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Restoring the West: Climage, Disturbance, and Restoration in the Intermountain West

October 18-19, 2016, Utah State University, Logan, Utah | www.restoringthewest.org

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Rob Davies
The Great Big Context of Climate Disruption

Rob Davies, Physicist, Utah Climate Center


Bill Anderegg
Drought-driven Tree Mortality and Climate Change: What Have We Learned so Far?

Bill Anderegg, Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Utah


Andrea Brunelle
Conservation Paleobiology: Contributions to Understanding Climate, Disturbance and Restoration

Andrea Brunelle, Professor & Chair, Department of Geography, University of Utah


Peter D. Howe
Understanding the Landscape of Public Attitudes About Climate Change

Peter D. Howe, Assistant Professor, Department of Environment and Society, Utah State University.


Dan McCool
Restoring the Rivers of the West

Dan McCool, Director, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, Professor, Political Science, University of Utah


Matthew J Germino

Matthew J Germino, Research Ecologist, US Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center


Sarah Wright
Accelerating Renewables and Energy Efficiency to Mitigate Climate Change

Sarah Wright, Executive Director, Utah Clean Energy


Stuart Hardegree
Weather and Climate Tools for Rangeland Restoration Planning and Assessment

Stuart Hardegree, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Northwest Watershed Research Center


Sam St. Clair
Indirect Effects of Climate on Regeneration of Aspen Forests Mediated Through Ungulate Herbivory & Wildfire

Sam St. Clair, Associate Professor, Plant & Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University


Sarah Null
Climate Change Effects on Water Resources Management and Potential Adaptations for the Future

Sarah Null, Assistant Professor, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University


Johnathan Overpeck
The Colorado River, Climate Change and Drought

Johnathan Overpeck, Regents Professor of Geosciences, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Arizona


Courtney G. Flint
Navigating Complex Human-Nature Relationships in Rocky Mountain and Wasatch Communities

Courtney G. Flint, Associate Professor, Utah State University, Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology


Michael G. Ryan
Forest Carbon in the Rockies: Past and Future

Michael G. Ryan, Senior Research Scientist, NREL, Colorado State University & Emeritus Scientist, Rocky Mountain Research Station


Lise Aubry
Wildlife Response to Climate Change in the Western US: Learning from Indicator Species

Lise Aubry, Assistant Professor, Department of Wildland Resources and the Ecology Center, Utah State University


Curtis Gray
Characterizing Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Chemistry along Environmental Gradients to Assess Response to Climate Change

Curtis Gray, PhD Candidate, Wildland Resources Department, Utah State University


Andrew Kleinhesselink
Does Temperature Variation Drive Changes in the Cover of Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) Across its Range?

Andrew Kleinhesselink, PhD Candidate, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University


Antra Boca
Forest Soils in the Intermountain West - Vegetation and Disturbance Effects on Soil Organic Carbon

Antra Boca, PhD Candidate, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University


Marian Hubbard
Adapting Watershed Management to Climate Change

Marian Hubbard, Watershed Section Manager, Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration Program



Gigi A. Richard
Climate Change, Riparian Vegetation Removal, and Channel Change on the Colorado River

Gigi A. Richard, Ph.D. Professor, Geology, Director, Hutchins Water Center at CMU, Colorado Mesa University


Paul Miller
Decision Support in the Cadillac Desert: Climate Change and Water Supply in the Water Stressed and Politically Charged Western U.S.

Paul Miller, Service Coordination Hydrologist, NOAA - Colorado Basin River Forecast Center


Peter Adler
How Will Climate Change Alter the Abundance of Big Sagebrush?

Peter Adler, Professor, Department of Wildland Resources and the Ecology Center, Utah State University


J. Bradley Washa
Climate Change and Wildland Fire

J. Bradley Washa, Utah BLM State Fuels Specialist, DOI Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, Salt Lake City, Utah