dendrochronology

Pederson, Gregory

Research Ecologist
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey

My research is focused primarily on climate variability and its role in driving biological and physical components of mountainous ecosystems of western North America. In addressing these issues I use instrumental and tree-ring based records of climate to assess the time intervals and spatial scales over which these processes operate. Of particular interest is the influence of interdecadal climate regimes, long-term temperature trends, and ocean-atmosphere teleconnections in driving observed changes in mountain snowpack, streamflow, glaciers, and forest disturbance events.

Stahle, Laura

Graduate Student
Earth Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research seeks to understand history of fire through the Holocene in Tasmania, Australia. My work will contribute to the understanding of the role of fire plays in structuring the diverse plant communities present in the island's temperate rainforests. The primary proxies I use to reconstruct fire regimes and vegetation assemblages are charcoal and pollen preserved in lake sediments.

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