Our research focuses on developing and analyzing high-resolution proxy records of past spatiotemporal climate and paleoenvironmental variability. We use proxy system and climate models and a diverse set of statistical techniques in order to further refine and enhance our understanding of past, present, and future climate and environmental changes. We specialize in dendroclimatology, multiproxy paleoclimatology, and climate field reconstructions. If you'd like to join us, check out the Opportunities
- Caroline Leland from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory leads a new paper (Kevin is a co-author) on strip-bark morphology in Siberian pine trees from central Mongolia.
- Gloria Jimenez has a new paper in Geophysical Research Letters on warming in the eastern tropical Pacific as reflected in corals from the Galapagos. Here is the University of Arizona press release.
- A new short documentary film by filmmaker and photographer Mari Cleven about our tree-ring research in Guatamala is now available from the University of Arizona's Office of Research, Discovery, and Innovation
- The PAGES2k Hydroclimate Consortium (which includes Kevin) has a new paper in Climate of the Past on comparing proxy and model estimates of hydroclimate variability and change over the Common Era
- Kevin has a new paper in the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society on what tree rings reveal about climate changes past, present, and future.
- Jessie Pearl has been awarded the 2017 M. Lee Allison Scholarship from the Arizona Geological Society!
- Kevin is now an Associate of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions
- Jessie Pearl has a new paper (with Kevin as co-author) on reconstructing northeastern United States temperatures using Atlantic white cedar.
- Kevin is co-author of a new article on the climate signals embedded in a network of tree-ring chronologies from the western Mediterranean.
- Former Lamont-Doherty postdoctoral researcher Dario Martin-Benito has published a new paper (with Kevin as coauthor) using wood anatomy and stable isotopes to understand the drought response of two co-occurring pine species.
- Starting September 1st, Kevin will be the new Chair of the Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
- We have a new paper out (led by Rob Wilson), on testing the blue intensity proxy along the Gulf of Alaska.
- Bethany has a new article out in Environmental Research Letters on tree rings and ecosystem-scale productivity in semi-arid regions
- Kevin is part of the PAGES2k Consortium, which just published the new PAGES2k Global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era in Nature Scientific Data.
- Bethany's research in coastal British Columbia was featured on the Canadian Mountain Network.
- Kevin talked to Nature editor Michael White on his podcast, Forecast, about a range of topics - history and climate, the Monteverde Golden Toad, volcanoes, and more.
- We're excited to welcome Talia Anderson to the Past Landscapes Lab! Talia will be working on dendrochronology in Chile and Central America for her Masters thesis research.
- Jessie Pearl was awarded the Chernoff Family Field Scholarship to support her Summer 2017 fieldwork!
- Two new publications just out: One led by Mukund Rao on volcanic eruptions and European hydroclimate, the other led by Jay Quade on some very cool travertine deposits from the Atacama.
- Another congratulations to Jessie Pearl, who will receive a Geological Society of America grant to support her paleotempestology research!
- Congratulations to Jessie Pearl, who was awarded a prestigious Galileo Circle Scholarship from the UA College of Science!
- Kevin is lead author of a new article reconstructing Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures in space and time since 750 CE.
- Jessie Pearl gave an awesome UA College of Science talk at the Borderlands Brewing's Science Cafe in February.
- Postdoctoral scientist Bethany Coulthard is the co-author of a new paper on snowfall controls on the annual growth of maritime whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) in the southern Coast Mountains of British Columbia
- Kevin and Bethany received a new grant from the USGS to reconstruct snowpack and related hydrological variability across western North America
- We have a new paper out (lead by graduate student Diego Pons) about the production of climate information in Guatemala
- Kevin is a coauthor (Sloan Coats is the lead author) on a new article in Geophysical Research Letters on the internal climate system forcing of western North American megadroughts.