The Driftless Oaks

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Driftless Oaks

The Driftless Oaks project supported 46 undergraduate students and engaged over 250 private landholders in a 2-year research effort that collected tree-ring samples from over 400 oak trees across southwest Wisconsin. The project resulted in a new 300-year record of drought for the region.

Funding source: University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute and National Institute of Water Resources; UW-Platteville PACCE

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Press
Publications
  • Allen, S. and Larson, E.R. 2014. The Driftless Oaks: An environmental history of southwest Wisconsin. Wisconsin Natural Resources 38: 6–7.
Presentations
  • Evan R. Larson. 2017. Drought, water, people, and fire: Environmental history of the Great Lakes Region through the rings of trees. Department of Geoscience Colloquium Series, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April 13, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Evan R. Larson. 2017. Drought in the Driftless. University of Wisconsin-Platteville Biology Brown Bag seminar, April 18, Platteville, Wisconsin.
  • Evan R. Larson and Sara Allen. 2015. The Driftless Oaks Project: A reception for landowners. University of Wisconsin-Platteville Tree-Ring, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Laboratory, May 5, 2015, Platteville, Wisconsin.
  • Jaime A. Teutschmann*, Sara Allen, and Evan R. Larson. 2015. Ring anomalies in the Driftless Oaks: A proxy for extraordinary events? Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 20–25, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sara Allen and Evan R. Larson. 2015. The Good Oak: Establishing the long-term range of variability in drought conditions for southwest Wisconsin using oak tree chronologies. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 20–25, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Evan R. Larson. 2015. The Good Oak: Stories of Midwestern drought and hydrologic change through tree rings. Department of Geography Colloquium, Northern Illinois University, March 6, DeKalb, Illinois.
  • Sara Allen and Evan R. Larson. 2014. Establishing the long-term range of variability in drought conditions for southwest Wisconsin using oak tree chronologies. Connections in Nature Student Research Symposium, Riveredge Nature Center, November 8, Saukville, Wisconsin.
  • Sara Allen and Evan R. Larson. 2014. Establishing the long-term range of variability in drought conditions for southwest Wisconsin. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 8–12, Tampa, Florida.
  • Sara Allen and Evan R. Larson. 2013. Establishing the long-term range of variability in drought conditions for southwest Wisconsin using oak tree-ring chronologies. Connections in Nature Student Research Symposium, November 9, Riveredge Nature Center, Saukville, Wisconsin.

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