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Dr. Linda A. Joyce, Quantitative Ecologist & RPA Climate Change Specialist

My area of expertise is quantitative ecology and my recent research has focused on quantifying the impacts of climate change on ecosystem productivity and the socio-economic implications of this change in the forest sector. As the Climate Change Specialist for the Assessment (RPA) process in the Forest Service, I identify and coordinate analysis of potential effects of global climate change on the condition of renewable resources on the forests and rangelands of the United States. I am currently the chapter lead author for National Forests in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Report 4.4 ‘Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources.’ I have contributed to International Panel on Climate Change reports, served as an expert to the USDA at one IPCC meeting in Switzerland, served as a member of the Carbon Cycle Scientific Committee, the National Institute for Global Environmental Change, and the NEON Design Consortium. I was a member of the U.S. National Assessment Synthesis Team that completed an assessment of the impacts of climate change on the United States, and served as the lead author for the Forest Sector chapter and the Great Plains chapter.

 

 

Selected Research Interests and Projects

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy, Colorado State University, 1981, Range Ecology
Master of Environmental Science, Miami University, OH, 1974
Bachelor of Science, Grand Valley State College, MI, 1972, Mathematics

 

Professional Society Membership

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1974 to present
Ecological Society of America, 1973 to present
Society of Sigma Xi, 1982 to present
Society for Range Management, 1975 to present

Professional Experience

2007 to Present, Quantitative Ecologist, Social, Economic and Decision Sciences Program, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO

Faculty Affiliate, Graduate Degree Program of Ecology (GDPE), Colorado State University

1990-present.  Climate Change Specialist, RPA, Forest Service

1996 to 2007, Research Project Leader, Research Unit RM-4451, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Faculty Affiliate, Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship Department, Colorado State University.

2005, Member, Climate Change Subcommittee, NEON Science and Human Dimensions Committee.Go to research page!

2002-2005, Member, Scientific Steering Group for the US Carbon Cycle Science Plan.

2001-2004, Member, National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC) National Technical Advisory Committee.(now NICCR)Go to research page!

2000-2002, Member, Ad hoc Working Group, National Leadership Team, Forest Service, Development of guidelines for Science Consistency Evaluations.

1990-present. National Issue Manager for Climate Change, Resource Planning Assessment, Strategic Planning Staff, Forest Service.

1998-2001, Member, National Assessment Synthesis Team, convened by the National Science Technology Council and the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to summarize the impact of climate change and variability on the United States.

March 1998, Visiting Scientist, Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand.

June 1993 - February 1996, Research Project Leader, Effects of Atmospheric Change on Alpine and Subalpine Ecosystems, Research Work Unit RM-4452, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Contact Info

240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-2560
FAX: (970) 498-1314
ljoyce@fs.fed.us

Selected Recent Publications

Dale Bosworth, Richard Birdsey, Linda Joyce, and Constance Millar. 2008. Climate Change and the Nation’s Forests: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Forestry June 2008, pages 214-221.

Joyce, L.A, Blate, G., Littell, J., McNulty S., Millar, C., Moser S., Neilson R., O'Halloran, K., Peterson D.L. 2008. National Forests. IN: Julius, SH, JM West, JS Baron, B Griffith, LA Joyce, P Kareiva, BD Keller, MA Palmer, CH Peterson, and JM Scott (Authors). Preliminary Review of Adaptation options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources.  Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.4. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, 3-1 to 3-127 pp. View paper

Julius, SH, JM West, JS Baron, B Griffith, LA Joyce, P Kareiva, BD Keller, MA Palmer, CH Peterson, and JM Scott (Authors). 2008. Preliminary Review of Adaptation options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources.  Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.4. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC Joyce, Linda A. 2007. Climate Change Impacts on Forestry. Chapter 14. In: DM Adams and RW Haynes. Resource and Market Projections for Forest Development: Twenty Five years' Experience with the US RPA Timber Assessment. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer: 451-490.

Coulson, D.P.; Joyce, L.A. 2003. United States state-level population estimates: Colonization to 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-111WWW. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 55 p. View paper

Parson, E.A.; Corell, R.W.; Barron, E.J.; Burkett, V.; Janetos, A.; Joyce, L.; Karl, T.R.; MacCracken, M.C.; Melillo, J.; Morgan, M.G.; Schimel, D.S.; Wilbanks, T. 2003. Understanding climatic impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation in the United States: building a capacity for assessment. Climatic Change. 57: 9-42.

Omi, P.N.; Joyce, L.A., tech. eds. 2003. Fire, fuel treatments, and ecological restoration: Conference proceedings; 2002 April 16-18; Fort Collins, CO. Proc. RMRS-P-29. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 475 p. 12 mb PDFView paper

Joyce, L.A. 2003. Improving the flow of scientific information across the interface of forest science and policy. Forest Policy and Economics. 5: 239-247.

Marland, G.; Pielke Sr., R.A.; Apps, M,; Avissar, R.; Betts, R.A.; Davis, K.; Frumhoff, P.C.; Jackson, S.T.; Joyce, L.; Kauppi, P.; Katzenberger, J.; MacDicken, K.G.; Neilson, R.; Niles, J.O.; Niyogi, D.S.; Norby, R.J.; Pena, N.; Sampson, N.S.; and Xue Y. 2003. The climatic impacts of land surface change and carbon management, and the implications for climate-change mitigation policy. Climate Policy. 3: 149-157.

Rueth, H.M.; Baron, J.S.; Joyce, L.A. 2002. Natural resource extraction: past, present, and future. In: Baron, J.S., ed. Rocky Mountain futures. Washington, DC: Island Press: 85-112.

Perez-Garcia, J.; Joyce, L.A.; McGuire, A.D.; Xiao, X. 2002. Impacts of climate change on the global forest sector. Climatic Change. 53: 439-461.

Lindner, M.; Sohngen, B.; Joyce, L.A.; Price, D.T.; Bernier, P.Y.; Karjalainen, T. 2002. Integrated forestry assessment for climate change impacts. Forest Ecology and Management. 162: 117-136.

Perez-Garcia, J.; Joyce, L.A.; McGuire, A.D. 2002. Temporal uncertainties of integrated ecological/economic assessments at the global and regional scales. Forest Ecology and Management. 163: 105-115.

Dale, V.H.; Joyce, L.A.; McNulty, S.; Neilson, R.P; Ayres, M.P.; Flannigan, M.D.; Hanson, P.J.; Irland, L.C.; Lugo, A.E.; Peterson, C.J.; Simberloff, D.; Swanson, F.J.; Stocks, B.J.; Wotton, B.M. 2001. Climate change and forest disturbances. BioScience. 51: 723-734.

Dale, V.H.; Joyce, L.A.; McNulty, S.; Neilson, R.P. 2000. The interplay between climate change, forests, and disturbances. The Science of the Total Environment. 262: 201-204.

Joyce, L.A.; Mitchell, J.E.; Loftin, S.R. 2000. Applicability of Montreal Process Criterion 3 – maintenance of ecosystem health—to rangelands. The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 7(2): 107-127.

Joyce, L.A. 2000. Applicability of Montreal Process Criterion 5 – maintenance of rangeland contribution to global carbon cycles. The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 7(2): 138-149.

Joyce, L.A.; Ojima, D.; Seielstad, G.A.; Harriss, R.; Lackett, J. 2000. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Great Plains. In: National Assessment Synthesis Team, comps. Climate change impacts on the United States: the potential consequences of climate variability and change: foundation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press: 191-217.

Joyce, L.A.; Aber, J.; McNulty, S.; Dale, V.H.; Hansen, A.; Irland, L.C.; Neilson, R.P.; Skog, K. 2000. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the forests of the United States. In: National Assessment Synthesis Team, comps. Climate change impacts on the United States: the potential consequences of climate variability and change: foundation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press: 489-522.

Joyce, L.A.; Birdsey, R. 2000. The impact of climate change on America’s forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 133 p. View paper

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