Sustainable Living

About The Professor


email: [email protected]

Phone: (310) 825-2568

Office: WH 24-188

Research interests: I am interested in the relationship between climatic variations and vegetation response at different spatial and temporal scales.

Recent Courses

GEOG 131 - Environmental Change

GEOG 2 - Biodiversity in a Changing World

GEOG 215 - Quaternary Studies: Physical Aspects



Research Interests


I am interested in the relationship between climatic variations and vegetation response at different spatial and temporal scales. I use fossil pollen, fossil stomates, plant macrofossils, tree-rings, geochemistry and historical records to reconstruct past climate variation and then examine vegetation changes caused by these variations. My lab facilities are relatively extensive and consist of four rooms with full facilities for pollen and plant macrofossil processing and analysis, tree-ring analysis and elementary sedimentological analysis. Field equipment includes livingstone and hiller sediment corers, tree-ring corers and chainsaws, GPS, radios, and misc. field camp supplies. Areas of active field research include the northern Great Plains and adjacent Rocky Mountains, the North American subarctic, Russia and Siberia.



Selected Publications

MacDonald, G.M.. 2003. Biogeography: Space, Time and Life, John Wiley and Sons .



Wolfe, B.B., Edwards, T.W.D., Jiang, H., MacDonald, G.M., Gervais, B.R. and Snyder, J.A.. 2003. Effect of varying oceanicity on early- to late-Holocene paleohydrology, Kola Peninsula, Russia: isotopic evidence from treeline lakes The Holocene 153-160 .



MacDonald, G.M.. 2003. Biogeography: Space, Time and Life, John Wiley and Sons .



Wolfe, B.B., Edwards, T.W.D., Jiang, H., MacDonald, G.M., Gervais, B.R. and Snyder, J.A.. 2003. Effect of varying oceanicity on early- to late-Holocene paleohydrology, Kola Peninsula, Russia: isotopic evidence from treeline lakes The Holocene 153-160 .



MacDonald, G.M.. 2002. The boreal forest In: The Physical Geography of North America, A.R. Orme (ed.), Oxford University Press 270-290 .



Gervais, B. R., MacDonald, G. M., Snyder, J. A., and Kremenetski, C. V.. 2002. Pinus sylvestris treeline development and movement on the Kola Peninsula of Russia: pollen and stomate evidence Journal of Ecology 627-638 .



MacDonald, G.M.. 2002. The boreal forest In: The Physical Geography of North America, A.R. Orme (ed.), Oxford University Press 270-290 .



Gervais, B. R., MacDonald, G. M., Snyder, J. A., and Kremenetski, C. V.. 2002. Pinus sylvestris treeline development and movement on the Kola Peninsula of Russia: pollen and stomate evidence Journal of Ecology 627-638 .



MacDonald, G.M.. 2001. Conifer stomata In: Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, J.P. Smol, H.J.B. Birks and W.M. Last (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers 33-47 .



CAPE Project Members. 2001. Holocene paleoclimate data from the Arctic: testing models of global climate change Quaternary Science Reviews 1275-1287 .

Glen MacDonald
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Name: Glen MacDonald
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Website: http://www.biogeographer.com/