Matthew Therrell

Matthew  Therrell


  • Beville, Room 1085
  • (205) 348-5770

Office Hours

By appointment only


Dendrochronology Lab


PhD, University of Arkansas, 2003

Post Doctorate, University of Virginia, 2005

Research Interests

Paleoclimate, dendrochronology, hydroclimatology, water resources, drought, flooding

Selected Publications

Munoz, S., L. Giosan, M. D. Therrell, J. Remo, Z. Shen, R. Sullivan, et al. 2018. Mississippi River flood hazard amplified by climate variability and river engineering. Nature 556: 95-98. DOI: 10.1038/nature26145.

Therrell, M.D. and M. B. Bialecki*. 2015. A multi century tree-ring record of spring flooding on the Mississippi River. Journal of Hydrology 529: 490-498. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.214.11.005

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, 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.