Endured some brutally cold conditions and sometimes dangerous positions to sample eastern hemlock in Savage Gulf, TN for a larger project looking at temperature signal of hemlock in the eastern US.
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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.
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
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
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.
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.