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About our Personnel

The faculty, staff, and students of the B.E.T.R. Lab and the Department of Geosciences have diverse backgrounds and research interests.

If you have any questions regarding our research interests or current projects, feel free to contact us.

 

Faculty

Christopher Gentry
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
Associate Professor of Geography
Department of Geosciences

Education
Ph.D. Indiana State University, 2008
M.A. Indiana State University, 2003
B.A. Indiana University Southeast, 1999

Research Interests
Biogeography, Dendrochronology, Cartography, GIS, Fire Ecology, Paleoenvironments, and Remote Sensing

Contact Information
email: gentryc [@] apsu.edu
phone: 931.221.7478

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Alumni

Kayla Pendergrass

Major
Geosciences (Geology), 2013

Research Interests
Paleoecology

Project(s)
Growth response of Douglas-fir to
coseismic subsidence in the Red
Canyon fault block, Hebgen Lake, Montana

Effect of Management Practices at 
Mount Rushmore National Monument

Contact Information
email:kpendergrass1 [@] my.apsu.edu

Recent Presentations

Pendergrass, K., Galicki, S., and Gentry, C.M. (2013) Growth response of Douglas-fir to coseismic subsidence in the Red Canyon fault block, Hebgen Lake, Montana. Second American Dendrochronology Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Pendergrass, K., and Gentry, C.M. (2012) Growth Response in Ponderosa Pine Stands at Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota. Annual Meeting, the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC. 

Pendergrass, K., Gentry, C.M., Ellison, W., Ethridge, E., and Kelly, J. (2011) Examination of stand structure on an elevation gradient in a subalpine forest in South Central Colorado. Annual Meeting, the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Savannah, GA. 

Pendergrass, K., Zahn, L., and Gentry, C.M. (2011) Using tree-ring analysis to examine the influence of climate on the growth of ponderosa pine stands at the Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota. 6th Annual Research and Creativity Forum, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

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Laura Zahn

Major
Biology, 2013

Research Interests
Paleoecology

Project(s)
Fire History of Sprewell Bluff State Outdoor Recreation Area, Thomaston, GA

Contact Information
email: lzahn [@] my.apsu.edu

Recent Presentations
Pendergrass, K., Zahn, L., and Gentry, C.M. (2011) Using tree-ring analysis to examine the influence of climate on the growth of ponderosa pine stands at the Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota. 6th Annual Research and Creativity Forum, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN 

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Laboratory Mascot

Aspen

Adoption
Terre Haute Humane Society, 2005

Skills
Expert in submerged and floating wood retrieval, canoeing, random animal chasing, barking, and sleeping.

Contact Information
By appointment only...

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