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breaking news!  a new ballot.... due December 14

TRS ELECTIONS for the 2018-2020 Executive Council have been rebooted:  

vote in the new ballot until December 14, 2017

The survey tool used for the election of the Tree-Ring Society's Executive Council was compromised.  Only TRS members can vote in the election, and to date, we've had nearly twice as many votes as we have members. This is either a technical issue with the site we used, or the link to vote was shared with non-members who swayed the vote. We hope to have resolved this issue by choosing a new survey tool that will strictly limit votes to one per person.   Only active TRS members that Lori Wilson has loaded into the survey will be able to cast a vote. (An 'active' member is one that paid their dues in 2017.)

Active members should have already received a new link to the ballot to their registered email address.  The poll will be open now through December 14th, 2017; polling is strictly confidential but will be monitored.  Go to the Elections page to view the nominees, the categories for which they are running, and their nomination statements.

If you are not currently a member of TRS, you are warmly invited to join and can vote for Council members before the December 14th deadline.  Simply go to the member page and join.  Note that membership entitles you to reduced registration at the World Dendro in Bhutan this coming June and the AmeriDendro meetings, and to access to our journal Tree-Ring Research.

If you have any questions please contact Lori Wilson at trslori [at] gmail [dot] com

2018 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE!  There are multiple membership levels.  This includes 50% discount on membership fees to students, retirees, and colleagues in developing countries.  Membership includes a subscription to Tree-Ring Research, conference information, and conference discounts.   Members vote on the locations of the Ameridendro and WorldDendro conferences.  Your membership makes the Ameridendro and WorldDendro conferences and publication of Tree-Ring Research possible.

Our journal Tree-Ring Research is in digital-only format. Members have full password access to all articles.  Please visit the journal pages and consider submitting your tree-ring related papers. We offer authors an open-access option, with a reduced price for members.   There are no page charges for short papers.  

 High resolution versions of past issues  of Tree-Ring Bulletin and Tree-Ring Research from Volume 1 (1934-35) to Volume 62 (2006) are available from the University of Arizona.  (We are working on getting later volumes online.)

Announcing the winner of the Florence Ellis Hawley Diversity Award! This award recognizes an early-career scientist's accomplishments in dendrochronology with travel support to Bhutan for WorldDendro 2018 and giving a named lecture at the meeting.  We are still seeking donations to support this award.  

Conferences and Workshops

2018 WorldDendro meeting will be held in Thimphu, Bhutan 2 to 22 June, 2018. Registration for the conference opens Sunday, 10 June, and the conference itself will run until Friday, 15 June. There will be a pre-co

nference Fieldweek from 3 to 8 June, and following the conference there will be week-long post-conference excursions. A conference website will be announced shortly; check back here for further updates.

28th Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF) will be held at the A.L. Mickelson Field Station near Cody, Wyoming, USA. The fieldweek will run July 21-30, 2018

The Tree-Ring Society is a non-profit international scientific association dedicated to dendrochronological research and education. 

Society goals are:

  • To promote tree-ring research and career development for the global dendrochronology community
  • To provide a forum for communication by supporting the regular organization of international conferences, workshops, and fieldweeks.  
  • To publish peer-reviewed dendrochronological studies in our journal Tree-Ring Research
  • To disseminate knowledge about dendrochronology to other disciplines and to the public

For questions or comments about the website or membership, contact Lori Wilson (trslori [at] gmail dot com. The Tree-Ring Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. 
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