Architectural conservator William Flynt studies timber patterns to determine the dates of historic New England houses. During one dendrochronology project in Martha's Vineyard, Flynt sent samples to the UA, where scientists determined its age through carbon dating.
Culture and the arts can help catalyze a public response to environmental insecurities and risks, illuminate issues of environmental justice, and imagine more sustainable futures. The environment can in turn inspire creativity. UA faculty explore the natural world and its connections to humanity through literature, ecocriticism, creative writing, art history, and the visual and performing arts with strong connections to the community.