North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF) Aug 1-9, 2

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North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF) Aug 1-9, 2

Post by edfrank » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:05 pm

North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF) Aug 1-9, 2011

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Registration is now open for the 21st Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF) which will be held at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in Virginia from Aug 1-9, 2011. I have included some information about the research projects below through which we will teach basic and advanced dendrochronological techniques. Go to our website ( for more information and log in to Virginia Tech’s webpage ( to register for the conference today. Please contact me directly at if you have any questions about the fieldweek.

The group leaders and projects are:

Introductory Group: Grant Harley (University of Tennessee) and John Peterson (Virginia Tech). This group will learn the basics of dendrochronology, including more time spent on site and tree selection, crossdating, detrending, and understanding chronology. This group will take the time to survey the techniques of the other projects.

Fire History: Margot Kaye (Penn State). Chestnut oak fire history from the Warspurr Trail.

Wood Anatomy: Carolyn Copenheaver (Virginia Tech) and Audrey Zink-Sharp (Virginia Tech). Explore the wood anatomy of pitch pine.

Dendroarchaeology: Henri Grissino-Mayer (University of Tennessee). Conduct a dendroarchaeological project on an old cabin.

Dendroclimatology: Dave Stahle (University of Arkansas). Conduct a dendroclimatic reconstruction at the Cliffs of Eggleston overlooking the New River.

Sclerochronology: Bryan Black (Hatfield Marine Science Center). Examine the rings in the shells of fresh water muscles or salt water clams.

James H. Speer, PhD

Interim Coordinator of the Center for Science Education
Director of the Office of Sustainability
Director fo the North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF)
Associate Professor of Geography and Geology
Department of Earth and Environmental Systems
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: 812-237-3011


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