Matt Bekker, Associate Professor

Department: Geography



Office: 672C KMBL

Phone: 801-422-1961



  • Alcuin Fellowship from BYU, 2019
  • Faculty of the Year Award from Departmtent of Geography, 2017

Recent Publications

  • Bekker, M. (2018). Hydrology and hillslope processes explain spatial variation in tree-ring responses to the 1983 Borah Peak, Idaho earthquake. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43, 3074-3085.
  • Bekker, M. (2017). Statistical treatment for the wet bias in tree-ring chronologies: a case study from the Interior West, USA. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 24, 131-150.
  • Bekker, M. (2016). Dendrochronology and the complex history of the William Hawk Cabin, Salt Lake City, Utah. Tree-Ring Research, 72(2), 91-102.
  • Bekker, M. (2016). Dendrochronology of Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little). Tree-Ring Research, 72(1), 1-14.
  • Bekker, M. (2015). A millennium-length reconstruction of Bear River stream flow, Utah. Journal of Hydrology, 529, 524-534.
  • Bekker, M., & Gill, N. S. (2014). A 576-year Weber River streamflow reconstruction for water resource risk assessment in the Wasatch Front, Utah. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 50, 1138-1148.
  • Bekker, M. (2011). Rocky substrate and the lower treeline ecotone of Yellowstone's Northern Range. Physical Geography, 32(4), 356-373.
  • Smith, E. A., Collette, S. B., Boynton, T. A., Lillrose, T., Stevens, M., Bekker, M., St Clair, S. (2011). Developmental contributions to phenotypic variation in functional leaf traits within quaking aspen clones. Tree Physiology, 31, 68-77.
  • Bekker, M. (2010). Earthquakes. Tree rings and natural hazards: a state-of-the-art, 41, 391-397.