Richie Thaxton

Graduate Student

Program: Watershed Management and Ecohydrology, M.S.

Advisor: Dave Meko                                                                                               

Richie is interested in using tree rings to reconstruct past climates. He will be working with Dave Meko and Irina Panyushkina to investigate how tree growth along the Yenisei River in Siberia is related to water and air temperature. Past work includes using tree rings from cottonwoods to reconstruct river flow and investigate spatial patterns of growth and mortality.