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Dating the Tracy House (Apple Creek, Ohio)

Climate Change 2017 is pleased to have been asked to date the Tracy House, Apple Creek Ohio. The log house/cabin is now stored in the soon to be Apple Creek Community Center and Library will be reassembled this coming summer. … Continue reading
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Coring the Bog – An 18,000 Year Record of Environmental Change

Two class projects kick off the Climate Change 2017 course. The first deals with tree-ring dating (dendrochronology, blog post coming soon) of historical structures and then analyzing the tree-rings for their climate significance. The second is is shown below and it concerned with … Continue reading
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Black & Gold Weekend – The Tree Ring Lab

Thanks to Beau Mastrine and Campus Grounds we continue to celebrate the designation of “Tree Campus USA“. Today is Black and Gold Weekend and the Wooster Tree Ring Lab students explained their research, conversed about trees, and learned from College arborists and … Continue reading
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23 Hours of Sunlight and 22 Hours of Bugs (Part 2)

Guest bloggers: Andrew Wayrynen and Jeff Gunderson We take our berry picking very seriously Oh so you thought you got rid of Team Alaska, didn’t you? Yeah well, just as there are as many cedar sites in Juneau as there … Continue reading
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23 Hours of Sunlight and 22 Hours of Bugs (Part 1)

Guest bloggers: Andrew Wayrynen and Jeff Gunderson First attempt at collecting wood in Muir Inlet with Dan Lawson  Two College of Wooster geologists in the Alaskan wilderness is always a recipe for success. Thanks to Dr. Wiles and the geo … Continue reading
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What we learned in Climate Change (Geology 210, Spring 2016)

A dedicated group of geologists, physicists, archaeologists, political scientists, biologists, english and history majors joined forces to learn a bit about Climate Change in the natural laboratory of Northeast Ohio. Here they surround a glacial erratic in Secrest Arboretum of … Continue reading
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Nicolás Young (’05) receives a 2015 Blavatnik Award for his work measuring ice sheet response to past climate change.

Congratulations Nicolás (now a researcher in the Cosmogenic Nuclide Group at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ) – Read more about Nicolás’ work and his award here. Continue reading

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Dr. Mark Wilson has been chosen to receive the Council on Undergraduate Research-Geoscience Division’s prestigious Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

Dr. Wilson works with junior Geology major Sarah McGrath in the Paleontology lab. Congratulations Dr. Wilson – well deserved (read the College release here).   Continue reading

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From Rittman to Apple Creek

Geomorphology (Geology 300) has been taking advantage of the good weather this Fall traveling in the area. Above the full class stands on a point bar of the Apple Creek. Waves go out to Brian Merritt who experienced an injury … Continue reading
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Glacier Bay 2015

Guest Blogger: Dan Misinay This summer Dr. Wiles, Nick, Jesse Wiles, and myself traveled to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. We spent our six days in upper Muir Inlet at Wolf Point. Our purpose this summer was to bridge … Continue reading
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