Quantitative wood anatomy (QWA) and wood density determination (confocal Laser-Microscopy and image analysis; "blue-reflectance"-density determination)

A focus is on utilizing a "Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope - CLSM", FV300 FLUOVIEW, Olympus. Image analysis is performed with:

Cell^B software

WinCELL Pro 2011a & XL Cell

WinDENDRO Density

Image-Pro Plus & ROXAS


Liang, W., Heinrich, I., Simard, S., Helle, G., Dorado Liñán, I., Heinken, T. (2013): Climate signals derived from cell anatomy of Scots pine in NE Germany.Tree Physiology 33, 833–844, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpt059  

Liang, W.; Heinrich, I.; Helle, G.; Dorado Liñán, I.; Heinken, T. (2013): Applying CLSM to increment core surfaces for histometric analyses: A novel advance in quantitative wood anatomy. Dendrochronologia, 31, 2, 140-145. 

Gärtner-Roer, I.; Heinrich, I.; Gärtner, H. (2013): Wood anatomical analysis of Swiss willow (Salix helvetica) shrubs growing on creeping mountain permafrost. Dendrochronologia, 31, 2, 97-104.

Gärtner, H.; Heinrich, I. (2009): The Formation of Traumatic Rows of Resin Ducts in Larix decidua and Picea abies (Pinaceae) as a Result of Wounding Experiments in the Dormant Season. IAWA Journal, 30, 2, 199-215.


Ingo Heinrich
Dr. Ingo Heinrich
Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution
Building C , Room 323
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1915