Chris Guiterman is a 2014 recipient of the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) Climate & Society Graduate Fellows Program. Chris holds a B.A. in geology from Bates College and an M.S. in forestry from the University of Maine. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, working in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. Chris’s research is aimed at understanding how people and climate affect forest dynamics over centuries and millennia, with the goal of enhancing forest management in the face of future climate change and increasing societal pressures.
Chris' CLIMAS Fellows project, Climatic Sensitivities of Navajo Forestlands: Use-Inspired Research to Guide Tribal Forest Management, will provide Navajo foresters with an improved assessment of forest response to climate change that is vital to natural resource planning and management.