Climate, fire, salamanders, and forests: through the lens of tree rings

Ellis Margolis is a research ecologist at the USGS New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, based in Santa Fe.  He received a Ph.D. in Watershed Management from the University of Arizona.  Since joining the USGS in 2015, he has continued his research on the interactions between fire, forests, and climate and specializes in dendrochronology (the study of tree rings dating). Presently, his research focuses on land use and climate effects on fire regimes and forests of the southwestern U.S.