Matthew  Therrell


  • 209-D Farrah Hall
  • (205) 348-5770

Office Hours

Tuesday: 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday: 10 – 11 a.m.
Thursday: 10 – 11 a.m.


Dendro Lab


PhD, University of Arkansas, 2003

Post Doctorate, University of Virginia, 2005

Research Interests

Dendrochronology, paleoclimatology, environmental sustainability, biogeography, water resources, southern Africa

Selected Publications

Therrell, M.D. 2011. Ancient trees reveal their secrets. Nature Climate Change 1: 94-95.

Therrell, M.D. and M. Trotter. 2011. Waniyetu Wowapi: Native American records of weather and climate. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92: 583-592.

Therrell, M.D., D. W. Stahle, M. Mukelabai, and H. H. Shugart. 2007. Age and radial growth dynamics of Pterocarpus angolensis in southern Africa. Forest Ecology and Management 244: 24-31.

Therrell, M.D., D. W. Stahle, L. P. Ries, and H. H Shugart. 2006. Two centuries of tree-ring reconstructed rainfall variability in Zimbabwe. Climate Dynamics 26: 677-685.

Therrell, M.D., D. W. Stahle, and R. Acuna Soto. 2004. Aztec drought and the ‘Curse of One Rabbit.’Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 85: 1263-1272.