Paleoecological research encompasses a broad array of disciplines devoted to the reconstruction of past environmental conditions and to the nature of the short- and long- term changes to which they are subject. In particular, the processes that link climatic, geologic, hydrologic, biotic and cultural systems are the real "meat" of such research. Human populations are placed into that context through archaeological, paleobotanical and coprolite studies. Once relationships between these systems are established new information regarding the potential direction of future environmental changes can be proposed and planned for. Dr. Wigand has been shedding vital, new light on past processes in arid environments for the last 25 years while at the same time helping to solve some of the problems facing environmental resource managers and planners today. Using plant remains recovered from ancient packrat nests (middens) and cave and aquatic contexts, pollen and charcoal from carefully dated stratigraphic sequences, he has been able to record the dynamics of vegetation change, fire regimes, surface and groundwater fluctuation, and changes in surficial (erosion and deposition) processes on local and regional scales in the Intermountain American West. Dr. Peter E. Wigand, Ph.D. (Washington State University, 1985), 27 years of experience in western North America and the Mediterranean in the fields of archaeology, paleoecology, and paleoclimatology (see

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Pollen Analysis

Macrofossil Analysis

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Sample Processing

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