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Influence of winter season climate variability on snow-precipitation ratio in the western United States

Publications Posted on: April 20, 2016
In the western United States, climate warming poses a unique threat to water and snow hydrology because much of the snowpack accumulates at temperatures near 0 °C. As the climate continues to warm, much of the region's precipitation is expected to switch from snow to rain, causing flashier hydrographs, earlier inflow to reservoirs, and reduced spring and summer snowpack.

Vulnerability of landscape carbon fluxes to future climate and fire in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2011
More frequent fires under climate warming are likely to alter terrestrial carbon (C) stocks by reducing the amount of C stored in biomass and soil. However, the thresholds of fire frequency that could shift landscapes from C sinks to C sources under future climates are not known.

From vegetation zones to climatypes: Effects of climate warming on Siberian ecosystems

Publications Posted on: September 17, 2010
Evidence for global warming over the past 200 years is overwhelming, based on both direct weather observation and indirect physical and biological indicators such as retreating glaciers and snow/ice cover, increasing sea level, and longer growing seasons (IPCC 2001, 2007).

Anticipated climate warming effects on bull trout habitats and populations across the interior Columbia River basin

Publications Posted on: December 17, 2008
A warming climate could profoundly affect the distribution and abundance of many fishes. Bull trout Salvelinus confluentus may be especially vulnerable to climate change given that spawning and early rearing are constrained by cold water temperatures creating a patchwork of natal headwater habitats across river networks.

Linking an ecosystem model and a landscape model to study forest species response to climate warming

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2004
No single model can address forest change from single tree to regional scales. We discuss a framework linking an ecosystem process model {LINKAGES) with a spatial landscape model (LANDIS) to examine forest species responses to climate warming for a large, heterogeneous landscape in northern Wisconsin, USA.