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The LTRS


Theses and Dissertations Completed at the LTRS

Niki A. Garland, 2013. A Dendroecological Evaluation of the Effects of Coal Ash on Tree Growth, Kingston Fossil Plant, Harriman, Tennessee, U.S.A. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 80 pp. Download PDF.

Grant L. Harley, 2012. Tree Growth Dynamics, Fire History, and Fire-Climate Relationships in Pine Rocklands of the Florida Keys, U.S.A. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 232 pp. Download PDF.

Lisa B. LaForest, 2012. Fire Regimes of Lower‐elevation Forests in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, U.S.A. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 279 pp. Download PDF.

Alex J. Pilote, 2012. Interacting Effects of Fire Activity, Climate, and Habitat Diversity on Forest Dynamics, El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico, USA. M.S. Thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 100 pp. Download PDF.

Nancy Li, 2011. Dendroclimatic Analysis of Oscillations for the Southeastern United States from Tree-Ring Network Data. M.S. Thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 190 pp. Download PDF.

Jessica D. Slayton, 2010. Separating the Effects of Wildfires from Climate Response in Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex. C. Lawson), Central Idaho, U.S.A. M.S. Thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 124 pp. Download PDF.

Monica T. Rother, 2010. Influences of Climate and Anthropogenic Disturbances on Wildfire Regimes of the Zuni Mountains, New Mexico, U.S.A. M.S. Thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 152 pp. Download PDF.

Ian C. Feathers, 2010. Fire History from Dendrochronological Analyses at Two Sites near Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A. M.S. Thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 139 pp. Download PDF.

Daniel B. Lewis, 2009. Deciphering Climate from the Characterization of Ring Width, Carbon, and Oxygen Isotopes in Latewood Tree-Ring Cellulose, Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas, U.S.A. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 106 pp. Download PDF.

Christine P. Biermann, 2009. Twentieth Century Changes in the Climate Response of Yellow Pines in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, U.S.A. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 171 pp. Download PDF.

Whitney L. Nelson, 2008. Assessing the Tree-ring Oxygen Isotope Hurricane Proxy along the Atlantic and Gulf coastal Seaboards, USA. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 287 pp. Download PDF.

David F. Mann, 2008. Treeline Responses to Climate Change in High-elevation Landscapes of Western Montana, U.S.A. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 230 pp. Download PDF.

Philip B. White, 2007. Dendroclimatological Analysis of Oak Species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Bachelor's Honors Thesis, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 69 pp. Download PDF.

Georgina G. DeWeese, 2007. Past Fire Regimes of Table Mountain pine (Pinus pungens Lamb.) Stands in the Central Appalachian Mountains, Virginia, U.S.A. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 308 pp. Download PDF.

Alison C. Miller, 2007. Fire History of Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea var. bahamensis (Griseb.) W.H. Barrett & Golfari) Forests on Abaco Island, The Bahamas. M.S. Research Paper, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 84 pp. Download PDF.

Christopher A. Underwood, 2007. Century-scale Trends in Climatic Variability for the Pacific Northwest from Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hook. ssp. occidentalis) Tree-ring Data. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 211 pp. Download PDF.

Joseph P. Henderson, 2006. Dendroclimatological Analysis and Fire History of Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) in the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 463 pp. Download PDF.

Michelle D. Pfeffer, 2005. Regression-based Age Estimates of Yellow Pine (Pinus) Saplings, Jefferson National Forest, Virginia. Bachelor's Honors Thesis, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 58 pp. Download PDF.

Evan R. Larson, 2005. Spatiotemporal Variations in Fire Regimes of Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) Forests, Western Montana, USA, and their Management Implications. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 232 pp. Download PDF.

Dana L. Miller, 2005. A Tree-ring Oxygen Isotope Record of Tropical Cyclone Activity, Moisture Stress, and Long-term Climate Oscillations for the Southeastern U.S. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 169 pp. Download PDF.

Elizabeth A. Atchley, 2004. The Effects of Habitat Alterations on Growth and Vitality of Torreya taxifolia Arn. in Northern Florida, U.S.A.: A dendroecological study. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 245 pp. Download PDF.

Jacob J. Cseke, 2003. A Dendroecological Approach for Dating Individual Small-scale Canopy Disturbance Events, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA. M.S. thesis,  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 247 pp. Download PDF.

Daniel B. Lewis, 2003. Fire Regimes of Forested Kipukas in El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico, USA. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 145 pp. Download PDF.

Michael R. Armbrister, 2002. Changes in Fire Regimes and the Successional Status of Table Mountain Pine (Pinus pungens Lamb.) in the Southern Appalachians, USA. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 151 pp. Download PDF.

David F. Mann, 2002. The Dendroarchaeology of the Swaggerty Blockhouse, Cocke County, Tennessee. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 139 pp. Download PDF.

William M. Reding, 2002. Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Log Structures in East Tennessee. M.S. thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 67 pp. Download PDF.

James H. Speer, 2001. Oak Mast History from Dendrochronology: A New Technique Demonstrated in the Southern Appalachian Region. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 241 pp. Download PDF.


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