207 Arts and Sciences Building
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
7:30 am - 4:30 pm M-F
Conservation of Natural Resources (GEOG 4040)
Biogeography (GEOG 4460)
My research focus is studying the ecological response of plant communities to climate change and disturbance in the past. I primarily study arid and semi-arid ecosystems and their response to prolonged changes in the hydrologic cycle compared to responses to short term disturbance like flood and fires.
Temporal changes in the desert wetlands: growth, development and state changes during the Holocene
Ecological response to prolonged drought in the Rocky Mountains
Portuguese coastal vegetation history, a comparison of the current and previous interglacial
Minckley, T.A., D.S. Turner, S.R. Weinstein, 2013. The relevance of wetland conservation in arid regions: A reexamination of vanishing communities in the American Southwest. Journal of Arid Environments 88, 213-221
Minckley, T.A., R.K. Shriver, and B. Shuman, 2012. Resilience and regime change in a southern Rocky Mountain ecosystem during the past 17000 years. Ecological Monographs 82(1), 49-68
Minckley, T.A., and R.K. Shriver, 2011. Vegetation responses to changing fire regimes in a Rocky Mountain forest. Journal of Fire Ecology 7(2), 66-80. doi: 10.4996/fireecology.007002066
Minckley, T.A., A. Brunelle, and S. Blissett, 2011. Holocene sedimentary and environmental history of an in-channel wetland along the ecotone of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Desert grasslands. Quaternary International 235, 40-47.
Minckley, T.A., M. Clementz, A.R. Brunelle and G.A. Klopfenstein, 2009. Isotopic analysis of wetland development in the American Southwest. The Holocene 19, 737-745.
Minckley, T.A., P.J. Bartlein, C. Whitlock, B.N. Shuman, J.W. Williams, and O.K. Davis, 2008. Association among modern pollen, vegetation, and climate in western North America. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 1962-1991.
Minckley, T.A., and S.T. Jackson, 2008. Ecological Stability in a Changing World? Reassessment of the Palaeoenvironmental history of Cuatro Ciénegas, México. Journal of Biogeography 35, 188-190.
Minckley, T.A., C. Whitlock, and P.J. Bartlein, 2007. Vegetation, fire, and climate history of the northwestern Great Basin during the last 14,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 2167-2184.
Minckley, T.A., and A.R. Brunelle, 2007. Paleohydrology and growth of a desert ciénega. Journal of Arid Environments 69, 420-431