CV, Synergistic Activities, & Outreach

For an updated list of my publications, go here. Here is an updated in PDF format: NeilPedersonCV_Dec2020.

Below is Synergistic Activities, Education Outreach, Databank Contributions, Public Lectures, Media, and Selected Scientific Presentations since 2005.

Synergistic Activities

Andrews, Elicia, Pamela Snow, Clarisse Hart, and Neil Pederson. 2019. Nature’s Data Cloud: Trees telling people about how they respond to climate change. NSF Data Nugget.

Co-organizer with Rubén D. Manzanedo, Themed Session at 2019 Annual Meeting of the British Ecological Society. “Embracing the temporal dimension of ecology.” Belfast, Ireland.

Led the creation of the Florence Hawley Ellis Diversity Award for the Tree-RingSociety to promote diversity within the discipline of tree-ring analysis. Development of the rules and philosophy were made with Drs. Valerie Trouet, Patrick Baker, Amy Hessl, and Elaine Kennedy Sutherland.

With a team, provided a cleaned version of the entire International Tree-Ring Databank that reduces difficulties and increases the utilization of >4000 tree-ring collections around the globe for scientists not steeped in dendrochronology. Data a part of the Zhao et al. paper above and publicly available through NOAA.gov.

Co-organized three sessions at 10th WorldDendro Bhutan Conference, June 2018: (1) Forest Inventories and the Study of Global Change, with Dr. Margaret Evens; (2) Dendrochronology and Non-traditional Species, with Dr. Jonathan Palmer; and (3) DendroEcology, with Dr. Jill Harvey, Dr. Xiaohua Gou, and Dr. Amanda Young.

Co-Teacher: WorldDendro Dendroecological Fieldweek, Boomthang, Bhutan (2018)

Co-organizer with Dario Martin-Benito, Christine Rollinson, and Chrisof Bigler, Symposium at 3rd AmeriDendro Conference 2016. “Tree rings and dynamic vegetation models: Interdisciplinary research to improve forecasts of past and future forest dynamics.” Mendoza, Argentina.

Co-organizer with Kendra McLauchlan, Organized oral session at ESA Annual Meeting 2015. “Shifting Dimensions: Temporal Ecology for the Next 100 Years and Beyond.” Baltimore, MD.

Co-organizer With Ricardo Villalba. Organized session at World Dendro 2014, “Drought and Tree Mortality: Past, Present, and Future“. Melbourne, Australia.

Co-Teacher: North American Dendroecological Fieldweek, Black Rock Forest, Cornwall, NY (2011)

Co-organizer with Ryan McEwan, Organized oral session at ESA Annual Meeting 2010. “Reconstruction of Climate, Fire, and Forest Dynamics in Eastern North America via Dendroecology; Gleaning New Perspective from Ancient Trees.”

Developed EasternOLDLIST: A Database of Maximum Tree Ages for Eastern North American Tree Species

Co-convened conference on Status and Ecology of Old-growth Forests in Kentucky (2007): http://people.eku.edu/pedersonn/kyOGentsmeet.html

Co-Teacher: North American Dendroecological Fieldweek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tremont, TN (2007)

Co-Teacher: International Dendroecological Fieldweek, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2006)

Co-organized & taught the First Dendrochronological Fieldweek, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2000)

Co-convened conference on Mongolian Paleoclimate and Environment at LDEO (2000)

Databank Contributions

2018    As a lab group project, we  provided a cleaned version of the entire International Tree-Ring Databank that reduces difficulties and utilization of >4000 tree-ring collections around the globe for scientists not steeped in dendrochronology. Data a part of the Zhao et al. paper is publicly available here.

2014    Pederson, N., et al. Tree ring record supporting Pederson et al. (2014; PNAS) to the International Tree Ring Data Bank.

2012    Pederson, N., et al. 56 tree ring record contributions to the International Tree Ring Data Bank.

2012    Pederson, N., et al. 2012. New York City 472-Year PDSI Reconstruction. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series # 2012-149. NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA.

2012    Pederson, N., et al. 2012. Yeruu River, Mongolia 300 Year Streamflow Reconstruction. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series # 13542. NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA.

2012    Pederson, N., et al. 2012. Southeastern United States 346 Year PDSI Reconstruction. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series # 2012-060. NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA.

2009 –  Pederson, N., D. Griffin, J. Riddle. Tree-Ring Data from Savage Gulf State Natural Area, TN. International Tree-Ring Data Bank. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center-A for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series to TN029. NOAA/NGDC Paleoclimatology Program. Boulder, CO, USA.

2007 – Pederson, N., et al. Oldest-known Liriodendron tulipifera. Oldlist: A Database of Maximum Tree Ages – http://www.rmtrr.org/oldlist.htm.

2005 – Pederson, N., et al. Oldest-known Acer rubrum, Betula lenta, Carya ovata, Liriodendron tulipifera, Magnolia acuminata, Quercus alba and Q. montana. Oldlist: A Database of Maximum Tree Ages – http://www.rmtrr.org/oldlist.htm.

1999 –  Jacoby, G.C., R. D’Arrigo, B.M. Buckley, N. Pederson. Tree-Ring Data from Mongolia. International Tree-Ring Data Bank. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center-A for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series to MONG004. NOAA/NGDC Paleoclimatology Program. Boulder, CO, USA.

1999 –  Pederson, N., B.M. Buckley, B.Nachin and G.C. Jacoby. Oldest-known Larix sibirica – Siberian larch. Oldlist: A Database of Maximum Tree Ages – http://www.rmtrr.org/oldlist.htm

1997 –  Pederson, N.. Tree-Ring Data, Georgia Longleaf Pine. International Tree-Ring Data Bank. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center-A for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series # 97-003. NOAA/NGDC Paleoclimatology Program. Boulder, CO, USA.

Educational Outreach: pubic lectures, workshops,  etc.

The Power of Trees as Charismatic MegaFlora and Keepers of Memories. Adirondack League Club, August 18, 2021. Recording.

The Ecology of Old-Growth Forests & Climate Change. Ausable Club hike lecture, Keene Valley, NY. August 2021

Adventures in Seeking Ancient Trees: Mongolia, The Bronx, and North of Siberia. Ausable Club Summer Seminar Series, Keene Valley, NY. August 2021

The Memories and Lives of Old Trees and What They Can Tell Us About Climate History, public lecture to the Connecticut River Museum, April 27, 2021

Introduction to Dendrochronology, Professor Dave Explains, April 14, 2021; assistant script writer

Massachusetts Drought: Past, Present, & Future – Arnold Arboretum TreeSpotters Reading Group, April 15, 2021

Meet a Scientist with teacher Ms. Elicia Andrews, Quabbin Regional High School, April 13, 2021

Accessing the Memories of Trees, Memories that Inform Us of this Moment in Time – New Jersey ISA Tree Conference, March 1, 2021

Nature’s Recording Device: What Tree Rings Reveal About Climate Change – New York Botanical Garden adult ed workshop – February 26, 2021.

How Plants Respond to Climate Change, a LTER Data Nugget cross-site teacher workshop (with the Kellogg Biological Station and the Harvard Forest), February 11, 2021.

Memories of past climate and the gifts of ecological knowledge engrained in the rings of trees  – webinar for Floracliff Nature Sanctuary January 26, 2021.

Magic Maples; a video on the Maples of New England by the New England Forests organization by the Nov 2020.

The Lost Forests of New England – Eastern Old Growth; a video on the Maples of New England by the New England Forests organization by the Nov 2020.

Learning the Trees and Lan-use History Along the Assabet River. Girl Scout Troop 66248 7th grade Cadettes. Maynard, MA. Nov 2020.

On Old Trees, Keeping an Open Mind, and Ecological Discovery‘ – a lecture for Dr. Mary Arthur’s Forest Ecology Class at the University of Kentucky and Floracliff Nature Sanctuary. September 2020.

Maynard Tree Corps Sesquicentennial Tree Planting Commemoration, Trees are Foundational to Vibrant Communities. May 22, 2020.

Winter Tree ID Hikes for the Maynard Tree Corps – March->June 2020: March 20 – Link, March 27 – Link, April 12 – Link, April 18 – Link, April 30 – Link, June 29 – Link.

What Tree Rings Reveal About Climate Change – New York Botanical Garden adult ed workshop – February 21, 2020.

Trees Don’t Read Textbooks and Other Woody Stories of Persistence, Individuality, and Resilience. New England Botanical Club meeting, Video of lecture, Feb 2020.

Andrews, Elicia, Pamela Snow, Clarisse Hart, and Neil Pederson. 2019. Nature’s Data Cloud: Trees telling people about how they respond to climate change. NSF Data Nugget.

Accessing the Memories of Trees, Dendroecology Workshop. Morris Arboretum, PA. October 2019.

Accessing the Memories of Trees. Princeton Public Library Seminar Series, Princeton, NJ. October 2019.

Ecology of Old-Growth Forests hike. Keene Valley, NY. July 2019.

The Dynamic Lives of Trees. Ausable Club Summer Seminar Series, Keene Valley, NY. July 2019.

Audubon Society Climate Café, ‘Pints & Preparedness’. Phillipston, MA. July 2019. Keynote speaker.

The Ecology of Summer Hill Preserve. Arbor Day hike. Maynard, MA. April 2019.

The Memory of Trees & Insights on the Ecology of Forests. Rhode Island Wild Plant Society Annual Meeting, March 2019. Keynote Speaker.

Dendroecology and Tree-Coring Workshop for the New England Botanical Club, Saturday, October 13, 2018

Centuries of Climate History as told by our Trees. Connecticut Audubon Society Spring Seminar Series, May 2018.

The Songs and Science of Maynard’s Hidden Trees. Maynard ArtWeek, Maynard, MA. May 2018.

Trees: Charismatic Megaflora and Chronologist. Science Communication Event – “The Forest Through the Trees” (A event with three segments, one on Photography, one on Science, and a Book Signing). 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA. May 2017.

Pederson, N. Climate and Forests. Interview for the radio show, “From the Forest”. Catskill Forest Organization.  http://catskillforest.org/radio/ – April 2017.

What Trees Can Tell Us – Learning from Ancient Trees on Ausable Club Land. Ausable Club Summer Seminar Series, Keene Valley, NY. July 2016.

Tree Guts and Their View on Climatic and Ecological History. Hyuck Preserve Summer Seminar Series, July 2015.

Charismatic Megaflora: What do Old Trees Look Like? Arnold Arboretum Public Lecture, September 2014.

The Sublime Ways in Which Ancient Trees Record History. Longwood Gardens, February 2014.

The Science of History: Tree Rings and the History They Reveal. Invited talk to celebrate Tu B’shevat for Bruce Museum, Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich Reform Synagogue, Greenwich Tree Society. Jan. 24, 2013. Greenwich Historical Society’s
Vanderbilt Education Center, Cos Cob, CT.

Pederson, N. 2012. Tall Tree Tales: Meet the Beast of Broadleaf Longevity. In: The Lady Slipper – newsletter of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Summer 2012.

Ancient Trees Reveal Environmental Histories (video) – LDEO Public Lecture, March 24, 2011

Pederson, N. and Amy Hessl. 2011. Tall Tree Tales: Farewell, For Now, To a Loyal Arboreal Friend. In: The Lady Slipper – newsletter of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Winter 2011

Pederson, N., Bob Leverett, Will Blozan, Jess Riddle and Josh Kelly. 2011. Tall Tree Tales: Tulip-Poplar: Douglas-Fir of the East? In: The Lady Slipper – newsletter of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Summer 2011.

Ryan McEwan and N. Pederson. 2010. Tall Tree Tales: FIRE!!! In: The Lady Slipper – newsletter of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Winter 2010.

Pederson, N. and Ryan McEwan. 2010. Tall Tree Tales: Those Magnolias. In: The Lady Slipper – newsletter of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Fall 2010.

Ryan McEwan and N. Pederson. 2010. Tall Tree Tales: Three odd and elegant denizens of the Bluegrass Region. In: The Lady Slipper – newsletter of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Summer 2010.

Pederson, N. and Ryan McEwan. 2010. Tall Tree Tales: Characteristics of Old Trees. In: The Lady Slipper – newsletter of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Spring 2010.

Pederson, N. 2009. Old Trees in the Inner Bluegrass Region of Kentucky: November 2008. Bulletin of the Eastern Native Society. 4(1): 9-10. pdf.

Pederson, N. 2008. Ring width patterns of a chestnut oak (Quercus montana) from Lilley Cornett Woods, KY: An example of accelerated growth in old trees across the eastern US – A brief overview of a sample for the paleoclimate exhibit of the American Museum of Natural History. In: The Lady Slipper – newsletter of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Summer 2008.

A Natural History of the Palisades (video) – LDEO Public Lecture, May 1, 2005.

Media

NYC’s Giant Water Tunnel Begins Work On Final Shafts, Following 50 Years Of Construction – Gothamist, April 22, 2021

To date, no tree has been verified to be more than 6,000 or more years old – AFP Fact Check, April 8, 2021.

How Trees Help US Understand Climate Change – WNBC Boston, June 4, 2020.

Death of the Giants: Forests Getting Shorter, Younger, in Northwest and Elsewhere – The Seattle Times, June 5, 2020.

Twitter is for the Trees – Chronicle Magazine, WCVB ABC 5 Boston, October 11, 2019

Windows Into the Past: Tree-Ring Analysis on State Natural Areas – Tennessee Conservationist, Sept/Oct 2019

North Carolina Bald Cypress Tree Is at Least 2,674 Years Old – EOS, June 11, 2019.

‘Imagine what those trees witnessed’: How 400-year-old chestnut oaks are surviving in York – York Daily Record, May 16, 2019.

Future drought and northeastern forests – Providence Journal, April 1, 2019

Old trees on the brink – Philadelphia Inquirer, December 12, 2018.

Inner Workings: How saving some of the Southeast’s oldest trees might help scientists monitor climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 3, 2017

Climate and the Khan – Discover magazine, May 28, 2015.

The World Trade Center Ship Gets Its Birth Date The New Yorker, August 7, 2014

Dendrochronology on NBC Nightly News, August 1, 2014.

It’s Not Ghengis Khan’s Mongolia NY Times September 2014

Reading the Trees Discover March 2014.

A Horde of Data The Economist December 2012.

Where Asia’s Monsoons Go to Die Science Magazine September 2012.

Roots of an Empire Science Magazine September 2012.

Attack of the Zombie Maples boingboing June 2012.

Recent droughts don’t compare to those in past… Athens Banner-Herald June 2012.

Timelines in Timber: Inside a Tree-Ring Laboratory Climate Central May 2012.

The Search For The Oldest Living Thing In New York The Awl April 2012.

Reign Check Scientific American March 2012.

Tree Rings Indicate Atlantans Have Unsustainable Water Habits Scientific American March 2012.

Tree rings reveal past water woes for south-eastern US Environmental Research Web March 2012.

Rings and Worms Tell the Tale of a Shipwreck Found at Ground Zero [Slide Show] Scientific American June 2011.

Group Hunting Old-Growth Forests. Lexington Herald Leader July 2007.Image.

Post Oaks in Pelham Bay Park. Mr. Bellers Neighborhood September 2004.

Methuselahs in Our Midst Science Magazine October 2003.

N.J. forest: Old, older, maybe oldest A thicket in Cumberland County may contain the Northeast’s oldest trees. The Philadelphia Inquirer September 2002.

Scientists study climate change in Adirondacks. Albany Times Union September 2002.

Just Off the Expressway, Ancient New York; Remnants of Virgin Forests Still Stand, Even in the Bronx and Queens. The New York Times July 2002.

Face of the forest is changing. Glens Falls Post Star April 2002.

Selected Presentations Since ‘06

Pederson, N. Dynamics and Long-term Development of the Appalachian Forest. Session ‘Global Climate Commons and the Appalachian Forest’ in the 44th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference: Towards Antiracism in Appalachian Studies, March 11-14, 2021, virtual conference. Invited Speaker.

Pederson, N. Discoveries to be made in Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests. Institute of Botany CAS Trebon, departmental seminar (virtual), Czech Republich. February 15, 2021. Invited speaker.

Pederson N., The Discoveries to be made in Mixed-Broadleaved Temperate Forests. For a webinar workshop on ‘Dendrochronology (Tree Rings- The Story Teller)’ hosted by the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management at the University of Haripur. Haripur, Pakistan. November 2020. Invited speaker.

Pederson N., The Discoveries to be made in Mixed-Broadleaved Temperate Forests. INIA. Madrid, Spain. September 2018. Invited speaker.

Pederson N., The Dynamics of Temperate Mesic Old-Growth Forests in Relation to Climate Change. 11th International Beech Symposium: Natural and Managed Beech Forests as Reference Ecosystems for the Sustainable Management of Forest Resources and the Conservation of Biodiversity; Viterbo, Italy; 18-21 September 2018. Keynote speaker.

Pederson N., The Discoveries to be made in Mixed-Broadleaved Temperate Forests. Lanzhou University. Lanzhou, China. June 2018. Invited speaker.

Pederson N., The Discoveries to be made in Mixed-Broadleaved Temperate Forests. Northeast Forestry University. Harbin, China. May 2018. Invited speaker.

Pederson N., The Discoveries to be made in Mixed-Broadleaved Temperate Forests. Beijing Normal University. Beijing, China. May 2018. Invited speaker.

Pederson et al., Low-hanging Fruit in studying the dynamics of temperate mesic forests. NOVUS Research Coordination Network. Hubbard Brook, NH. September 2017. Invited speaker.

Pederson, N. How forests can flip overnight (ecologically speaking), even our forests. Hofstra University Biology Department Seminar. April 2017. Invited Speaker.

Pederson, N. The levels and paces of change in Northeast Forests with Climate. Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative (NERC) conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. March 2017. Invited speaker.

Pederson, N. After the Extended Pluvial: Implications of Hotter Drought for Northeastern US Forests. NY State Chapter of the Society of American Foresters annual meeting. Syracuse, NY. January 2017. Plenary Speaker.

Pederson, N. et al. The potential masking of eastern US forest vulnerability during the Anthropocene due to 20th Century climate. US. Forest Service First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs) webinar series. December 2016. Invited speaker.

Pederson, N. Vulnerability of Our Forests and Similar Temperate, Mesic Forests in the Northern Hemisphere to Climatic Change. Lehigh University Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences seminar. October 2016. Invited Speaker.

Pederson, N. et al. After the Extended Pluvial: Implications of Hotter Drought for Northeastern US Forests. Natural Areas Conference, Davis, CA. October 2016. Invited speaker for special symposium.

Pederson et al. The potential masking of eastern US forest vulnerability during the Anthropocene due to 20th Century Climate US-International Association for Landscape Ecology symposium, Asheville, NC. April 2016. Invited symposium speaker.

Pederson, N. Drivers of Subseasonal Aboveground Net Primary Production at Local and Regional Scales in a Mid-Latitude Forest. AmeriDendro, April 2016. Invited Plenary Speaker.

Pederson, N. et al. Evidence of synchronous extreme disturbance in a rather stochastic system at regional to subcontinental scales. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 2015. Baltimore, MD. Invited Speaker for Special Symposium: Extreme Disturbance Events Leading to Forest Ecosystem Change.

Pederson, N. Observations and outstanding questions regarding oak forest dynamics through Time. 5th Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference, Birmingham, AL. May 2015. Invited Talk.

Pederson, N. et al. Emergent Patterns of Forest Biomass Production from Across and within a Micro-Network. American Geophysical Union annual meeting, December 2014. Invited Talk.

Pederson, N. & P. Williams. Sitting on the Edge: Tree-ring Evidence of Abrupt Historical and Future Change in U.S. Forests Due to Drought. University of Arkansas, Geography Dept. Colloquium, April 2014. Invited Talk.

Pederson, N. Deeper Time, Deeper Dynamics: Tree-ring Insights Across a Humid, Temperate, Broadleaf Region. WorldDendro, Melbourne, Australia. January 2014. Talk.

Pederson, N. “Surprises in Broadleaf Forests from the Ancient Past: Prologue for Future Climate Change?” Indiana University Department of Geography Colloquium, Friday, October 4, 2013. Invited Talk.

Pederson, N. and A Hessl. Droughts, Pluvials, and Mongolia Culture and Ecology. Harvard Forest Seminar, Friday, September 6, 2013. Invited Talk.

Pederson, N., et al. 2013. Regional-scale Dynamics in Humid, Late-Holocene Broadleaf Forests. 4th AmeriDendro Meeting, May 13-17, 2013. Goa, India. Invited Plenary Talk.

Pederson, N., et al. 2013. Regional-scale Dynamics in Humid, Late-Holocene Broadleaf Forests. 4th PAGES Open Science Meeting, February 13-16, 2013. Goa, India.

Pederson, N. 2013. Regional-scale dynamics in a gap-dominated forest. Center for Dendrochronology, University of Minnesota, Feb 1, 2013. Invited talk.

Pederson, N., et al.. 2012. A Black Swan and Sub-continental Scale Dynamics in Humid, Late-Holocene Broadleaf Forests. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 3-7 December, San Francisco, CA.

Hessl, A., N. Pederson, and B. Nachin. 2012. Pluvials, Droughts, Energetics, and the Mongol Empire. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 3-7 December, San Francisco, CA.

Leland, C., N. Pederson, B. Nachin, A. Hessl, N. Davi, A.R. Bell, D. Martin-Benito, T. Saladyga, P. M. Brown, B. Suran. 2012. Hydroclimatic Variability Across Mongolia’s Breadbasket and Implications for Water Resource Management. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 3-7 December, San Francisco, CA. Student presentation.

Davi, N., A. Curtis, N. Pederson, C. Leland, R. D’Arrigo. 2012. Climate-Induced Disasters in the Livestock Sector in Mongolia: Reconstruction and Dynamical Insights. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 3-7 December, San Francisco, CA.

Poulter, B., N. Pederson, H. Liu, Z. Zhu, R. D’Arrigo, P. Ciasis, N. Davi, D. Frank, C. Leland, R. Myneni, S. Piao, T. Wang. 2012. Recent trends in Inner Asian forest dynamics to temperature and precipitation indicate high sensitivity to climate change. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 3-7 December, San Francisco, CA.

Suran, B., P. M. Brown., B. Nachin, A. E. Hessl and N. Pederson. 2012. Forest fire history of northeastern Mongolia. 5th International Fire Ecology and Management Conference. 3-7 December, Portland, OR. Student presentation.

Davi, N., B. Lyon, R. D’Arrigo, N. Pederson, C. Leland, A. Seim. 2012. Recurrent and Anamolous Circulation Patterns Associated with Mongolian Summertime Rainfall Variability and “Dzud” Events. NOAA’s 37th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, 22-25 October 2012, Fort Collins, CO.

Pederson, N; et al. 2012. Episodic Recruitment at Regional and Sub-continental Scales in Gap Dynamic Forests. 4th International EcoSummit. Columbus, OH. October, 2012. Invited talk

Pederson, N. 2012. Seeing the Mesophytic Forest for the Trees: climate and forests in the eastern US. SUNY- College of Environmental Science and Forestry Adaptive Peaks seminar series. Mar 8, 2012. Invited.

Druckenbrod, D; Pederson, N; Cook, E; Rentch, J; 2012. A comparison of times series approaches for identifying past canopy disturbance events from tree-ring widths. Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. NYC. February 27, 2012.

Leland, C; Pederson, N; Hessl, A; Davi, N; Nachin, B; 2012. Comparing hydroclimatic regions in north-central Mongolia using a tree-ring network. Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. NYC. February 27, 2012. [student presentation].

Hessl, A; Pederson, N; Brown, P; Nachin, B; Saladyga, T; Suran, B; 2012. Throwing a Wet Blanket on Megafires: How Might Fire Regimes Really Respond to Climate Change? Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. NYC. February 27, 2012.

Pederson, N; et al. 2012. On the necessity of cross-dating tree-ring records: the scared straight edition. Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. NYC. February 27, 2012.

Pederson, N; 2011. Droughts, Pluvials and Long-term Changes in Temperate Forests. Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China. October 17, 2011. Invited.

Pederson, N; 2011. Trees: Environmental Historians for the Ages. Qingyuang Secondary Forest Ecosystem Ecological Station. Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Qingyuang, China. Invited.

Suran, B; Brown, P; Nachin, B; Pederson, N; Hessl, A; Saladyga, T; Leland, C; 2011. Fire history in scots pine forests of northeast Mongolia. 2nd Asian Dendrochronological Conference. Xi’an, China. August 19-23. [student paper].

Leland, C; Pederson, N; Davi, N; Hessl, A; 2011. Assessment of Hydroclimatic Regions across North-central Mongolia as Inferred from Tree-rings. 2nd Asian Dendrochronological Conference. Xi’an, China. August 19-23. [student paper]

Davi, N; Pederson, N; Leland, C; Suran, B; 2011. Is eastern Mongolia drying? 2nd Asian Dendrochronological Conference. Xi’an, China. August 19-23.

Pederson, N. 2011. A Not-So Temperate Environment and How it Affects Forests (and People, too). SUNY-Cortland. Cortland, NY. April 2011.

Pederson, N. 2011. Ancient Trees Reveal a Not-So Temperate Environment. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape. Zurich, Switzerland. April 2011.

Pederson, N., E.R. Cook, G. Jacoby and H.M. Hopton. 2011. The Influence of Age and Geography on the Climatic Sensitivity and Growth Rates of Southern Temperate Tree Species. Annual meeting of the European Geophysical Union. Vienna, Austria. April 2011. Invited.

Pederson, N., E.R. Cook and K. Vranes. 2011. Neither New York City nor Atlanta are Prepared for a Return to Historical Drought. American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on Climates, Past Landscapes, and Civilizations. Santa Fe, NM. Mar. 2011. [poster].

Pederson, N. 2010. Spidey Sense? Bah! Sensitive Trees and the Environmental Histories They Reveal. Dept. of Earth & Env Sciences Noon Balloon Seminar Series. Columbia University, January 2011. Invited.

Pederson, N., E.R. Cook and K. Vranes. 2010. The Paleoclimatological Power of Biodiversity: 500 yrs of New York City Watershed Drought. Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA. Dec. 2010.

Pederson, N. 2010. Old Trees and the New Histories They Reveal. Eastern Native Tree Society Annual Forest Summit. Holyoke, MA. October 2010. Invited.

Pederson, N. 2010. Old Trees and the New Histories They Reveal. LDEO Biology & PaleoEnvironments Seminar series. October 2010.

Pederson, N. 2010. Climate, Fire & Fire History in Mongolia. National University of Mongolia. September. Department of Forestry. Invited.

Pederson, N. 2010. Evidence of synchronous, regional-scale canopy accession in the heart of the Eastern Deciduous Forest. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Pittsburgh, PA. August 2010.

Tomko, N.D. and E.E. Pyland. 2009. Two Uncommonly Climate-Sensitive Tree Populations in a Warm, Moist Geographic Location. Undergraduate Presentation Showcase. EKU. April 10th, 2009.

Pederson, N. 2009. Was there a Megadrought in eastern Kentucky during the mid-1700s? Annual meeting of the Kentucky Wildlife Society. February, Barren River State Park. Invited Talk.

Eaton, R., G. Brosi, D. Stockwell and N. Pederson. 2008. Development of a 313-year Quercus montana chronology in Powell County, Kentucky. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Lexington, KY, November, 2008.

Pederson, N. 2008. Forest Trees: Arboreal Agents of Environmental Change. University of Dayton Department of Biology Seminar Series. Invited Seminar.

Pederson, N. 2008. The Paleoclimatological Power of Biodiversity: Drought Bakes the NYC Apple & is a Boon for Mr. Daniel? Dept. Bio. Science Departmental Seminar Series, Eastern Kentucky U.

Pederson, N., T. Evans, and K. Tackett. 2008. Images of a death spiral: Decline of hemlock woolly-adelgid infected trees. University of Kentucky’s Annual Spring Symposium. May 9th.

Tacket, K. N. Pederson and S. Clark. 2008. Age structure of two hemlock-dominated ravines and adjacent upland oak-hardwood forests within the Cumberland Plateau Region. Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. April 16-19, 2008. Spartanburg, SC.

Evans, T., T. Blythe, C. Lattin, K. Tackett and N. Pederson. 2008. Effects of Climate and Geography on the Radial Growth of Seven Eastern Tree Species. Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. April 16-19, 2008. Spartanburg, SC.

Pederson, N., E.R. Cook and K. Vranes. 2008. The Paleoclimatological Power of Biodiversity: 500 yrs of New York City Watershed Drought. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. April 15-19, 2008. Boston, MA.

Pederson, N. and B. Black. 2008. The Relation Between Growth Rate & Longevity in Trees: a Biological Law? University of Kentucky’s EcoLunch. March 28th, 2008.

Blythe, T., C. Ford and N. Pederson. 2007. Changes in water use efficiency and xylem production of two Pinus strobus plantations. Ann. Meeting of the Kentucky Acad. of Sciences, Louisville, KY, Nov. 9th-10th, 2007.

Blythe, T., T. Evans, C. Lattin, K. Tackett and N. Pederson. 2007. Effects of Climate and Geography on the Radial Growth of Seven Eastern Tree Species. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY, November 9th-10th, 2007.

Tackett, K., N. Pederson and S. Clark. 2007. Searching for potential old-growth forest in the Cumberland Plateau Region: Comparison of age structure in hemlock-dominated ravines and adjacent upland oak-hardwood forests within Cane Creek WMA, Laurel County, Kentucky. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY, November 9th-10th, 2007.

Blythe, T. and N. Pederson. 2007. Radial Growth of Southernmost and Northeasternmost Populations of Quercus Montana (Chestnut Oak). 2007 National Collegiate Honors Council’s Annual Conference -“Creative Tensions, Challenging Environments.” Denver, Colorado, October 31 – November 4, 2007.

Pederson, N. 2007. The Interconnected Values of Old-growth Forests & Tree-Ring Research. First Meeting of the Kentucky Old-Growth Forest Society. Jun 15th & 16th. Oral Presentation.

Pederson, N. 2007. Accelerated Growth Rates in Old Trees: the seemingly unimportance of CO2. University of Kentucky’s Annual Spring Symposium. May 11th. Oral Presentation.

Pederson, N. 2007. The Living Dead, Overachieving Elderly and Other Revelations Through Talkative Trees. The Ohio State University School of Natural Resources Seminar Series. May 9th. Invited Talk.

Pederson, N. 2006. Old-Growth Trees: One Foot in the Grave? American Society of Consulting Arborists Annual Conference, Napa, California, December 4th, 2006. Invited Presentation.

Pederson, N. 2006. Paleoclimatic and Neo-paleoeological Applications for Kentucky’s Mesonet. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Morehead, KY, November 10th, 2006. Invited Presentation.

Pederson, N. 2006. Zombie Maples, Day-Walking Pines and Old Trees on ‘Supplements’: Forest Secrets Revealed Through Tree-Ring Analysis. University of Kentucky Department of Forestry Seminar Series, November 8th, 2006. Invited Presentation.

Pederson, N. 2006. Changes in Climate Sensitivity and Growth Rates of Trees Across the Hudson River Valley. Changing Climate and Its Consequences In The Hudson River Valley: Past, Present, and Future. NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, Nov 2nd, 2006. Invited Talk.

Pederson, N. 2006. Nothing Venture, Nothing Gained: Tree-ring Analysis in Temperate Hardwood Forests. Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Botany, Beijing, China, July 1st, 2006. Invited Presentation.

Pederson, N. 2006. An Introduction to Tree Ring Analysis. West-China Alpine Botanical Garden Dujiayang City, Sichuan Province, China. June 2006. Invited Presentation.

Pederson, N. E.R. Cook, H.M. Hopton, G.C. Jacoby and K. Griffin. 2006. Evidence of Accelerated Growth in Old Trees: A ‘New’ Sink for Old Carbon? 7th International Dendrochronological Conference, Beijing, China. June 16th, 2006. Oral Presentation.

Pederson, N., B. Poulter, M. Evans. 2006. Locating potential old-growth forests in the commonwealth of Kentucky. 7th Eastern Old-Growth Conference. Little Rock, AR.

Pederson, N., T. D’Amato and D. Orwig. 2006. Natural history from dendrochronology: maximum ages and canopy persistence of rarely studied hardwood species. 15th Central Hardwood Conference. Knoxville, TN.