The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Tom Swetnam

Director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Office Location: 
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Mailing Address: 
1311 E. 4th St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands
I study natural and cultural disturbances of forest ecosystems across a broad range of temporal and spatial scales using dendrochronology and other sources to reconstruct the histories of fire, insect outbreaks, human land uses, and climate.
I currently teach colloquia and seminars, give guest lectures in a number of courses, and I present invited lectures annually at several training and continuing education courses for professional fire and natural resource managers around the state.
Research Topics: 
Climate Adaptation and Sustainability
Fire Ecology