We're now in the 2nd week of the Fall 2016 semester at UA.
Valerie is co-teaching Introduction to Dendrochronology (GEOS436A/536A) with Dr. Malcolm Hughes. Ross is in charge of the lab section of this class and is teaching 8 students how to cross-date.
Valerie is also co-teaching a Scientific Writing graduate seminar (RNR696A) with Dr. David Moore. Amongst others, we use How To Write A Lot and Deep Work as readings, which we strongly recommend to anyone striving to improve their writing productivity.
While doing fieldwork in the Pindos Mountains in Greece, Soumaya, Matt, and Valerie were involved in the sampling of Europe's oldest known living tree: a 1075-year old Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii). The field expeditions were led by Paul Krusic from Stockholm University and were in collaboration with Jan Esper's group at the University of Mainz.
read more about our discovery here in the Washington Post and CNN has posted a short video.
Paul Szejner published the first paper from his PhD in JGR-Biogeosciences. He and his collaborators (including Soumaya, Flurin, and Valerie) find differential climatic influences of the North American Monsoon system on tree-ring 13C and 18O.
In collaboration with Noah Charney and Brian Enquist (UA EEB), Margaret Evans and David Frank (LTRR), and Ben Poulter and Sydney Record, we (Flurin and Valerie) have published a new paper in Ecology Letters. In this paper, we use a North America-wide tree-ring network to forecast climate impacts on future forest growth.
Raquel Alfaro Sánchez is joining the Trouet Lab as a post-doctoral research associate in August 2016. She will be working on the tree-ring based reconstruction of jet stream indices and on linking the North American Monsoon to isotopic tree-ring data. Welcome to the team Raquel!