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Projects

Project Start Yearsort ascending Title Principal Investigator Lead Institution Keywords Status
2016 Building Partnerships to Increase Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Planning Katharine Jacobs University of Arizona Tribal, Capacity Building Ongoing
2016 Leaf to Landscape: Understanding and Mapping the Vulnerability of Forests to Hotter Droughts Koren Nydick National Park Service drought, forests, dieback Ongoing
2016 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Traditional Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation Karletta Chief University of Arizona vulnerability, Tribal, adaptive management Ongoing
2016 Supporting Conservation Planning for Landscapes in the Southwest Matt Grabau Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative landscape conservation design Ongoing
2015 Tribal Adaptation Initiative & Support for Enhanced Scenario Planning Outcomes Katharine Jacobs University of Arizona Adaptation, Capacity Building, Tribal Ongoing
2015 Feedback Index for Assessing the Impact of Restoration on Ecohydrological Processes in Response to Variable Climate P.A. Ty Ferre, Jesse Dickinson University of Arizona, US Geological Survey restoration, riparian Ongoing
2015 Producing Impactful Science: The Effect of Stakeholder Engagement Strategies on the Use of Climate Science in Management Decisions Alison Meadow, Tamara Wall University of Arizona, Desert Research Institute co-production of knowlege, evaluation, decision-making Ongoing
2015 Fighting Drought with Fire: Can Managers Increase Forest Resistance to Drought using Prescribed Fire? Phillip van Mantgem, Donald A. Falk US Geological Survey, University of Arizona Adaptation, ecosystem management, drought stress, fire effects, Fire, tree mortality Ongoing
2015 Response of High Mountain Ecosystems in the Great Basin to Historic and Future Climate Change Connie Millar U.S. Forest Service alpine, forests, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin Ongoing
2015 Hydrologic Response of Atmospheric River Events in the Salt and Verde river basins: Climatology and Possible Future Changes Francina Dominguez, Juan Valdes University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Arizona atmospheric rivers, drought, extreme events Ongoing
2015 Impact of drought on waterbird wetland habitats, bioenergetics, and movements in the Central Valley of California Joseph Fleskes, Matthew Reiter US Geological Survey, Point Blue Conservation Science bioenergetics, drought, habitat management, Water, waterfowl, wetlands Ongoing
2015 Relations Among Cheatgrass-driven Fire, Climate, and Sensitive-Status Birds across the Great Basin Erica Fleishman University of California Davis cheatgrass, climate change, fire regimes, fuels treatments, sagebrush, thresholds Ongoing
2015 Can management increase forest resistance to drought? James Thorne University of California Davis Adaptation, drought, Fire, tree mortality, Water Ongoing
2014 Development, Delivery, and Application of Data on Climate Extremes for the Southwestern United States Erica Fleishman University of California Davis extreme temperature, extreme precipitation, climatic extremes Ongoing
2014 Examining the influence of temperature and precipitation on Colorado River water resources: Reconstructing the past to understand the future Connie Woodhouse, Greg Pederson University of Arizona, US Geological Survey Colorado River, Paleoclimate, drought Ongoing
2014 How Does Climatic Stress at Intermediate Timescales Influence Fire Severity? Phillip van Mantgem, Donald A. Falk US Geological Survey, University of Arizona drought stress, fire severity, tree mortality Ongoing
2014 Linking Interannual Variations of Extreme Storms with Ecological and Hydrologic Disturbance in the Sierra Nevada Mike Dettinger, Christine Albano US Geological Survey, Desert Research Institute extreme storm events, water vapor, remote sensing, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin Ongoing
2014 A Coastal Site Network for Advancing Understanding and Prediction of Climate Change Effects on Nearshore Ecosystems: Integrating Interdisciplinary Process Studies Karen M. Thorne, Glen MacDonald US Geological Survey, University of California Los Angeles Nearshore Ecosystems, sea-level rise, extreme storm events, California Complete
2014 Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Great Basin: A Policy Perspective on Resource Managers and the Use of Science in Decision Making Eric Lindquist Boise State University vulnerability assessment, Great Basin, adaptation planning, decision making, human dimensions Ongoing
2013 Linking climatic, hydrological, and ecological changes at intermediate timescales in a Great Basin watershed. Alexandra Lutz Desert Research Institute hydrology, ecology Complete
2013 Evaluating the impact of climate science produced in the Southwest Climate Science Center on resource management agency decisions. Alison Meadow University of Arizona co-production of knowlege, evaluation, decision-making Ongoing
2013 Preliminary Assessment of the Landscape of Climate Relevant Resource Management Decisions in the Southwest Mark Schwartz University of California Davis decision-making, knowledge networks Complete
2013 Influence of Interannual North Pacific Jet Variability on Sierra Nevada Fire Regimes Valerie Trouet University of Arizona jet stream, wildfire, tree rinds Complete
2013 Colorado River Basin Streamflow Projection Under IPCC CMIP5 Scenarios: From the Global to Basin Scale Using an Integrated Dynamic Modeling Approach Christopher Castro University of Arizona downscaling, monsoon, Colorado River, streamflow projection Ongoing
2013 Natural variability in the changing climate: Interaction of interannual, decadal, and century timescales with daily weather and a focus on extreme events Alexander Gershunov, Dan Cayan Scripps Institution of Oceanography natural variability, teleconnections, streamflow projection, extremes Ongoing
2012 Trans-specific drivers of climate-driven variation in forecasted distributional changes of Southwest birds and reptiles David J. Mattson, James Hatten US Geological Survey species distribution model, birds, reptiles Complete
2012 Climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies to wildfire in the southwestern United States Mark Schwartz University of California Davis wildfire, vulnerability, vegetation Complete
2012 Comparative analysis of downscaled climate simulations: Providing guidance to end users Dan Cayan Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate model, downscaling, projections Complete
2012 Downscaling Climate Change Models to Local Site Conditions: Effects of Sea-Level Rise and Extreme Events on California Coastal Habitats John Takekawa, Glen MacDonald US Geological Survey, University of California Los Angeles sea-level rise, downscaling Complete
2012 Climate change vulnerability of Native Americans in the Southwest Karletta Chief University of Arizona vulnerability, tribes, adaptive management Complete
2012 Multi-criteria sensitivity analysis of the vulnerability of hydrologic systems to climate variability and change in the southwestern United States P.A. Ty Ferre University of Arizona hydrologic vulnerability, signal filtering Complete
2012 Downscaled climate and hydrologic response for California and the Great Basin Lorraine Flint, James H. Thorne US Geological Survey, University of California Davis hydrology, climate model Complete
2011 Testing emerging tools for species distribution modeling using newly downscaled climate model simulations Mark Schwartz University of California Davis climate model, downscaling, species distribution model Complete
2011 Climate Assessment, Adaptation Synthesis and Research Needs for the Southwest Gregg Garfin University of Arizona climate, assessment, southwest Complete
2011 Comparison of climate models used in the IPCC Assessment Reports Four (AR4) and Five (AR5) for the Southwest U.S. Dan Cayan Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate model, teleconnections Complete
2011 Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region: temperature and precipitation Glen MacDonald, Alex Hall University of California Los Angeles climate model, downscaling Complete