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Summer Research in the Tree Ring Lab

This summer, students through the AMRE program with funding from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation are working in the Wooster Tree Ring Lab doing historical dating. Kendra Devereux, Alexis Lanier, and Juwan Shabazz are working with clients to date local barns, … Continue reading

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A Strong Start to the 2017 Keck Gateway Project

Guest Blogger: Addison Thompson (’20 Pitzer College and Team Keck Member) Amid our first official day at the College of Wooster, spirits were high as we embarked on the five week Keck Gateway Project.  The Gateway Project encompasses two different … Continue reading

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Team Columbia returns in high spirits with bountiful samples!

Guest Bloggers: Maddie Happ and Kaitlin Starr (Girdwood, Alaska) Team Columbia is back from an exciting 8 days in the field.  Dr.Wiles, Nick Wiesenberg, Maddie Happ and Kaitlin Starr traveled via helicopter to Columbia Bay, Alaska beginning July 15th and … Continue reading

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Shikotan Island Tree Ring Chronology

Guest blogger: Xiangyu Li As one of the most militarized islands, because of the dispute between Japan and Russia (the Kuril Islands dispute), Shikotan Island has remained a mystery to the world of tree rings and climate studies until now. … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Petrified conifer wood

This is one of the most beautiful fossils in Wooster’s teaching collections. It is a polished section of petrified wood. It has vibrant colors and exquisite detail, as you’re about to see. Unfortunately any label that accompanied this specimen disappeared … Continue reading

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Dating Houses and Reconstructing Climate

The Wooster Geology Climate Change class spent a beautiful fall day in Stony Creek, Ohio coring beams in three structures of historical significance. They will determine the cut dates (calendar dates when the timber for the houses were felled) for … Continue reading

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From the Russian wilderness to the big city!

Guest Blogger: Sarah Frederick (’15) Arriving in Moscow was a sharp return to reality. Suddenly all of the things that had come to feel normal while we were in Kamchatka – the winding gravel roads and little towns with random … Continue reading

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The Wooster Geologists of Team Alaska present at the 2013 Geological Society of America Meeting

DENVER, COLORADO–We last saw the dynamic tree-coring duo of Abby VanLeuven (’14) and Andy Nash (’14) in wet, muddy, glorious Alaska pursuing their Independent Study research with Dr. Greg Wiles. They cleaned up nicely and today presented two posters at … Continue reading

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Checking in from the Far East

We are currently finishing our first leg of field research on Sakhalin Island, Fareast Russia, and today we are traveling to Vladivostok to stage the next two weeks of sampling climate-sensitive trees. This is  collaborative Wooster project funded by NSF … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist in the Far East of Russia — and on Russian TV!

Dr. Greg Wiles, the Ross K. Shoolroy Chair of Natural Resources at Wooster, is currently on an adventurous dendrochronology research trip to the Far East of Russia, including Sakhalin Island. He will have much more to say about it on … Continue reading

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