Past Climate Using Tree-Ring Data from Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Cross section of old growth tree rings

Thursday, April 1, 2021
4:30 p.m. PDT




Check out this video to watch the Reconstructing Past Climate Using Tree-Ring Data from Ancient Bristlecone Pine.

Huxley Speaker Series

Brought to you by Huxley College of the Environment in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association

The annual growth rings from ancient Bristlecone Pine contain valuable information about climate variability extending back thousands of years. These proxies for variation in temperature and precipitation allow us to reconstruct past climates in a way that helps us understand the dynamics of the climate system and puts modern climate change into a long-term context.

More information about the speaker series is available here.

Andy Bunn

Andy Bunn

Professor, Environmental Sciences

Dr. Andy Bunn is a Professor in the Environmental Science Department at Huxley College, WWU with a focus on paleoclimate and data science.

Upcoming Talks

April 8, 2021
Speakers: Lee First and Liz Schotman
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April 15, 2021
Speaker: Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, Emeritus Faculty at The Evergreen State College
Title: Tahoma’s Biggest Stories

Questions and Accommodations

Stefan Freelan

Stefan Freelan is the coordinator of the Huxley Speaker Series. Feel free to email or call (360) 650-2949 if you have any questions or comments.
There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please mark the request on the registration form. Advance notice of three days to one week is appreciated.