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MS Student - SNRE, Tree-Ring Lab
alexisa@email.arizona.edu
Alumnus -
jconver@email.arizona.edu

Josh holds a BA in Geography (2008) and a MS in Natural Resources (2011) from the University of Arizona.  Josh's research focused on fire behavior modeling in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. After graduation, Josh spent four years working for Saguaro National Park in Tucson and developed an interest in the establishment patterns of the saguaro cactus.  He...

Professor - School of Natural Resources and the Environment
dafalk@u.arizona.edu

Don Falk is Professor in the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment, with joint appointments in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and the Institute of the Environment. He holds degrees from Oberlin College, Tufts University, and the University of Arizona, where he received his PhD in 2004.
Don’s research...

Doctoral Candidate - The School of Anthropology

Area of Study: Northern Australia and the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Dissertation Topic:  Quantifying the Effects of Historical Indigenous Burning and Bison on Mountain Valley Forest Structure and Fire Regimes
http://anthropology.arizona.edu/user/...

Graduate Assistant - School of Natural Resources and the Environment
lmaghran@email.arizona.edu

I am interested in recovery of ecosystems after fire and the different trajectories ecosystems take after fires.  With large fuel buildups from years of fire suppression, many fire-adapted ecosystems that are experiencing larger, more extreme fires.  It is unclear how, and if these ecosystems are recovering, and what influences the resilience of these systems.  ...

Doctoral Candidate - School of Natural Resources and the Environment
lamarsh@email.arizona.edu

Research interests include tree, stand, and species-level ecological response to environmental variation and human influences on montane forests in the southwestern US.

Graduate Instructor - School of Geography and Development
jminor@email.arizona.edu

My interests and experiences lie at the intersection of science, natural resource policy, and environmental change. Current research topics include natural and anthropogenic forest disturbances such as wildfire, prescribed burning, and insect outbreaks, coupled with forest restoration techniques and land-use priorities. I have broad interests in nature society...

Postdoctoral Research Associate - School of Natural Resources and the Environment
oconnorc@email.arizona.edu

I am a forest ecologist at the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.  For the past five years I have been doing research and advising cooperators with the Coronado National Forest, the Nature Conservancy, and The Department of Defense on the effects of forest disturbance interactions in...

Post-doctorate - School of Natural Resources and Environment
tswetnam@email.arizona.edu

Tyson recently defended his PhD in August of 2013. He will graduate in December with a major in Watershed Management, and minor in Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis. His research focuses on the applications of aerial LiDAR to quantify forest structure and disturbance legacies.

Graduate Research Assistant - School of Natural Resources and the Environment

My Master’s project involves researching and analyzing the state of the knowledge of fire effects on vegetation in lowland riparian zones in the southwestern United States.  Through my GRA, I am doing this work in close collaboration with a team of natural resources experts partnering with the Desert Landscape Conservation...

Research Assistant - School of Natural Resources and the Environment
ecwilliams@email.arizona.edu

I'm currently studying the response of drought stressed trees to prescribed fire in southwest Ponderosa pine forests.