David Meko

Research Professor, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

David Meko's research centers on improving the understanding of temporal and spatial variability of climate on time scales of years to centuries, and on applying knowledge of long-term climate variability to management of water and other natural resources. He is currently involved in several interdisciplinary projects including reconstructing streamflow and drought frequency from tree rings, testing the statistical evidence for a link between solar/lunar cycles and drought as reflected in tree rings, and the effect of climatic variability on water supply, particularly in the semi-arid southwestern United States.


  • PhD, Hydrology, University of Arizona, 1981