Daniel Gavin, Department of Geography
Dan Gavin is an expert in climate change and the impacts of climate change and fires on ecosystems over time (paleoecology). At the University of Oregon, Dan is a professor of geography. His particular interest is in the wet forests of the Pacific Northwest. He has used tree-ring records to understand how tree respond to climate change, insect outbreaks and fires. When talking about drought, Dan can weigh-in on the historical precedents for large or severe fires.
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Would more logging have averted Oregon's catastrophic 2020 wildfires? Probably not (The Oregonian, Oct 31, 2020)
UO team identifies what could be world's oldest tropical peatland (Around the O, Oct. 6, 2020)