Valerie M Trouet
Assistant Professor of Dendrochronology, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Assistant Professor of Watershed Management, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
(520) 626-8004
PhD, Applied Biological Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2004

My main research interest is the tree-ring based reconstruction of climate dynamical patterns and their influence on terrestrial ecosystems and ecosystem disturbances.
After obtaining my master's in Bio-engineering (1999) and PhD in applied biological sciences (2004) in Belgium, I worked in the Vegetation Dynamics Lab in the Department of Geography at Pennsylvania State University (2005-2006). Afterwards, I moved back to Europe to work as a research scientist in the Dendrosciences Unit of the Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape. I started working as an Assistant Professor in the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research in January 2011 and am an Associate Professor since July 2015. 

Selected Citations: 

Baker A, Hellstrom J, Kelly BFJ, Mariethoz G, Trouet V (2015) A composite annual-resolution stalagmite record of North Atlantic climate over the last three millennia. Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep10307

Trouet V (2014) A tree-ring based late summer temperature reconstruction (1675-1980) for the northeastern Mediterranean. Tree-Ring Research/Radiocarbon 56, 69–78.

Babst F, Alexander MR, Moore DJ, Monson R, Frank DC, Klesse S, Bouriaud O, Poulter B, Ciais P, Roden J, Bowling D, Trouet V (2014) A tree-ring perspective on the terrestrial carbon cycle. Oecologia DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-3031-6

Diaz H, Trouet V (2014) Some Perspectives on Societal Impacts of Past Climatic Changes. History Compass

Trouet V, Diaz HF, Wahl ER, Viau AE, Cook ER (2013) A 1500-year reconstruction of annual mean temperature for temperate North America on decadal-to-multidecadal time-scales. Environmental Research Letters DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024008

PAGES2K consortium (including Trouet V) (2013) Temperature variability at the continental scale over two millennia. Nature Geoscience DOI 10.1038/NGEO1797

Trouet V, Van Oldenborgh GJ (2013) KNMI Climate Explorer: a web-based research tool for high-resolution paleoclimatology. Tree-Ring Research 69(1): 3-13.

Babst F, Poulter B, Trouet V, Kun T, Neuwirth B, Wilson R, Carrer M, Grabner M, Tegel W, Levanic T, Panayotov M, Urbinati C, Bouriaud O, Ciais P, Frank D (2012) Climatic drivers of forest productivity derived from 1000 sites in Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12023

Trouet V, Mukelabai M, Verheyden A, Beeckman H (2012) Cambial growth season of brevi-deciduous Brachystegia spiciformis trees from South Central Africa restricted to four months. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47364. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0047364

Trouet V, Panayotov M, Ivanova A, Frank DC (2012) A pan-European summer teleconnection mode revealed by a new temperature reconstruction from the northeastern Mediterranean (1868-2008). The Holocene DOI: 10.1177/0959683611434225

Trouet V, Scourse JD, Raible CC (2012) North Atlantic storminess and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in the last Millennium: reconciling contradictory proxy records of NAO variability. Global and Planetary Change DOI 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.10.003 

Büntgen U, Tegel W, Nicolussi K, McCormick M, Frank D, Trouet V, et al. (2011) 2500 years of European climate variability and human susceptibility. Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1197175 

Trouet V, Taylor AH, Wahl ER, Skinner CN, Stephens SL (2010) Fire-climate interactions in the American West since 1400 CE. Geophysical Research Letters DOI:10.1029/2009GL041695

Frank D, Esper J, Raible C, Büntgen U, Trouet V, Joos F (2010) Ensemble temperature reconstruction constraints on CO2 feedbacks. Nature 463, 527-530, DOI: 10.1038/nature08769

Trouet V, Esper J, Graham NE, Baker A, Frank DC, Scourse JD (2009) Persistent positive North Atlantic Oscillation mode dominated the Medieval Climate Anomaly. Science 324, 78–80, DOI: 10.1126/science.1166349

Research Themes: 
Arid lands
Climate change
Climate variability
Climatology
Dendrochronology
Drought
Dynamics
Extreme events
Global warming
Paleoclimatology
Phenology
Carbon cycling
Ecosystem disturbances
Fire ecology
Plant ecology
Wildfire

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