Rosemary Sherriff

Professor

Ph.D. Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A. Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S. Geography, Environmental Studies minor, University of Oregon
Biography: 

 

Having been at HSU since 2009, Prof. Sherriff’s research has focused on western forests ranging from Alaska, the Rockies, to northern California. Recent research themes in her Dendroecology Lab include: stand dynamics and tree-growth response to climate, disturbance and forest management practices in redwood, oak and mixed conifer forests of northwest California; climate and spruce beetle effects across white spruce ecosystems near the North American boreal-tundra margin in southwest Alaska; and mixed-severity fire regimes in montane forests of the Colorado wildland-urban interface and the broader western U.S. Prof. Sherriff also continues to be excited about expanding curriculum and inter-disciplinary teaching at HSU on climate change, the effects on ecosystems, and solutions.

Areas of Interest: 

Biogeography, landscape ecology, forest disturbances (wildfire, insect outbreaks), dendroecology, climate change

Courses Taught: 
GEOG 106: Physical Geography
GEOG 106L: Physical Geography Lab
GEOG 311: Geographic Research and Writing
GEOG 356: Global Ecology and Biogeography
GEOG 357: Climate Change, Ecosystems and People
GEOG 469: Geographic Field Experience
GEOG 473/ENST 480: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change
GEOG 411: Senior Field Research
Rosemary Sherriff
(707) 826-4119
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