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Tommy Patterson

Dr. Tommy Patterson

Assistant Professor

Bio

I am a physical geographer with broad interests in climatology and forest ecology. I examine tree rings to understand how environmental processes are recorded in tree growth. These data are used to contextualize forest response and adaptation to environmental changes and serve as proxy data for multi-century climate reconstructions.

  • PHD - University Of North Carolina G (2017)
  • MA - University Of North Carolina G (2013)
  • BA - University Of North Carolina G (2009)

GHY 104: Weather and Climate
GHY 104L: Weather and Climate Laboratory
GHY 423: Dendrochronology: Tree Rings and Environmental Change
GHY 425/525: Applied/Environmental Climatology

  • Comparison of climate--growth responses of montane and piedmont longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) chronologies in North Carolina, Trees: Structure and Function, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-019-01823-8
  • Comparison of climate--growth responses of montane and piedmont longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) chronologies in North Carolina, Trees: Structure and Function, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-019-01823-8
  • Longleaf pine masting, northern bobwhite quail, and tick-borne diseases in the southeastern United States, Applied Geography , 2018
  • Longleaf pine cone–radial growth relationships in the southeastern USA, Dendrochronologia, 2018
  • Climate—Growth Relationships of Pinus rigida (Mill.) at the Species' Northern Range Limit, Acadia National Park, ME, Northeastern naturalist, 2016
  • Stand Dynamics Influence Masting/Radial Growth Relationships in Pinus palustris Mill., Castanea, 2016
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Contact Me

Walker Science Building (WSB) 232-C map

Hattiesburg

Email
Thomas.W.PattersonFREEMississippi

Areas of Expertise

climatology, tree-ring science, forest ecology