Dr. Mitchell Power returning from 3 months at the University of Franche-Comte

Mitchell Power was invited by Boris Vanniere and the University of Franch-Comte to spend 3 months as a visiting Professor/researcher both collaborating and teaching.  They are working on a new version of the global charcoal database (GCD), a project that was first started eight years ago during Dr. Power's postdoc at the University of Edinburgh.  The change in databse structure from Microsoft Access into MySQL format will encourage broader use of the fire history database by interdisciplinary scientists.  They are also collaborating on fire-climate interactions on regional geographic scales, and will pursue new research to understand how regional climate influences patterns of fire through time.  Dr. Power also offered a class on Paleoclimatology in November for the University students.

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