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Pete Clark

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Vermont

Research Interests

My research interests broadly center on forest ecology, global change, and adaptive forest management. Much of my current work evaluates the effectiveness of silvicultural strategies (traditional and adaptive) at meeting a diverse range of management objectives. Specific research areas include: examining the challenges and efficacy of forest transition strategies (example: assisted migration); the use of manipulative experiments to identify factors affecting natural regeneration dynamics; and understanding the developmental dynamics of natural and managed forest systems within the context of changing global conditions.


M.A.: Geography – Biogeography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2012
B.A.: Forest Ecology, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2007


Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab


Research and Teaching Assistant, School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, 2016 to Present
Research Assistant, Harvard Forest, 2016 to 2017
Visiting Faculty, Hampshire College, 2014 to 2015
Founder and Owner,, 2012 to present
Research Assistant, Montane Forest Dynamics Lab, West Virginia University, 2009 to 2012

Selected Publications

Büntgen, U., L. Wacker, D. Galván, S. [and 63 others, including P. Clark). 2018. Tree rings reveal globally coherent signature of cosmogenic radiocarbon events in 774 and 993 CE. Nature Communications. 9(3605): DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06036-0

Clark, P., J.H. Speer, and L.J Winship. 2017. Extracting Climate and Pandora Moth Outbreaks from a 1,500-Year Long Ponderosa Pine Chronology from Central Oregon. Tree-Ring Research. 73(2):113-125.