Carol B. Griggs

Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Associate, Cornell Tree Ring Laboratory


Griggs completed her PhD in Quaternary Geology in 2006, focusing on dendrochronology in both northeastern North America (Pleistocene to Present) and the northeastern Mediterranean region (Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology). For over 20 years, she has dated buildings, paintings, and instruments (“any old thing”), and has reconstructed precipitation back 900 years for northeastern Greece into north-central Turkey. Currently she is managing the lab, and working on samples found buried in stream beds and bogs in NE NA that will provide both a regional climate and terrestrial radiocarbon record of the Late Glacial period.  This research will add to our understanding of changes in solar irradiation and climate over time.

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