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Tommy Patterson

Dr. Tommy Patterson

Assistant Professor


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. More info here:

  • PHD - University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2017)
  • MA - University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2013)
  • BA - University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2009)

GHY 104: Weather and Climate
GHY 104L: Weather and Climate Laboratory
GHY 315: Sources, Techniques and Analysis in Geography
GHY 423/523: Dendrochronology
GHY 425/525: Applied/Environmental Climatology

  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Walker Science Building (WSB) 232-C map



Areas of Expertise

climatology, tree-ring science, forest ecology, environmental science