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An integrated field data collection system for dendrochronology

A wide variety of information or 'metadata' is required when undertaking dendrochronological sampling.  Traditionally, researchers record observations and measurements on field notebooks and/or paper recording forms, and use digital cameras and hand-held GPS devices to capture images and record locations.  In the lab, field notes are often manually entered into spreadsheets or personal databases, which are then sometimes linked to images and GPS waypoints. This process is both time consuming and prone to human and instrument error.

Climate Response of Four Tree Species from the East-German Low Rainfall Area

Climate response was investigated for four tree species in the East German low rainfall area in Thuringia where average annual precipitation falls below 600 mm. Black Pine (Pinus nigra) has large semi-natural stands on calcareous soils far north of its natural distribution, Common Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) reaches its physiological limit along calcareous slopes.

Sky Island Investigators: Where Students Become Scientists

We offer a diverse variety of science field classes – on the UA Campus at the Bryant Bannister Tree Ring Building, at Tumamoc Hill, and at field sites in the Catalina Mountains - where students learn that science is a dynamic process of gathering and evaluating information. We adapt our innovative approach to work with teachers and students of all ages and grade levels, depending on the needs of your students.

Floor joint work

Repair work on the joints in the concrete floor.

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