Professor of Earth Sciences

Faculty Fellow of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IOE)

Lead Investigator on NSF WildFIRE Partnership in Research and Education (WildFIRE PIRE)

Contact Information

Office:  Leon Johnson 711
Phone:   (406) 994-6910
Lab: Leon Johnson 710
Lab Phone: (406) 994-6856
Email:   whitlock@montana.edu

Office Hours: Fall 2017

W 1:00-2:30pm


B.A. Colorado College, Geology, magna cum laude, 1975
M.S. University of Washington, Geological Sciences , 1979
Ph.D. University of Washington, Geological Sciences, 1983

MSU Paleoecology Lab
Dr. Whitlocks's CV

Research Interests

Quaternary climate change
Environmental history of the Northern Rockies and Yellowstone
Role of people and climate change in shaping fire regimes in the western US, Patagonia, Tasmania, and New Zealand
Using science to inform management and decision making

Current Graduate Students

William "Buzz" Nanavati

Christopher Schiller

Barbara Ulrich

Current Publications