New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science


Curator's Coffee -- Tree-rings: Record of the Past, Insights into the Future.

Friday, April 25, 9:30 AM to Friday, April 25, 11:00 AM


Ellis Margolis, Ph.D. Research Associate,
University of Arizona Tree-Ring Lab
David Canyon Cibola Forest Restoration Project


Trees preserve incredible records of the environment in their growth rings.  In New Mexico, very old trees have provided us with records of past fire and climate changes. These records are crucial for understanding how these systems vary through time and how humans have affected them in the past and how they will affect us in the future.
Dr. Margolis will share some interesting stories of fire, climate variability, forest change, and societal upheaval that have been translated from tree-rings.  He will bring samples that demonstrate the stories written in the tree-rings.  
Dr. Ellis Margolis is a tree-ring scientist with interests in fire ecology, climate change, and natural resource management.  He has been using the amazing records preserved in trees to better understand and manage fire, forests, and water in the western U.S. for 15 years. He is one of the research scientists funded by a recent U.S. Forest Service grant for restoration work in the Cibola Forest, Sandia Mountains. The Museum is an education partner in this grant.


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$8.00 General, $7.20 Member

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