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
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    John Calder,
    Jan 28, 2014, 9:57 AM