Climate and Ecology of the Mongol Empire

Discover Magazine
Climate and the Khan
July/August 2015
http://discovermagazine.com/2015/july-aug/14-climate-and-khan

New York Times
It’s Not Genghis Khaan’s Mongolia
September 22, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/science/its-not-genghis-khans-mongolia.html?_r=0

USAToday
Genghis Khan Rode Climate Change to Take Over Asia
March 10, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/03/10/genghis-khan-climate-change-drought-mongolia/6259279/

The Independent, UK
How climate change helped Genghis Khan
March 10, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-climate-change-helped-genghis-khan-scientists-believe-a-sudden-period-of-warmer-weather-allowed-the-mongols-to-invade-with-such-success-9182580.html

The LA Times
March 10, 2014
Clues to Genghis Khan’s rise, written in the rings of ancient trees
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-genghis-khan-tree-rings-20140310,0,4908257.story

BBC Radio 1, Science in Action
Climate and Mongol Conquests
June 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01tx7ks

Time
How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan
March 10, 2014
http://time.com/18147/climate-change-genghis-khan-mongolia/

Smithsonian
Warm, Wet Times Spurred Medieval Mongol Rise
March 10, 2014
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/warm-wet-times-spurred-medieval-mongol-rise-180950030/?no-ist

Science Magazine
Genghis Khan May Have Owed His Success to Good Weather
March 10, 2014
http://news.sciencemag.org/signal-noise/2014/03/genghis-khan-may-have-owed-his-success-good-weather

Cover of PNAS journal
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/12.cover-expansion

The Economist
December 8, 2012
A Horde of Data: The world’s greatest land empire was probably encouraged by climate change
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21567877-worlds-greatest-land-empire-was-probably-encouraged-climate-change-horde

Science
September 28, 2012
Roots of Empire: A climate history project in Mongolia is charting the unexpected conditions that may have propelled the rise of Genghis Khan
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6102/1596.full

Scientific American – News
March 21, 2012
Reign Check: Abundant Rainfall May Have Spurred Expansion of Genghis Khan’s Empire
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=abundant-rainfall-may-have-spurred-expansion-of-genghis-khans-empire

Climate Change

New York Times
West Virginia Revisits Science Standards
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/13/us/west-virginia-revisits-science-standards.html

U92 Radio WVU
Feedback: Climate Change
https://soundcloud.com/u92/10292015-feedback-climate-change?in=u92/sets/feedback

Ecology of West Virginia

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
October 3, 2012
New River Gorge study discovers cliff gold dust
http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=26819

Charleston Gazette
April 12, 2012
Oldest Table Mountain Pine in Pendleton
http://www.wvgazette.com/Outdoors/201204120177

Wild Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
February, 2012
Ancient story tellers

Charleston Gazette
June 10, 2011
Old-growth W.Va. trees help climate scientists
http://wvgazette.com/News/201106090880

WV Public Broadcasting
June 8, 2011
Old-growth W.Va. trees help climate scientists
http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=20514

National Geographic Explorers Bios
November 2011
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/amy-hessl/