Jesse Minor

Lecturer in Biology



Carnegie Science Hall, Room 415


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.