Malcolm K. Hughes is a meso- climatologist and Regents' Professor of Dendrochronology in the Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. He was born in Matlock, Derbyshire, England, and earned a Ph.D in ecology from the University of Durham. Since 1998, he is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. His research is on the nature of climate variability, specifically focusing on the timescales of years to centuries. He uses natural recorded records such as tree rings. [1 ]
Hughes has studied geographical areas including Europe, Asia, and the Sierra Nevada. In addition of tree rings, Hughes uses
ice cores, laminated sediments, and the historical temperature record to help understand past climates. In 1998, he was a co-author with [2 ] Michael E. Mann and Raymond S. Bradley on a paper which later spurred the hockey stick controversy.
Publications [ edit ]
Bradley, R.S., Hughes, M.K. and Diaz, H.F (2003). "Climate in Medieval times". Science 302 (5644): 404–405. doi: 10.1126/science.1090372. PMID 14563996.
Mann, M.E.and Hughes, M.K. (2002). "Tree-Ring Chronologies and Climate Variability". Science: 2002 296: 848. doi: 10.1126/science.296.5569.848.
Myneni, R.B., Dong, J., Tucker, C.J., Kaufmann, R.K., Kauppi, P.E., Liski, J., Zhou, L., Alexeyev, V. and Hughes, M.K. (2001). "A large carbon sink in the woody biomass of northern forests". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98 (26): 14784–14789. Bibcode: 2001PNAS...9814784M. doi: 10.1073/pnas.261555198. PMC 64936. PMID 11742094.
Bradley, R.S., Briffa, K.R., Crowley, T.J., Hughes, M.K., Jones, P.D. and Mann, M.E. (2001). "The Scope of Medieval Warming". Science 292 (5524): 2011–2012. doi: 10.1126/science.292.5524.2011b. PMID 11411490.
Mann, M.E.,Raymond S. Bradley, Malcolm K. Hughes, and Philip D. Jones (1998). "Global Temperature Patterns". Science 280 (5372): 2027. Bibcode: 1998Sci...280.2027M. doi: 10.1126/science.280.5372.2027e.
Mann, M.E., Bradley, R.S., Hughes, M.K. (1998). "Global-Scale Temperature Patterns and Climate Forcing Over the Past Six Centuries". Nature 392 (6678): 779–787. Bibcode: 1998Natur.392..779M. doi: 10.1038/33859.
Hughes, M.K. (1988). "Ice-layer dating of eruption at Santorini.Scientific correspondence". Nature 335 (6187): 211–212. Bibcode: 1988Natur.335..211H. doi: 10.1038/335211b0.
Hughes, M. K., F. H. Schweingruber, D. Cartwright and P. M.Kelly (1984). "July–August temperature at Edinburgh between 1721 and 1975 from tree-ring density and width data". Nature 308 (5957): 341–344. Bibcode: 1984Natur.308..341H. doi: 10.1038/308341a0.
References [ edit ]
^ "Malcolm Hughes". Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost. University of Minnesota . Retrieved 5 February 2009.
^ "Malcolm Hughes". Institute for Environment and Society. The University of Arizona . Retrieved 5 February 2009.
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