The PaleoEcology and Fire Ecology Lab focuses on understanding the interactions among climate, vegetation, and fire regimes over a range of spatial and temporal scales, in the past, present, and future
- Climate-vegetation-fire interactions across a range of temporal scales in boreal forest, subalpine forest, and arctic tundra ecosystems
- Post-fire tree regeneration in Rocky Mountain forests
- Climate-tree growth relationships in Alaskan boreal forests
- Informing terrestrial ecosystem models with paleoecological data
- Understanding the origin and analysis of sediment-charcoal records for reconstructing fire history and fire regimes
The lab uses lake sediments, tree rings, observational records, and statistical modeling to study ecosystems from time scales spanning the past several decades to the past 15,000 years.