MTNCLIM 2014 Talks and Posters


Photo: Timpanogos Mtns Timpanogos Mountains

Conference Program including agenda, abstracts, and list of participants.
Conference Agenda
Managers Workshop - Agenda and notes from the post-conference workshop


PDFs of the presentations in the order found in the Agenda.
Posters are after the last oral presentation.

Opening Address
ROUND-UP OF MTNCLIM WEATHER SINCE 2012
Redmond, Kelly

Keynote Address
ASSESSMENT, ADAPTATION, AND COPRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE
Jacobs, Kathy

Session: Mountain Refugia, How They Work, and Options for Climate Adaptation

THE ROLES OF MOUNTAIN REFUGIA IN PAST AND FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGES
Jackson, Stephen T.

TOPOCLIMATIC VARIATIONS IN TEMPERATURE AND WINDS AS THE BASIS FOR MOUNTAIN REFUGIA
Whiteman, C. David. Five animated slides (without sound). Clicking on the button with horizontal lines at the lower right will list the five clips.

MOUNTAIN REFUGIA AND THE VELOCITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Dobrowski, Solomon Z.

CLIMATE CHANGE REFUGIA AS A TOOL FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Morelli, Toni L.

NPS CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSE LEADERSHIP: SERVICE WIDE, REGIONAL, AND AT DEVILS POSTPILE NATIONAL MONUMENT CLIMATE CHANGE REFUGIA AS A TOOL FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Dulen, Deanna

Contributed Talks - Session 1

THE ROLE OF FIELD STATIONS IN FOSTERING RESEARCH ON MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS
Billick, Ian

THRESHOLDS IN GROWTH OF BRISTLECONE PINE WITH SMALL CHANGES IN ELEVATION IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA, USA
Bunn, Andrew G.; Salzer, Matthew W.; Larson, Evan R.; Weiss, Stuart B.; Hughes, Malcolm K.

LESSONS FROM CENTENNIAL- AND MILLENNIAL-LENGTH RECONSTRUCTIONS OF NORTHERN UTAH’S HYDROCLIMATE FROM TREE RINGS
Bekker, Matthew F.; DeRose, R. Justin; Wang, Shi-Yu

SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT RECONSTRUCTION USING FIA TREE RING DATA
Barandiaran, Daniel; Wang, Shih-Yu(1); DeRose, Justin

MODELING SUBALPINE CONIFER RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE WITH DATA FROM A WARMING EXPERIMENT
Conlisk, Erin; Castanha, Cristina,; Moyes, Andrew; Kueppers, Lara M.,

POPULATION DYNAMICS ACROSS TREE ELEVATIONAL RANGES: IMPLICATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES
Kroiss, Steve J.; Anderegg, Leander D.L.; Breckheimer, Ian; Busby, Posy; Chang, Cynthia; Ford, Kevin; Fricke, Evan; Harsch, Melanie; Theobald, Elli; HilleRisLambers, Janneke

AN UPWARD SHIFT OF ENGELMANN SPRUCE ON THE PINALEÑO MOUNTAINS, AZ, USA
Truettner, Charles M.; Cole, Ken L.; Anderson, R. Scott; Cobb, Neil S.; D’Andrea, Rob; Jarrad, Zach; Peters, Michael J.

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AT THE RANGE MARGINS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN TREE SPECIES: INTERACTIONS WITH DISTURBANCE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE FORESTS
Renwick, Katherine; Rocca, Monique

RESPONSES OF CONIFERS ENCROACHING INTO SUBALPINE MEADOWS IN THE CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA TO CLIMATE VARIABILITY
Lubetkin, Kaitlin C.; Westerling, Anthony L.; Kueppers, Lara M.

UP, DOWN, AND SIDEWAYS: SPECIES RANGE SHIFTS IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE
Weiss, S. B.

Session: Ten-Year CIRMOUNT-MTNCLIM Anniversary

TEN-YEAR CIRMOUNT/MTNCLIM ANNIVERSARY: AN INTROSPECTIVE HISTORY
Diaz, Henry F.

PATTERNS AND SOURCES OF SEASONAL TIMING VARIABILITY IN HYDROCLIMATE AND PHENOLOGY ACROSS THE AMERICAN WEST AND U.S.
Betancourt, Julio L.; McCabe, Gregory J.; Ault, Toby R.; Pederson, Gregory T.; Schwartz, Mark D.; Feng, Song

Panel Discussion: Accelerated Warming at Higher Elevations and Implications for Climate Adaptations

ELEVATIONALLY-SENSITIVE WARMING RESPONSE-WHAT INSIGHTS DO CLIMATE MODELS PROVIDE?
Rangwala, Imtiaz

IS CLIMATE WARMING MORE PRONOUNCED AT HIGH ELEVATIONS?
Pepin, Nick

THE ELEVATION-DEPENDENCE OF WARMING IN HIGH-RESOLUTION REGIONAL CLIMATE SIMULATIONS OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Minder, Justin

FRACTURED LANDSCAPES: THE ROLE OF FINE SCALE FACTORS IN COMPLICATING THE EFFECT OF ELEVATION ON WARMING
Daly, Chris

Contributed Talks - Session 2

REGIONAL-PATTERN SCALING IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAINS—WHERE & WHEN WILL DOWNSCALING PERFORM WELL IN THE SOUTHWEST?
Dettinger, Michael

ARTIFICIAL AMPLIFICATION OF ELEVATION-DEPENDENT WARMING IN THE WESTERN U.S.
Oyler, Jared W.; Dobrowski, Solomon Z.; Ballantyne, Ashley P.; Klene, Anna E.; Running, Steven W.

SNOWMELT RUNOFF MODELING IN THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN USING MODIS FRACTIONAL SNOW COVER
Crawford, Christopher J.; Hall, Dorothy K.; DiGirolamo, Nicolo E.; Riggs, George A.; Foster, James L.

VARYING TEMPORAL SCALE OF CLIMATE CONTROL OF FLOWERING AT HIGH ELEVATION IN THE COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Inouye, David W.

A DEADLY DISEASE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE CAUSES TOUGH TIMES FOR MONTANE FROGS
Pope, Karen L.; Piovia-Scott, Jonah; Larson, Monty D.; Foley, Janet E.

PRISM UPDATE: WHAT’S NEW AND WHAT’S NEXT?
Daly, Christopher

Machida Session: Coupled Human-Natural Systems

Machida Part 1
UNDERSTANDING HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS THROUGH THE INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS AND THE SES FRAMEWORK LENS
Tucker, Catherine; Andries, Marty

Machida Part 2: Reality, How Theory Relates to It, and What Are the Next Steps for Research?

LEGAL CONSTRAINTS ON (AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR) ADAPTIVE GOVERNANCE IN THE USA
Duane, Tim

UNDERSTANDING MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL AND COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE AS LEGAL PLURALISM
Pinel, Sandra Lee

ASSESSING THE INSTITUTIONAL RESILIENCE OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: A METHOD FOR EMPIRICAL EVALUATION
Kauneckis, Derek

INSTITUTIONS, BIOPHYSICAL CONTEXT, AND THE ROBUSTNESS OF SMALL-SCALE MOUNTAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
Anderies, Marty

ADAPTIVE GOVERNANCE IN THE HEADWATERS: THE RESILIENCE AND LAW PROJECT
Cosens, Barbara; Gunderson, Lance

Machida Part 3 (Panel): (How) is This Kind of Science Helpful?

PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH CENTER, BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
Lindquist, Eric

ALTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
Olivos, Maura

SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL CLIMATE RESILIENCE SOUTHWEST COLORADO
Bidwell, Marcie

Evening Session
RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES AND EFFECTIVE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY RESPONSESa
All, John; Arnott, Pat, Schmitt, Carl; Cole, Rebecca; Sofield, Ruth; Lapham, Ellen

Keynote Address
BARK BEETLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPLICATIONS FOR MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS OF THE WESTERN US
Bentz, Barbara J.

Session - Early Career Scientists

MOUNTAINS, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND CONSERVATION: THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE GENOMICS: EVALUATING THE IMPLICATIONS OF LOCAL ADAPTATION, HABITAT CONNECTIVITY, AND GENE FLOW FOR AN ENDEMIC, MONTANE SALAMANDER UNDER GLOBAL CHANGE
Forester, Brenna R., Urban, Dean L., Schultz, Thomas F., Wernegreen, Jennifer J.

ADAPTATIONS FOR HYDROCLIMATE VARIABILITY: REVISITING WATER YEAR CLASSIFICATION IN NONSTATIONARY CLIMATES
Null, Sarah E.; Rheinheimer, David E.; Viers, Joshua H.

A TREE-RING BASED RECONSTRUCTION OF NORTH PACIFIC JET VARIABILITY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON SIERRA NEVADA FIRE REGIMES
Trouet, Valerie; Babst, Flurin; Stahle, David; Betancourt, Julio

THE ROLE OF THE SNOW-ALBEDO FEEDBACK IN SIMULATED REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Minder, Justin R.; Letcher, Theodore; Rasmussen, Roy M.; Ikeda, Kyoko; Liu, Changhai

Poster Session

UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF COLD AIR POOLING INFORM CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN DEVILS POSTPILE NATIONAL MONUMENT, CALIFORNIA
Buhler, Monica; Dulen, Deanna; Cayan, Daniel; Tyree, Mary

CURRENT, HISTORICAL, AND FUTURE WEATHER SUITABILITY FOR MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE OUTBREAKS IN LODGEPOLE PINE FORESTS
Buotte, Polly C.; Hicke, Jeffrey A.; Preisler, Haiganoush K.

IMPACTS OF THE 2013 “ASPEN” AND “RIM” FIRES ON AIR QUALITY IN DEVILS POSTPILE NATIONAL MONUMENT, SIERRA NEVADA
Bytnerowicz, Andrzej; Buhler, Monica; Burley, Joel; Chapman Varela, Jennifer; Cisneros Ricardo; Dullen, Deanna; Horn, Michelle; McDaniel, Mar;, Schweizer, Donald; and Zielinska, Barbara

ARE RECENT INCREASES IN AREA BURNED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST REFLECTED IN INCREASED AREA BURNED IN ALPINE TREELINE ECOTONES?
Cansler, C. Alina; McKenzie Donald

HIGH-RESOLUTION POLLEN AS AN INDICATOR FOR FIRE SEVERITY DURING THE POPULUS PERIOD, 2000-4000 CAL YR BP
Carter, Vachel A.; Brunelle, Andrea; Brewer, Simon; Minckley, Thomas

INTERPRETING THE SEASONALITY OF PRECIPITATION IN NORTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA FOR THE LAST ~45,000 CAL YR BP
Chavez, Vanessa; Brunelle, Andrea

TOWARDS A MORE BIOLOGICALLY-MEANINGFUL CLIMATE CHARACTERIZATION: HETEROGENEITY IN SPACE AND TIME AT MULTIPLE SCALES
Christianson, Danielle S.; Kaufman, Cari G.; Kueppers, Lara M.; Harte, John

FEASIBILITY OF HIGH-DENSITY CLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION BASED ON FOREST INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS (FIA) COLLECTED TREE-RING DATA
DeRose, R. Justin; Wang, Shih-Yu; John D. Shaw, John D.

EVALUATION OF THE POTENTIAL VEGETATION MAP OF MC2 VERSUS KUCHLER IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON USING A TOOL THAT INCORPORATES THE KAPPA STATISTIC AND RANDOM FRACTAL MAPS.
Drapek, Raymond J.; Kim, John; Conklin, David; Kerns, Becky

A PALEOECOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF FIRE ACTIVITY IN UTAH’S WEST DESERT
Howard, Kelsey; Brunelle, Andrea

CONTROLS ON GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF ROCK GLACIERS IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
Johnson, Gunnar F.; Fountain, Andrew G.

LANDSCAPE GENETICS AND GENE-FLOW IN COASTAL DOUGLAS-FIR (PSEUDOTSUGA MENZIESII (MIRB.) FRANCO VAR. MENZIESII)
Johnson, Jeremy S.; Cairns, David M.; Krutovsky, Konstantin V.

CLIMATE SENSITIVITY OF WESTERN U.S. SNOWPACKS FROM EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF WESTERN U.S. SNOTEL DATA
Luce, Charles, Lopez-Burgos, Viviana, and Holden, Zachary

VARIABILITY IN THE START, END, AND LENGTH OF FROST-FREE PERIODS ACROSS THE CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES DURING THE PAST CENTURY
McCabe, Gregory J.; Betancourt, Julio L.; Feng, Song

THERMAL, HYDROLIC, AND ECOLOGICAL MONITORING OF ROCK GLACIERS AND PERIGLACIAL TALUS, SIERRA NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, USA
Millar, Connie; Westfall, Bob; Delany, Diane

RESPONSE OF SUB-ALPINE AND ALPINE LAKES IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES TO RECENT CLIMATE CHANGE
Porinchu, David F.; Haskett, Danielle; Reinemann, Scott A.

STRUCTURE, DIVERSITY, AND BIOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF OLD-GROWTH FORESTS IN THE KLAMATH REGION, USA
van Mantgem, Phillip J. and Sarr, Daniel

FMH: LONG-TERM MONITORING OF FIRE EFFECTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
van Mantgem, Philip J.; Keifer, MaryBeth