Linda Joyce is a research scientist with the US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, CO. Her research is focused on quantifying the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, plants and animals, as well as the socio-economic implications of those effects. As the Climate Change Specialist with the Forest Service RPA Assessment, she coordinates analysis of potential effects on the condition of natural resources on forests and rangelands. She also works with other western scientists on developing tools for natural resource managers and planners to use in considering adaptation options for climate change, and currently leads a research project conducting a climate change vulnerability assessment for the Shoshone National Forest. She has over 100 publications, contributed to international and national climate change assessments, and was an author in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Report 4.4 "Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources".