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. 

Research Themes: 
Arid lands
Climate change
Climate variability
Extreme events
Global warming
Carbon cycling
Ecosystem disturbances
Fire ecology
Plant ecology

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