Friday, February 17, 2017

Summer Courses - Dendrochronology (University of Arizona, Tucson)

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) is offering three (3) short
summer courses in dendrochronology, focusing on Dendroecology,
Dendroclimatology, and Dendroarchaeology. Classes will convene for three
weeks from 15 May 2017 through 2 June 2017 at the campus of the
University of Arizona in Tucson.

These intensive courses will introduce students to theory, laboratory
and field techniques, and current research in each subfield. Courses
will be based at the Laboratory on the UA campus, with field trips to
sites in the Southwest region. Lectures will be presented by course
instructors and other leading scientists. Course readings are drawn
primarily from the published literature.

Classes are designed for graduate students as well as faculty,
postdoctoral researchers, and working professionals with suitable
backgrounds. Undergraduates who are interested in the dendroecology
course should have suitable background in ecology, and undergraduates
who are interested in the dendroclimatology course should have basic
background in statistics. Online registration will be open until 15
March 2017. For additional information see the course webpage
( and contact the relevant course
instructor listed below for prerequisites:

Dendrochronology is the study of natural and human processes that are
recorded in the tree-ring record. This record is retained over time due
to the remarkable preservation qualities of wood, and across the wide
geographical distribution of trees. Through the science of
dendrochronology, a broad range of ecological, climatic, geological, and
cultural variables can be reconstructed, and analyzed with high spatial
and temporal resolution. Chronologies have been developed all over the

1) Dendroecology, taught by Dr. Paul Sheppard (
(other instructor: Mr. Jesse Minor

2) Dendroclimatology, taught by Dr. Ramzi Touchan
( (other instructor: Dr. David Meko

3) Dendroarchaeology, taught by Dr. Ron Towner (

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