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In 2002, we began work on a research project in the Andes of Argentina to determine hemispheric patterns of climate and fire history.

Research in Argentina

Working with Drs. Cathy Whitlock (Montana State University), Vera Markgraf (University of Colorado, retired), and Platt Bradbury (USGS, retired), we spent nearly three weeks scouting potential sites for appropriate vegetation and fire histories in the southern beech (Nothofagus) and related forests. One of the locations that we selected for additional work was Mallin Vaca Lauquen, a small bog near the border with Chile in Neuquen Province. This research is part of a larger project headed by Dr. Whitlock, and including many Argentine (including Maria Marta Bianchi) and other colleagues.

For more about our Argentina research, view an annotated slideshow.