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.
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.