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Graduate student research is carried on in my lab by students enrolled in master's degree programs in the Quaternary Sciences Program or the Environmental Sciences & Policy Program.


Below are some of the graduate students for whom I have served as major advisor and who have completed their theses, or are in the process of completing them, in the Laboratory of Paleoecology.

QSP = Quaternary Sciences Program
ESP = Environmental Sciences & Policy Program

  • Susan J. Smith (1989, QSP), "Pollen and microscopic charcoal analysis of a sediment core from Swamp Lake, Yosemite National Park, California"
  • Saxon E. Sharpe (1991, QSP), "Late-Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation change in Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah and Dinosaur National Monument, Moffat County, Colorado"
  • Steven R. White (1991, QSP), "Late Quaternary paleobotany at Mad Chipmunk Cave, Elko County, Nevada"
  • Jim Hasbargen (1993, QSP), "The paleoenvironment of Stoneman Lake, Arizona"
  • Peter A. Koehler (1993, QSP), "The paleoecology and stratigraphy of Nichols Meadow, Sierra National Forest, California"
  • Eric Feiler (1994, QSP), "A 6000-year record of vegetation change from West Carrizo Cayon, southeastern Colorado"
  • Bruce G. Phillips (1995, QSP), "Climate change and the lacustrine history of Lake Canyon, Utah"
  • Andrea Brunelle (1997, QSP), "A postglacial record of fire and vegetation from Siesta Lake, Yosemite National Park, California"
  • Mitchell Power (1998, QSP), "Paleoclimatic interpretation of an alpine lake in south central Sierra Nevada, California: multiple proxy evidence"
  • Renata Brunner Jass (1999, QSP), "Fire occurrence and paleoecology at Alamo Bog and Chihuahueños Bog, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, USA"
  • Andrew DeVolder (1999, QSP), "Fire and climate history of lowland black spruce forests, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska"
  • Todd Beach (2001, QSP), "40,000 years of paleoecological record, Emily's Pond, Grafton Ponds Natural Area Preserve, southeastern Virginia"
  • Mark Daniels, (2001, QSP), "Fire and vegetaton history since the Late Pleistocene from the Trinity Mountains of California"
  • Jaime L. Toney (2004, QSP), "The postglacial paleoecological record from Little Molas Lake, San Juan Mountains, Colorado"
  • Allison Bair (2004, QSP), "A 15,000 year vegetation and fire history record from the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico"
  • Jessa Fisher (2005, ESP), "Recent vegetation changes associated with grazing on the southern Colorado Plateau: the record from packrat middens"
  • Kirsten Ironside (2006), “Climate change research in National Parks: paleoecology, policy and modeling the future”
  • Christine Brown (2007), “Wildland fire use analysis using Burnpro, Coconino National Forest, Arizona”
  • Jennifer Hoyt Watt (in progress), “Spruce beetle remains and infestation history from a small subalpine lake in Colorado”
  • Erin Herring (in progress), “Paleoecology and fire history from Prater Canyon, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado”
  • Chris Williams (in progress), “Lake level changes and the record of climate fluctuations from SW Alaska”
  • Hannah Soltow (in progress), “Paleoecology of the Sangre de Cristo range: the record from Hermit Lake, Colorado”
  • Kevin Lawton (in progress), “Pollen analysis of Dry Lake sediments, San Bernardino Mountains, southern California”

Last updated December 29, 2007