Bruce Gervais Bruce Gervais is a professor of geography at California State University, Sacramento. He has a B.A. in geography from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California at Los Angeles. Bruce’s research focus is paleoclimatology. For his Ph.D. research at UCLA, he studied ancient climates by using tree rings and fossil pollen preserved in lake sediments on the Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia. He has 12 peer-reviewed research papers detailing his work in Russia and California. Bruce enjoys his free time with his family, climbing mountain peaks, and backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail.