Owen Davis, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Arizona's Department of Geosciences. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1981.
Dr. Davis is a member of both the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth's (ISPE) executive committee and the Committee on Global Change, which offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. minor.
His research interests include the past ecology and climate of arid regions and studying the pollen and plant fossils preserved in the sediments of lakes, marshes, and caves. Current projects include the development of the North American deserts, solar variability and climate change, the history of Southwestern wetlands, and archaeological palynology.
Dr. Davis has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses including: Introduction to Quaternary Ecology, Quaternary Palynology and Plant Macrofossils, and the Graduate Palynology Seminar.
E-mail: Owen Davis