The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Christopher “Kit” O’Connor

Kit O'Connor
BS 1999, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
MS 2009, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
Office Location: 
Bio Sci East 207A
Mailing Address: 
1311 E. 4th St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Natural Resource Management
My dissertation work examines the interface of forest resilience, fire, insect outbreaks, and human land use practices using tree-ring reconstruction of forest demography, fire history, and insect outbreaks with a new generation of modeling systems.
My experience as teaching assistant and guest lecturer covers a broad spectrum of subjects in geography, human ecology, dendrochronology, fire science, and field methods. I enjoy teaching in multiple disciplines and venues.
Research Topics: 
Climate Adaptation and Sustainability
Fire Ecology
Geospatial Science and Modeling
Restoration Ecology
Wildlife Ecology and Management