Since 2006, the TreeFlow Team has presented 15 half-day and all-day technical workshops in 9 different locations around the western US, to over 270 participants. The purpose of these workshops has been to comprehensively cover the methods of generating reconstructed streamflow from tree rings, so that water managers and stakeholders interested in using these data would have a better basis of understanding from which to work. They also provided opportunities for water managers to share information with each other about applications of the tree-ring data, and for tree-ring researchers to learn more about the information needs of water management.
The core of the workshops is a multi-section instructional presentation. A key component of most of the workshops has been the presentations given by water manager-participants on their ongoing or intended uses of the tree-ring data. See the individual workshop pages below for links to all of the presentations at the workshops.
If you would be interested in having us present a workshop, please contact Connie Woodhouse.
Past workshops (most recent first):
- Las Cruces, NM - September 19, 2013 (focus on Southwest monsoon precipitation reconstructions; link goes to the Monsoon Project website)
- Albuquerque, NM - May 14, 2012 (focus on Southwest monsoon precipitation reconstructions; link goes to the Monsoon Project website)
- Phoenix, AZ - November 1, 2011 (focus on Southwest monsoon precipitation reconstructions; link goes to the Monsoon Project website)
- Boulder, CO - May 8, 2006 - Participant List
- Alamosa, CO - April 26, 2006 - Participant List
Main Instructional Presentation
Tree-ring reconstructions of streamflow and climate and their application to water management - An annotated version of the main presentation given at the workshops. (The workshop report pages above have links to the specific presentations at each workshop.)
The presentation can be downloaded in three sections:
Parts 1-3 (PPT file, 5.5 MB)
- 1) What is the value of tree-ring reconstructions?
2) How tree rings record climate information
3) Building the tree-ring chronology
Parts 4-6 (PPT file, 2.0 MB)
- 4) Generating the reconstruction of streamflow
5) Uncertainty in the reconstructions
6) What the reconstructions can tell us about past drought
Parts 7-9 (PPT file, 1.8 MB)
- 7) How the reconstructions are being applied to water management
8) Why the reconstructions are relevant in a changing climate
9) Summary and the TreeFlow web resource
(This presentation has extensive notes on each slide, so we recommend viewing it in "Normal" view with the notes window at bottom enlarged, or in "Notes Page" view. If you would like to use any of the slides or graphics in your own presentations, please contact Connie Woodhouse.)
Other workshop materials: