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.
Category Archives: Current Projects
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.
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
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.
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