Matthew Salzer

Research Scientist V

Matthew Salzer portrait

Tree Rings, Paleoclimate, Environmental Change, and Cultural-Environmental Interaction

Dr. Salzer’s current research involves the construction and interpretation of multi-millennial bristlecone pine tree-ring chronologies. These chronologies provide information regarding past environmental and climate change in western North America and the impact of such change on human and other biotic populations.

Environmental/Climate Change: annual to millennial timescales - cultural and societal impacts

Dendrochronology: tree ring dating and chronology building, particularly ancient bristlecone pine

Dendroclimatology: the creation of climatic reconstructions from tree-ring chronologies

Dendroarchaeology: human-environment interactions - tree rings and the archaeological record

Biogeography: the distribution of species at regional to continental scales