Tree Story wins Gold in the category Ecology & Environment of the 2020 Foreword INDIES awards
Tree Story wins Bronze in the category Environment/Ecology of the 2021 IPPY awards
Tree Story has been selected as a notable book for the 2020 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award
Escrito en los Arboles: Spanish translation published by Critica
Korean translation published by Kyobo
Japanese translation published by Tsukiji-shokan
All talks & seminars are held virtually for the foreseeable future
Dinsdag 9 Februari 2021: De Buren: Spelbrekers: Klimaat en Spel (BE; Nederlands)
Saturday 20 February 2021: The Performance Arcade with Kirsten Lavers (12pm; Wellington, NZ)
Tuesday 23 February 2021: Foothills Forum Tucson (US)
Zaterdag 27 February 2021: Contactdag Limburgs Centrum voor Natuuronderzoek (BE; Nederlands; video recording)
Saturday 6 March 2021: Tucson Festival of Books (3pm; US)
Monday 15 March 2021: Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany (5pm; CZ, in English)
Wednesday 31 March 2021: NASA Goddard Space Center (3pm EST, US)
Woensdag 14 April 2021: BOS+ (20h, BE, Nederlands)
Wednesday 19 May 2021: Perspectives on Climate Science
Vrijdag 4 juni 2021: Boominfodag (15h, NL; Nederlands)
Donderdag 17 juni 2021: TRACE21 (13h20, Sweden; in English)
22 January 2021: Tree Story is announced a finalist for the AAP Prose Award
19 November 2020: Kendal Mountain Festival
18 Oktober 2020: Wat bomen ons vertellen wint de Jan Wolkersprijs voor het beste natuurboek. Beluister de prijsuitreiking op Vroege Vogels (NPO Radio 1)
Scientist & writer
I am a dendroclimatologist: I use the rings in trees to study the climate of the past and how it has influenced ecosystems and human history.
I am a professor in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. You can find more information about my research and my research group here.
I wrote Tree Story, a broad audience book about tree rings, climate history, and human history. It is published by Johns Hopkins University Press and has been translated into Dutch (my mother tongue): Wat Bomen Ons Vertellen.
"Trees remember. They record history and they don't lie."