Bryan Black

University of Texas at Austin, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)

Application of dendrochronology (tree-ring analysis) to growth increments of long-lived marine and freshwater organisms with objectives of:
1) age validation, 2) development of multidecadal growth chronologies, 3) determining the effects of climate on growth, and 4) climate reconstructions. Linkages between growth patterns of marine and terrestrial organisms, and the climatic variables affecting both systems. Dendrochronology as a tool for evaluating stand dynamics, stand development, and the effects of climate and disturbance. Effects of Native American populations on pre-European settlement forest composition.

Cultural Resources, Environmental Monitoring, Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts, Freshwater Ecosystem Impacts, Marine/Coastal Ecosystem Impacts