Environmental Studies

Troy Knight

Degrees and Post-Graduate Research/Study:
  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Arizona
  • M.S., Geography, Georgia State University
  • B.A., Anthropology and History, University of Georgia
  • ENVR 150 Intro to Environmental Studies
  • ENVR 175 Earth Systems Science
  • ENVR 210 Environmental Field Experience
  • ENVR 275 Humans in the Environment
  • ENVR 279A Environmental Methods and Analysis
  • ENVR 320 Research Colloquium
  • ENVR 331 Science of Global Climate Change
  • ENVR 395 Research Seminar

Troy Knight began teaching at CSB and SJU in the fall of 2009. His initial academic training was in archaeology where an interest in how past societies impacted their environments, and were in turn impacted by environmental change, was ignited. His current research includes reconstructing past climates and forest population dynamics using dendrochronolgy, the study of tree rings, as well as using phenology to track the impacts of climate change. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, baking, cross-country skiing, and being still.

Selected Publications:
  • A Bimillenial-length Tree-ring Reconstruction of Precipitation for the Tavaputs Plateau, Northeastern Utah. Knight, TA, Meko, DM, and Baisan, CH. Quarternary Research, vol 73, 2010.
  • A Long-term Perspective on a Modern Drought in the American Southwest. Pederson, N, Bell, AR, Knight, TA, et. al. Environmental Research Letters, Vol 7, 2012.
Troy Knight, associate professor

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College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Derek Larson
Chair, Environmental Studies
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Jennifer Kutter
Department Coordinator
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