MTNCLIM 2008 List of Talks and Posters

The MTNCLIM 2008 Conference was held 9-12 June 2008 in Silverton, Colorado, USA.

Conference Program [pdf]

Abstracts for talks and poster presentations [pdf]

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PRESENTATIONS from MTNCLIM 2008 (in pdf format)
Alphabetic by Senior Author's Last Name

Poster
A TALE OF TWO TAILS
ANDERSON, MICHAEL L.

Poster
LINKING SOIL COMMUNITIES AND TREE SPECIES IN RELATION TO CARBON CYCLING IN HIGH ELEVATION FORESTS
Ayres, Edward; Steltzer, Heidi; and Wall, Diana H.

Poster
SOUTHERN SIERRA CRITICAL ZONE OBSERVATORY (CZO): HYDROCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS, SCIENCE AND MEASUREMENT STATEGY
Bales, R., Boyer, B., Conklin, M., Goulden, M., Hopmans, J., Hunsaker, C., Johnson, D., Kirchner, J., Liu, F., and Tague, C.

Invited Keynote Talk
ADVANCES IN MOUNTAIN CLIMATE RESEARCH
Barry, Roger G.

Talk
INFERRING THE ROLE OF CLIMATE IN THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN PIKA
Beever, Erik; Ray, Chris; Mote, Philip; and Wilkening, Jennifer

Poster
RIBBON FOREST AND SNOW CONDITIONS IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
BEKKER, MATTHEW F., AND FAGRE, DANIEL B.

Poster
HIGH-ELEVATION PRIMARY PRODUCTION DRIVEN BY CONTRASTING EFFECTS OF GROWING SEASON LENGTH AND SOIL MOISTURE
BERDANIER, AARON B. AND KLEIN, JULIA A.

Invited Talk
ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE ON US FEDERAL LANDS
Blate, Geoffrey M.

Invited Talk
CLIMATE AND LAND USE CHANGE IMPACTS ON CARBON AND WATER CYCLES IN HIGH ELEVATION ANDEAN ECOSYSTEMS: MONITORING AND INSTITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS
Brown, Sandra

Invited Talk
REGIONAL CLIMATE - DOWNSCALING: WHEN, HOW, HOW MUCH, WHAT ASSUMPTIONS?
Byrne, James, Ryan MacDonald, and Stefan Kienzle

Poster
ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AT ALPINE TREELINE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: BASELINE DATA AND A REVIEW IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
CRIPPS, CATHY L, HORAK, EGON AND K. MOHATT

Poster
PUTTING CLIMATE CHANGE THEORY INTO PRACTICE FOR WILDLIFE AND WILDLAND CONSERVATION
Cross, Molly S., Tabor, Gary M., and The NCEAS Climate Change and Wildlife Conservation Working Group.

Invited Talk
HIDDEN CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN COMPLEX TERRAIN
Daly, Christopher

Talk
FIRE HISTORY IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES: EVIDENCE OF MIXED-SEVERITY FIRES IN MONTANE FORESTS
DANIELS, LORI D., COCHRANE, JED, GRAY, ROBERT W., AND KUBIAN , RICK.

Talk
DROUGHT-INDUCED VEGETATION CHANGE IN SKY ISLAND MOUNTAINS: REMOTELY SENSED PHENOLOGY ALONG GRADIENTS OF WOODY PLANT COVER
Davison, Jennifer E., Breshears, David D., and Van Leeuwen, Willem J. D.

Poster
DOWNSCALING IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAINS: A WISHLIST
DETTINGER, MICHAEL

Contributed Lunch Talk
A FLAT-LANDER'S PERSPECTIVE ON LEARNING ABOUT COLORADO'S MOUNTAIN CLIMATES
DOESKEN, NOLAN

Poster
ASSESSING CLIMATE CHANGE FOR BIODIVERSITY IN NEW MEXICO: CONSERVATION IMPLICATIONS AT REGIONAL AND LOCAL SCALES
ENQUIST, CAROLYN A.F., GIRVETZ, EVAN, AND GORI, DAVID

Poster
MYCORRHIZAL SYMBIOSES ABOVE TREELINE IN THE PATAGONIAN ANDES OF ARGENTINA AT CERRO CHALLHUACO, A POTENTIAL GLORIA SITE: PART II
FERNANDEZ, NATALIA; FONTENLA, SONIA; APPLE, MARTHA AND EZCURRA, CECILIA

Poster
GLACIER CHANGES IN THE AMERICAN WEST
FOUNTAIN, ANDREW G., HOFFMAN, M., AND BASAGIC, H.

Poster
ROOTS IN THE ROCKS: AN APPLICATION OF HERBCHRONOLOGY ABOVE TREELINE AT BARNEY ROCK GLACIER, SIERRA NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, USA
Franklin, Rebecca S.

Talk
COMBINED WATER BALANCE AND TREE-RING APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL HYDROLOGIC EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER
Gray, Stephen AND McCabe, Gregory

Poster
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PRECIPITATION AND STREAMFLOW RECONSTRUCTED FROM BLUE OAK TREE RINGS
Griffin, R. Daniel, Woodhouse, Connie A., and David W. Stahle

Poster
INTERPRETING CLIMATE IMPACTS ON SWISS MOUNTAIN BIOTA
GUISAN, A., RANDIN, C., ENGLER, R., AND VITTOZ, P.

Poster
THE EFFECT OF TOPOGRAPHY AND WEATHER ON THE SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF SIMULATED FINE-FUEL MOISTURE
GWOZDZ, RICHARD, AND DONALD MCKENZIE

Poster
ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS OF THE WESTERN U.S.
Halofsky, Jessica E., And Peterson, David L.

Invited Talk
21ST CENTURY WATER MANAGEMENT: THE MYTH OF CLIMATE STATIONARITY AND STRATEGIES FOR WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN A RAPIDLY EVOLVING CLIMATE
Hamlet, Alan F.

Poster
CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON VEGETATION WATER AND CARBON CYCLYING AND SPECIES COMPOSITION IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
HEYN, KAVITA, A., TAGUE, CHRISTINA L., CHRISTENSEN, LINDSEY

Poster
CLIMATE INFLUENCES ON PLANT GROWTH: SPATIOTEMPORAL PATTERNS IN MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS OF THE WEST
Hicke, Jeffrey A. and Meddens, Arjan J. H.

Poster
TREE DEMOGRAPHY ON MT RAINIER: FORECASTING RANGE SHIFTS UNDER GLOBAL WARMING
Hille Ris Lambers, Janneke, Kane, Ailene, Larson, Andrew and Lundquist, Jessica

Invited Talk
THE CHALLENGE TO DOWNSCALE PRESENT AND FUTURE CLIMATES
Horel, John

Poster
A PROCESS-BASED MODELING APPROACH TO THE INTERPRETATION OF HIGH-ELEVATION TREE-RING RECORDS IN THE WESTERN US.
HUGHES, MALCOLM K., SALZER, MATTHEW, W., AMMANN, CASPAR, FRANKLIN, REBECCA, FENBIAO NI.

Talk
CHANGES IN DATES OF EMERGENCE FROM HIBERNATION BY CHIPMUNKS, GROUND SQUIRRELS, AND MARMOTS AT HIGH ALTITUDE IN THE COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAINS: AN EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE?
Inouye, David W., Barr, Billy

Invited Talk
IMPLEMENTING ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT IN THE FEDERAL CONTEXT: FROM THE EVERGLADES TO YELLOWSTONE
Iott, Susan

Poster
DECADAL HYDROLOGIC REGIMES IN THE SAN JOAQUIN BASIN, CALIFORNIA
Johnstone, James A.

Talk
DIFFICULTIES IN THE MEASUREMENT AND INTERPRETATION OF HIGH ELEVATION CLIMATE DATA IN UTAH
Julander, Randall P.

Invited Talk
ROARING FORK RIVER: A SUB-REGIONAL INITIATIVE
Katzenberger, John W. And Masone, Michelle

Talk
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR INVESTIGATING AND MONITORING COLORADO MOUNTAIN SYSTEM SENSITIVITY TO REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE EDGE OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU
Landry, Christopher C.; Painter, Thomas H.; Barrett, Andrew P. Neff, Jason C.; Lawrence, Corey R.; Castle, Sara; Steltzer, Heidi and Marshall, Hans-Peter

Poster
IMPROVING HYDROCLIMATIC RECONSTRUCTIONS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST USING REGIONAL AND LOCAL SPATIAL VARIABILITY IN RUNOFF
LITTELL, JEREMY S. AND HAMLET, ALAN

Talk
ELEVATION-DEPENDENT SOURCE WATERS FOR THE UPPER MERCED RIVER, SIERRA NEVADA, CALIFORNIA: RUNOFF DISPROPORTIONALITY, SHIFT IN FLOWPATHS AND HYDROCLIMATIC IMPLICATIONS
Liu, Fengjing, Conklin, Martha H., AND Conrad, Mark E.

Poster
THE USA NATIONAL PHENOLOGY NETWORK: TOWARDS AN INTEGRATIVE ASSESSMENT OF GLOBAL CHANGE IMPACTS AT THE NATIONAL SCALE
LOSLEBEN, MARK, AND WELTZIN, JAKE

Talk
IAI CRN 2047 DOCUMENTING, UNDERSTANDING AND PROJECTING CHANGES IN THE HYDROLOGICAL CYCLE IN THE AMERICA CORDILLERA- AN OVERVIEW
LUCKMAN, BRIAN H., AND CRN2047 MEMBERS

Talk
MAPPING TEMPERATURE ACROSS COMPLEX TERRAIN
Lundquist, Jessica D., Pepin, Nick, And Mote, Phil

Poster
WHITEBARK PINE CITIZEN SCIENTISTS PROJECT: A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO MONITORING CATASTROPHIC WHITEBARK PINE LOSS IN THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM
MacFarlane, W. Wallace, Logan, Jesse A., Willcox, Louisa

Poster
TRENDS IN SNOWPACK EVOLUTION, SPRING PRECIPITATION, AND STREAMFLOW IN THE CROWN OF THE CONTINENT ECOSYSTEM
MARSH, WENDY, PEDERSON, GREGORY, FAGRE, DANIEL, GRAY, STEPHEN

Poster
FROM A POINT TO A BASIN: COMPARING CONTINUOUS, POINT SNOW DEPTH MEASUREMENTS FROM AN AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION WITH EXTENSIVE, HIGH RESOLUTION BASIN-WIDE DEPTHS IN SENATOR BECK BASIN, CO
Marshall, Hans-Peter; Gleason, J. Andrew; Landry, Chris, McCreight, James

Poster
CHARACTERIZING HYDROLOGIC VARIABILITY IN TRIBUTARY SYSTEMS OF THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN
MATTER, MARGARET A., GARCIA, LUIS A. AND FONTANE, DARRELL G.

Poster
ROLE OF THE NORTHERN ANNULAR MODE IN FOCUSING CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
McAfee, Stephanie A., Russell, Joellen L.

Invited Talk
ADAPTATION CHALLENGES IN THE WEST: CLIMATE, FIRE, AND INSECTS
McKenzie, Don; Peterson, Dave; and Littell, Jeremy

Invited Talk
THE NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (NARCCAP): RESULTS OVER THE MOUNTAINOUS WEST
MEARNS, LINDA O.

Poster
GEOGRAPHIC, PERIGLACIAL, AND CLIMATIC RELATIONSHIPS OF AMERICAN PIKA (OCHOTONA PRINCEPS) IN THE EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA AND WESTERN GREAT BASIN
Millar, Connie, Bob Westfall, and Diane Delany

Talk
HOW WELL DO FIRST FLOWERING DATES MEASURE PLANT RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE?
Miller-Rushing, Abraham J., Inouye, David W., and Primack, Richard B.

Invited Keynote Talk
USGS IN THE 21st CENTURY: ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER NEW DIRECTIONS
Myers, Mark

Poster
ASSESSING THE REPRESENTATIVENESS OF THE NRCS SNOTEL SYSTEM IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN
Nolin, Anne W. and Brown, Aimee

Poster
GLACIER MELT MAKES A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO SUMMERTIME UPPER HOOD RIVER STREAMFLOW
Nolin, Anne W. and Phillippe, Jeff

Poster
A "GLORIA" LONG-TERM MONITORING SITE FOR DETECTION OF CLIMATE-INDUCED CHANGES IN ALPINE PLANT COMMUNITIES IN THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO, USA
Nydick, Koren AND Crawford, Julie

Talk
THE SAN JUAN CLIMATE INITIATIVE: A SCIENTIST-STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIP FOR UNDERSTANDING AND ADAPTING TO PLACE-BASED CLIMATE CHANGE
Nydick, Koren

Invited Talk
ADAPTATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR NATIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT IN LIGHT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
O'Halloran, Kathy A. and David L. Peterson

Talk
MULTI-SCALE RECONSTRUCTIONS OF SNOWPACK VARIABILITY FOR KEY WATERSHEDS IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA: TREE-RINGS PROVIDE INSIGHTS ON THE PAST 500 TO 1000 YEARS
Pederson, Gregory, Gray, Stephen, Graumlich, Lisa, Fagre, Daniel, and Shinker, J.J.

Poster
TEMPERATURE TRENDS IN NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS: A GLOBAL CONTEXT
Pepin, Nick C., Lundquist, Jessica

Poster
RESPONSES OF BURYING BEETLE LIFE-HISTORY TO CHANGE IN ELEVATION: A RECIPROCAL TRANSPLANT EXPERIMENT.
PONTIUS, KIRA E., SMITH, ROSEMARY J.

Poster
MIDGE-BASED AIR TEMPERATURE INFERENCE MODEL PROVIDES EVIDENCE FOR PEAK HOLOCENE WARMTH AT ~5200 YR BP IN THE EASTERN GREAT BASIN, USA
Porinchu, David F., Reinemann, Scott, Mark, Bryan, and Box, Jason

Invited Talk
CLIMATE SERVICES IN SUPPORT OF ADAPTATION
Pulwarty, Roger S.

Talk
PAST AND FUTURE CHANGES IN ALPINE TUNDRA IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Randin, Christophe F., Humphries, Hope, C., Liston, Glen E., Hiemstra, Christopher A., Yoccoz, Nigel G., Bowman, William D., Seastedt, Timothy R., Suding, Katharine N. and Williams, Mark W.
Talk
ANALYSIS OF CLIMATIC CHANGES IN THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN REGION DURING THE 20TH CENTURY
Rangwala, Imtiaz

Talk
CLIMATIC AND TOPOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES ON THE MASS BALANCE OF A RECEDING CIRQUE GLACIER, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
REARDON, BLASE A., HARPER, JOEL T., FAGRE, DANIEL B., AND DESKINS, A.M. GEOSCIENCES

Invited Talk
WESTERN MOUNTAIN CLIMATE FOR 2007-2008 IN PERSPECTIVE
Redmond, Kelly T.

Talk
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON GREATER SAGE-GROUSE (Centrocercus urophasianus) POPULATIONS IN THE NORTHERN ROCKIES AND GREAT PLAINS: UNDERSTANDING THE COMBINED IMPACTS OF CLIMATE, ALTERED FIRE REGIMES AND EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Schrag, Anne M., Ritter, Joy, and Forrest, Steve C.

Talk
INNOVATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT IN MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES: AN ADAPTATION APPROACH TO INCREASED CLIMATIC VARIABILITY
Schreier, Hans

Poster
VERIFICATION OF GRIDDED CLIMATE DATA IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN
Simeral, David B., Abatzoglou, John, T., Redmond, Kelly T., and McCurdy, Greg, D.

Poster
SNOW AVALANCHE PATH ECOLOGY: EXAMPLES FROM THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO
SIMONSON, SARA, STOHLGREN, THOMAS, LANDRY, CHRIS, AND FASSNACHT, STEVEN

Poster
DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF ULTRAVIOLET-B RADIATION ON ASPEN LITTER DECOMPOSITION IN RELATION TO PRECIPITATION FREQUENCY
Smith, William K., Steltzer, Heidi, Tree, Roger, Matthew Wallenstein, Gao, Wei, AND Parton, William J.

Invited Talk
ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN FOREST MANAGEMENT - A MANAGAMENT AGENCY RESPONSE
Spittlehouse, David L.

Poster
MULTI-PROXY STUDIES IN PALEOLIMNOLOGY - HOW MANY PROXIES IS ENOUGH?
STARRATT, SCOTT

Talk
FIELD-BASED VEGETATION MONITORING THROUGH SPECTRAL TECHNOLOGIES: SUCCESSES AND LIMITATIONS
Steltzer, Heidi and Chong, Geneva

Talk
TAKING THE PULSE OF MOUNTAIN FORESTS: THE CORDILLERA FOREST DYNAMICS NETWORK (CORFOR)
Stephenson, Nate, Duque, Alvaro, Alvarez, Esteban, Carilla, Julieta, Daniels, Lori, Grau, Ricardo, Greenwood, Greg, Harmon, Mark, Orrego, Sergio, Van Mantgem, Phil, and Veblen, Tom

Poster
ESTABLISHING GLORIA LONG-TERM ALPINE MONITORING IN SOUTHWESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Swerhun, Kristina, Jamieson, Glen, Smith, Dan J. and Turner, Nancy J.

Poster
ECOTONES AND VEGETATION BANDS: 70 YEARS OF VEGETATION DYNAMICS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
THORNE, JAMES, DOBROWSKI, SOLOMON, BOYNTON, RYAN, THRASHER, SARAH, BJORKMAN, JACKIE, SAFFORD, HUGH

Talk
WIDESPREAD INCREASE OF TREE MORTALITY RATES IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
van Mantgem, Phillip J., Stephenson, Nathan L., Byrne, John C., Daniels, Lori D., Franklin, Jerry F., Fule, Peter Z., Harmon, Mark E., Smith, Jeremy M., Taylor, Alan H., and Veblen, Thomas T.

Invited Talk
MANAGING RESOURCES IN AN ERA OF UNCERTAINTY
Welling, Leigh

Poster
A RECORD OF LONG-TERM HYDROLOGIC VARIABILITY FOR THE UPPER SNAKE RIVER
WISE, ERIKA K

Poster
INTERPRETING AND REFINING THE CLIMATE SIGNAL IN MILLENNIAL-LENGTH 5-NEEDLE PINE CHRONOLOGIES
Woodhouse, Connie, Gray, Stephen, Hughes, Malcolm, Kipfmueller, Kurt, Pederson, Greg, Salzer, Matthew, Brown, Peter, and Lukas, Jeffrey