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Professor of Paleoclimatology and Paleoecology, University of Wyoming

Bryan Shuman is a Wyoming Excellence Chair in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming where he has taught since 2007. He currently serves as director of the University of Wyoming-National Park Service Research Station at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Shuman’s research focuses on long-term changes in climate and their consequences for water, ecosystems, and people. This work has involved studies of the geological record of hydrologic and ecological change since the last ice age across North America, especially Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, the Midwest, and New England. Shuman was inspired to pursue this work when hiking the length of the Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico as well as the Appalachian Trail in the 1990s, and subsequently watching these mountain landscapes change.


  • 2007–present
    Professor, University of Wyoming
  • 2003–2007
    Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
  • 2001–2003
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Oregon


  • 2001 
    Brown University, Ph.D.
  • 1994 
    Colorado College, B.A.