Paleoecology and Paleowildfire Researcher

I am interested in the climatic controls on wildfire in subalpine forests and how fire and climate change interact to shape the vegetation on a landscape.

To understand these processes I use the geologic record of ecological change found in lake sediments with:

-Pollen analysis for changes in terrestrial vegetation

-Macroscopic charcoal as an indicator of fire on the landscape

-And I combine my research with various climate proxies including moisture reconstructions from lake level and tree-ring analyses and temperature 
reconstructions from pollen-vegetation analogs
John Calder,
Jul 18, 2014, 10:44 AM