Scott St. George

Department of Geography
College of Liberal Art

When it comes to the environment, our society has a fairly short memory. As an assistant professor in Geography, Scott St. George works to expand our perspective on environmental systems through the study of natural history.

Scott uses clues preserved within the rings of ancient trees and other natural archives to understand how and why our environment has changed in the past. His current projects are focused on the hydrology of Lake Winnipeg, flooding in the Red River basin, and the potential threat that 'wind drought' may pose to renewable energy.

As as an IonE Fellow, Scott will collaborate with scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and NASA to study whether persistent shifts in global climate can be used to improve drought forecasts in North America. He'll also work to develop new tools to access and analyze large sets of tree-ring data and other natural climate indicators.