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Toward an Isopach Map of the Cedar Creek Mastodon Bog

Wooster’s Climate Change class is starting the semester by  coring a bog adjacent to a recent Mastodon find in Morrow County, Ohio. The Mastodon work and related excavation is being led by Nigel Brush, University of Ashland.  Above is a … Continue reading
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From the Russian wilderness to the big city!

Guest Blogger: Sarah Frederick (’15) Arriving in Moscow was a sharp return to reality. Suddenly all of the things that had come to feel normal while we were in Kamchatka – the winding gravel roads and little towns with random … Continue reading
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Coring Across Kamchatka

Guest Blogger: Sarah Frederick (’15) After traversing every stretch of road within Kamchatka at least twice, 5 bear sitings, and becoming intimately familiar with Kamchatka mosquitoes (they come in three sizes!), we are on our way to Moscow. All in … Continue reading
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Volcanoes, Mosquitoes, and Bears, Oh My!

Guest Blogger: Sarah Frederick (’15) After three weeks in Russia it sure feels great to be back on US soil! Since we didn’t have internet access during this expedition, our blog posts come a bit delayed. Here is a bit … Continue reading
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Stuck in Girdwood

GIRDWOOD, ALASKA – The College of Wooster Tree Ring team set off for Columbia Bay Glacier this past wednesday. After arriving in Anchorage with no troubles we drove down to Girdwood to hopefully catch a helicopter with a company called … Continue reading
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Experiential Learning on Ice (with some water)

Tom Lowell, Aaron Diefendorf and four students from the University of Cincinnati met up with the Wooster Geologists to core Browns Lake. We thank Marvin Sandy, who manages the bog for the Nature Conservancy for guidance and permission to do … Continue reading
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Checking in from the Far East

We are currently finishing our first leg of field research on Sakhalin Island, Fareast Russia, and today we are traveling to Vladivostok to stage the next two weeks of sampling climate-sensitive trees. This is  collaborative Wooster project funded by NSF … Continue reading
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We must have walked 10 million miles.

Guest Blogger: Abby VanLeuven June 26th: Marble Mountain Our arrival at the southern end of Marble Mountain begun with the sighting of 3 orcas that as Dr. Wiles explained were a sign of good luck. Thus began the assent into … Continue reading
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We looked it in the eye

Guest Blogger: Andy Nash Gustavus, AK. June 25, 2013 – As our research trip to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve winds down we have some time to reconnect with the world and share some stories from our trip. The … Continue reading
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A Beautiful Day at Fern Valley

A large crowd of community members congregated on Saturday to show their appreciation for the donation of Fern Valley to The College of Wooster as its new field station. Betty and David (retired French Professor) Wilkin donated the tract of … Continue reading
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