About

The PaleoEcology and Fire Ecology Lab focuses on understanding the interactions among climate, vegetation, and wildfire activity over a range of spatial and temporal scales, in the past, present, and future

Current themes:

  • Post-fire tree regeneration in Rocky Mountain forests
  • Social-ecological resilience to wildfire
  • Climate-vegetation-fire interactions across a range of temporal scales in boreal forest, subalpine forest, and arctic tundra ecosystemsAlaskan boreal forests 
  • Informing terrestrial ecosystem models with paleoecological data

Tools:

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.

Locations:

U.S. Rocky Mountains, Alaska, and the Arctic