UA Science Café at Magpies Gourmet Pizza – 'Tree Rings Reveal Earth's Past'
Presenter: Valerie Trouet, associate professor, UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Talk: "Tree Rings Reveal Earth's Past"
Historic researcher: Florence Hawley
Scientists who study tree rings have transformed our understanding of forest ecology, climate history, and archeology. This branch of science, called dendrochronology, was first established at the University of Arizona where the Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research was founded in 1937. Trouet's Café will explore the ways that we use tree-ring science to understand recent climate extremes such as hurricanes, the California drought, and wildfires. Her presentation will also introduce Florence Hawley, a dendrochronology pioneer. Hawley was the first to apply tree-ring research in the eastern United States, and her legacy informs much of the research happening today.
Science Café at Magpies Gourmet Pizza series: "Women in Science: From Pioneers to the Present"
Women have done groundbreaking research in many fields of science. However, in the past they did not always receive the recognition they deserved. Fortunately, women have pushed hard for equality, and social norms in the United States have shifted. Today, female researchers do outstanding work in every field of science, and their contributions rank on an equal footing with male researchers. This series features leading female researchers from the University of Arizona, women who work in a range of different fields. Each presenter will also reference a female researcher who came before them in their field, women who pioneered the way at a time when few women were able to pursue a career in scientific research.
About Science Cafés: Science Cafés, presented by the UA College of Science, bring the community together with UA scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You'll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have five separate café series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions.