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Chris Gentry

Christopher Gentry




  • Ph.D. Geography, Indiana State University
  • M.A. Geography, Indiana State University
  • B.A. Geosciences, Indiana University Southeast

Dr. Gentry is an Associate Professor of Geography. His primary research fields include biogeography, dendrochronology, and spatial analysis. He received a Ph.D and M.A. from Indiana State University and has served as the State of Tennessee Geography Steward for the National Geographic Society.

  • Biogeography
  • Cartography
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Global Change
  • Landscape and Fire Ecology
  1. Brown, S.R., Baysinger, A., Brown, P.M., Cheek, J.L., Diez, J.M., Gentry, C.M., Grant, T.A., St. Jacques, J., Jordan, D.A., Leef, M.L., Rourke, M.K., Speer, J.H., Spradlin, C.E., Stevens, J.T., Stone, J.R., Van Winkle, B., Zeibig-Kichas, N.E. (2020) Fire history across forest types in the southern Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming. Tree-Ring Research, Vol 76(1). https://treeringresearch.org/doi/abs/10.3959/TRR2018-11?journalCode=trre
  2. Brown, P.M., Gentry, C.M., and Yao, Q. (2019) Historical and current fire regimes in ponderosa pine forests at Zion National Park, Utah: Restoration of pattern and process after a century of fire exclusion. Forest Ecology and Management. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol 445, pg 1-12. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112719304657?via%3Dihub
  3. van der Sleen, P., Dzaugis, M.P., Gentry, C.M., Hall, W.P., Hamilton, V., Helser, T.E., Matta, M.E., Underwood, C.A., Zuercher, R, Black, B.A. (2016) Long-term Bering Sea environmental variability revealed by a centennial-length biochronology of Pacific ocean perch (Sebastes alutus). Climate Research Vol. 71, No. 1, pg 33-45, http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/cr/v71/n1/p33-45/
  4. Speer, J.H. and Gentry, C.M. (2012) Part 1. A Statewide Overview: Land Use, Soils, Flora, and Wildlife (pp. 3-32). In: Whitaker, J.O. and Amlaner, C.J. (eds.) Habitats and Ecological Communities of Indiana: Pre-settlement to Present. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN.
  5. Gentry, C.M., Lewis, D., and Speer, J.H. (2010) Using Isotopic Analysis and Dendroecological Methods to Analyze Hurricanes in Southeast Texas (pp 309-319). (In: Tree-ring and natural hazards: a state-of-the-art. Stoffel, M., Bollschweiler, M., Butler, D.R., and Luckman, B.H., eds.). Advances in Global Change Research 41, Springer Science, Heidelberg Germany. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-90-481-8736-2_30