Saw a beautiful old Lighthouse in the Big Bend country of FL the other day. The St. Marks lighthouse is apparently the 2nd oldest in FL having been at this location since 1842.
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Took my physical geography class up to Moss Rock Preserve to check out the Fort Payne sandstone glades. There are some really nice old growth longleaf pine up there as well as very old looking virginia pines and some blackjack oak. There are some great waterfalls in the park as well.
Temporal and spatial patterns of sedimentation within the batture lands of the middle Mississippi River, USA
Another cool article led by our collaborator Jon Remo at SIU as part of our Mississippi River flood ring project. It explores the spatiotemporal patterns, rates, and volume of sedimentation within the batture lands along the middle Mississippi River (MMR; between the confluence of the Missouri and Ohio rivers) using several approaches including dendrogeomorphological methods. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.02.010
Assessing the impacts of dams and levees on the hydrologic record of the Middle and Lower Mississippi River, USA
A really important paper that looks at the impact of infrastructure on streamflow on the Mississippi. This work is part of our larger Mississippi River flood ring project. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.01.004
Undergrad student extraordinaire James Rivers discusses his research on flooding at Bucks Pocket State Park. This was a great conference and our whole research group represented UA really well.
James and I went up to southwestern Kentucky to sample a bottomland hardwood site for our Mississippi River flood ring project. There were some really nice overcup oak in there but most were not nearly as old as we had hoped. Still an amazing bottomland site and glad KY is protecting it.
James and I went up to Bucks Pocket State Park to sample white oak for flood scars for the Tennessee River paleoflood project we are part of. It was just what you would expect in July in Alabama-hot and sweaty! But we made a great collection that is going to result in some really
The search for Fort Armstrong: Dendroarchaeology of the Williamson “Snow Hill” Plantation, Cherokee County, Alabama, USA
Discussed this project in an earlier post. Matt Gage from the UA Office of Archaeological Research and I carried out some tree-ring dating on three historical log buildings in northeastern Alabama to determine if any of the structures could have been associated with historic Fort Armstrong. Fort Armstrong was constructed near Cedar Bluff, Alabama by militia members under
Took my physical geography class up to Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve and had about the best hike of my entire life thanks to Dr. Jim Lacefield. Jim and wife Faye are the owners of Cane Creek and Jim is the author of the most amazing book on Alabama geology (Lost Worlds in Alabama
Went up to sample on Redstone Arsenal for our Tennessee River flood project and found some fantastic old Red Cedar (Juniperous virginiana). This sample was 0ver 330 years old when it died (note all the sapwood is gone). Who knows how long it has been sitting here perched on these rocks. perhaps centuries. Once we