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New Publications and Blog Mention

Hi folks, it's been a while since I've updated my blog. I have a few pieces of news. While teaching is currently keeping me very busy at the moment, I'm also proud to announce that I have two research articles out this month. The first article I've already mentioned in my blog before, but now Association of American Geographers members are all probably getting copies of my charcoal article in the mail.

I also have an article regarding my Caribbean research coming out today in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. Both of my articles are about past changes in climate in the Caribbean region. This is an area that I am hoping to do more work on in the near future. I'm also always happy to hear from other researchers working in the region (so feel free to send me an email or tweet using the contact information in the top right corner of this site).

Finally, my future climate change research was mentioned recently in a guest article/blog post by my good colleague Dr. Rebecca Beavers for the Preservation Leadership Forum Blog. I encourage everyone to check it out, particularly those of you who are interested in how the National Park Service is preparing for climate change in the coastal zone. It's my hope that by studying how the coastal zone has changed in the past we can bridge the gaps in our knowledge to determine how the coastline will respond to climate change in the future.

New Article - Long-Term Fire Trends in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico

I'm pleased to announce that The Professional Geographer has released an article by me and my co-author Sally P. Horn. This is the first article from my Caribbean research. The paper looks at fire records from three sites: Lake Miragoane in Haiti, Laguna Tortuguero in Puerto Rico, and my PhD dissertation site Laguna Saladilla in the Dominican Republic. The article is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2014.922017

Laguna Tortuguero, Puerto Rico, 2006. Photo credit: Maria A. Caffrey.