Don’t get a chance to core out of the boat a whole lot much less two at a time. This site is on the lower Altamaha near Doctortown Georgia.
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Hiked the Deadening Alpine Trail with some of my students. It winds through a steep slope next to Lake Martin though what was once a long leaf pine forest. The stumps of the virgin trees are still quite solid and there are many 300+ year old trees that were not cut
I had read that people used wooden water pipes in the 19th century but had not seen one. This section of long leaf pine was used in 1830s Mobile. It si displayed in the Ft Gaines museum on Dauphin Island.
I never noticed that Kudzu blooms smell like Grapico soda.
CoRPs members Lisa Davis and Becky Minzoni recently supervised the successful installation of a Bettersize particle size analyzer for group research. This instrument was funded by UA, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Geography and Geology Departments based on a collaborative proposal developed by CoRPS. This instrument will radically improve our groups ability
Going to see the Cahaba Lillies in bloom is always a great reason to get out on a beautiful river.
Our CoRPS (Collaborative Research on Paleoenvironments and Societies) group research on paleoflooding and in the Tennessee River valley was recently featured on the UA News. UA Researchers use nature to discover how waterways behaved before recorded history
Really excited to have been a part of new paper by UA grad student (and CoRPS member) Ray Lombardi in “The Holocene” on paleoflooding. “This paper presents the first meta-analysis of fluvial reconstructions focused on regional watersheds of the eastern United States,…”
Went to the Mobile Delta to sample baldcypress. Had to use the chainsaw on a few dead standing trees. This one began growing in the 1820s and died in the 1980s.
Recently visited the Paint Rock Forest Research Center and found it to be truly amazing. The variety of trees there is astounding, and the research being carried out on the forest is world class. I am looking forward to hopefully returning and doing some dendrochronology.