Restoring The West Conference 2016

    Restoring The West Conference 2016

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    Click HERE for the conference program booklet. 

    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

    Grand climate-adaptation experiments, intended or not, in post-fire restoration

    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


    Mike Kaplan

    The Massive Space and Time Scale of Atmospheric Processes that Create Localized Extreme Heat Bursts, Dry Lightning, Wildland Fires, and Debris Flows in the Western U.S.

    Mike Kaplan, Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute


    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