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Ellis Margolis

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Ellis Margolis is a research ecologist at the Jemez Mountains Field Station, a Fort Collins Science Center facility in New Mexico. Ellis received a Ph.D. in Watershed Management from the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ. Since joining the USGS in 2015, he has continued his research on the interactions between fire, forests, and climate and specializes in dendrochronology (the study of tree ring dating). Presently, his research focuses on land use and climate effects on fire regimes and forests in the southwestern U.S. to guide fire regime and forest restoration for watershed management.

Research Interest

dendrochronology fire ecology forest ecology fire climatology climate change


  • New Mexico Dendroecology Lab

  • The New Mexico Landscapes Field Station

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