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Maegen surveys her site in the Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming.
Maegen Rochner surveys whitebark pines at her study site in the Beartooth Mountains
of northwestern Wyoming.
Former LTRS member Grant Harley surveys the Seal Cove shipwreck in Acadia National Park on the Maine coast.
Former LTRS member Grant Harley surveys the Seal Cove shipwreck in
Acadia National Park on the Maine coast.
Niki Garland enjoying the view on top of the sandstone bluffs of El Morro National Monument, New Mexico.
Niki Garland enjoying the view on top of the sandstone bluffs of
El Morro National Monument, New Mexico.
Maegen, Savannah, Lauren, Sarah, and Liz present at the Southeastern Division of the AAG conference in Roanoke, Virginia.
Maegen, Savannah, Lauren, Sarah, and Liz present at the Southeastern Division of the AAG
conference in Roanoke, Virginia.
Former LTRS member Sarah Wayman showcasing the ponderosa pines at her study site at El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico
Former LTRS member Sarah Wayman showcasing the ponderosa pines at her study site
at El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico.
Rebecca Groh and Maegen Rochner sampling rafters in the attic of the Thomas Pate House in Yorktown, Virginia.
Rebecca Groh and Maegen Rochner sampling rafters in the attic of
the Thomas Pate House in Yorktown, Virginia.
Ph.D. student Lauren Stachowiak coring the Harding Cabin at the Belle Meade Plantation near Nashville, Tennessee.
Ph.D. student Lauren Stachowiak coring the Harding Cabin at the
Belle Meade Plantation near Nashville, Tennessee.
M.S. student Allison Ingram coring a large pine at her study site in Norris Dam State Park, eastern Tennessee.
M.S. student Allison Ingram coring a large pine at her study site in
Norris Dam State Park, eastern Tennessee.
Lab director Henri Grissino-Mayer saws into a fire-scarred pine stump at Paxton Springs cinder cone in New Mexico.
Lab director Henri Grissino-Mayer saws into a fire-scarred pine stump at
Paxton Springs cinder cone in New Mexico.
Former LTRS member Alex Dye takes notes at his study site on Rainy Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia.
Former LTRS member Alex Dye takes notes at his study site on Rainy Mountain in the
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia.
Ph.D. student Maegen Rochner presents research by her NADEF group at the AAG meetingin Chicago, Illinois.
Ph.D. student Maegen Rochner presents research by her NADEF group at the AAG meeting
in Chicago, Illinois.
Maggie, Jessica, and Lisa doing fieldwork in the beautiful Payette National Forest near Riggins, Idaho.
Maggie, Jessica, and Lisa doing fieldwork in the beautiful Payette National Forest
near Riggins, Idaho.
Former LTRS M.S. student Sarah Wayman carefully measures the ring widths on a rare violin using a high-resolution monitor.
Former LTRS M.S. student Sarah Wayman carefully measures the ring widths on a rare violin
using a high-resolution monitor.
Former LTRS member Grant Harley cores a scarred ponderosa pine at El Morro National Monument in New Mexico.
Former LTRS member Grant Harley cores a scarred ponderosa pine
at El Morro National Monument in New Mexico.
Ph.D. student Lauren Stachowiak extracts a perfect core from an oak floor joist, Sabine Hill State Historic Site, Tennessee.
Ph.D. student Lauren Stachowiak extracts a perfect core from an oak floor joist,
Sabine Hill State Historic Site, Tennessee.
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The LTRS

Here at the University of Tennessee, we are proud to house a world-class state-of-the-art laboratory for tree-ring research. The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science is supported by the Department of Geography and the College of Arts and Sciences, supplemented by funds from the National Science Foundation and many private donations. The laboratory is housed in the Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), occupying four spacious, well-equipped rooms with all the amenities. We are a dynamic and energetic group consisting of faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students, all actively involved in dendrochronology, engaged in various research projects that cover archaeology to fire history to climate reconstruction. We regularly engage in active research with faculty and graduate students in the Departments of Anthropology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, as well as with personnel from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the National Park Service, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Come Study With Us!

If you're interesting in joining a dynamic laboratory engaged in the full spectrum of dendrochronological research to further your graduate and professional careers, contact me and I'll be glad to talk with you about opportunities we have available. I can promise you that your training in our laboratory will prepare you for a satisfying and rewarding career upon graduation.

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