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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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Team Columbia returns in high spirits with bountiful samples!

Guest Bloggers: Maddie Happ and Kaitlin Starr (Girdwood, Alaska) Team Columbia is back from an exciting 8 days in the field.  Dr.Wiles, Nick Wiesenberg, Maddie Happ and Kaitlin Starr traveled via helicopter to Columbia Bay, Alaska beginning July 15th and … Continue reading
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Shikotan Island Tree Ring Chronology

Guest blogger: Xiangyu Li As one of the most militarized islands, because of the dispute between Japan and Russia (the Kuril Islands dispute), Shikotan Island has remained a mystery to the world of tree rings and climate studies until now. … Continue reading
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