US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Linda A. Joyce

Supervisory Research Rangeland Scientist
240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-2560

Current Research

Development of Climate Scenarios to be used in the RPA 2010 AssessmentClimate Change Impacts on Terrestrial Wildlife HabitatA Toolkit for Adapting to Climate Change on western National Forests: Incorporating Climate into Resource Management and Planning, Shoshone National Forest Case StudyProjecting Climate Change Effects on Adaptation and Mitigation in the U.S. Forestry Sector using a forest sector model and a biogeochemical modelExploring the Use of Historical Climate Data in Natural Resource Management

Research Interests

Working with the climate change projections has raised questions about how to quantify the variability, not just in the climate projections, but also in the projections of the natural resource models that use those climate projections. Understanding that future variability gives us a picture of potential risks related to future climate and climate extremes on forests and rangelands, such as the potential for increased or decreased fire, floods, changes in vegetation types and many other natural resource responses to a changing climate.

Past Research

Reliable information on natural resources is needed to support management and policy decisions by land managers. This research provides a context for how climate and other drivers of change will potentially affect ecosystem services (water, forest, range, wildlife) on forest and rangelands across the US, and within individual National Forests.

Why This Research is Important

Developing indicators for conservation and maintenance of plant and animal resources on rangelandsClimate change impacts on the supply and demand for timber and wood products in the U.S.Impacts of cliamte change on the global forest sectorIndexing variability: a case study with climate change impacts on ecosystems


  • Grand Valley State College, BS Mathematics, 1972
  • Miami University, MS Environmental Science, 1974
  • Colorado State University, Ph.D. Range Ecology, 1981

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