2017

27th Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF)
The Northwest College, A.L. Mickelson Field Station near Cody, Wyoming
July 22 through July 31, 2017

**REGISTRATION FORM**: http://goo.gl/ZX7ztd  
Information Flyer: https://goo.gl/3fz82b

Panoramic photo of the Shoshone National Forest
Shoshone NF

The 27th Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF) will be held at the A.L. Mickelson Field Station near Cody, WY. The fieldweek will run from July 22nd through July 31st and registration fees will be $1300 US for students and $1500 US for professionals. Students should send a photocopy of their student ID with their registration. Your registration fee includes room and board for the entire week. Registration fees are due by May 30, 2017.

If you have any questions about the fieldweek please contact:
                                         Jim Speer
                                                                                        Professor of Geography and Geology
                                                                                        Indiana State University
                                                                                        Terre Haute, IN 47809
                                                                                        812-237-2257
                                                                                        jim.speer@indstate.edu 

Projects include
Introductory Group: Grant Harley (University of Idaho), Stockton Maxwell (Radford University), and Christopher Gentry (Austin Peay State University) This group will learn the basics of dendrochronology, including more time spent on site and tree selection, crossdating, detrending, and understanding chronology development.

Ecotone Shifts from Climate Change: Margot Kaye (Penn State University) and Jim Speer (Indiana State University). This group will use stand-age structure analysis at ecotones to examine vegetation response to climate change.

Blue Intensity Analysis: Rob Wilson (University of St Andrews), Bryan Black (University of Texas – Marine Science Institute), and Lauren Stachowiak (Eastern Washington University) This group will use BI techniques as a reliable surrogate for maximum latewood density analysis.

Dendroclimatology: Matt Bekker (Brigham Young University), Justin DeRose (US Forest Service), and Joey Pettit (Utah State University). This group will use various methods of quantitative analysis to explore the response of tree-rings to potential climate drivers, with the intent to develop a climate reconstruction (eg, precipitation, temperature, drought, streamflow, etc.)

Fire History: Peter Brown (Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research) and Sabrina Brown (University of Nebraska). This group will examine the fire history of sites around the Absaroka Wilderness Area.

Treeline Dendroecology: Maegen Rochner (University of Tennessee) and Henri Grissino-Mayer (University of Tennessee) This group will investigate tree line dynamics at high altitude sites near the Absaroka Wilderness Area.


Timing
The first event on July 22nd is dinner around 6pm, followed by introductions by all of the participants, and an introductory lecture. Please arrange to arrive at the Cody Airport by 4pm on July 22nd so that we can get you out to the field station in time for the first events. Also, please arrange to fly out from Cody after 10am on July 31st so that we have time to get you down to the airport without having to leave the field station before 7am.

Deliverables
Each group will develop and present a PowerPoint presentation to all of the fieldweek participants, starting at 1pm on July 30th. These presentations will subsequently be posted on the NADEF website. Each group will also produce a 5-page written report that will be compiled into the final report for the funding agencies and the field station.

Websites
North American Dendroecological Fieldweek:  https://sites.google.com/site/northamericandendrofieldweek   
A.L. Mickelson Field Station: http://www.northwestcollege.edu/fieldstation/
Registration Site: https://goo.gl/ZX7ztd

Accommodations
The lodge is a two-story building with two large meeting rooms on the upper floor. Both have natural light, and a brick fireplace is at the end of the south room on the
lower floor. Picnic tables are arranged on an open, roofed deck, accessible to both meeting rooms on the upper floor. Generally, meals are served cafeteria style in the dining room, located on the lower floor of the lodge. Dormitory-style, warm showers are also available on the lower floor of the lodge. Both men's and women's facilities
 have three shower stalls and three countertop sinks each. Individuals are responsible for their own towels and personal toiletry items. There are three cabin buildings, each a quadplex, providing 12 dwelling units with accommodation for 72 people. Units are heated by electric baseboard and sleep six. Sleeping arrangements consist of three bunk beds. Other furnishings include a table and four chairs, a dresser and a lamp. Guests are encouraged to bring sleeping bags. Cooking is not permitted in cabins, nor are pets. 







Driving: Northwest College's A.L. Mickelson Field Station is located on Dead Indian Hill in the Absaroka Mountains, just off the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. It is only a few miles from the spectacular Sunlight Basin, 55 miles from the northeast gate of Yellowstone National Park, 50 miles from the Northwest College campus, and 30 miles from Cody, WY.








Flying: Participant should fly Delta or United into the Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD, http://flyyra.com/) which is a 40 mile drive to the station.  We will have shuttle buses to bring you from the airport and for the return trip on July 31st.
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