Photo: Sunrise on Indian Peaks Sunrise on the Indian Peaks from Niwot Ridge, Colorado Front Range. Bill Bowman

MTNCLIM 2012 Talks and Posters


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Conference Program including agenda, abstracts, and list of participants. This is the version included in meeting packets.
Program Additions, Replacements, and Corrections
Abstracts updated with all talks and poster presentations
Welcoming remarks by Connie Millar
Powell Center announcement by Jill Baron
Bridging Boundaries Link to video archive of the post-conference manager's workshop, Bridging Boundaries.

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VIDEO ARCHIVES OF MTNCLIM2012 PRESENTATIONS
Created and hosted by Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

PRESENTATIONS from MTNCLIM 2012 (in pdf format)
Alphabetic by Senior Author's Last Name

Talk
THE GLORIA PROJECT AND FUNCTIONAL TRAITS OF MOUNTAIN PLANTS AS PREDICTORS OF THEIR RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Apple, Martha E., Bengtson, Lindsey, Millar, Constance, Westfall, Robert, and Dick, Jan

Talk
THERMAL HETEROGENEITY IN STREAMS: ANIMALS EXPLOIT IT, MODELS IGNORE IT
Armstrong, Jonathan B., Schindler, Daniel E., and Lisi, Peter J.

Poster
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON MARTEN AND FISHER IN THE CALIFORNIA SIERRAS
Bachelet, Dominique, Spencer, Wayne, Rustigian-Romsos, Heather, and Ferschweiler, Ken

Talk
VARIABILITY IN MICROCLIMATES OF MOUNTAIN RANGES OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA, AND ITS EFFECT ON DISTRIBUTION AND TREND OF ALPINE MAMMALS
Beever, Erik A., Dobrowski, Solomon Z., Wilkening, Jennifer L., Hall, Embere, Wolff, Sue

PPT
HANS EDUARD SUESS (1909-1993),RADIOCARBON, SUN AND CLIMATE
Berger, Wolf H.

Poster
WESTERN SPRUCE BUDWORM OUTBREAKS: A DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTION AND TREND ANALYSIS IN THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS, MONTANA, U.S.A.
Bottero, Alessandra, Naficy, Cameron E., and Veblen, Thomas T.

Poster
LOOKING BEYOND CLIMATE: DISTURBANCE EFFECTS AND SUBSTRATE LIMITATIONS ON TREE DISTRIBUTIONS IN ARCTIC AND TEMPERATE ALPINE ECOSYSTEMS
Brown, Carissa D., Johnstone, Jill F., and Vellend, Mark

Keynote
ECOSYSTEM GOODS AND SERVICES, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND ADAPTIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN MOUNTAIN REGIONS
Bugmann, Harald, Temperli, Christian, and Elkin, Che

Poster
MODELING PIKA PRESENCE IN THE WESTERN US: RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIMATE VARIABLES, MODEL SENSITIVITIES, AND CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS
Buotte, Polly C. and Hicke, Jeffrey A.

Talk
DOES CLIMATE TRUMP FISH OR DO FISH TRUMP CLIMATE? LONGER-TERM ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND FORCING FACTORS TO A SUBALPINE, MESOTROPHIC LAKE
Chandra, Sudeep, Trowbridge, Wendy, Henery, Rene, and Goldman, Charles,

Poster
SPATIO-TEMPORAL PATTERNS OF MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE ACTIVITY IN THE SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS, POST-EPIDEMIC REGENERATION, AND POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES
Chapman, Teresa B., and Veblen, T.T.

Poster
ASSESSMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY TO MANAGE ELK ACROSS A CHANGING LANDSCAPE
Childress, Amber N., Ojima, Dennis S., Baron, Jill S., and Galvin, Kathy

Talk
PROGLACIAL LAKE-SEDIMENT RECORDS: SEARCHING FOR CLIMATIC SIGNIFICANCE IN A SPLIT- PERSONALITY SYSTEM
Clark, Douglas H.

Talk
EVALUATION OF SNODAS SNOW DEPTH AND SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT ESTIMATES FOR THE COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAINS, USA
Clow, David W., Nanus, Leora, Verdin, Kristine L., and Schmidt, Jeffrey

Poster
ESTIMATING PLANT SPECIES MIGRATION RATES IN THE PAST AND FUTURE
Cole, Kenneth L., Truettner, Charles M., Cobb, Neil S., and Ironside, Kirsten

Poster
CLIMBING THE SPATIAL LADDER: MAPPING TREE MORTALITY WITH GLOBAL SATELLITE IMAGERY
Cowles, Travis R., Hicke, Jeffrey A., and Meddens, Arjan J.H.

Poster
MONITORING HISTORICAL MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK EXTENT ACROSS WESTERN NORTH AMERICA: CLIMATE DATA RECORD (CDR) DEVELOPMENT FROM LANDSAT AND MODIS
Crawford, Christopher J.

Talk
PATTERN AND PROCESSES OF TREE MORTALITY AT LOCAL AND REGIONAL SCALES
Das, Adrian

Keynote
EXTREME EVENTS IN MOUNTAIN CLIMATES: THE ROLE OF LARGE STORMS AND ATMOSPHERIC RIVERS IN THE CLARITY OF LAKE TAHOE
Dettinger, Michael, and Schladow, Geoff

Poster
HYDROLOGIC RESPONSE TO VARIABLE SNOWMELT INPUT IN TWO HEADWATER CATCHMENTS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
Driscoll, Jessica M., Molotch, Noah P., Jepsen, Steven, Meixner, Thomas, and Williams, Mark W.

Poster
REGIONAL CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND COMPOSITIONAL CHANGE AT UPPER TREELINE ALONG A LATITUDINAL GRADIENT IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Elliott, Grant P., Kipfmueller, Kurt F.

Poster
HIGH-ELEVATION PINES ARE LESS RESISTANT TO BARK BEETLE ATTACK THAN LOW-ELEVATION PINES
Ferrenberg, Scott

Talk
THE SPATIAL VARIATION OF GLACIER RETREAT ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEST, USA
Fountain, Andrew, Basagic, Hassan, Thorneycroft, Kristina, McCabe, Gregory, and Fagre, Daniel

Invited Panelist
NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT
Garfin, Gregg M.

Poster
THE SOUTHWEST CLIMATE ASSESSMENT: KEY CLIMATE FINDINGS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE REGION
Garfin, Gregg M.

Poster
BIOGEOGRAPHY OF ASPEN IN NORTH AMERICA: INFERRING CLIMATIC NICHE DIFFERENTIATION
Greer, Burke.

Talk
A TREE-RING RECORD OF MONSOON CLIMATE IN THE U.S. SOUTHWEST
Griffin, Daniel, Woodhouse, Connie A., Meko, David M., Stahle, David W., and Faulstich, Holly L.

Poster
INTEGRATING CLIMATE SCIENCE INTO MANAGEMENT-ORIENTED ADAPTATION SCENARIOS: TOWARDS A HYBRID APPROACH
Gross, John E., Welling, Leigh A., and Udall, Bradley H.

Talk
THE ROLE OF MICROBES IN ACCUMULATING NO3- IN THE SURFACE WATERS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Hall, E.K. and Baron J.S.

Poster
INCREASED WINTER-SEASON SNOWPACK ABLATION FOLLOWING SEVERE FOREST DISTURBANCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR NEGATIVE FEEDBACKS ON WATER AVALIABILITY
Harpold, Adrian A., Brooks, Paul D., Biederman, Joel A., and Gochis, David

Poster
TO SHIFT OR NOT TO SHIFT - THE EFFECT OF SEASONAL CLIMATE, MOUNTAIN PEAK LOCATION AND LIFE-FORM ON RANGE SHIFT RATES
Harsch, Melanie A. and HilleRisLambers, Janneke
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Poster
ASSOCIATION OF SPRUCE BEETLE OUTBREAKS IN NORTHWESTERN COLORADO WITH INTERANNUAL AND MULTIDECALDAL-SCALE CLIMATE VARIATION
Hart, S.J., Eisenhart, K.S., Jarvis, D., Kulakowski, D.,, and Veblen, T.T.

Talk
ACTIONABLE SCIENCE AND DECISION SUPPORT FOR MANAGING RISKS FROM CHANGING MOUNTAIN CLIMATES
Hartmann, Holly C.

Poster
REGIONAL TREE MORTALITY FROM BARK BEETLE OUTBREAKS AND WILDFIRES IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA: EXTENT AND IMPACTS TO CARBON STOCKS
Hicke, Jeffrey A., Meddens, A. J. H., and Allen, Craig D.

Talk
INTERACTIONS OF LIGHT SNOWPACK, EARLY SNOWMELT, LATE FROST, FLOWERING, POLLINATORS, AND SEED-EATING ANIMALS
Inouye, David W. and McKinney, Amy M.

Poster
QUANTIFYING ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS ON SAP FLOW IN GREAT BASIN TREE SPECIES AND THEIR POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANE FOR MOUNTAIN GROUNDWATER RECHARGE UNDER ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE
Johnson, Brittany G., Jason, Richard L., and Arnone III, John A.

Poster
YEAR-ROUND PRODUCTIVITY IN A MID-MONTANE MIXED CONIFER FOREST IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
Kelly, Anne E. and Goulden, Michael L.

Poster
SHIFTS IN ALPINE AND SUB-ALPINE PLANT SPECIES ABUNDANCES OVER NEARLY FIVE DECADES IN A WESTERN NORTH AMERICA MOUNTAIN RANGE
Kopp, Christopher W. and Cleland, Elsa E.

Poster
DECADAL SNOW COVER TRENDS IN HEMLOCK-FIR ECOTONE AREAS OF THE WESTERN OREGON CASCADES VIA MODIS SNOW COVER PRODUCTS
Kostadinov, Tihomir S., Lookingbill, Todd R., Phelan, Conor, and Strickler, Ethan

Talk
ALPINE TREELINE WARMING EXPERIMENT: EFFECTS OF MICROCLIMATE ON SUBALPINE SEEDLING ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN AND BEYOND TWO SPECIES' CURRENT ELEVATION RANGES
Kueppers, Lara M., Castanha, Cristina, Moyes, Andrew, Germino, Matthew, and Torn, Margaret

Talk
DIRECT AND INDIRECT EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON BUNDLES OF GRASSLAND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Lamarque, Pénélope, Lavorel, Sandra, Quétier, Fabien, and Mouchet ,Maud

Talk
ADAPTATION OF MOUNTAIN REGIONS TO DROUGHT RECURRENCE IN A CONTEXT OF GLOBAL CHANGE
Lavorel, S., Courbaud, B., Dobremez, L., Nettier, B., Lamarque, P., Véron, F., and Bonet, R.

Poster
SMALL AUTOMATED SENSOR OF PLANT FLOWERING AND VEGETATIVE BUD BREAK
Lintz, H.E., Kruger, A., and Niemeier, J.J.

Poster
CURRENT EVIDENCE FOR TREE SPECIES MIGRATION IN THE PACIFIC MOUNTAINOUS UNITED STATES: LINKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE, MANAGEMENT, AND NATURAL DISTURBANCE
Lintz, H.E., Yost, A., Gray, A., and Monleon, V.

Talk
RECONCILING DISPARATE TRENDS IN HIGH-ELEVATION HYDROLOGY AND LOW-ELEVATION PRECIPITATION MEASUREMENTS: IS PRECIPITATION DECLINING IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS?
Luce, Charles H., Holden, Zachary A., Abatzoglou, John, and Pederson, Greg

Poster
ALLOCATION TO CONSTITUTUVE DEFENSE PREDICTS MORTALITY IN PIÑON PINE DURING DROUGHTS OF THE PAST CENTURY
Macalady, Alison K., Kläy, Matthias, Bugmann, Harald, Gaylord, Monica E., English, Nathan E., Allen, Craig D., Swetnam Thomas S., and McDowell Nate G..

Poster
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK GLORIA SITES IN A REGIONAL CONTEXT
Malanson, George P., Fagre, Daniel B.

Poster
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? STAGNANT AND ADVANCING TREELINES IN ALPINE AND SUBARCTIC LOCALITIES
Mamet, Steven D. and Kershaw, G. Peter

Poster
RECENT RESPONSE OF THE GLOBAL WATER BALANCE TO WARMING
McCabe, Gregory J., and Wolock, David M.

Talk
INTRODUCING NEVCAN: THE NEVADA CLIMATE-ECOHYDROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT NETWORK OF REAL-TIME VERY HIGH RESOLUTION ENVIRONMENTAL DATA IN THE GREAT BASIN
Mensing, Scott, Strachan, Scotty, Biondi, Franco, Devitt, Dale, Fenstermaker, Lynn, Arnone, Jay, Saito, Laurel, Bird, Brian, Lyles, Brad, McCurdy, Greg, Lancaster, Nicholas, and Piechota, Thomas

Poster
ELEVATION DEPENDENT WARMING: WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY
Miller, James, Rangwala, Imtiaz, Naud, Catherine, and Chen, Yonghua

Talk
RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN THE SKY ISLAND REGION: FROM PLANNING TO ACTION
Misztal, Louise, Garfin, G., and Hansen, L.

Talk
SUPERENSEMBLE REGIONAL CLIMATE MODELING FOR THE WESTERN US: A NEW WAY OF SEEING MOUNTAIN CLIMATES
Mote, Philip W, Rupp, David, Novak, Kayla, Jones, Richard, and Allen, Myles

Poster
PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESSES OF LIMBER PINE SEEDLINGS AT AND ABOVE TREELINE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTALLY ADVANCED SNOWMELT
Moyes, Andrew B., Germino, Matthew J., and Kueppers, Lara M. (1, 3)

Poster
COMBINING GEOSPATIAL VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND SCENARIO PLANNING FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION: A FIRE MANAGEMENT EXAMPLE
Nydick, Koren R., Schwartz, M., Moritz, Max, and Sydoriak, Charisse

Poster
COMPLEX MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES RCN-SEES: ADVANCING OUR SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL UNDERSTANDING OF COMPLEX MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES AND THEIR VULNERABILITY TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Pinel, Sandra, Gosz, Jim Norton Todd; Stanford, Jack; and Crabtree, Robert

Talk
LATE QUATERNARY CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST OF THE UNITED STATES: EVIDENCE FROM SUB-FOSSIL MIDGE ANALYSIS
Porinchu, David F., Reinemann, S. A., and Haskett, D.

Poster
EFFECTS OF PRECIPITATION CHANGE ON POPULATION DYNAMICS OF BROMUS TECTORUM
Prevéy, Janet S., Seastedt, Timothy R.

Panelist
PERSPECTIVES ON EMERGING MOUNTAIN-CLIMATE INSTITUTIONS
Ralph, Marty

Poster
AMPLIFIED WATER VAPOR FEEDBACK AT HIGH ELEVATIONS DURING WINTER
Rangwala, Imtiaz, Miller, James R., and Barsugli, Joseph

Keynote
WESTERN CLIMATE 2011-2012 IN PERSPECTIVE
Redmond, Kelly T.

Poster
A VULNERABILTY ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR ADAPTING YELLOWSTONE CUTTHROAT TROUT TO CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE SHOSHONE NATIONAL FOREST, WYOMING
Rice, Janine M., Joyce, Linda A., Baggett, L. Scott, Zubik, Ray, Armel, Bryan, Cary, Karri L., and Bevenger, Greg

Talk
ROLE OF HUMAN INTERVENTION IN CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Running, Steve

Talk
DISTURBANCE REGIMES AND DISTURBANCE WINDOWS: CONTEMPORARY POST-FIRE PHENOLOGY IN THE BASIN AND RANGE, USA
Sankey, Joel

Talk
DEVELOPING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN
Schreier, Hans

Talk
RECONSTRUCTING ALPINE SNOWPACKS USING DIATOM INFERENCE MODELS AND LONG-TERM RECORDS OF LAKE HYDROCHEMISTRY
Sickman, Jim

Poster
NEAR-SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE PATTERNS IN COMPLEX TERRAIN, SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS, ARIZONA
Simeral, David, B., and Albright, Thomas, P.,

Poster
DIATOM RECORD OF HOLOCENE LAKE LEVEL AND MOISTURE VARIABILITY IN THE NORTHERN RUBY MOUNTAINS, NEVADA
Starratt, Scott W.

Poster
ASSESSING ACCURACY OF A PROBABILISTIC MODEL FOR VERY LARGE FIRE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: A HIGH PARK FIRE CASE STUDY
Stavros, E. Natasha, Abatzoglou, John, Larkin, Sim, McKenzie, Don, Steel, E. Ashley

Talk
DECLINING WATER QUALITY IN SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAIN STREAMS UNDER PROJECTED CLIMATIC CHANGES
Stewart, Iris T., Ficklin, Darren L., and Maurer, Edwin P.

Poster
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE: DESIGN OF INTERDISCIPLINARY REMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING STATIONS
Strachan, Scotty, Slater, Dave, Lyles, Brad, Smith, Ken, and McMahon, Mike

Poster
CAN TREE-RING CHRONOLOGIES DETERMINE THE CLIMATIC VARIABLES IN A PICEA ENGELMANNII DISTRIBUTION MODEL?
Truettner, Charles M., Cole, Kenneth L., Cobb, Neil S., and Giles, John R.

Talk
CLIMATIC STRESS INCREASES FOREST FIRE SEVERITY INDEPENDENT OF FIRE INTENSITY
van Mantgem, Phillilp J., Nesmith, Jonathan C., Keifer, MaryBeth, and Knapp, Eric

Talk
TEMPERATURE AS A POTENT DRIVER OF REGIONAL FOREST DROUGHT STRESS AND TREE MORTALITY
Williams, A. Park, Allen, Craig D., Macalady, Alison K., Griffin, Daniel, Woodhouse, Connie A., Meko, David M., Swetnam, Thomas W., Rauscher, Sara A., Seager, Richard, Grissino-Mayer, Henri D., Dean, Jeffrey, Cook, Edward R., Gangodagamage, Chandana, Cai, Michael, and McDowell, Nathan M.

Talk
AN OVERVIEW OF ADAPTIVE CAPACITY ASSESSMENT OPTIONS AND AN APPROACH FOR ASSESSING THE READINESS OF FOREST MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS TO RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Williamson, Tim and Gray, Paul

Keynote
HEADWATER RIVERS AND CARBON STORAGE
Wohl, Ellen, Dwire, Kathleen A., and Sutfin, Nicholas A.

Poster
STREAMFLOW AND MONSOON RECONSTUCTIONS FOR THE RIO GRANDE BASIN, USA
Woodhouse, Connie A., Meko, David M., Griffin, D., and Castro, Christopher L.