NCCASC Publications

Title Year
The role of economic returns in land use change: Evidence from farm-level data in the US Northern Great Plains 2020
2,200-Year tree-ring and lake-sediment based snowpack reconstruction for the northern Rocky Mountains highlights the historic magnitude of recent snow drought

In recent decades, Rocky Mountain accumulated snowpack levels have experienced rapid declines, yet long-term records of snowpack prior to the installation of snowpack observation stations in the early and mid 20th century are limited. To date, a…

2020
Navigating Climate Adaptation on Public Lands: How Views on Ecosystem Change and Scale Interact with Management Approaches

Managers are increasingly being asked to integrate climate change adaptation into public land management. The literature discusses a range of adaptation approaches, including managing for resistance, resilience, and transformation; but many…

2020
Comparative Quality and Trend of Remotely Sensed Phenology and Productivity Metrics across the Western United States

Vegetation phenology and productivity play a crucial role in surface energy balance, plant and animal distribution, and animal movement and habitat use and can be measured with remote sensing metrics including start of season (SOS), peak…

2020
Quantifying the demographic vulnerabilities of dry woodlands to climate and competition 2 using range-wide monitoring data

Climate change is expected to alter the distribution and abundance of tree species, impacting ecosystem structure and function. Yet, anticipating where this will occur is often hampered by a lack of understanding of how demographic rates, most…

2020
Science Communication and Coproduction: Applying the Theory of Motivated Information Management to the Science-Policy Interface

Science communication scholarship claims that engagement, dialogue, and interaction are important communicative components. But there are relatively very few studies of dialogic science communication processes from a science communication…

2020
Public Opinion about Management Strategies for a Low‐Profile Species Across Multiple Jurisdictions: Whitebark Pine in the Northern Rockies

Abstract (from British Ecological Society): As public land managers seek to adopt and implement conservation measures aimed at reversing or slowing the negative effects of climate change, they are looking to understand public opinion regarding…

2020
Supplemental Guidance: Integration of Climate Change Scenario Planning into the Resource Stewardship Strategy Process

This document is a companion to the Resource Stewardship Strategy Development Guide, developed in 2019. This document provides a guide to more thoroughly address climate change in resource stewardship strategies through scenario planning.…

2020
Final Report - Refining Guidance for Incorporating Climate Science and Scenario Planning into National Park Service Resource Stewardship Strategies

One of the biggest challenges facing resource managers today is not knowing exactly when, where, or how climate change effects will unfold. To help federal land managers address this need, the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC…

2020
Increased drought severity tracks warming in the United States’ largest river basin

Abstract (from PNAS): Recent decades have seen droughts across multiple US river basins that are unprecedented over the last century and potentially longer. Understanding the drivers of drought in a long-term context requires extending…

2020
Increased drought severity tracks warming in the United States’ largest river basin

Abstract (from PNAS): Recent decades have seen droughts across multiple US river basins that are unprecedented over the last century and potentially longer. Understanding the drivers of drought in a long-term context requires extending…

2020
Building Adaptive Capacity in Tribal Communities of the Missouri River Basin to Manage Drought and Climate Extremes: A Case Study from the Wind River Indian Reservation

Abstract (from DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln): Native American peoples of the Northern and Central Plains have long endured harsh climate conditions, such as…

2020
Building Adaptive Capacity in Tribal Communities of the Missouri River Basin to Manage Drought and Climate Extremes: A Case Study from the Wind River Indian Reservation

Abstract (from DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln): Native American peoples of the Northern and Central Plains have long endured harsh climate conditions, such as…

2020
Integrating Multiscale Seasonal Data for Resource Management

Scientists gathered at a workshop in Cambridge, Mass., last June to identify opportunities and challenges associated with integrating multiscale, multiplatform streams of data to produce higher-level phenological data products (e.g., models) and…

2020
Integrating Multiscale Seasonal Data for Resource Management

Scientists gathered at a workshop in Cambridge, Mass., last June to identify opportunities and challenges associated with integrating multiscale, multiplatform streams of data to produce higher-level phenological data products (e.g., models) and…

2020
Tracking vegetation phenology across diverse North American biomes using PhenoCam imagery

Vegetation phenology controls the seasonality of many ecosystem processes, as well as numerous biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks. Phenology is also highly sensitive to climate change and variability. Here we present a series of datasets, together…

2020
Tracking vegetation phenology across diverse North American biomes using PhenoCam imagery

Vegetation phenology controls the seasonality of many ecosystem processes, as well as numerous biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks. Phenology is also highly sensitive to climate change and variability. Here we present a series of datasets, together…

2020
Phenocams Bridge the Gap between Field and Satellite Observations in an Arid Grassland Ecosystem

Near surface (i.e., camera) and satellite remote sensing metrics have become widely used indicators of plant growing seasons. While robust linkages have been established between field metrics and ecosystem exchange in many land cover types,…

2020
Phenocams Bridge the Gap between Field and Satellite Observations in an Arid Grassland Ecosystem

Near surface (i.e., camera) and satellite remote sensing metrics have become widely used indicators of plant growing seasons. While robust linkages have been established between field metrics and ecosystem exchange in many land cover types,…

2020
Intercomparison of phenological transition dates derived from the PhenoCam Dataset V1.0 and MODIS satellite remote sensing

Phenology is a valuable diagnostic of ecosystem health, and has applications to environmental monitoring and management. Here, we conduct an intercomparison analysis using phenological transition dates derived from near-surface PhenoCam imagery…

2020
Intercomparison of phenological transition dates derived from the PhenoCam Dataset V1.0 and MODIS satellite remote sensing

Phenology is a valuable diagnostic of ecosystem health, and has applications to environmental monitoring and management. Here, we conduct an intercomparison analysis using phenological transition dates derived from near-surface PhenoCam imagery…

2020
An Empirical Assessment of the MODIS Land Cover Dynamics and TIMESAT Land Surface Phenology Algorithms

Observations of vegetation phenology at regional-to-global scales provide important information regarding seasonal variation in the fluxes of energy, carbon, and water between the biosphere and the atmosphere. Numerous algorithms have been…

2020
An Empirical Assessment of the MODIS Land Cover Dynamics and TIMESAT Land Surface Phenology Algorithms

Observations of vegetation phenology at regional-to-global scales provide important information regarding seasonal variation in the fluxes of energy, carbon, and water between the biosphere and the atmosphere. Numerous algorithms have been…

2020
Understanding the relationship between vegetation greenness and productivity across dryland ecosystems through the integration of PhenoCam, satellite, and eddy covariance data

Drylands account for approximately 40% of the global land surface and play a dominant role in the trend and variability of terrestrial carbon uptake and storage. Gross ecosystem photosynthesis – termed gross primary productivity (GPP) – is a…

2020
Understanding the relationship between vegetation greenness and productivity across dryland ecosystems through the integration of PhenoCam, satellite, and eddy covariance data

Drylands account for approximately 40% of the global land surface and play a dominant role in the trend and variability of terrestrial carbon uptake and storage. Gross ecosystem photosynthesis – termed gross primary productivity (GPP) – is a…

2020
Comparison of Grassland Phenology Derived from MODIS Satellite and PhenoCam Near-Surface Remote Sensing in North America

Ground validation of satellite-based vegetation phenology has been challenging because ground phenology data are sparsely distributed and mostly observed from limited numbers of plant species at discrete phenophases. The recently developed…

2020
Comparison of Grassland Phenology Derived from MODIS Satellite and PhenoCam Near-Surface Remote Sensing in North America

Ground validation of satellite-based vegetation phenology has been challenging because ground phenology data are sparsely distributed and mostly observed from limited numbers of plant species at discrete phenophases. The recently developed…

2020
Urbanization and climate change jointly shift land surface phenology in the northern mid-latitude large cities

Land surface phenology (LSP) has been widely used as the “footprint” of urbanization and global climate change. Shifts of LSP have cascading effects on food production, carbon sequestration, water consumption, biodiversity, and public health.…

2020
Urbanization and climate change jointly shift land surface phenology in the northern mid-latitude large cities

Land surface phenology (LSP) has been widely used as the “footprint” of urbanization and global climate change. Shifts of LSP have cascading effects on food production, carbon sequestration, water consumption, biodiversity, and public health.…

2020
Tracking vegetation phenology across diverse biomes using Version 2.0 of the PhenoCam Dataset

Monitoring vegetation phenology is critical for quantifying climate change impacts on ecosystems. We present an extensive dataset of 1783 site-years of phenological data derived from PhenoCam network imagery from 393 digital cameras, situated…

2020
Tracking vegetation phenology across diverse biomes using Version 2.0 of the PhenoCam Dataset

Monitoring vegetation phenology is critical for quantifying climate change impacts on ecosystems. We present an extensive dataset of 1783 site-years of phenological data derived from PhenoCam network imagery from 393 digital cameras, situated…

2020
Small-scale water deficits after wildfires create long-lasting ecological impacts

Abstract (from IOPScience): Ecological droughts are deficits in soil-water availability that induce threshold-like ecosystem responses, such as causing altered or degraded plant-community conditions, which can be exceedingly difficult to reverse…

2020
Small-scale water deficits after wildfires create long-lasting ecological impacts

Abstract (from IOPScience): Ecological droughts are deficits in soil-water availability that induce threshold-like ecosystem responses, such as causing altered or degraded plant-community conditions, which can be exceedingly difficult to reverse…

2020
Continental-scale land surface phenology from harmonized Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 imagery

Dense time series of Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 imagery are creating exciting new opportunities to monitor, map, and characterize temporal dynamics in land surface properties with unprecedented spatial detail and quality. By combining imagery from…

2020
Continental-scale land surface phenology from harmonized Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 imagery

Dense time series of Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 imagery are creating exciting new opportunities to monitor, map, and characterize temporal dynamics in land surface properties with unprecedented spatial detail and quality. By combining imagery from…

2020
State of Knowledge on Pinyon-Juniper Communities 2020
State of Knowledge on Pinyon-Juniper Communities 2020
Planning for change? Assessing the integration of climate change and land-based livelihoods in Colorado BLM planning documents

Abstract from SpringLink: Many western communities are surrounded by public lands that support land-based and local economies. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision-making affects the vulnerability of those land-based livelihoods, especially…

2020
Planning for change? Assessing the integration of climate change and land-based livelihoods in Colorado BLM planning documents

Abstract from SpringLink: Many western communities are surrounded by public lands that support land-based and local economies. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision-making affects the vulnerability of those land-based livelihoods, especially…

2020
Using the Red Chromatic Coordinate to Characterize the Phenology of Forest Canopy Photosynthesis

Abstract (from ScienceDirect): Vegetation phenology has received increasing attention in climate change research. Near-surface sensing using digital repeat photography has proven to be useful for ecosystem-scale monitoring of vegetation phenology…

2020
Using the Red Chromatic Coordinate to Characterize the Phenology of Forest Canopy Photosynthesis

Abstract (from ScienceDirect): Vegetation phenology has received increasing attention in climate change research. Near-surface sensing using digital repeat photography has proven to be useful for ecosystem-scale monitoring of vegetation phenology…

2020
Repeatable Approaches to Work with Scientific Uncertainty and Advance Climate Change Adaptation in US National Parks

Introduction (From Parks Stewardship Forum) Managers and scientists widely acknowledge climate change as one of the greatest threats to protected areas in the US and worldwide (Gross et al. 2016). The US National Park Service (NPS) began…

2020
Repeatable Approaches to Work with Scientific Uncertainty and Advance Climate Change Adaptation in US National Parks

Introduction (From Parks Stewardship Forum) Managers and scientists widely acknowledge climate change as one of the greatest threats to protected areas in the US and worldwide (Gross et al. 2016). The US National Park Service (NPS) began…

2020
Evidence of Climate Change Impacts on Crop Comparative Advantage and Land Use

Abstract: (From: Wiley Online Library) Relative agricultural productivity shocks emerging from climate change will alter regional cropland use. Land allocations are sensitive to crop profits that in turn depend on yield effects induced by changes…

2019
Evidence of Climate Change Impacts on Crop Comparative Advantage and Land Use

Abstract: (From: Wiley Online Library) Relative agricultural productivity shocks emerging from climate change will alter regional cropland use. Land allocations are sensitive to crop profits that in turn depend on yield effects induced by changes…

2019
Final Report: Gaps and Hotspots in the State of Knowledge of Pinyon-Juniper Communities

Abstract From: ScienceDirect (Pinyon-juniper (PJ) plant communities cover a large area across North America and provide critical habitat for wildlife, biodiversity and ecosystem functions, and rich cultural resources. These communities occur…

2019
Final Report: Gaps and Hotspots in the State of Knowledge of Pinyon-Juniper Communities

Abstract From: ScienceDirect (Pinyon-juniper (PJ) plant communities cover a large area across North America and provide critical habitat for wildlife, biodiversity and ecosystem functions, and rich cultural resources. These communities occur…

2019
Various measures of potential evapotranspiration have species-specific impact on species distribution models

Abstract From: (The growth and distribution of plant species in water limited environments is often limited by the atmospheric evaporative demands which us measured in terms of potential evaporation (PET). While PET estimated by different methods…

2019
Various measures of potential evapotranspiration have species-specific impact on species distribution models

Abstract From: (The growth and distribution of plant species in water limited environments is often limited by the atmospheric evaporative demands which us measured in terms of potential evaporation (PET). While PET estimated by different methods…

2019
1200 Years of Upper Missouri River Streamflow Reconstructed from Tree Rings

Abstract (from ScienceDirect): Paleohydrologic records can provide unique, long-term perspectives on streamflow variability and hydroclimate for use in water resource planning. Such long-term records can also play a key role in placing…

2019
1200 Years of Upper Missouri River Streamflow Reconstructed from Tree Rings

Abstract (from ScienceDirect): Paleohydrologic records can provide unique, long-term perspectives on streamflow variability and hydroclimate for use in water resource planning. Such long-term records can also play a key role in placing…

2019
Streamflow Reconstruction in the Upper Missouri River Basin Using a Novel Bayesian Network Model 2019
Streamflow Reconstruction in the Upper Missouri River Basin Using a Novel Bayesian Network Model 2019
Ecological Water Stress under Projected Climate Change across Hydroclimate Gradients in the North-Central United States 2019
Ecological Water Stress under Projected Climate Change across Hydroclimate Gradients in the North-Central United States 2019
Projected Warming Disrupts the Synchrony of Riparian Seed Release and Snowmelt Streamflow

Globally, spring phenology and abiotic processes are shifting earlier with warming. Differences in the magnitudes of these shifts may decouple the timing of plant resource requirements from resource availability. In riparian forests across the…

2019
Projected Warming Disrupts the Synchrony of Riparian Seed Release and Snowmelt Streamflow

Globally, spring phenology and abiotic processes are shifting earlier with warming. Differences in the magnitudes of these shifts may decouple the timing of plant resource requirements from resource availability. In riparian forests across the…

2019
Clustering and Ensembling Approaches to Support Surrogate‐Based Species Management

Abstract (from Diversity and Distributions): 


Aim


Surrogate species can provide an efficient mechanism for biodiversity conservation if they encompass the needs or indicate the status of a broader set of species. When…

2019
Clustering and Ensembling Approaches to Support Surrogate‐Based Species Management

Abstract (from Diversity and Distributions): 


Aim


Surrogate species can provide an efficient mechanism for biodiversity conservation if they encompass the needs or indicate the status of a broader set of species. When…

2019
Modeling Phenological Controls on Carbon Dynamics in Dryland Sagebrush Ecosystems

Abstract (from ScienceDirect): Dryland ecosystems play an important role in determining how precipitation anomalies affect terrestrial carbon fluxes at regional to global scales. Thus, to understand how climate change may affect the…

2019
Modeling Phenological Controls on Carbon Dynamics in Dryland Sagebrush Ecosystems

Abstract (from ScienceDirect): Dryland ecosystems play an important role in determining how precipitation anomalies affect terrestrial carbon fluxes at regional to global scales. Thus, to understand how climate change may affect the…

2019
Evaluating the Utility of Species Distribution Models in Informing Climate Change-Resilient Grassland Restoration Strategy

Abstract (from Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution): Tallgrass prairie ecosystems in North America are heavily degraded and require effective restoration strategies if prairie specialist taxa are to be preserved. One common management tool used to…

2019
Evaluating the Utility of Species Distribution Models in Informing Climate Change-Resilient Grassland Restoration Strategy

Abstract (from Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution): Tallgrass prairie ecosystems in North America are heavily degraded and require effective restoration strategies if prairie specialist taxa are to be preserved. One common management tool used to…

2019
Patterns of Big Sagebrush Plant Community Composition and Stand Structure in the Western United States

Abstract (from ScienceDirect): Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) plant communities are found in western North America and comprise a mix of shrubs, forbs, and …

2019
Patterns of Big Sagebrush Plant Community Composition and Stand Structure in the Western United States

Abstract (from ScienceDirect): Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) plant communities are found in western North America and comprise a mix of shrubs, forbs, and …

2019
How much are US households prepared to pay to manage and protect whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.)?

Abstract (from OxfordAcademic): The whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) tree species faces precipitously declining populations in many locations. It is a keystone species found primarily in high-elevation forests across the Western…

2019
How much are US households prepared to pay to manage and protect whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.)?

Abstract (from OxfordAcademic): The whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) tree species faces precipitously declining populations in many locations. It is a keystone species found primarily in high-elevation forests across the Western…

2019
Risks of hydroclimatic regime shifts across the western United States 2019
Risks of hydroclimatic regime shifts across the western United States 2019
Increasing carbon footprint of grain crop production in the US Western Corn Belt

Abstract (from IOP Science): Global agriculture is challenged to increase soil carbon sequestration and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing products for an increasing population. Growing crop production could be achieved through…

2019
Increasing carbon footprint of grain crop production in the US Western Corn Belt

Abstract (from IOP Science): Global agriculture is challenged to increase soil carbon sequestration and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing products for an increasing population. Growing crop production could be achieved through…

2019
Climate and water balance change among public, private, and tribal lands within Greater Wild land Ecosystems across North Central USA 2019
Climate and water balance change among public, private, and tribal lands within Greater Wild land Ecosystems across North Central USA 2019
How and why Upper Colorado River Basin land, water, and fire managers choose to use drought tools (or not)

On the Western Slope of Colorado, variable climate and precipitation conditions are typical. Periods of drought—which may be defined by lack of water, high temperatures, low soil moisture, or other indicators—cause a range of impacts across…

2018
How and why Upper Colorado River Basin land, water, and fire managers choose to use drought tools (or not)

On the Western Slope of Colorado, variable climate and precipitation conditions are typical. Periods of drought—which may be defined by lack of water, high temperatures, low soil moisture, or other indicators—cause a range of impacts across…

2018
STEPWAT2: An individual‐based model for exploring the impact of climate and disturbance on dryland plant communities

The combination of climate change and altered disturbance regimes is directly and indirectly affecting plant communities by mediating competitive interactions, resulting in shifts in species composition and abundance. Dryland plant communities,…

2018
STEPWAT2: An individual‐based model for exploring the impact of climate and disturbance on dryland plant communities

The combination of climate change and altered disturbance regimes is directly and indirectly affecting plant communities by mediating competitive interactions, resulting in shifts in species composition and abundance. Dryland plant communities,…

2018
Regional Climate Response Collaboratives: Multi-Institutional Support for Climate Resilience 2018
Regional Climate Response Collaboratives: Multi-Institutional Support for Climate Resilience 2018
Land use change and habitat fragmentation of wildland ecosystems of the North Central United States 2018
Land use change and habitat fragmentation of wildland ecosystems of the North Central United States 2018
Preparing for an uncertain future: migrating shorebird response to past climatic fluctuations in the Prairie Potholes

Abstract from Ecosphere: The Prairie Pothole Region, situated in the northern Great Plains, provides important stopover habitat for migratory shorebirds. During spring migration in the U.S. Prairie Potholes, 7.3 million…

2018
Preparing for an uncertain future: migrating shorebird response to past climatic fluctuations in the Prairie Potholes

Abstract from Ecosphere: The Prairie Pothole Region, situated in the northern Great Plains, provides important stopover habitat for migratory shorebirds. During spring migration in the U.S. Prairie Potholes, 7.3 million…

2018
Factors Affecting Wheat Production Decisions: Producer survey findings 2018
Factors Affecting Wheat Production Decisions: Producer survey findings 2018
Determinants of Motives for Land Use Decisions at the Margins of the Corn Belt 2018
Determinants of Motives for Land Use Decisions at the Margins of the Corn Belt 2018
Projecting species’ vulnerability to climate change: Which uncertainty sources matter most and extrapolate best?

Species distribution models (SDMs) are commonly used to assess potential climate change impacts on biodiversity, but several critical methodological decisions are often made arbitrarily. We compare variability arising from these decisions to the…

2017
Projecting species’ vulnerability to climate change: Which uncertainty sources matter most and extrapolate best?

Species distribution models (SDMs) are commonly used to assess potential climate change impacts on biodiversity, but several critical methodological decisions are often made arbitrarily. We compare variability arising from these decisions to the…

2017
Co-producing simulation models to inform resource management: a case study from southwest South Dakota 2017
Co-producing simulation models to inform resource management: a case study from southwest South Dakota 2017
Anatomy of an interrupted irrigation season: Micro-drought at the Wind River Indian Reservation 2017
Anatomy of an interrupted irrigation season: Micro-drought at the Wind River Indian Reservation 2017
Multiple methods for multiple futures: Integrating qualitative scenario planning and quantitative simulation modeling for natural resource decision making

Scenario planning helps managers incorporate climate change into their natural resource decision making through a structured “what-if” process of identifying key uncertainties and potential impacts and responses. Although qualitative scenarios,…

2017
Multiple methods for multiple futures: Integrating qualitative scenario planning and quantitative simulation modeling for natural resource decision making

Scenario planning helps managers incorporate climate change into their natural resource decision making through a structured “what-if” process of identifying key uncertainties and potential impacts and responses. Although qualitative scenarios,…

2017
Climate and soil texture influence patterns of forb species richness and composition in big sagebrush plant communities across their spatial extent in the western US

Article for outlet: Plant Ecology. Abstract: Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) plant communities are widespread non-forested drylands in western North American and similar to all shrub steppe ecosystems world-wide are composed of a shrub…

2017
Climate and soil texture influence patterns of forb species richness and composition in big sagebrush plant communities across their spatial extent in the western US

Article for outlet: Plant Ecology. Abstract: Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) plant communities are widespread non-forested drylands in western North American and similar to all shrub steppe ecosystems world-wide are composed of a shrub…

2017
Expanding vulnerability assessment for public lands: The social complement to ecological approaches

Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096317300153): In recent years, federal land management agencies in the United…

2017
Expanding vulnerability assessment for public lands: The social complement to ecological approaches

Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096317300153): In recent years, federal land management agencies in the United…

2017
Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation in Indian Country

Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/WCAS-D-16-0121.1): Much of the academic literature and policy discussions about sustainable…

2017
Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation in Indian Country

Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/WCAS-D-16-0121.1): Much of the academic literature and policy discussions about sustainable…

2017
Designing ecological climate change impact assessments to reflect key climatic drivers

Identifying the climatic drivers of an ecological system is a key step in assessing its vulnerability to climate change. The climatic dimensions to which a species or system is most sensitive – such as means or extremes – can guide methodological…

2017
Designing ecological climate change impact assessments to reflect key climatic drivers

Identifying the climatic drivers of an ecological system is a key step in assessing its vulnerability to climate change. The climatic dimensions to which a species or system is most sensitive – such as means or extremes – can guide methodological…

2017
Drought risk assessment under climate change is sensitive to methodological choices for the estimation of evaporative demand

Abstract (from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.017404… studies have projected increases in drought…

2017
Drought risk assessment under climate change is sensitive to methodological choices for the estimation of evaporative demand

Abstract (from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.017404… studies have projected increases in drought…

2017
Great Plains Regional Technical Input Report

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Great Plains Technical Input Report is the result of a collaboration among numerous local, state, federal, and…

2017
Great Plains Regional Technical Input Report

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Great Plains Technical Input Report is the result of a collaboration among numerous local, state, federal, and…

2017
Chapter 9: Risk Assessment; Climate Change and United States Forests

Abstract (from http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789400775145): This volume offers a scientific assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on forest resources…

2017
Chapter 9: Risk Assessment; Climate Change and United States Forests

Abstract (from http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789400775145): This volume offers a scientific assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on forest resources…

2017
A “toad’s eye” view of drought: regional socio-natural vulnerability and responses in 2002 in Northwest Colorado

Abstract (from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-014-0585-0): Drought is a part of the normal climate variability and the life and…

2017
A “toad’s eye” view of drought: regional socio-natural vulnerability and responses in 2002 in Northwest Colorado

Abstract (from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-014-0585-0): Drought is a part of the normal climate variability and the life and…

2017
The Cultural Theory of Risk for Climate Change Adaptation

Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-13-00027.1): The way in which people perceive climate change risk is informed by their social…

2017
The Cultural Theory of Risk for Climate Change Adaptation

Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-13-00027.1): The way in which people perceive climate change risk is informed by their social…

2017
Complex Response of White Pines to Past Environmental Variability Increases Understanding of Future Vulnerability

Abstract (from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.012443… niche models predict plant responses to…

2017
Complex Response of White Pines to Past Environmental Variability Increases Understanding of Future Vulnerability

Abstract (from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.012443… niche models predict plant responses to…

2017
Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study

This report was submitted to the Colorado Energy Office in 2015 and was edited by Eric Gordon (University of Colorado Boulder) and Dennis Ojima (Colorado State University). It was based on a study that evaluated Colorado's…

2017
Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study

This report was submitted to the Colorado Energy Office in 2015 and was edited by Eric Gordon (University of Colorado Boulder) and Dennis Ojima (Colorado State University). It was based on a study that evaluated Colorado's…

2017
Adaptation: U.S. National Climate Assessment 2014

Chapter on Adaptation for the 2014 National Climate Assessment. Adaptation refers to action to prepare for and adjust to new conditions, thereby reducing harm or taking advantage of new opportunities. Adaptation planning is occurring in…

2017
Adaptation: U.S. National Climate Assessment 2014

Chapter on Adaptation for the 2014 National Climate Assessment. Adaptation refers to action to prepare for and adjust to new conditions, thereby reducing harm or taking advantage of new opportunities. Adaptation planning is occurring in…

2017
Spatial and ecological variation in dryland ecohydrological responses to climate change: implications for management

Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1590/full): Ecohydrological responses to climate change will exhibit spatial variability and…

2017
Spatial and ecological variation in dryland ecohydrological responses to climate change: implications for management

Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1590/full): Ecohydrological responses to climate change will exhibit spatial variability and…

2017
Evaluation of downscaled, gridded climate data for the conterminous United States

Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/15-1061/abstract): Weather and climate affect many ecological processes, making spatially…

2017
Evaluation of downscaled, gridded climate data for the conterminous United States

Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/15-1061/abstract): Weather and climate affect many ecological processes, making spatially…

2017
A typology of adaptation actions: A global look at climate adaptation actions financed through the Global Environment Facility

Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378014000065): Climate change impacts threaten existing development efforts…

2017
A typology of adaptation actions: A global look at climate adaptation actions financed through the Global Environment Facility

Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378014000065): Climate change impacts threaten existing development efforts…

2017
Drought Risk and Adaptation in the Interior United States: Understanding the importance of local context for resource management in times of drought

Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-15-0042.1): Drought is a natural part of the historical climate variability in the northern…

2017
Drought Risk and Adaptation in the Interior United States: Understanding the importance of local context for resource management in times of drought

Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-15-0042.1): Drought is a natural part of the historical climate variability in the northern…

2017
Using NDVI and EVI to Map Spatiotemporal Variation in the Biomass and Quality of Forage for Migratory Elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 2017
Using NDVI and EVI to Map Spatiotemporal Variation in the Biomass and Quality of Forage for Migratory Elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 2017
High-Resolution Climate Modeling for Regional Adaptation

Climate policy developers and natural resource managers frequently desire high-resolution climate data to prepare for future effects of climate change. But they face a long-standing problem: the vast majority of climate models have been run at…

2017
High-Resolution Climate Modeling for Regional Adaptation

Climate policy developers and natural resource managers frequently desire high-resolution climate data to prepare for future effects of climate change. But they face a long-standing problem: the vast majority of climate models have been run at…

2017
Woody encroachment in northern Great Plains grasslands: Perceptions, actions, and needs

The United States Northern Great Plains (NGP) has a high potential for landscape-scale conservation, but this grassland landscape is threatened by encroachment of woody species. We surveyed NGP land managers to identify patterns in, and…

2017
Woody encroachment in northern Great Plains grasslands: Perceptions, actions, and needs

The United States Northern Great Plains (NGP) has a high potential for landscape-scale conservation, but this grassland landscape is threatened by encroachment of woody species. We surveyed NGP land managers to identify patterns in, and…

2017
Sagebrush, greater sage-grouse, and the occurrence and importance of forbs

Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) ecosystems provide habitat for sagebrush-obligate wildlife species such as the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). The understory of big sagebrush plant communities is composed of grasses…

2016
Sagebrush, greater sage-grouse, and the occurrence and importance of forbs

Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) ecosystems provide habitat for sagebrush-obligate wildlife species such as the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). The understory of big sagebrush plant communities is composed of grasses…

2016
Extending ordinal regression with a latent zero-augmented beta distribution

Ecological abundance data are often recorded on an ordinal scale in which the lowest

category represents species absence. One common example is when plant species cover

is visually assessedwithin bounded quadrats and then assigned to…

2016
Extending ordinal regression with a latent zero-augmented beta distribution

Ecological abundance data are often recorded on an ordinal scale in which the lowest

category represents species absence. One common example is when plant species cover

is visually assessedwithin bounded quadrats and then assigned to…

2016
Remotely Sensed Land Skin Temperature as a Spatial Predictor of Air Temperature across the Conterminous United States

Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0276.1): Remotely sensed land skin temperature (LST) is increasingly being used to…

2016
Remotely Sensed Land Skin Temperature as a Spatial Predictor of Air Temperature across the Conterminous United States

Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0276.1): Remotely sensed land skin temperature (LST) is increasingly being used to…

2016
Seed bank and big sagebrush plant community composition in a range margin for big sagebrush

The potential influence of seed bank composition on range shifts of species due to climate change is unclear. Seed banks can provide a means of both species persistence in an area and local range expansion in the case of increasing habitat…

2016
Seed bank and big sagebrush plant community composition in a range margin for big sagebrush

The potential influence of seed bank composition on range shifts of species due to climate change is unclear. Seed banks can provide a means of both species persistence in an area and local range expansion in the case of increasing habitat…

2016
Strategic Grasslands Conversions and Conservation Easement Acquisitions in the Dakotas: Analysis using Remotely Sensed Data 2016
Strategic Grasslands Conversions and Conservation Easement Acquisitions in the Dakotas: Analysis using Remotely Sensed Data 2016
Grassland Easement Evaluation and Acquisition: an Integrated Framework 2016
Grassland Easement Evaluation and Acquisition: an Integrated Framework 2016
Farmers’ Rankings of the Determinants of Land Use Decisions at the Margins of the Corn Belt 2016
Farmers’ Rankings of the Determinants of Land Use Decisions at the Margins of the Corn Belt 2016
Crop competitiveness and climate change in the northern Great Plains

Abstract (from http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/agsaaea16/235895.htm): We evaluate the regional-level agricultural impacts of climate change in the Northern…

2016
Crop competitiveness and climate change in the northern Great Plains

Abstract (from http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/agsaaea16/235895.htm): We evaluate the regional-level agricultural impacts of climate change in the Northern…

2016
Rotational Grazing and Land Conversion in South Dakota

An increase in land conversion from grassland to cropland in the United States has attracted attention in recent years. According to Claassen et al. (2011a), grassland to cropland conversion is concentrated in the Northern Plains, including…

2016
Rotational Grazing and Land Conversion in South Dakota

An increase in land conversion from grassland to cropland in the United States has attracted attention in recent years. According to Claassen et al. (2011a), grassland to cropland conversion is concentrated in the Northern Plains, including…

2016
Resource management and operations in southwest South Dakota: Climate change scenario planning workshop summary January 20-21, 2016, Rapid City, SD

The Scaling Climate Change Adaptation in the Northern Great Plains through Regional Climate Summaries and Local Qualitative-Quantitative Scenario Planning Workshops project synthesizes climate data into 3-5 distinct but plausible climate…

2016
Resource management and operations in southwest South Dakota: Climate change scenario planning workshop summary January 20-21, 2016, Rapid City, SD

The Scaling Climate Change Adaptation in the Northern Great Plains through Regional Climate Summaries and Local Qualitative-Quantitative Scenario Planning Workshops project synthesizes climate data into 3-5 distinct but plausible climate…

2016
Resource management and operations in central North Dakota: Climate change scenario planning workshop summary November 12-13, 2015, Bismarck, ND

The Scaling Climate Change Adaptation in the Northern Great Plains through Regional Climate Summaries and Local Qualitative-Quantitative Scenario Planning Workshops project synthesizes climate data into 3-5 distinct but plausible climate…

2016
Resource management and operations in central North Dakota: Climate change scenario planning workshop summary November 12-13, 2015, Bismarck, ND

The Scaling Climate Change Adaptation in the Northern Great Plains through Regional Climate Summaries and Local Qualitative-Quantitative Scenario Planning Workshops project synthesizes climate data into 3-5 distinct but plausible climate…

2016
Projected wetland densities under climate change: Habitat loss but little geographic shift in conservation strategy

Climate change poses major challenges for conservation and management because it alters the area, quality, and spatial distribution of habitat for natural populations. To assess species’ vulnerability to climate change and target ongoing…

2016
Projected wetland densities under climate change: Habitat loss but little geographic shift in conservation strategy

Climate change poses major challenges for conservation and management because it alters the area, quality, and spatial distribution of habitat for natural populations. To assess species’ vulnerability to climate change and target ongoing…

2016
Implications of climate change for wetland-dependent birds in the Prairie Pothole Region

The habitats and food resources required to support breeding and migrant birds dependent on North American prairie wetlands are threatened by impending climate change. The North American Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) hosts nearly 120 species of…

2016
Implications of climate change for wetland-dependent birds in the Prairie Pothole Region

The habitats and food resources required to support breeding and migrant birds dependent on North American prairie wetlands are threatened by impending climate change. The North American Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) hosts nearly 120 species of…

2016
Mid-latitude shrub steppe plant communities: Climate change consequences for soil water resources

In the coming century, climate change is projected to impact precipitation and temperature regimes worldwide, with especially large effects in drylands. We use big sagebrush ecosystems as a model dryland ecosystem to explore the impacts of…

2016
Mid-latitude shrub steppe plant communities: Climate change consequences for soil water resources

In the coming century, climate change is projected to impact precipitation and temperature regimes worldwide, with especially large effects in drylands. We use big sagebrush ecosystems as a model dryland ecosystem to explore the impacts of…

2016
Benefits and limitations of using decision analytic tools to assess uncertainty and prioritize Landscape Conservation Cooperative information needs

The Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are a network of partnerships throughout North America that are tasked with integrating science and management to support more effective delivery of conservation at a landscape scale. In order to…

2016
Benefits and limitations of using decision analytic tools to assess uncertainty and prioritize Landscape Conservation Cooperative information needs

The Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are a network of partnerships throughout North America that are tasked with integrating science and management to support more effective delivery of conservation at a landscape scale. In order to…

2016
Sediment accumulation in prairie wetlands under a changing climate: The relative roles of landscape and precipitation

Sediment accumulation threatens the viability and hydrologic functioning of many naturally formed depressional wetlands across the interior regions of North America. These wetlands provide many ecosystem services and vital habitats for diverse…

2016
Sediment accumulation in prairie wetlands under a changing climate: The relative roles of landscape and precipitation

Sediment accumulation threatens the viability and hydrologic functioning of many naturally formed depressional wetlands across the interior regions of North America. These wetlands provide many ecosystem services and vital habitats for diverse…

2016
Complex Challenges of Maintaining Whitebark Pine in Greater Yellowstone under Climate Change: A Call for Innovative Research, Management, and Policy Approaches 2016
Complex Challenges of Maintaining Whitebark Pine in Greater Yellowstone under Climate Change: A Call for Innovative Research, Management, and Policy Approaches 2016
Connecting models to movements: testing connectivity model predictions against empirical migration and dispersal data 2016
Connecting models to movements: testing connectivity model predictions against empirical migration and dispersal data 2016
EDDI: A Powerful Tool For Early Drought Warning

This 2-pager describes the Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI), which is a drought index that can serve as an indicator of both rapidly evolving “flash” droughts (developing over a few weeks) and sustained droughts (developing over months but…

2015
EDDI: A Powerful Tool For Early Drought Warning

This 2-pager describes the Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI), which is a drought index that can serve as an indicator of both rapidly evolving “flash” droughts (developing over a few weeks) and sustained droughts (developing over months but…

2015
Elevation-dependent warming in mountain regions of the world

There is growing evidence that the rate of warming is amplified with elevation, such that high-mountain environments experience more rapid changes in temperature than environments at lower elevations. Elevation-dependent warming (EDW) can…

2015
Elevation-dependent warming in mountain regions of the world

There is growing evidence that the rate of warming is amplified with elevation, such that high-mountain environments experience more rapid changes in temperature than environments at lower elevations. Elevation-dependent warming (EDW) can…

2015
Historic and projected climate change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 2015
Historic and projected climate change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 2015
Climate Change in Wildlands: Pioneering Approaches to Science and Management

Abstract (from http://www.islandpress.org/book/climate-change-in-wildlands): Scientists have been warning for years that human activity is heating up the…

2015
Climate Change in Wildlands: Pioneering Approaches to Science and Management

Abstract (from http://www.islandpress.org/book/climate-change-in-wildlands): Scientists have been warning for years that human activity is heating up the…

2015
Using custom scientific workflow software and GIS to inform protected area climate adaptation planning in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1574954115001466): Anticipating the ecological effects of climate change to inform…

2015
Using custom scientific workflow software and GIS to inform protected area climate adaptation planning in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1574954115001466): Anticipating the ecological effects of climate change to inform…

2015
Combining state-and-transition simulations and species distribution models to anticipate the effects of climate change

Abstract (from http://www.aimspress.com/article/10.3934/environsci.2015.2.400): State-and-transition simulation models (STSMs) are known for their…

2015
Combining state-and-transition simulations and species distribution models to anticipate the effects of climate change

Abstract (from http://www.aimspress.com/article/10.3934/environsci.2015.2.400): State-and-transition simulation models (STSMs) are known for their…

2015
SNOTEL sensor upgrade has caused temperature record inhomogeneities for the Intermountain West: Implications for climate change impact assessments

"Motivation": The motivation for this briefing is to examine the large inhomogeneity (step shift) in the observed temperature record at the SNOw TELemetry (SNOTEL) stations in the Intermountain West—Colorado,…

2015
SNOTEL sensor upgrade has caused temperature record inhomogeneities for the Intermountain West: Implications for climate change impact assessments

"Motivation": The motivation for this briefing is to examine the large inhomogeneity (step shift) in the observed temperature record at the SNOw TELemetry (SNOTEL) stations in the Intermountain West—Colorado,…

2015
Wyoming Basin Rapid Ecoregional Assessment

The Wyoming Basin Rapid Ecoregional Assessment was conducted in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The overall goals of the BLM Rapid Ecoregional Assessments (REAs) are to identify important ecosystems and wildlife habitats at…

2015
Wyoming Basin Rapid Ecoregional Assessment

The Wyoming Basin Rapid Ecoregional Assessment was conducted in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The overall goals of the BLM Rapid Ecoregional Assessments (REAs) are to identify important ecosystems and wildlife habitats at…

2015
Influence of Climate Variability and Large-Scale Circulation on Mountain Cryosphere 2015
Influence of Climate Variability and Large-Scale Circulation on Mountain Cryosphere 2015
The ecology and management of moist mixed-conifer forests in eastern Oregon and Washington: a synthesis of the relevant biophysical science and implications for future land management

Land managers in the Pacific Northwest have reported a need for updated scientific information on the ecology and management of mixed-conifer forests east of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. Of particular concern are the moist mixed-…

2015
The ecology and management of moist mixed-conifer forests in eastern Oregon and Washington: a synthesis of the relevant biophysical science and implications for future land management

Land managers in the Pacific Northwest have reported a need for updated scientific information on the ecology and management of mixed-conifer forests east of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. Of particular concern are the moist mixed-…

2015
Exposure of U.S. National Parks to land use and climate change 1900–2100 2015
Exposure of U.S. National Parks to land use and climate change 1900–2100 2015
Changing climate suitability for forests in Yellowstone and the Rockies 2015
Changing climate suitability for forests in Yellowstone and the Rockies 2015
Which tree species and biome types are most vulnerable to climate change in the US Northern Rocky Mountains? 2015
Which tree species and biome types are most vulnerable to climate change in the US Northern Rocky Mountains? 2015
Variability in projected elevation dependent warming in boreal midlatitude winter in CMIP5 climate models and its potential drivers

Abstract (from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-015-2692-0/fulltext.html): The future rate of climate change in mountains has…

2015
Variability in projected elevation dependent warming in boreal midlatitude winter in CMIP5 climate models and its potential drivers

Abstract (from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-015-2692-0/fulltext.html): The future rate of climate change in mountains has…

2015
Complex Response of White Pines to Past Environmental Variability Increases Understanding of Future Vulnerability

Ecological niche models predict plant responses to climate change by circumscribing species distributions within a multivariate environmental framework. Most projections based on modern bioclimatic correlations imply that high-elevation species…

2015
Complex Response of White Pines to Past Environmental Variability Increases Understanding of Future Vulnerability

Ecological niche models predict plant responses to climate change by circumscribing species distributions within a multivariate environmental framework. Most projections based on modern bioclimatic correlations imply that high-elevation species…

2015
North Central CSC 2014 Annual Report 2015
North Central CSC 2014 Annual Report 2015
Chapter 19: Great Plains; Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment

The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which…

2015
Chapter 19: Great Plains; Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment

The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which…

2015
Artificial amplification of warming trends across the mountains of the western United States

Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL062803/abstract): Observations from the main mountain climate station network in the…

2015
Artificial amplification of warming trends across the mountains of the western United States

Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL062803/abstract): Observations from the main mountain climate station network in the…

2015
Reconstruction of fire regimes through integrated paleoecological proxy data and ecological modeling

Abstract (from http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2014.00785/abstract): Fire is a key ecological process affecting vegetation dynamics…

2015
Reconstruction of fire regimes through integrated paleoecological proxy data and ecological modeling

Abstract (from http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2014.00785/abstract): Fire is a key ecological process affecting vegetation dynamics…

2015
Simulated big sagebrush regeneration supports predicted changes at the trailing and leading edges of distribution shifts

Many semi-arid plant communities in western North America are dominated by big sagebrush. These ecosystems are being reduced in extent and quality due to economic development, invasive species, and climate change. These pervasive modifications…

2015
Simulated big sagebrush regeneration supports predicted changes at the trailing and leading edges of distribution shifts

Many semi-arid plant communities in western North America are dominated by big sagebrush. These ecosystems are being reduced in extent and quality due to economic development, invasive species, and climate change. These pervasive modifications…

2015
Patterns and Variability of Projected Bioclimatic Habitat for Pinus albicaulis in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Abstract (from 

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111…): Projected climate change at a regional…

2014
Patterns and Variability of Projected Bioclimatic Habitat for Pinus albicaulis in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Abstract (from 

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111…): Projected climate change at a regional…

2014
Estimation of potential evapotranspiration from extraterrestrial radiation, air temperature and humidity to assess future climate change effects on the vegetation of the Northern Great Plains, USA

The potential evapotranspiration (PET) that would occur with unlimited plant access to water is a central driver of simulated plant growth in many ecological models. PET is influenced by solar and longwave radiation, temperature, wind speed, and…

2014
Estimation of potential evapotranspiration from extraterrestrial radiation, air temperature and humidity to assess future climate change effects on the vegetation of the Northern Great Plains, USA

The potential evapotranspiration (PET) that would occur with unlimited plant access to water is a central driver of simulated plant growth in many ecological models. PET is influenced by solar and longwave radiation, temperature, wind speed, and…

2014
Vulnerability of breeding waterbirds to climate change in the Prairie Pothole Region, U.S.A.

The Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of the north-central U.S. and south-central Canada contains millions of small prairie wetlands that provide critical habitat to many migrating and breeding waterbirds. Due to their small size and the relatively…

2014
Vulnerability of breeding waterbirds to climate change in the Prairie Pothole Region, U.S.A.

The Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of the north-central U.S. and south-central Canada contains millions of small prairie wetlands that provide critical habitat to many migrating and breeding waterbirds. Due to their small size and the relatively…

2014
Two Approaches for Incorporating Climate Change into Natural Resource Management Planning at Wind Cave National Park

Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/WICA/NRTR—2014/918

2014
Two Approaches for Incorporating Climate Change into Natural Resource Management Planning at Wind Cave National Park

Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/WICA/NRTR—2014/918

2014
Creating a topoclimatic daily air temperature dataset for the conterminous United States using homogenized station data and remotely sensed land skin temperature

Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.4127/abstract):  Gridded topoclimatic datasets are increasingly used to drive many…

2014
Creating a topoclimatic daily air temperature dataset for the conterminous United States using homogenized station data and remotely sensed land skin temperature

Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.4127/abstract):  Gridded topoclimatic datasets are increasingly used to drive many…

2014
SAHM:VisTrails (Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails): training course

VisTrails is an open-source management and scientific workflow system designed to integrate the best of both scientific workflow and scientific visualization systems. Developers can extend the functionality of the VisTrails system by creating…

2014
SAHM:VisTrails (Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails): training course

VisTrails is an open-source management and scientific workflow system designed to integrate the best of both scientific workflow and scientific visualization systems. Developers can extend the functionality of the VisTrails system by creating…

2014
Natural Regeneration Processes in Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Abstract (from http://www.srmjournals.org/doi/abs/10.2111/REM-D-13-00079.1):  Big sagebrush, 

Artemisia tridentata  Nuttall (…

2014
Natural Regeneration Processes in Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Abstract (from http://www.srmjournals.org/doi/abs/10.2111/REM-D-13-00079.1):  Big sagebrush, 

Artemisia tridentata  Nuttall (…

2014
A Dynamic Vegetation Model for Estimating the Distribution of Vegetation and Associated Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes, Technical Documentation Version 1.0

Assessments of vegetation response to climate change have generally been made only by equilibrium vegetation models that predict vegetation composition under steady-state conditions. These models do not simulate either ecosystem biogeochemical…

2014
A Dynamic Vegetation Model for Estimating the Distribution of Vegetation and Associated Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes, Technical Documentation Version 1.0

Assessments of vegetation response to climate change have generally been made only by equilibrium vegetation models that predict vegetation composition under steady-state conditions. These models do not simulate either ecosystem biogeochemical…

2014
Remote sensing for inventory and monitoring of the U.S. National Parks.

ABSTRACT: U.S. National Park Service land managers face a variety of challenges to preserving the biodiversity in their parks. A principle challenge is to minimize the impacts of surrounding land use on park condition and biodiversity. In the…

2014
Remote sensing for inventory and monitoring of the U.S. National Parks.

ABSTRACT: U.S. National Park Service land managers face a variety of challenges to preserving the biodiversity in their parks. A principle challenge is to minimize the impacts of surrounding land use on park condition and biodiversity. In the…

2014
Understanding relationships among abundance, extirpation, and climate at ecoregional scales

Abstract (from http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/12-2174.1):  Recent research on mountain-dwelling species has illustrated changes in species'…

2014
Understanding relationships among abundance, extirpation, and climate at ecoregional scales

Abstract (from http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/12-2174.1):  Recent research on mountain-dwelling species has illustrated changes in species'…

2014
Extent of fragmentation of coarse-scale habitats in and around U.S. National Parks

Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320712002388):  U.S. National Park Service land managers face a variety of…

2014
Extent of fragmentation of coarse-scale habitats in and around U.S. National Parks

Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320712002388):  U.S. National Park Service land managers face a variety of…

2014
Woodland Dynamics at the Northern Range Periphery: A Challenge for Protected Area Management in a Changing World

Abstract (from http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070…): Managers of protected natural areas increasingly are…

2014
Woodland Dynamics at the Northern Range Periphery: A Challenge for Protected Area Management in a Changing World

Abstract (from http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070…): Managers of protected natural areas increasingly are…

2014
Exposure of US National Parks to Land Use and Climate Change 1900-2100

Abstract (from http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/13-0905.1):  Many protected areas may not be adequately safeguarding biodiversity from human activities…

2014
Exposure of US National Parks to Land Use and Climate Change 1900-2100

Abstract (from http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/13-0905.1):  Many protected areas may not be adequately safeguarding biodiversity from human activities…

2014
VisTrails SAHM: visualization and workflow management for species habitat modeling

The Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling (SAHM) has been created to both expedite habitat modeling and help maintain a record of the various input data, pre- and post-processing steps and modeling options incorporated in the construction of a…

2014
VisTrails SAHM: visualization and workflow management for species habitat modeling

The Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling (SAHM) has been created to both expedite habitat modeling and help maintain a record of the various input data, pre- and post-processing steps and modeling options incorporated in the construction of a…

2014
Data Management Challenges in Species Distribution Modeling

An important component in the fields of ecology and conservation biology is understanding the environmental conditions and geographic areas that are suitable for a given species to inhabit. A common tool in determining such areas is species…

2014
Data Management Challenges in Species Distribution Modeling

An important component in the fields of ecology and conservation biology is understanding the environmental conditions and geographic areas that are suitable for a given species to inhabit. A common tool in determining such areas is species…

2014
Climate change and fire effects on a prairie-woodland ecotone: projecting species range shifts with a dynamic global vegetation model

Large shifts in species ranges have been predicted under future climate scenarios based primarily on niche-based species distribution models. However, the mechanisms that would cause such shifts are uncertain. Natural and anthropogenic fires have…

2013
Climate change and fire effects on a prairie-woodland ecotone: projecting species range shifts with a dynamic global vegetation model

Large shifts in species ranges have been predicted under future climate scenarios based primarily on niche-based species distribution models. However, the mechanisms that would cause such shifts are uncertain. Natural and anthropogenic fires have…

2013
Vegetation projections for Wind Cave National Park with three future climate scenarios: Final report in completion of Task Agreement J8W07100052

The effects of climate change on the natural resources protected by Parks will likely be substantial, but geographically variable, due to local variation in climate trajectories and differences among ecosystems in their vulnerability to climate…

2013
Vegetation projections for Wind Cave National Park with three future climate scenarios: Final report in completion of Task Agreement J8W07100052

The effects of climate change on the natural resources protected by Parks will likely be substantial, but geographically variable, due to local variation in climate trajectories and differences among ecosystems in their vulnerability to climate…

2013