Ellis Margolis, Ph.D.

Biography

Ellis Margolis is a research ecologist at the Jemez Mountains Field Station, a Fort Collins Science Center facility in New Mexico. Ellis received a Ph.D. in Watershed Management from the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ. Since joining the USGS in 2015, he has continued his research on the interactions between fire, forests, and climate and specializes in dendrochronology (the study of tree ring dating). Presently, his research focuses on land use and climate effects on fire regimes and forests in the southwestern U.S. to guide fire regime and forest restoration for watershed management.

Education

  • Ph.D. Watershed Management, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 2007
  • M.S. Watershed Management, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 2003 
  • B.S. Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 1995

Professional Experience

  • 2015 - present, Research Ecologist, USGS Jemez Mountains Field Station, Fort Collins Science Center, Santa Fe, NM 
  • 2009 - 2015, Research Associate, University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, Tucson, AZ
  • 1999 - 2008, Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Arizona, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, Tucson, AZ
  • 1998 - 1999, Fire Technician, The Nature Conservancy National Fire Management and Research Program, Tall Timbers, FL
  • 1997 - 1998, Biologist, The Nature Conservancy Albany Pine Bush Preserve and Eastern NY Chapter, Albany, NY

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