A watery carbon bank
This study about the carbon storage of oak in streams was published in the journal
Ecosystems and then news articles
highlighting the research were published by
Nature (right photo), NASA,
and many other online news sources.
Mystery of infamous "New England Dark Day" solved by tree rings
This study was initially
published in the International Journal of Wildland fire.
Later a news feature was done by
wired.com on the anniversary of the May 19th Dark Day. Since then it has been
picked up by many news sources including Discovery Channel
(podcasted 6/13 & 6/20/08), Science,
and Yahoo News.
Perfectly preserved log cabin discovered near Wildcat Den
This project involved dating of an Iowa cabin in Muscatine county that received
press. The log cabin is of particular value because the basal portion of the logs had multiple fire scars in the early 1700s that will provide some of
the first information about
Iowa historic fire frequency.
Tree rings help research of droughts
This article appeared in the Missouri Ruralist and describes our efforts to reconstruct annual drought
from the tree rings of buried oak trees that have been recovered from streams of northern Missouri and southern Iowa, USA.
Filling in the Blanks: Developing Fire Scar Histories in the Southern and Eastern United States
This news is part of "First Look", a publication of the Joint Fire Science Program.
Here they described a
our Joint Fire Science Funded project to reconstruct fire history throughout the eastern U.S.
Park Service Maps the Great Plains Fire History
A National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast
describes our research reconstructing fire history throughout the Great Plains region.
Of Fire Scars and Arkansas Oaks
Compass, a U.S. Forest Service
publication, discusses our fire history research in Arkansas and beyond.
Buried Treasure Reveals an Active Afterlife for Riparian Trees
A U.S. Forest Service
newsletter discusses ancient wood found in northern Missouri and southern Iowa streams.
Ancient trees offer view into Missouri history
A Kansas City Star article
Lord of the rings, The Missourian, Columbia, Missouri.2003.
Ancient trees tell climate, The Kansas City Star, Missouri, 2002.
Dating deadheads. Equinox, Canada’s Magazine of discovery, May 1997.
Underwater old growth forests. Wildflower, Summer, 1997.
Pine pulled from Algonquin lake dates to AD 930, The Sunday Toronto Star, CA, Feb. 2,1997.
Pining for old trees, The Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 26, CA 1997.
Pining for old trees, Sault Ste. Marie, CA, 1997.
The Ste.Genevieve Herald (in press), 1997.
Fish in the forest. The Algonquin Park Raven, vol. 38, no. 3. 1997.
How old is St. Genevieve, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, 1997.
Des scientifiques ont decouvert en ....Jouranal de Montreal, 1995
Ancient logs found in Algonquin Park called vital to ecology. Toronto Star, Ontario, 1995.
Wood work, researcher finds secrets of the past in tree-rings. St. Louis Post Dispatch, Everyday page, 1994.
"Tree lab" on the cutting edge of life's mysteries. South Bend Tribune, Indiana. 1994.
History Sharpened by Date with a Tree. Missouri Wildlife, 1994.
Learning from the trees. Rural Missouri, 1994.
Windows to the past. Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. 1992.
MU scientists study impact of global warming on Ozarks. Wayne Co. J. Banner, Missouri. 1991.
Scientists to look at global.... New-Enterprise. Nixa, Mo. 1991.
Global warming of streams... Headliner, Ozark, Mo. 1991
MU scientists study impact... Reynolds Co. Courier, Mo. 1991.
MU scientists study impact... Daily Standard, Excelsior Springs, Mo. 1991.
Researchers probe hidden... cedars. Columbia Daily Tribune, 1989.
Tracing history, Twain's house changed with the times. Hannibal Courier-Post. Mo. 1988.
Watching dry years come and go. Missouri Ruralist. 1988.
Old trees tell great stories. Sweet Springs Herald, Mo. 1986.
MU scientists study impact of global... Independent Journal, Potosi, Mo. 1991.
Aging trees, yield good, ole' stories. Columbia Missourian. 1986.
Those old trees can tell great stories. Concordian, Concordia, Mo. 1986.
Red Cedars grow to be more... The Bourbon Beacon, Missouri. 1986.
Old trees in Missouri tell great stories. Independence Examiner. Mo. 1986.
Old trees tell great stories. Regional Farmer. Mo. 1986.
What is a dendrochronologist? North Missourian, Gallatin, 1986.
Old trees tell stories. Blue Spring Examiner, Mo. 1986.
The oldest living tree in Missouri. Mo. Conservationist. 1986.
Those old trees tell great stories. Regional Farmer, Mo. 1986.
Tree rings tell stories to UMC prof Guyette. Farm Talk, 1986.
The lore of the rings. Vibrations, Columbia, Missouri. 1982.
Rings of time. Everyday page. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 1980.
Cedars give weather reports. Springfield News Leader, Mo. 1979.
Genius talks about weather. Moberly, Missouri paper. 1979.
The cedar tree novel. Scene magazine, Columbia Tribune. 1979.
KOPN Columbia Missouri, 2005
KOPN Columbia, Missouri, 2004
Live national interview, CBC National Radio, Toronto, Canada, 1997
CBC Ottawa, Canada, 1996.
CBC Northern, Ontario (French), Canada 1996.
CBC North Bay, Canada, 1996.
CBC Sudbury, Canada, 1996.
CBC Toronto, Canada, 1996.
KOPN Columbia, Missouri, 1985.
Television and video
Drought and climate change from ancient oak in streams, channel 3 Springfield MO, channel 8 Columbia MO, 2005.
Fighting fire with fire. Cable TV. The Weather Channel. 2002.
Climate preserves old trees in water. Weather channel. Montreal, Quebec, May 1997.
MCTV-North Bay, Ontario. 1997.
Dendrochronology in Missouri, Missouri Outdoors. 1992.
Missouri's oldest trees. KY3 TV, Springfield, Mo. 1987.
Tree-rings and climate. Agricultural New Service, 1986.