Scotty Strachan

Scotty Strachan

Coordinator, Environmental Research

University of Nevada, Reno/MS 0154
116 Mackay Science Hall
Reno, NV 89557-0154

(775) 327-2346
Fax: (775) 784-1058
Email: scotty@dayhike.net


Research Areas of Interest

Dendrochronology, Great Basin hydroclimate, Climate-forest interactions, Geographic Information Science, Environmental monitoring, Dendroarchaeology

Professional Preparation

A.A., Western Nevada Community College, 1997 (3.85/4.0)
B.S., University of Nevada, Reno, Geography, Minor: Economics, 2001(3.95/4.0)
M.S., University of Nevada, Reno, Geography, 2011(4.0/4.0)

Selected Publications

(accepted) Biondi, F. , and S. Strachan. Dendrohydrology in 2050: Challenges and Opportunities. In: W. Grayman, P. Loucks, and L. Saito (editors), Water and Environmental Resources Vision 2050, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

(in press) Strachan, S., F. Biondi, and J. Leising. A 550-year reconstruction of streamflow variability in Spring Valley, Nevada, USA. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. DOI: 10.1061(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000180

2011 Biondi, F. , L. Jamieson, S. Strachan, and J. Sibold. Dendroecological testing of the pyroclimatic hypothesis in the central Great Basin, Nevada, USA. Ecosphere 2(1): art5 (20 pages). DOI:10.1890/ES10-00068.1**

2011 Strachan, S., B. Bird, B. Lyles, G. McCurdy, and M. McMahon. Building Climate Monitoring Infrastructure in Nevada: Integration of field science and cyberinfrastructure along high elevational transects. Session 5330: "The Generation and Use of Climate Data Records," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle.

2010 Strachan, S., F. Biondi, and J. Leising. A 500-year reconstruction of streamflow variability in Spring Valley, Nevada, USA, and a look at the future of watershed-scale dendrohydrology. Abstract A31D-0078 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco.

2009 Saito, L.S., F. Biondi , J. Salas, and S. Strachan. Combining a water balance model for streamflow simulations with long tree-ring records to improve estimation of water resources variability. EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union , 90(52) Fall Meeting Supplement, San Francisco, California. Abstract H23I-05.

2009 Strachan, S. and F. Biondi. Precise Dating of Comstock-Era Charcoal Ovens in the Great Basin: A Dendrochronological Perspective. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Paper Session on "Climate, Wildfire, and Woodland Dynamics in the Great Basin of North America - II", Las Vegas, Nevada.


2007 Biondi, F., S. Strachan, S.A. Mensing, and G. Piovesan. Radiocarbon analysis confirms the annual nature of sagebrush growth rings. Radiocarbon 49(3): 1232-1240.


2006 Strachan, S., F. Biondi, and J. Kleppe. Tree-Ring Dating of Submerged Trees in Fallen Leaf Lake, California. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.


2003 Biondi, F. and S. Strachan. Tree-Ring Dating of Truckee Charcoal Ovens. Final Report. Department of Geography, University of Nevada, Reno.