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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
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

Dr. Christopher Gentry

 

Alumni

Kurtis Eisenhuth

Major
Geosciences, 2018
James McCluskey Outstanding Senior in Geography
College of STEM, Gonfalon Bearer

Research Interests
GIS

Project
Anderson Road Mapping Project

Publication Images
Kemmerly, P. 2018. Dead Animals, Starving Men, and
Treacherous Anderson Road:1863 Siege of Chattanooga.
Tennessee Historical Quarterly

 

Ally Xiong

Major
Geosciences, 2017

Research Interests
GIS, biogeography, landscape ecology,
conservation biology

Project
Seaside Sparrow Habitat Modeling

Publication
Woltmann, S., M. Roeder, A. Xiong, C. Hill, and M. H. Conway. 2019.
Additional notes on Texas Seaside Sparrows (Ammospiza maritima
sennetti): an update to Griscom 1948. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 131.
https://doi.org/10.1676/1559​-4491-131.4.750

 

Ally Xiong (@xiong_ally) | Twitter(from UNR profile)

Molly Jordan

Major
Geosciences, 2017

Research Interests
GIS

Project
3D Mapping of Campus using Consumer Grade Drones

 

Kayla Pendergrass

Major
Geosciences (Geology), 2013
William Stewart Outstanding Senior in Geology

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

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

 

Kayla Pendergrass(AmeriDendro 2013)

Laura Zahn

Major
Biology, 2013

Research Interests
Paleoecology

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

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 

 Laura Zahn

Jessica Whitley

Major
Geosciences, 2012

Research Interests
GIS

Project
Civil War Quilt Trail

Presentation
Whitley, J., Stoner, S., Waegerle, M., and Gentry, C.M. (2011)
A Stitch in Time: National Civil War Quilt Trail. Annual Meeting, the
Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers,
Savannah, GA.

 

Katie Stevenson

Major
Geosciences, 2011

 

Kyle Gainous

Major
Geosciences, 2011

 


Laboratory Mascot in Memoriam

Aspen

Adoption
Terre Haute Humane Society, 2005

Rainbow Bridge Crossing
Clarksville, TN 2020

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

 Dendro Dog Aspen