Established by the pioneer of dendrochronology.A.E. Douglass, originator of the science of tree-ring dating, founded the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research in 1937.
Housed in a custom facility.A building constructed in 2013 provides lab and office space, augmented by a building recently renovated as a wood sample archive.
Pursuing interdisciplinary research.Dendrochronology helps reconstruct environmental change, and unravel processes in ecosystems and human societies; researchers in many parts of the world collaborate with the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.
Educating students and the public.The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research teaches undergraduate and graduate courses; its outreach program also reaches thousands of children and adults in the community.
Human history affected forest fires in California
Monday, November 14, 2016Spanish missions, the Gold Rush, and twentieth century fire suppression affected how forest fires responded to climate in the Sierra Nevada.
Investigating how fire leaves its mark on trees
Friday, November 11, 2016Fire scars help reconstruct the history of fire in the landscape: a new study looks more closely at how they form.