Jesse Minor

Lecturer in Biology

Associations

Biology

Carnegie Science Hall, Room 415

207-786-6086jminor@bates.edu

About

Ph.D. Geography, University of Arizona, 2017 MA Geography, University of Arizona, 2008 BA Geology, Bates College, 2002

Research interests in fire history, post-fire ecological communities, Smokey Bear, sacred fengshui forests in China, and effective field pedagogy

Selected Publications

Margolis, E.Q., Guiterman, C.H., Chavardès, R.D., Coop, J.D., Copes-Gerbitz, K., Dawe, D.A., Falk, D.A., … Minor, J., et al. 2022. The North American Tree-Ring Fire-Scar Network. Ecosphere 13(7): e4159. 10.1002/ecs2.4159.

Button, C.E., Ghezzi, S.A., Godfrey, P., Huminski, S.E., Minor, J., and Silka, L. 2022. Transforming Barriers into Opportunities: Teaching Environment and Sustainability Service-Learning Courses during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 26(1): 179-195.

Minor, J. and McCourt, M. 2021. Role-Based Assignments Support Student Engagement during Geography Field Trips. The Geography Teacher 18(1): 24-38. 10.1080/19338341.2020.1861054.

Minor, J., Pearl, J.K., Barnes, M.L., Colella, T.R., Murphy, P.C., Mann, S., and Barron-Gafford, G.A. 2020. “Critical Zone Science in the Anthropocene: Opportunities for biogeographic an ecological theory and praxis to drive Earth science integration.” Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment 44(1): 50-69. 10.1177/0309133319864268.

Minor, J., and Boyce, G.A. 2018. Smokey Bear and the Pyropolitics of United States Forest Governance. Political Geography 62: 79-93. 10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.10.005.

Chen, B., Coggins, C., Minor, J., and Zhang, Y. 2018. Fengshui forests and village landscapes in China: geographic extent, socioecological significance, and conservation prospects. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 31: 79-92. 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.12.011.

Minor, J., Falk, D.A., and Barron-Gafford, G.A. 2017. “Fire Severity and regeneration strategy influence shrub patch size and architecture. Forests 8(7): 221. 10.3390/f8070221.

Minor, J.J. and Arizpe, A.H. 2015. Trimming and Planing Rough-Cut Wood for Efficient Dendrochronological Sample Preparation and Storage. Tree-Ring Research 71(2): 130-134. 10.3959/1536-1098-71.2.130.