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    Seth Arens, Western Water Assesment

    Seth Arens, Utah Research Integration Specialist

    Western Water Assesment

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    Matt Bekker, Brigham Young University

    Matt Bekker, Associate Professor, Department of Geography Brigham Young University

    My research includes applications of dendrochronology in hydroclimatology, geomorphic disturbances including earthquakes and avalanches, historical archaeology, and forest pattern-process interactions.

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    Brendan Buckley, Columbia University

    Brendan Buckley, Research Full Professor Lamont Doherty Earth Institute

    Columbia University

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    Justin DeRose, Rocky Mountain Research Station

    R. Justin DeRose, Research Ecologist

    Rocky Mountain Research Station

    As a scientist for the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Dr. DeRose researches tree-rings to answer questions related to forestry, ecology, dendroecology, and dendroclimatology. He specializes in non-conventional approaches to dendrochronology and focuses on applications to forest and water resource management.

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    Judson Finley, Utah State University

    Judson Finley, Assistant Professor, Anthropology-Archeology

    My current research uses dendrochronology to examine the adoption of maize horticulture at the northern margins of the Fremont archaeological culture area in northeastern Utah’s Uinta Basin from approximately AD 500-1500. Dendrochronology provides a multi-decadal climate reconstruction that allows us to consider the conditions under which native people began cultivating maize in marginal environmental conditions, ultimately allowing mobile foragers to settle into semi-permanent villages with more complex social organization. This coupled environmental-archaeological research provides insight into the shift from foraging to farming economies that is important in a global archaeological context.

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    Robert Gillies, Utah State University

    Robert Gillies, Professor, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate Director, Utah Climate Center

    Utah State University

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    Larry Hipps, Utah State University

    Larry Hipps Professor, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate

    Utah State University

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    Roger Kjelgren, Utah State University

    Roger Kjelgren, Professor, Department of Plants, Soils, Climate

    Utah State University

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    Jim Long, Utah State University

    Jim Long, Professor, Department of Wildland Resources

    Utah State University

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    Joey Pettit, Utah State University

    Joey Pettit, Dendro Lab Supervisor

    Utah State University

    My research interests include using tree rings to describe ecological aspects of forest condition and dynamics. During my Ph.D. research, I used demographic information of forests and trees used by the federally endangered Indiana bat to describe a desired forest condition, conducive to hosting the endangered bat.

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    Tammy Rittenour, Utah State University

    Tammy Rittenour, Associate Professor, Department of Geology

    Utah State University

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    Steve Voelker, Utah State University

    Steve Voelker, Assistant Professor of Dendroclimatology, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate

    Utah State University

    My research objectives are to increase our understanding of: 1) past climate variability and climate drivers, 2) changes in tree growth, allocation and other physiological responses to climate change, 3) vegetation responses to CO2fertilization, 4) climate change interactions with tree species competitive interactions, succession, disturbance, pests and pathogens. This research employs data collection in the field and laboratory as well as mechanistic and empirical modeling techniques applied to dendrochronology, ecophysiology and stable isotope ecology.

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    Simon Wang, Utah State University

    Simon Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate

    Utah State University

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