Professional Bio

• Ph.D., Geography (Biogeography and Paleoenvironments), The University of Tennessee, 2011. Dissertation title: A Dendrochronological Approach for Analyzing the Geographic Range Structure of Tree Species
• M.S., Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004. Thesis title: Fire Regimes and Forest Dynamics of Mixed Conifer Forests in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas 
• B.S., Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002.

Professional Appointments

• Associate Professor, Regis University, Department of Biology, 2017–Present
• Assistant Professor, Regis University, Department of Biology, 2011–2017
• Graduate Teaching Associate, The University of Tennessee, Department of Geography, August–December 2009
• National Science Foundation GK–12 Fellow, The University of Tennessee, Department of Geography, 2008–2009
• Senior Research Staff Assistant, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Tree Ring Laboratory.  Palisades, New York.  2005–2007
• Research Staff Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, Vegetation Dynamics Laboratory University Park, Pennsylvania.  2003–2004
• Biological Science Technician, United States Forest Service, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, California, 2002

Research & Scholarship

Selected Publications

Sakulich, J. 2016. Reconstruction and spatial analysis of alpine treeline in the Elk Mountains,
Colorado, USA, Physical Geography, 36 (6): 471–488.

Petrucelli, C.A., Sakulich, J., Harley, G.L., and Grissino-Mayer, H.D. 2014. Structure and
dynamics of an old-growth pine-oak community in the southern Appalachian Mountains,
Georgia, U.S.A. Southeastern Geographer, 54(2):161–182.

D'Arrigo, R., Jacoby, G., Buckley, B., Sakulich, J., Frank, D., Wilson, R., Curtis, A., and Anchukaitis, K. 2009. Tree growth and inferred temperature variability at the North American arctic treeline. Global and Planetary Change, 65: 71–82.

Sakulich, J., and Taylor, A.H. 2007. Fire regimes and forest structure in a sky island mixed conifer forest Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 241 (3): 62–73.

D’Arrigo, R.,  Wilson, R., Palmer, J., Krusic, P., Curtis, A., Sakulich, J.,  Bijaksana, S.,  Zulaikah, S., Ngkoimani, L., and Tudhope, A. 2006. Reconstructed Indonesian warm pool SSTs from tree rings and corals: Linkages to Asian monsoon drought and ENSO.  Paleoceanography. 21 (3). 

Awards & Recognition

The C. Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence