FIRST FIELDWEEK
organised by
Tree Ring Laboratory, LDEO, Columbia University, USA
 in collaboration with
 Department of Forestry at the National University of Mongolia
                                                    Gordon Jacoby, Neil Pederson, Baatarbileg Nachin

Where: In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

When: from Sunday 23-rd  Saturday 30-th  July 2000

General information:
    The  fieldweek  is  a  work week in applied tree-ring research. It is designed to give the beginners in the discipline an introduction to  basic principles and methodology,  to train in dendrochronological  techniques,  including field sampling, processing, data analysis, climatic reconstructions and more ecological questions.
    The overall  format  for  the  fieldweek  will  be  to  split up into 2  groups  that investigate different climatological and
ecological questions using tree-ring  data  as  a  starting point.  After introduction, each group will spend 2-3 days in the
field  gathering  samples  and  data  to answer specific questions. The rest of the time will be spent by analysing the data
and preparing the presentation of the results. At the end of the week we will have an informal poster presentation where
each group will present the results of the work to other fieldweek participants and guests. The organisers will also make presentation and lecture during evening meetings.

Students  from  National University of Mongolia,  Mongolian Technical University  and  other participants from Institute          of Botany, Institute of GeoEcology.

Topics: Dendrochronology, Dendroclimatology, Dendroecology

Application:   Number of  participants  is  limited to 12 people.  Please send your application only if you really intend to participate the fieldweek. We need your application not later than June 1-st 2000.

Application form:


                                                                                     Contact: Local Coordinator:                                                   :
                                                                                                    Batkhuu Nyam-Osor, MSc
                                                                                                        Department of Forestry, Faculty of Biology
                                                                                                        National University of Mongolia
                                                                                                        Phone: 323970 Fax: 320159