Tom Swetnam

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.