Cedar Briem sits atop a sand dune with his fellow students.

Cedar Briem

M.S. student


My name is Cedar Briem and I am a student here at the University of Nevada, Reno. I graduated from the University of Utah in 2018 with a degree in geography with an emphasis in geomorphology. My undergraduate research included paleoecological reconstructions of the Bonneville Basin, Utah, using pollen, charcoal, and archaeological proxies.


University of Utah, B.S.

Research interests

I am examining vegetation change in the northern Great Basin over the last 3000 years. I am interested in looking at this in an archaeologicla context. An additional research interest of mine includes fire ecology, but my main interest is in the climates and peoples of the Great Basin since the end of the Pleistocene.