TRACE 2020

12.05 - 15.05.2020  
Lund, Sweden
Contact person:
Organizing Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The international conference "TRACE 2020 – Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology" will be held from 12-15 May 2020 in Lund, Sweden.


Conference postponed until 2021.

The local organizers in Sweden and the ATR board have taken the decision to postpone the TRACE 2020 meeting. Obviously this has been a very difficult decision, but for reasons of personal safety and to minimise financial loss for both delegates and local organisers we believe that this action is necessary.

Organizers are working closely together to explore alternatives for 2020 and they will communicate this within the coming weeks.

One very likely option will be to delay the in-person TRACE meeting by a year, if this is possible then organizers hope to be able to run the conference and workshops in a similar format. Those who have already registered for the conference will soon be contacted by the organizers.


The conference takes place in the Palaestra et Odeum, which is located along the north side of University Square, at the University of Lund.


TRACE 2020 will bring together scientists and students who use tree rings as archives of environmental, historical, and climatological information. The conference also has pre-conference workshops and one post-conference excursion.

The conference seeks to build bridges, and facilitate knowledge exchange, between the different scientific disciplines working with tree rings. This is reflected in conference sessions with topics ranging from dendroclimatology and forest ecology, to tree physiology and dendroarchaeology.

TRACE 2020 is organized by the tree-ring groups from Lund University (Department of Geology), University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg University Laboratory of Dendrochronology, GULD) and Stockholm University (Department of Physical Geography), in cooperation with the Association for Tree-Ring Research (ATR).


Dendroclimatology – the tree-ring archives to study Past, Present and Future climate variability
Dendroarchaeology – Tree rings and human history
Methodological challenges in analyzing tree-ring data
Forests ecology – tree-ring perspectives on global change impacts
Inside wood – wood anatomical features as indicators of environmental and climate changes


Access the program here:

Abstract submission

Abstract submission closes 29 February. Access the abstract form here:


Registration deadline is 29 February. All details:

Pre-conference workshops

Find out more about the four workshops offered here:


Find out about all the mid-conference and post-conference excursions here:

Further information

Questions can be emailed to the organizing committee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Go to the official conference website: