The University of Arizona is home to the oldest tree-ring research lab in the country where scientists from around the world collaborate.
The study of tree rings, or dendrochronology, helps reconstruct environmental change and unravel processes in ecosystems and human societies. A. E. Douglass, a pioneer in dendrochronology, founded the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research in 1937.
In 2013, the laboratory moved into its new home that uses an innovative design to resemble tree rings and a tree house.
At this after5 you’ll tour the lab and learn about:
- Dendrochronology, the dating and study of annual tree rings
- History of the lab
- How tree ring chronologies are used to understand past, present and future environmental processes
The University of Arizona College of Science brings together globally prominent faculty in disciplines at the core of scientific inquiry and education. The college’s academic departments, schools and research units encompass physical, mathematical, environmental, cognitive and life sciences. With over 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UA Science is an integrative learning institution, where accomplished faculty and next-generation scientists engage side-by-side in groundbreaking research. The college’s scientists and students also share their knowledge with the local and broader community through extensive outreach and public service initiatives. Our mission is to encourage the aggressive pursuit of research excellence, to support novel teaching and outreach programs and to create economic opportunities for our community.
Thank You to Stephen Fleming and the College of Research, Discovery, and Innovation for sponsoring this wonderful event.
Parking info: https://goo.gl/maps/6V284ZgBwXRpVBLi6 Park in 1201 East 6th Street garage. The lab is at east end of garage.