Prof. Paul A. Knapp

Prof. Paul A. Knapp, Department of Geography, Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro
Presentation Title: West Coast 'Hurricanes': A 300-Year History of Severe Pacific Northwest Windstorms, Hosted by Prof. Gang Chen

Background:  Professor Knapp’s research expertise is biogeography, climatology, and dendroecology with a regional focus in the American West.  His research has focused on examining the influence of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) enrichment on the growth rates of woody species in arid and semiarid environments, and the paleoclimatology of the interior Pacific Northwest.