Valerie was interviewed this week about the California wildfires for a piece in Mashable.
Valerie was interviewed by National Geographic about this summer's heatwaves and wildfires in Europe:
Congrats to Shuzo Oita! Shuzo is a PhD student in Betsy Arnold's lab (UA Plant Sciences) who spent a few months in the Trouet Lab in 2017 to cross date tree rings in black spruce (Picea Mariana) from Quebec. He then linked his tree-ring based estimates of tree age and biomass to differing endophytic fungi communities. His poster won the coveted New Phytologist poster prize at the International Symbiosis Society (ISS) conference in Oregon. Extremely well deserved!
Valerie will be presenting new work in a plenary lecture at the AMQUA/CANQUA meeting in Ottawa this week: https://www.quaternary2018.com/. She will talk about our upcoming paper: "Northern Hemisphere tropical belt movements over the last 800 years". Her talk is on Thursday Aug 9 at 8.30am in room 2200 in Richcroft Hall (Carleton University)
Valerie talks about tree rings and the jet stream in the Energy Transition Show podcast. Listen to it here: https://xenetwork.org/ets/episodes/episode-65-climate-science-part-9-jet-stream/
I primarily cover submissions about paleoclimate, climate variability, and ecosystem disturbances. Please send your exciting new science findings to Geophysical Research Letters, I look forward to reading them!
Guobao Xu has joined the lab as a post-doc in January 2018. Guobao has received a scholarship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and will be in the Trouet Lab in Tucson for two years. His research interests focus on stable isotopes in tree rings and their application for climate reconstruction, ecology, and carbon cycle research. Geographically, Guobao's research focuses primarily on the Tibetan Plateau.