Evan Larson

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Evan Larson

Assistant Professor, Geography

Office: Gardner 254
Tel: 608.342.6139
E-mail: larsonev@uwplatt.edu
Web Page: www.uwplatt.edu/~larsonev

  • Ph.D. in Geography with a minor in Natural Resource Sciences and Management, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • M.S. in Geography with a minor in Environmental Policy, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • B.A. in Environmental Sciences, Willamette University

Specialties:

  • Biogeography
  • Dendroecology

Courses:

  • GEOG 1040: Planet Earth
  • GEOG 1370: Global Vegetation
  • GEOG 3340: Biogeography
  • GEOG 4920: Independent Study in Dendroecology

Recent Publications:

  • Wilding, T.C., Larson, E.R., Flinner, N.L., and Mirti, T. In review. A 300-year tree-ring-based stream flow reconstruction for Central Florida. Climate Dynamics.
  • Larson, E.R., Allen, S.*, Flinner, N.L.*, LaBarge, S.G.*, and Wilding, T.C.* 2013. The need and means to update chronologies in a dynamic environment. Tree-Ring Research 69: 21–27.
  • Larson, E.R. and Kipfmueller, K.F. 2012. Ecological disaster or the limits of observation? Reconciling modern declines with the long-term dynamics of whitebark pine communities. Geography Compass 6: 189–214.
  • Larson, E.R. 2012. Influences of blister rust and mountain pine beetle on whitebark pine. Nutcracker Notes 22: 14–15.
  • Kipfmueller, K.F., Larson, E.R., and St. George, S. 2012. Does proxy uncertainty affect the relations inferred between the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and wildfire activity in the western United States? Geophysical Research Letters 39:L04703.
  • Larson, E.R. and Kipfmueller, K.F. Accepted. Ecological Disaster or the Limits of Observation? Reconciling Modern Declines with the Long-Term Dynamics of Whitebark Pine Communities Geography Compass.
  • Larson, E.R. 2011. Influences of the biophysical environment on blister rust and mountain pine beetle, and their interactions, in whitebark pine forests. Journal of Biogeography 38: 453–470.
  • Campbell, E.M., Keane, R.E., Larson, E.R. , Murray, M.P., Schoettle, A.W., Wong, C. 2011. Disturbance Ecology of High-Elevation Five-Needle Pine Ecosystems in Western North America. Pages 154–163 in R. E. Keane, D. F. Tomback, M. P. Murray, and C. M. Smith, editors. Proceedings: The Future of High-Elevation Five-Needle White Pines in Western North America . U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station RMRS-P-63 , June 28–30, 2010, Missoula, Montana.
  • Larson, E.R. and Kipfmueller, K.F. 2010. Patterns in whitebark pine regeneration and their relationships to biophysical site characteristics in southwest Montana, central Idaho, and Oregon, U.S.A. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 476–487.
  • Kipfmueller, K.F., Elliott, G.P., Larson, E.R. , and Salzer, M.W. 2010. An assessment of the dendroclimatic characteristics of three conifer species in northern Minnesota. Tree-Ring Research 66: 113–126.
  • Larson, E.R. , Kipfmueller, K.F., Hale, C.M., Frelich, L.E., and Reich, P.B. 2010. Tree rings detect earthworm invasions and their effects in northern hardwood forests. Biological Invasions 12:1053–1066. DOI 10.1007/s10530-009-9523-3.

Current Projects:

  • Developing a spatially-explicit drought reconstruction for southwest Wisconsin from presettlement prairie oak trees
  • Examining the fundamental influence of landscape structure on forest dynamics in the Boreal forest of northern Sweden
  • Assessing the impacts of invasive European earthworms on forest productivity throughout the Great Lakes Region
  • Refining understanding of the climate response of ancient upper-forest border bristlecone pine
  • Reconstructing patterns of disturbance and succession in whitebark pine communities
  • Updating existing tree-ring chronologies
  • Identifying the fundamental influence of landscape structure on forest dynamics in the Boreal forest of northern Sweden
  • Assessing the impacts of invasive european earthworms on forest productivity in the Menominee Forest
  • Reconstructing patterns of disturbance and succession in whitebark pine communities
  • Developing stream-flow reconstructions from long-leaf pine tree-ring chronologies in central Florida
  • Updating existing tree-ring chronologies in Maine and Wisconsin

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