Grant Harley

Assistant Professor of Geography

 

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EDUCATION

B.A.  2005  University of South Florida
M.A.  2007  University of South Florida
Ph.D.  2012  University of Tennessee

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • GHY 104  Weather and Climate
  • GHY 105  Landforms, Hydrology, and Biogeography
  • GHY 327  Earth Surface Processes and Environments
  • GHY 4/522  Biogeography

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Climatology, Biogeography, Dendrochronology, Forest Ecology

During this period of rapidly changing climate, we face new environmental challenges that require a better understanding of the complex spatiotemporal responses of vegetation communities to climatic variability. My research interests focus on Quaternary landscape dynamics and paleoenvironmental reconstruction over the past ca. 2,000 years. I use tree-rings and spatial analysis (GIS) to investigate present-day climatic and ecological processes, how they functioned in the past, and how these systems are likely to be altered in the future due to human-induced changes. I enjoy traveling and have been involved in research projects in eastern North America, southwestern US, Belize, and Turkey.