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Lab Tour: Tree-Ring Unit (Geography)

Lab Tour: Tree-Ring Unit (Geography)
When Jul 12, 2019
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Tree-Ring Unit (Geography)
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Join us in the newly established Tree-Ring Unit (TRU) at the
Department of Geography to gain first insights into the various aspects
of modern tree-ring research, including wood anatomy. Guided by Alma
Piermattei, Paul J. Krusic and Ulf Büntgen (as well as Alex Kirdyanov
and Alan Crivellaro), you will see how different tree-ring parameters
are developed to facilitate a deeper understanding of past and ongoing
interactions between the environment and plant growth. During this lab
visit, two foci will illuminate the development of annually resolved and
absolutely dated climate reconstructions for the Common Era, as well as
the additional, intra-annual information obtained from state-of-the-art
wood anatomical studies. Considering Cambridge’s TRU as an
interdisciplinary hub, we look forward to welcoming colleagues from many
disciplines, such as earth sciences, plant sciences, archaeology and
biogeochemistry.

Link for sign up: https://forms.gle/gzYkYgk6a4wqWdLA

Snacks will be provided, and tours may be followed by a trip to the pub
and more time for socializing afterwards.

Sign ups are REQUIRED! It would be great to get as much participation as
possible, but note that tours are limited (15-20 people!) and sign ups
will be allocated by order. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH YOUR
CONFIRMED TOUR SIGN-UP(S) WITHIN THE WEEK. Please only sign up if you
are committed to attending. Also please note that if all three tours are
filled quickly we may decide to allocate only one of the visits per
participant, in order to maximise the number of people who get to
participate. Once we have surpassed capacity, there will be a waiting
list.