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
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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,…”
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
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.”
Interesting story in the Washington Post about infrastructure and flooding on the Mississippi River.
Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting 2016. Denver, Colorado, USA September 25-28. http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2016/home Abstracts open April 1, close July 31st. (T59). Paleofloods and Related Fluvial Processes during the Late Quaternary: Reconstructions and Causes. This session aims to bring together scientists with interests in developing and applying a broad array of reconstruction techniques for characterizing
Really proud of this article that my former grad student Emma Bialecki and I recently published. This work developed out of Emma’s masters research at Big Oak Tree State Park in southern Missouri. It is the first publication to report using flood rings in bottomland hardwoods to develop long flood history records for the Mississippi