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How to Help...

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science has been fortunate to receive donations of funds, time, and advice from numerous individuals, organizations, and university-affiliated units. The funds received are, without exception, used to help offset the soaring costs of education for the graduate and undergraduate students associated with the laboratory. These funds are used to (1) provide partial support for travel to field sites; (2) provide partial support to attend relevant conferences (AAG) and workshops (NADEF); and (3) help purchase expensive books needed for graduate research. The funds we receive, sadly, can not be used to supplement the graduate student stipends (due to university regulations), so we try to provide support in other areas.

The best way to help our lab is to donate a small (or large!) amount of funds via the "Give to the LTRS" link at the left (large viewports) or using the drop-down menu above (mobile viewports). Or just click on this link: Give to the LTRS! After linking to the donation web site for the University of Tennessee, please click on the button where it says "Other Fund Not Listed" and write in below that button "Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science, Department of Geography." That's it!

Lindsay demonstrates exceptional skill at crossdating a mere 5-year overlap (not really).

Or, if you would like to send a small (or large!) donation directly to our laboratory, contact me and I'll provide instructions on how to do so. Please, do not send a check made out to me! Checks should be made out to the "Department of Geography" and please write "Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science" on the line in the bottom left where it says "For." No donation is too small! Even a few dollars will help in some way. All donations will be used solely to provide financial support for deserving graduate and undergraduate students.

For more information, contact me at:

Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Director
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science
Department of Geography
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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