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Lauren Vargo (’13) starts off the Wooster Geologists in the 2013 Senior Research Symposium at The College of Wooster

WOOSTER, OHIO–The College of Wooster has an annual celebration of Independent Study after all the theses are done and (most) of the oral examinations. It is much fun as our students present their research to the community, which often includes … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Mann visits Wooster

WOOSTER, OHIO–We were honored this week when Dr. Michael E. Mann, one of the world’s foremost climate-change experts and a leader in the efforts to educate the public about anthropogenic effects on the atmosphere, came to Wooster as part of … Continue reading

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The Dendrochronology Team of Wooster Geologists makes its television debut

“Barn Detectives” is a recent episode of the television show Our Ohio, and it features Dr. Greg Wiles and his team of crack dendrochronologists. You can view the video by clicking the link. It is very well done. The project … Continue reading

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Contemporary melting of northwestern glaciers: A new paper by Wooster Geologists … and the ultimate finish of an Independent Study adventure

Wooster geology graduate Nathan Malcomb, now a scientist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service, has just published an important paper with his advisor Greg Wiles in the journal Quaternary Research (affectionately known as “QR”). This … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologists on Camera — Spotlight on Dendrochronology

WOOSTER, OHIO–Greg Wiles and members of his crack dendrochronology team from our tree-ring laboratory are being filmed today for a PBS program called “Our Ohio“. It is great fun watching the TV crew setting up their equipment, and our faculty, … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Birch wood with beetle borings (Oligocene of Oregon)

We may be at the Geological Society of America annual meeting today, but that doesn’t stop Fossil of the Week! This week’s fossil is a beautifully-detailed piece of petrified birch wood (Betula) with tree rings and insect borings throughout. It … Continue reading

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TREE CAMPUS USA – The College of Wooster

On a beautiful homecoming afternoon in September – The College of Wooster celebrated its new designation as a Tree Campus USA. This special designation of The College of Wooster was lead by Beau Mastrine, director of grounds (above).  Partners include the … Continue reading

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Wooster Tree Ring Lab Ready for Business

Guest blogger Jon Theisen Beginning May 17th and running until June 10th, the College of Wooster Tree Ring Lab has been partnering with and funded by The Center for Entrepreneurship in an effort to demonstrate the viability of dendrochronological dating … Continue reading

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Tree Rings and the Huna Tlingit People: A Wooster Student Geologist Talk

DENVER, COLORADO — The Wooster Geologists are very proud today of our own Sarah Appleton, who just gave a professional talk at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting this morning.  Her topic was sorting out a historical mystery about … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist = NPR Star

Tree rings, Lake Erie, and climate change are the topics of a recent NPR interview with Wooster’s own Greg Wiles. Greg and his research group have been making headlines for their study that suggests natural climate variability plays a role … Continue reading

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