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Dr. Tom Minckley

Department of Geography

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 82071-3321


Environmental Variability Investigation Laboratory


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Pelton, S, M Kornfeld, ML Larson, TA Minckley. 2017. An absolute occupational chronology for Locality 1 of the Hell Gap Site, Wyoming, USA. Quaternary Research 88, 234-247

Carter, VA, A Brunelle, TA Minckley, S Brewer, J Shaw, J DeRose, 2017 The effects of climate variability and fire on Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) 2000 to 4500 years ago from southeastern Wyoming, USA. Journal of Biogeography 44, 1280-1293

Commerford, JL, KK McLauchlan, TA Minckley. 2016. High dissimilarity with a multi-year annual record of pollen assemblages from a North American tallgrass prairie. Ecology and Evolution 6. 5273-5289

Hendy, I, TA Minckley, C Whitlock. 2016. Expansion of Coastal Mangroves during Deglaciation: The interplay between coastal vegetation, sediment trapping and the oxygen minimum zone. Quaternary Science Reviews 145,152-160

Kim, SL, BN Shuman, TA Minckley, JP Marsicek. 2016. Biogeochemical change during climate-driven afforestation: a paleoecological perspective from the Rocky Mountains. Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9955-9

Minckley, TA, CJ Long. 2016. Paleofire severity and vegetation change in the Cascade Range, Oregon, USA. Quaternary Research 85, 211-217.

Minckley, TA, JA Haws, MM Benedetti, SC Brewer, SL Forman. 2015. Last Interglacial Vegetation and Climate History from the Portuguese Coast. Journal of Quaternary Science 30, 59-69

Jackson, ST, RK Booth, K Reeves, JJ Andersen, TA Minckley, RA Jones, 2014. Inferring local to regional changes in forest composition from Holocene macrofossils and pollen of a small lake in central Upper Michigan, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 98, 60-73

Minckley, TA, 2104. Postglacial vegetation history of southeastern Wyoming. 2014. Rocky Mountain Geology 49, 61-74

Brunelle, A, TA Minckley, J Delgadillo, S Blissett, 2014. A long-term perspective on woody plant encroachment in the desert southwest, New Mexico, USA. Journal of Vegetation Science 25, 829-838

Long, CJ, MJ Power, TA Minckley, AL Hass, 2014. The impact of Mt. Mazama tephra deposition on forest vegetation in the Central Cascades, Oregon. The Holocene 24 503-511

Carter V, A Brunelle, TA Minckley, PE Dennison, MJ Power, 2013. Regionalization of fire regimes in the Central Rocky Mountains, USA. Quaternary Research 80, 406-416

Shriver, RK, TA Minckley, 2013. Corrigendum to “Late-Holocene response of limber pine (Pinus flexilis) forests to fire disturbance in the Pine Forest Range, Nevada, USA” Quaternary Research 79, 309

Brunelle, A, TA Minckley, E Lips, P Burnett, 2013. A record of late-glacial/Holocene environmental change from a high-elevation site in the Intermountain West, USA. Journal of Quaternary Science 28, 103-112

Minckley, TA, DS Turner, SR 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

Shriver, RK, TA Minckley. 2012. Late Holocene response of Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) forests to disturbance, in the Pine Forest Range, Nevada, USA. Quaternary Research 78, 465-473

Booth, RK, S Brewer, M Blaauw, TA Minckley, ST Jackson, 2012. Decomposing the mid-Holocene Tsuga decline in eastern North America. Ecology 93 (8), 1841-1852

Liu, Y, ST Jackson, SC Brewer, RK Booth, TA Minckley, 2012. Temporal density of pollen sampling affects age determination of the mid-Holocene hemlock (Tsuga) decline. Quaternary Science Reviews 45, 54-59

Mensing, S, J Korfmacher, TA Minckley, R Musselman, 2012. A 15,000 year record of vegetation and climate change from a timberline lake in the central Rocky Mountains, Wyoming, USA. The Holocene 22(7), 739-748

Booth, RK, ST Jackson, VA Sousa, ME Sullivan, TA Minckley, MJ Clifford, 2012. Multi-decadal drought and amplified moisture variability drove rapid forest community change in a humid region. Ecology 93(2), 219-226

Minckley, TA, RK Booth, ST Jackson, 2012. Response of regional pollen assemblages to late Holocene drought events in the upper Midwest, USA. The Holocene 22(5) 531-539

Minckley, TA, RK Shriver, 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, TA, RK 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, TA, A Brunelle, 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

Shinker, JJ, BN Shuman, TA Minckley. 2010. Climatic Shifts in the Availability of Contested Waters: A Long-term Perspective from the Headwaters of the North Platte River. Annals of the Association of American Geographers100, 866-879

Haws, JA, MM Benedetti, CL Funk, NF Bicho, JM Daniels, PA Hesp, TA Minckley, SL Forman, M Jeraj, JF Gibaja, BS Hockett. 2010. Coastal wetlands and the Neanderthal settlement of Portuguese Estremadura. Geoarchaeology 25, 709-744

Shuman, B, P Pribyl, TA Minckley, JJ Shinker. 2010. Rapid hydrologic shifts and prolonged droughts in Rocky Mountain headwaters during the Holocene. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L06701, doi: 10.1029/2009GL042196

Brunelle, A, TA Minckley, S Blissett, SK Cobabe, BL Guzman. 2010. A ~8000 year fire history from an Arizona/Sonora borderland ciénega. Journal of Arid Environments 74, 475-481

Benedetti, MM, JA Haws, CL Funk, JM Daniels, P Hesp, NF Bicho, TA Minckley, SL Foreman. 2009. Late Pleistocene raised beaches of coastal Estremadura, central Portugal. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 3428-3447

Minckley, TA, M Clementz, AR Brunelle, GA Klopfenstein. 2009. Isotopic analysis of wetland development in the American Southwest. The Holocene 19, 737-745

Marlon, JR, PJ Bartlein, MK Walsh, SP Harrison, KJ Brown, ME Edwards, PE Higuera, MJ Power, C Whitlock, RS Anderson, C Briles, A Brunelle, C Carcaillet, M Daniels, FS Hu, M Lavoie, C Long, T Minckley, PJH Richard, DS Shafer, W Tinner, CE Umbanhower Jr. 2009. Wildfire responses to abrupt climate change in North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 106, 2519-2524

Minckley, TA, PJ Bartlein, C Whitlock, BN Shuman, JW Williams, OK Davis. 2008. Association among modern pollen, vegetation, and climate in western North America. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 1962-1991

Power, MJ, N Ortiz, J Marlon, PJ Bartlein, SP Harrison, F Mayle, A Ballouche, R Bradshaw, C Carcaillet, C Cordova, S Mooney, P Moreno, IC Prentice, K Thonicke, W Tinner, C Whitlock, Y Zhang, Y Zhao, RS Anderson, R Beer, H Behling, C Briles, K Brown, A Brunelle M Bush, J Clark, D Colombaroli, M Daniels, J Dodson, ME Edwards, W Fisinger, DG Gavin, E Gobet, DJ Hallett, P Higuera, S Horn, J Inoue, P Kaltenreider, L Kennedy, ZC Kong, C Long, J Lynch, B Lynch, M McGlone, S Meeks, G Meyer, T Minckley, J Mohr, R Noti, J Pierce, P Richard, BN Shuman, H Takahara, J Toney, C Turney, C Umbanhower, M Vandergoes, B Vanniere, M Walsh, X Wang, N Williams, J Wilmshurst, JH Zhang. 2008. Changes in fire activity since the LGM: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal data. Climate Dynamics 30, 887-907

Minckley, TA, ST Jackson. 2008. Ecological Stability in a Changing World? Reassessment of the Palaeoenvironmental history of Cuatro Ciénegas, México. Journal of Biogeography 35, 188-190

Minckley, TA, C Whitlock, PJ 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, TA, AR Brunelle. 2007. Paleohydrology and growth of a desert ciénega. Journal of Arid Environments 69, 420-431

Whitmore, J, K Gajewski, M Sawada, JW Williams, B Shuman, PJ Bartlein, T Minckley, AE Viau, T Webb III, P Anderson, L Brubaker. 2005. North American and Greenland modern pollen data for multi-scale paleoenvironmental applications. Quaternary Science Reviews 24, 1828-1848

Whitlock, C, CN Skinner, PJ Bartlein, T Minckley, JA Mohr. 2004. Comparison of charcoal and tree-ring records of recent fire in the eastern Klamath Mountains. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34, 2110-2121

Davis, OK, T Minckley, T Moutoux, T Jull, B Kalin. 2002. The transformation of Sonoran Desert wetlands following the historic decrease of burning. Journal of Arid Environments 50, 393-412

Minckley, TA, C Whitlock. 2000. Spatial variation of modern pollen in Oregon and southern Washington, USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 112, 97-123

Minckley, TA, OK Davis, C Eastoe, DW Blinn. 1997. Analysis of environmental indicators from a mastodon site in the Prescott National Forest, Yavapai County, Arizona. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 30, 23-29

Non-Refereed Journal Articles:

Jackson, ST, RK Booth, Y Huang, EG Pendall, JE Nichols, TA Minckley, M Taylor. 2006. Late Holocene hydrological variability in ombrotrophic peatlands of eastern North America. PAGES News 14, vol. 2, 26-28

Books/Proceedings/Refereed Chapters in Books:

Minckley, TA, A Brunelle, D Turner. 2013. A paleoenvironmental framework for understanding the development, stability and state-changes of ciénegas in the American Deserts. In: GJ Gottfried, PF Ffolliott, BS Gebow, LG Eskew, LC Collins (comps.). Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, pp. 77-83

Haws, JA, CL Funk, MM Benedetti, NF Bicho, JM Daniels, TA Minckley, RF Denniston, M Jeraj, JF Gibaja, BS Hockett. 2011. Paleolithic landscapes and seascapes of the west coast of Portugal. In NF Bicho, JA Haws, L Davis (Eds.). Trekking the Shore: Changing Coastlines and the Antiquity of Coastal Settlement, Springer, New York, pp. 203-246

Williams, JW, B Shuman, PJ Bartlein, J Whitmore, K Gajewski, M Sawada, T Minckley, S Shafer, AE Viau, T Webb III, PM Anderson, LB Brubaker, C Whitlock, OK Davis. 2006. An Atlas of Pollen-Vegetation-Climate Relationships for the United States and Canada. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, Dallas, TX

Minckley, TA, PJ Bartlein, JJ Shinker. 2004. Paleoecological response to climate change in the Great Basin since the Last Glacial Maximum. In DL Jenkins, TJ Connolly, CM Aikens (eds.) Early and Middle Holocene Archaeology of the Northern Great Basin, Oregon. University of Oregon Anthropological Papers 62, 21-30

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