Minnesota Dendroecology Laboratory


Established in 2005, the Minnesota Dendroecology Laboratory conducts research focused on variations in forested environments, primarily using information from crossdated tree-rings. Our work investigates how forests change over time due to disturbance and successional history, as well as various driving agents such as climate, insects, and/or human activities. Much of our work investigates the history of fire and interactions between fire and climate patterns. Our research group primarily focuses on the development of unique long-term datasets developed through intensive field work, often in remote locations. The MnDL is one of three research units housed under the broad umbrella of the Minnesota Center for Dendrochronology, each headed by a different faculty member with different (though complimentary) areas of interest. Other labs under the Center for Dendrochronology umbrella include The Griffin Lab and a laboratory headed by Scott St. George. More information regarding the work of Dendroecology lab members can be found under the Research or People link. Please look around to see what we are up to and let us know if you have questions.


Minnesota Dendroecological LaboratoryUniversity of Minnesota Center for DendrochronologyDepartment of Geography, Environment & Society 509 Social Science Building, 267 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455Email: kurt@umn.edu

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