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Grant Harley

Grant Harley

Associate Professor


McClure Hall 305D



Mailing Address

Department of Geography
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3021
Moscow, ID 83844-3021

Research: Dendrochronology, paleoclimatology, climate change, wildfire, drought, cave and karst environments

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Tennessee, 2012
  • M.A., Geography, University of South Florida, 2007
  • B.A., Geography, University of South Florida, 2005

Grant’s research interests lie within the broad domain of physical geography, but focus on climatology, biogeography, and paleoenvironmental reconstruction over the past ca. 2,000 years. Currently the overarching goal of Grant’s research program is focused on integrating information about current and past climatic and ecological processes to better understand how natural resources (like plant communities and water) are likely to become altered in the future due to human-induced changes. Grant uses dendrochronology and spatial analysis as research tools to investigate landscapeā€scale dynamics (those initiated and/or controlled by both human and natural processes), which must be tempered with a historical perspective.


Department of Earth and Spatial Sciences

Physical Address:
McClure 201

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3021
Moscow ID, 83843-3021

Geography: 208-885-6216
Geology: 208-885-6192