Climate Change Class at Secrest Arboretum

September 24th, 2009

Adrian (Philosophy) and Kelly (Geology) core a European Larch for an ecological response study using tree-rings

Adrian (Philosophy) and Kelly (Geology) core a European Larch for an ecological response study using tree-rings. The class will compare how various trees are responding to climate variability over the last 100 years or so. The site is the Secrest Arboretum of Ohio State University's OARDC. We thank Ken Cochran, Director of the facility for permission to do this study.

Chesea and Adonic core a Norway Spruce

Chesea (Archaeology) and Adonis (Political Science) core a Norway Spruce

Houston and Roz sneak up on a Pondersosa Pine and obtain a core

Houston (Religious Studies) and Roz (Archaeology) sneak up on a Pondersosa Pine and obtain a core

Travis and Adrian at the OARDC Meteorolgical Station. After the class develops tree-ring chronologies they will compare the ring-width series to the long (>100 year) record of monthly temperature and precipitation records from this site.

Travis and Adrian at the OARDC Meteorological Station. After the class develops tree-ring chronologies they will compare the ring-width series to the long (>100 year) record of monthly temperature and precipitation records from this site.

2 Responses to “Climate Change Class at Secrest Arboretum”

  1. Mark Wilsonon 24 Sep 2009 at 9:39 pm

    What a diverse group of academic majors doing climate research! A good sign for the future, and an indication of how interdisciplinary geology is.

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