Please email Jesse (email address above) your desire to do this half-day trip or not.
Optional: Morning outing to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (any LTRR staff who can drive).
Cheryl Miller, Centennial Forest Manager, NAU) Ecology AM: to Centennial Forest for fieldwork (Paul Sheppard et al.) Ecology early lunch: back at MPRS Archaeology & Ecology PM: Meet at Sunset Crater to discuss dating of the eruption and tornado effects (Paul Sheppard) Archaeology Southwest: Dating Sunset Crater Sheppard et al.: Tree-ring responses to a tornado at Sunset Crater Archaeology & Ecology PM: Reconvene at Wupatki (Ron Towner) Archaeology & Ecology PM: Dinner at the Kachina Downtown Restaurant in Flagstaff (click here to open a menu for Mexican fare and follow instructions therein) Ecology evening: Back at Merriam Powell: mount Monday's cores (Jesse Minor et al.) Lecture: Living with the star: search for abnormal sun in the past with C-14 in tree rings (Irina Panyushkina) Dee & Pope: Anchoring historical sequences with astro-chronological tie-points Miyake etal.: The 5480 BC Ecology early morning: Drive to Bull Basin Ecology mid morning: Pumpkin Fire commentary, no sampling (Don Falk) Ecology mid morning: Insect overview with Amanda Grady, USFS Forest Health Protection Ecology late morning: Begin sampling at forest insect site (Ann Lynch) Ecology early afternoon: Continue and finish sampling at forest insect site (Ann Lynch) Ecology mid afternoon: Drive back to Merriam Powell Ecology late afternoon: Mounting Tuesday's cores (Jesse Minor et al.) Ecology and Archaeology dinner: at Merriam Powell (The chili meal, plus salad, beverages & dessert) Ecology and Archaeology evening: Journal club: Merging dendroarchaeology and dendroecology.
For this, please read any article of your choosing from the Fall 2016 Archaeology Southwest Magazine, Volume 30, Number 4 (click here for a pdf, biggish at 16 megs), and be prepared to speak about it in order to initiate general discussion (Paul Sheppard et al.) Ecology morning: Grand Canyon Rowe Well Rd.
The lab is withing walking distance of the Seminary Hill Natural Area and within easy driving distance of the O'Neill Natural Area, a 20-acre forest parcel that was donated to the college for educational activies by Robert and Doris O'Neill.
Lab facilities: The Centralia College dendrochronology lab for undergraduate instruction and research is fully equiped for doing tree-ring research.