This 1 credit seminar is an opportunity to read and evaluate literature pertinent to your studies and interests and to study subjects you wouldn't otherwise have read. It is also a chance to learn more from the literature through discussion and exchange with others in an informal, supportive environment. We will discuss sets of journal articles of your selection. This semester, students have chosen to read and discuss within the general theme of dendroclimatology -- the study of past climates using measurements made on trees -- with particular emphasis on classic and current papers on drought reconstruction, stable isotopic and chemical measurements, and "deep time" paleoclimatology.
By the conclusion of the semester, students should have developed their own opinions on the following topics:
Instructor: Michael Evans , Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, 214 W. Stadium. ph 626-2897; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours: Friday, 3-5pm, W. Stadium 214, or by appointment. Please email with questions or for more information. I will try to answer emails within 24 hours.
Location and Time:
Introductory meeting: Wednesday, January 17th, 2007, Tree-Ring Lab Conference Room, 3pm.
Regular meeting time: Wednesdays, 3:00-5pm, on specific days during the semester (see syllabus below).
There may be multiple "modules" of GEOS 595E taught each semester; you may register for 1 unit which comprises the module described here, and/or for other modules. This is section 7. See the 2007 Dendrochronology Colloquium Overview webpage for this semester's offerings, and more details.
Prerequisite: None. A commitment to thoroughly reading
papers will be essential to an informed discussion and lively
issues. Please ask if you want to read further
on a given subject.
Additional reading and course materials: Per copyright
use guidelines, I will provide
them electronically as password protected PDF files, served from
webpage. Please email the instructor for the userid and
Syllabus (subject to
|January 17th||Introduction; Logistics||Mike Evans
Classic to current methods and results
|February 2nd (Friday) IGERT seminar, Anthropology
||Tracking ENSO with tropical
trees: Chronology, calibration, and case studies
||Deep time dendrochronology:
climates and climate variations within the Eocene and
field estimation techniques and results for the several
|April 11th||Tropical dendrochronology:
classical, chemical and isotopic methods
|Last session (TBA)