Samantha W. Kaplan

Professor of Geography
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003


Quaternary studies, climatology; paleoecology; environmental change; geomorphology; sedimentology; lakes; soils; wetlands; remote sensing.


Palynology; paleoclimatology; dendroclimatology; paleolimnology; Everglades; Upper Midwest.


  1. Kaplan, S.W. 2010. Synchronous and Non-synchronous Changes in Climate, Lake Level and Fire Regime Inferred From Sediments From Three Lakes in Northern Wisconsin. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Program Abstracts: Washington, DC.
  2. Research grant: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Changes in alkalinity of a northern Wisconsin glacial seepage lake under drought conditions, Co-PI with Paul Garrison, WI DNR.
  3. Research grant: UWSP College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Education Initiative. Dendrochronological (Tree Ring) Dating of the Newly Acquired UWSP Dugout Canoe, Co–PI with Ray Reser, UWSP.
  4. Grimley, D.A., Larsen, D., Kaplan, S.W., Yansa, C.H., Curry, B.B., and E.A. Oches. 2009. A multi-proxy palaeoecological and palaeoclimatic record within full glacial lacustrine deposits, western Tennessee, USA. Journal of Quaternary Science, 24:8, p. 960-981
  5. Allen, P.E. and Kaplan, S.W. 2009. Development of site specific climate scenarios for river and sediment discharge using macrophysical climate models: an example from Puerto Rico. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Program Abstracts: Portland, OR.
  6. Bryson, R.A. and Kaplan, S.W., 2007. Chapter 5: Modeling the Past Hemispheric Mean Temperature in High Time Resolution. Ιn R.Α. Bryson and K. McEnaney-DeWall (eds.), A Paleoclimatology Workbook: High Resolution, Site-Specific, Macrophysical Climate Modeling & Template CD. Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <-- Back to Faculty & Staff Page