The University of Arizona

Steven Leavitt | Global Change

Steven Leavitt

Steven Leavitt applies stable isotope methods toward resolution of questions related to global and regional change. Isotope dendrochronology provides a novel instrument for reconstructing past environments.  Current tree-ring research is aimed at monsoon moisture in the U.S. Southwest from carbon and oxygen isotopes in ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir, drought from carbon isotopes in western tree rings, cool-season temperature from oxygen isotopes in western tree rings, and high-resolution environment in the Great Lakes area from 6000 to 14,000 years ago using tree rings.

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research