- McCord Building Room MC 123
- Ph.D. Geography, Indiana State University
- M.A. Geography, Indiana State University
- B.A. Geosciences, Indiana University Southeast
Dr. Gentry is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. His primary research interests include biogeography, dendrochronology, and spatial analysis. He received a Ph.D. and M.A. from Indiana State University. Dr. Gentry served as the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research from 2012-2016, was on the Executive Committee of the Tree-Ring Society from 2015-2020, selected to be the State of Tennessee Geography Steward for the National Geographic Society from 2018-2020, and was the Interim Director of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology from 2021-2022.
- Geospatial Analysis
- Global Change
- Landscape and Fire Ecology
- Brown, S.R., Baysinger, A., Brown, P.M., Cheek, J.L., Diez, J.M., Gentry, C.M., Grant, T.A., St. Jacques, J., Jordan, D.A., Leef, M.L., Rourke, M.K., Speer, J.H., Spradlin, C.E., Stevens, J.T., Stone, J.R., Van Winkle, B., Zeibig-Kichas, N.E. (2020) Fire history across forest types in the southern Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming. Tree-Ring Research, Vol 76(1). https://treeringresearch.org/doi/abs/10.3959/TRR2018-11?journalCode=trre
- Brown, P.M., Gentry, C.M., and Yao, Q. (2019) Historical and current fire regimes in ponderosa pine forests at Zion National Park, Utah: Restoration of pattern and process after a century of fire exclusion. Forest Ecology and Management. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol 445, pg 1-12. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112719304657?via%3Dihub
- van der Sleen, P., Dzaugis, M.P., Gentry, C.M., Hall, W.P., Hamilton, V., Helser, T.E., Matta, M.E., Underwood, C.A., Zuercher, R, Black, B.A. (2016) Long-term Bering Sea environmental variability revealed by a centennial-length biochronology of Pacific ocean perch (Sebastes alutus). Climate Research Vol. 71, No. 1, pg 33-45, http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/cr/v71/n1/p33-45/
- Speer, J.H. and Gentry, C.M. (2012) Part 1. A Statewide Overview: Land Use, Soils, Flora, and Wildlife (pp. 3-32). In: Whitaker, J.O. and Amlaner, C.J. (eds.) Habitats and Ecological Communities of Indiana: Pre-settlement to Present. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN.
- Gentry, C.M., Lewis, D., and Speer, J.H. (2010) Using Isotopic Analysis and Dendroecological Methods to Analyze Hurricanes in Southeast Texas (pp 309-319). (In: Tree-ring and natural hazards: a state-of-the-art. Stoffel, M., Bollschweiler, M., Butler, D.R., and Luckman, B.H., eds.). Advances in Global Change Research 41, Springer Science, Heidelberg Germany. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-90-481-8736-2_30