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by Long, Colin J last modified Feb 27, 2014 10:14 AM

Colin J. Long

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Geography and Urban Planning

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Oshkosh WI, 54901-8642

Office: (920) 424-2182null(920) 424-2182 Fax: (920) 424-0292

longco@uwosh.edu

 

EDUCATION

University of Oregon, B.S. 1977 (Biology); M.A. 1996 (Geography); Ph.D. 2003 (Geography)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Disturbance regimes, Paleoecology, Quaternary environmental change

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

Environmental Change, Biogeography, Physical Geography

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of Geography and Urban Planning:  Chair of Geography and Urban Planning Department (June 2012 to present) Associate Professor (August 2011 to present), Assistant Professor (Sept. 2005 to July 2011). Courses taught: Introductory physical geography, biogeography, long-term environmental change, natural resource management, field methods, environmental conservation, environmental science, policy and problem solving.

 

University of Oregon, Department of Geography: Research Associate (post-doc) (Jan. 2005 - March 2005), Holocene environmental reconstruction of central Cascades.  Adjunct Faculty/Instructor (Sept. 2003 – Jan. 2005), introductory physical geography, long term environmental change, geography of Oregon, geographic field methods.  Instructor (June 2001 - Dec. 2001; Sept. 2000 - Dec. 2000; Sept. 1999 - Dec. 1999; June 1998 - Aug. 1998; June 1997 - Aug. 1997), Introductory physical geography, global environmental change, cartography, geomorphology, Oregon’s natural landscapes.  Graduate Research Associate (June 1993 - June 1997), fire history reconstruction of Oregon Coast Range.

 

Oregon State University, Department of Math and Science Education: Content Co-coordinator Willamette Valley Ecology Professional Development Project (June 2004 - July 2005).  Consultant, Mammoth Park Teacher Professional Development Project (June 2003 - July 2003; June 2002 - July 2002), provide field-based science experiences for K-12 science teachers.

 

Sonoma State University, Department of Geography: Visiting Instructor (Jan. 2000 - June 2000), Introductory physical geography, biogeography, American west.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Morris, J., Mueller, J. R., Nurse, A., Long, C. J. McLauchlan, K. K.  Holocene fire regimes, vegetation, and biogeochemistry of an ecotone site in the Great Lakes Region of North America  In review

 

Mueller, J.R., Long C.J., Williams, J.J., Nurse, A., and McLauchlan, K.K.    The relative controls on forest fires and fuel source fluctuations in the Holocene deciduous forests of southern Wisconsin, USA.  In review.

 

Long, C. J., Power, M. J., Minckley, T. A., and Hass, A. L.  2014.  The impact of Mt. Mazama tephra deposition on forest vegetation in the Central Cascades, Oregon.  The Holocene  DOI: 10.1177/0959683613520258

 

A.-L. Daniau1, Bartlein, P.J., Harrison, S, P., et al.  2012.  Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles doi:10.1029/2011GB004249.

 

Power M. J., Mayle, F. E., Bartlein, P. J.,  et al. 2012.  Climatic control of the biomass-burning decline in the Americas after AD 1500.  The Holocene  doi: 10.1177/0959683612450196

 

Marlon J. R., Bartlein, P. J., Gavin D. G., Long, C. J., Anderson, R. S., Briles, C., Brown, K J., Colombaroli, D., Hallet, D. J., Power, M. J., Scharf, E., and Walsh, M. 2012.  Long-term perspective on wildfires in the western US.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, E535-E543, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1112839109

 

Long, C. J., Power M. J., and Bartlein P. .J.  2011.  The effects of fire and tephra deposition on forest vegetation in the Central Cascades, Oregon. Quaternary Research  75, 151-158; doi 10.1016/j.yqres.2010.08.010.

 

Long. C. J., Power, M. J., and McDonald B. L.  2011.  Millennial-scale fire and vegetation change in a mesic hardwood forest of southeastern Wisconsin. Journal of Quaternary Science 26, 318-325; doi  10.1002/jqs.1456

 

Marlon, J., Bartlein, P.J., Walsh, M.K., et al. 2009.  Wildfire responses to abrupt climate change in North America, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 2519-2524; doi 10.1073/pnas 0808212106.

 

Power, M.J., Marlon J., Ortiz, N., et al. 2008.  Changes in fire activity since the LGM: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal data.  Climate Dynamics 30, 887-907.

 

Whitlock, C. Bartlein, P, Briles, C., Brunelle, A., Long C. J., Marlon J.  2008.   Long-term relations between fire, fuel, and climate in the northwestern U.S.  International Journal of Wildland Fire 17, 72-83.

 

Long, C.J., Whitlock, C., and Bartlein P. J.  2007.  Holocene vegetation and fire history of the Coast Range, western Oregon, USA.  The Holocene 17: 917-926.

 

Whitlock, C., Bartlein, P., Marlon, J., Brunelle, A., Long, C. 2003.  Holocene fire reconstructions from the northwestern U.S.: an examination at multiple time scales.  5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, and 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress.  American Meteorological Society, 16-20.

 

Long, C. J., and Whitlock, C. 2002.  Fire and vegetation history from the coastal rain forest of the western Oregon Coast Range.  Quaternary Research 58, 215-225.

 

Wimberly, M. C., Spies, T. A., Long, C. J., and Whitlock, C. 2000.  Simulating historical variability in the amount of old forests in the Oregon Coast Range.  Conservation Biology 14, 167-180.

 

Long, C. J., Whitlock, C., Bartlein, P. J., and Millspaugh, S. H. 1998.  A 9000-year fire history from the Oregon Coast Range, based on a high-resolution charcoal study.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 28, 774-787.

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS (Since 2004)

 

“Millennial to centennial scale climate controls on fire int eh Oregon Coast Range” C. J. Long, M. J. Power, and L. G. Grigg.  Fifth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Portland OR. December 2012.

 

“Late Holocene inferred drought records from the mesic hardwood forest of southeastern Wisconsin”  C. J. Long and J. Neumann (student),  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle WA. April 2011.

 

 “2000-year fire activity from a southern mesic forest of Wisconsin, USA”  J. Mueller (student) and C. J. Long.  American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, Laramie, August 2010.

 

“5000-year environmental history from the Moutain Hemlock zone of the Cascade Range, Oregon, USA”.  A Larsen (student) and C.J. Long.  American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, Laramie, August 2010.

 

“Millennial-scale fire history from the mesic hardwood forests of southeastern Wisconsin” C. J. Long, M. Power, B. L. McDonald (student). Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. April 2010.

 

“The Usefulness of Paleoecological Data in Forest Management Decisions”  C. J. Long.  invited presentation,  Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, December 2009.

 

“Fire and vegetation relations over the last 30,000 years at Little Lake, Oregon,” C. J. Long and M. J. Power.  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 2009.

 

“A 2500-year Fire History Comparison from Three Sites in the Central Cascade Range, Oregon,” C. J. Long and A. L. Hass (student).  American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, University Park, June 2008.

 

“Multi-site Holocene-scale fire history from the central Cascade Range, Oregon,” C. J. Long and A. L. Hass (student).  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, , Boston, April 2008.

 

“The response of forest vegetation to multiple disturbance agents in the Central Cascades Oregon,” C. J. Long and P. J. Bartlein.   Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, April 2007.

 

“Pacific Northwest Fires, Volcanoes and Forests: Evidence from the past informing the future.”  C. J. Long, invited presentation.  Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture series, University of Wisconsin Madison, March 2007.

 

“Millennial-scale fire histories form the Pacific Northwest: perspectives from the past informing the future.”  C. J. Long invited presentation.  College of Letters and Science Dean’s Symposium, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, September 2006.

 

“12,000-year Vegetation and Disturbance History from the Central Cascade Range, Oregon,” C.J. Long, J. L. Fournier (student) and A. L. Hass (student).  Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 2006

 

“Millennial scale environmental history of the Central Cascades Range, Oregon,” C. J. Long and P. J. Bartlein.  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, March 2005

 

“Millennial- to decadal-scale fire and vegetation history of the southern temperate rain forest, northwestern North America,” C. J. Long, C. Whitlock, and P. J. Bartlein, invited presentation.  Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Portland, August 2004.

 

“Breaking Pedagogical Practices: Learning from Experiences with K-12 Teachers,”  E. Gummer, J. Ford, C. J. Long.  National Science Teachers Association Area Convention, Seattle, November 2004.

 

 

 

 

 RESEARCH FUNDING AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Title

Start

Date

Duration

Source

UWO Budget

Millennial-scale fire history from a Mountain hemlock forest Oregon Cascade Range

6-2006

3 months

UWO Student Faculty Research

$3,000

Millennial-scale fire history from Grand fir forests Oregon Cascade Range

4-2007

10 months

UWO Faculty Development

$11,768

Fire and vegetation history from Blue Mountains Oregon

12-2007

3 months

AAG  Research Grant

$920

Millennial-scale fire history form Kettle Moraine Sate forest, Wisconsin

 

4-2008

10 months

UWO Faculty Development

$14,320

Volcanic deposits impact on vegetation and fire in the Cascade Range, Oregon

 

 

6-2010

10 months

UWO Faculty Development

$9,771

Not Funded

Collaborative Research: Historical variability of forest fire at multiple scales in the central Oregon High Cascades (with D. Gavin, P.Bartlein, J, Meacham P.I.’s)

 

 

8-2009

 

 

2 years

 

 

NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences

 

 

$82,130

 

Collaborative Research: GLIMPSE

Geographic Landscape Inquiry through Multi-Proxy Studies in Ecology (with  E. Larsen, C. Hupy P.I.’s)

 

 

 

6-2013

 

 

3 years

 

 

NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences

 

 

$219,867

 

 

 

 

 

Other funded activities

 

 

 

 

Permanent Property Requests

Department of Geography

Magnetic susceptibility meter, sensor and core track

5-2008

 

UWO College of Letters and Science

$10,520

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMEBERSHIPS

Association of American Geographers

American Quaternary Association

Geological Society of America

Association for Fire Ecology

 

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS

The Holocene, Quaternary Research, Journal of Quaternary Science, Physical Geography, Madroño, Geographical Review

 

 

PROPOSAL REVIEWS

National Science Foundation: Geography and Regional Science Program, Ecosystems Studies Program, UW Oshkosh Faculty Development Program

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2010-present:  Secretary of the American Quaternary Association

 

2008-2010:  Biogeography Specialty Group Executive Board member, Association of American Geographers

 

Organizer and leader for ESA field trip: Fire Ecology from Oak Savannah to Alpine Forests ESA Annual meeting, Portland, OR. August 2004.

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

2005-06   121(S) 122 (F, S) 363  (F) 414 (F)

2006-07   121 (S) 122 (F, S) 363 (F) 414 (F) 461 (S) ES 395 (SU)

2007-08   121 (S) 122 (F, S) 363 (F) 414 (F) 402 (SU)

2008-09   121 (S) 122 (F, S) 414 (F) 461 (S) ES 395 (S)

2009-10   121 (F) 122 (F, S) 363  (F) 461 (S) 314 (S)

2010-11   121 (S) 122 (F, S) 414 (F)  314 (S) ES 370 (F)

2011-2012  121 (F, S), 363 (F), 461 (S) ES 370 (F)  ES 101 (S)

2012-2013            121 (F, S) ES 370 (F)

GEOG 121 Weather and Climate

GEOG 122 Landforms and Soils

GEOG 314 Environmental Conservation

GEOG 363 Biogeography

GEOG 402 Field Studies in Geography

GEOG 414 Natural Resource Management

GEOG 461 Advanced Topics in Physical Geography

Environmental Studies  101  Seminar in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies  370  Environmental Science, Policy, and Problem Solving

Environmental Studies  395  Field Methods (Environmental Studies Department)

 

GRADUATE STUDENT TRAINING

Committee member

Stone, T. (2007)  A description of the diatom assemblages from a sediment core from lake Tumalo (Central Cascades of Oregon) in relationship to regional volcanic activity.  MS Thesis, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Biology Department 78 p.

 

Mueller, J. (2013) The relative controls on forest fires and fuel source fluctuations in the Holocene deciduous forest of southern Wisconsin, USA.  MS Thesis,  Kansas State University, Geography Department 136p.

 

UNIVERSITY  SERVICE

2006 - 09  Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (Chair 2008-2009)

2007 - 09  Geography and Urban Planning representative on New Academic Building Committee

2007 - 08  Faculty representative on Search and Screen committee Director of Testing Services

2010         Faculty representative on Search and Screen committee Assistant Vice Chancellor of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement

 

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

2012-                    Chair

2005 - 2012          Faculty advisor to the Geographical Club

2005 -                   Faculty advisor to 10-15 Geography undergraduate majors yearly from 2005

2007- 2012           Map Library Coordinator

 

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