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Chantel Saban

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  • Title: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 541-346-2698
  • Office: 217A Pacific Hall
  • Interests: Paleoecology, fire history, Great Basin, human paleoecology
  • Curriculum Vitae


Chantel is interested in the paleoecology of late Quaternary regions, particulalry in the Pacific West of North America. Her Masters research was focused on the paleoecology of the Paisley Caves as seen through pollen recovered from there, combing the archaeology of the Northern Great Basin with evidence of changes in the vegetative structure on the east shore of Summer Lake previous to the eruption of Mount Mazama. She now is looking at the paleoecology of a larger region in the Northern Great Basin, with emphasis on identifying plant community changes since the early Holocene through today.