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 24, 2164-2166 [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S., Luckman, B.H. and Esper, J. 2005. A 500-Year Dendroclimatic Reconstruction of Spring/Summer Precipitation from the Lower Bavarian Forest Region, Germany. International Journal of Climatology, 25: 611-630.
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Esper, J., Frank, D., Wilson, R.J.S. and Briffa, K. 2005. Effect of scaling and regression on reconstructed temperature amplitude for the past millennium. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L07711, doi:10.1029/2004GL021236. [view PDF]

Luckman, B.H. and Wilson, R.J.S. 2005. Summer temperature in the Canadian Rockies during the last millennium ? a revised record. Climate Dynamics, 24: 131-144.DOI 10.1007/s00382-004-0511-0.  [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R, Mashig, E, Frank, D, Wilson, R.J.S. and Jacoby, G. 2005. Temperature variability over the past millennium inferred from Northwestern Alaska tree rings. Climate Dynamics,  24: 227-236. DOI 10.1007/s00382-004-0502-1.  [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Jacoby, G., Wilson, R.J and Panagiotopoulos, F. 2005. A Reconstructed Siberian High Index since AD 1599 from Eurasian and North American Tree Rings. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L05705, doi:10.1029/2004GL022271.  [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R., Cook, E.R., Wilson, R.J., Allan, R and Mann, M.E. 2005. On the Variability of ENSO Over the Past Six Centuries. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L03711, doi:10.1029/2004GL022055.  [view PDF]

2004 and earlier

Buckley, B.M., Wilson, R.J.S., Kelly, P.E., Larson, D.W and Cook, E.R. 2004. Inferred summer precipitation for Southern Ontario back to 610 AD as reconstructed from ring-widths of Thuja occidentalis. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34(12): 2541-2553.  [view PDF]

D'Arrigo, R, Mashig, E, Frank, D, Jacoby, G. and Wilson, R.J.S. 2004. Reconstructed Warm Season Temperatures For Nome, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters. 31, (9): doi:10.1029/2004GL019756.  [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S., Esper, J. and Luckman, B.H. 2004. Utilising Historical Tree-Ring Data for Dendroclimatology: A Case study from the Bavarian Forest, Germany. Dendrochronologia. 21 (2): 53-68.  [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S. and Topham, J. 2004. Violins and Climate. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 77: 9-24. [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S. and Elling, W. 2004. Temporal instabilities of tree-growth/climate response in the Lower Bavarian Forest Region: Implications for dendroclimatic reconstruction. Trees: Structure and Function, 18 (1): 19-28. [view PDF]

Esper, J., Frank, D. and Wilson, R.J.S. 2004. Climate Reconstructions: Low-Frequency Ambition and High-Frequency Ratification. EOS, 85(12) [view PDF]

Esper, J., Shiyatov, S.G., Mazepa, V.S., Wilson, R.J.S., Graybill, D.A. and Funkhouser, G. 2003. Temperature-sensitive Tien Shan tree ring chronologies show multi-centennial growth trends. Climate Dynamics, 21 (8): 699-706. [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S. and Luckman, B.H. 2003. Dendroclimatic Reconstruction of Maximum Summer Temperatures from Upper Tree-Line Sites in Interior British Columbia. The Holocene. 13(6): 853-863. [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S. and Luckman, B.H. 2002. Tree-ring reconstruction of maximum and minimum temperatures and the diurnal temperature range in British Columbia, Canada. Dendrochronologia, 20(3): 257-268. [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S. and Hopfmueller, M. 2001. Dendrochronological investigations of Norway spruce along an elevational transect in the Bavarian Forest, Germany. Dendrochronologia, 19(1): 67-79. [view PDF]

Lara, A, Villalba, R, Aravena, J.C., Luckman, B.H. Wolodarsky, A and Wilson, R.J.S. 2001. Dendrochronological studies of Nothofagus pumilo at tree-line in Central Chile. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 31(6): 925-936. [view PDF]

Wilson, R.J.S. and Hannan, D.G. 1995. From Ice to Ice Free: Glaciation in the Lake Ayr Valley, Central Tasmania., Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 129: 35-41.

Partially refereed:

Wilson, R., Helle, G., Gärtner, H. (Eds.) (2015): Proceedings of the DENDROSYMPOSIUM 2014: May 6th - 10th, Aviemore, Scotland, UK, (Scientific Technical Report ; 15/06), 13th TRACE conference (Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology) (Aviemore, Scotland 2014), Potsdam : Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, 122 p. DOI:

Wilson, R. 2009. Bringing the “climate” back to British tree-rings. Invited keynote presentation. Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology (TRACE). Proceedings.

Tyers, I. And Wilson R.J.S. 2000. Tree-Ring Analysis Of Oak Timbers From Nos 66 And 68 Westgate Street, Gloucester. Ancient Monuments Laboratory Report 19/2000.

Wilson, R.J.S. and Tyers, I. 1999. Tree-Ring Analysis Of Oak Timbers From The Church Of St. Mary The Virgin, Yatton, Avon. Ancient Monuments Laboratory Report 61/1999.