Daniel Gavin, Department of Geography

Daniel Gavin

Member, Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Practice Areas: Climate Change, Wildfires, Drought

Faculty bio | Paleoecology and Biogeography Lab | (541) 346-5787 | Twitter

Dan Gavin is an expert in climate change and the impacts of climate change and fires on ecosystems over time (paleoecology). 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.   

Recent Media:
University of Oregon professors talk about tools to help fight wildfires this summer (KGW, May 8, 2024)
The lush and humid island of Maui wasn’t supposed to burn. Why did it? (The Globe and Mail, Aug. 19, 2023)
Here's how out of whack Earth's climate is today (Mashable, April 20, 2023)
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)