Author Archives: mtherrell

The Bettersize has landed!

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

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Paint Rock Forest

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.

DRL in “Stones and Bones”

Work by the DRL was described in a recent issue of “Stones and Bones” the newsletter of the Alabama Archaeological Society. The article “A Living Witness to the Battle?” by Eric Frey- Park Ranger at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park describes tree-ring dating of and American beech (Fagus grandifolia) tree at the battlefield that predates

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AAG New Orleans

My colleagues and I will be giving talks and hosting sessions on Paleofloods at next weeks AAG meeting. Come hear all about it! Past Perspectives on River Environments 1: Flood Reconstructions in Locations Outside the U.S. Napoleon B2, Sheraton 3rd Floor 08:00 am Past Perspectives on River Environments 2: Flood Reconstructions in the Mississippi River

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Nature paper in UA news

A  UA News feature covers our recent Nature paper on Mississippi River flooding “More than Climate, Engineering Worsening Flooding Along Mississippi” “TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Through discovering ancient floods along the Mississippi River, a group of scientists, including a University of Alabama professor, found human-led engineering, not climate, is the largest influence on worsening floods.”

Increasing community resilience in coastal watersheds of Alabama…

Super excited that US EPA will be funding our project on streamflow reconstruction in Alabama watersheds (Increasing community resilience in coastal watersheds of Alabama by risk assessment of past, present and future trends in hydrologic and hydroclimatic extremes). It is imperative that Alabama develop a comprehensive state water policy and understanding the long-term variability of

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