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Dr. Vachel Carter

Vachel Carter

Post Doc
Department of Botany
Charles University
Benatska 2
128 01 Prague
Czech Republic


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

PAGES interests        ECN, Forest Dynamics, Global Paleofire, Future Earth
Topics        Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Ecosystem processes, Fire, Forests, Thresholds and abrupt changes
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene
Regions        Europe, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere, North America
Archives        Lake sediments, Pollen
Sector        Academia / Education, Outreach/Communication, Research
Discipline        (Paleo)ecology, Palynology
Computers        ArcGIS, ARCO, CharAnalysis
Laboratory        Bark beetles, Charcoal, Magnetic susceptibility, Non-pollen polymorphs, Pollen, XRF



Carter, V.A., Chiverrell R.C., Clear J.L., et al. 2018. Quantitative palynology informing conservation ecology in the Bohemian/Bavarian Forests of central Europe. Frontiers in Plant Sciences. 8: 2268. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.02268.

Morris, J.L., Cottrell, S., Fettig, C.J., Hansen, W.D., Sherriff, R.L., Carter, V.A., Clear, J., et al., 2018. Bark beetles as agents of change in social-ecological systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 16(S1): S34–S43. doi:10.1002/fee.1754

Carter, V.A., Power, M.J., Lundeen, Z., Morris, J.L., Petersen, K.L., Brunelle, A., Anderson, R.S., Shinker, J., Turney, L., Koll, R., Bartlein, P. 2017. A 1,500-year synthesis of wildfire activity stratified by elevation from the U.S. Rocky Mountains. Quaternary International. doi:/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.06.051

Carter, V.A., Brunelle, A., Minckley, T.A., Brewer, S., Shaw, J.D., DeRose, R.J. 2017. Climate variability and fire effects on quaking aspen 2000 to 4500 years ago from the Central Rocky Mountains, USA. Journal of Biogeography. 44(6), 1280-1293. doi:10.1111/jbi.12932.