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Prof. Leif Kullman

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Professor At Department of Ecolog...

Email: l***@***.se
Local Address:  Sweden
Umeå University

Employment History

  • Botanist
    Umeå University
  • Professor of Physical Geography
    Umeå University
  • Professor At Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
    Umeaa University
  • Professor of Physical Geography
    Umeaa University
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Oldest Living Tree Found in Sweden | Atkinson Forestry, 19 Oct 2014 [cached]
The visible portion of the 13-foot-tall (4-meter-tall) "Christmas tree" isn't ancient, but its root system has been growing for 9,550 years, according to a team led by Leif Kullman, professor at Umeå University's department of ecology and environmental science in Sweden.
Discovered in 2004, the lone Norway spruce-of the species traditionally used to decorate European homes during Christmas-represents the planet's longest-lived identified plant, Kullman said.
The researchers found the shrubby mountain survivor at an altitude of 2,985 feet (910 meters) in Dalarna Province.
The tree's incredible longevity is largely due to its ability to clone itself, Kullman said.
The spruce's stems or trunks have a lifespan of around 600 years, "but as soon as a stem dies, a new one emerges from the same root stock," Kullman explained.
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Leif Kullman, botanist at the Umea University based in Sweden has recently dated a red spruce of 8.000 years.
Breaking News for 2008 [cached]
A favorable climate has produced an upright trunk since the beginning of the 1940's. [1] Photo: Leif Kullman
April 16, 2008; The world's oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year-old spruce in the Dalarna province of SWEDEN. The spruce tree has shown to be a tenacious survivor that has endured by growing between erect trees and smaller bushes in pace with the dramatic climate changes over time.
For many years the spruce tree has been regarded as a relative newcomer in the Swedish mountain region. "Our results have shown the complete opposite, that the spruce is one of the oldest known trees in the mountain range," says Leif Kullman, Professor of Physical Geography at Umeå University.
"The average increase in temperature during the Summers over the past hundred years has risen by 1 degree C in the mountain areas," explains Leif Kullman.
"My research indicates that spruces have spent winters in places West or Southwest of Norway where the climate was not as harsh in order to later quickly spread northerly along the ice-free coastal strip," says Leif Kullman.
Prof. Leif Kullman, Professor of Physical Geography
Trees have not grown at such ... [cached]
Trees have not grown at such high levels for around 7,000 years," Leif Kullman, a professor at Umeaa University's department of ecology and environmental science, told AFP Tuesday.
Umeaa's professor of physical geography, ..., 22 May 2008 [cached]
Umeaa's professor of physical geography, Leif Kullmann, said the spruce's stems or trunks had a lifespan of around 600 years, but as soon as one died, a cloned stem could emerge from the root system.
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