The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) is offering three short summer courses in dendrochronology, focusing on Dendroclimatology, Dendroecology, and Dendroarchaeology. Classes will convene for three weeks from 15 May 2017 through 2 June 2017 at the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
These intensive courses will introduce students to theory, laboratory and field techniques, and current research in each subfield. Courses will be based at the Laboratory on the UA campus, and with field trips to sites in the Southwest region. Lectures will be presented by course instructors and other leading scientists. Course readings are drawn primarily from the published literature.
Classes are designed for graduate students as well as faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and working professionals with suitable backgrounds. Undergraduates who are interested in the dendroecology course should have suitable background in ecology, and undergraduates who are interested in the dendroclimatology course should have basic background in statistics. Contact the course instructor whose email is listed below for prerequisites.
- Dendroclimatology, taught by Dr. Ramzi Touchan (firstname.lastname@example.org) (other instructor: Dr. David Meko email@example.com).
- Dendroecology, taught by Dr. Paul Sheppard (firstname.lastname@example.org) (other instructor: Mr. Jesse Minor email@example.com).
- Dendroarchaeology, taught Dr. Ron Towner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
People who have full-time academic or professional commitments, but who would like to extend their knowledge of some aspect of dendrochronology, have found these intensive courses a useful means to combine the training with their other committments.
More information is on the Summer 2017 Dendro Short Courses page.