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Integration of phenological observations and relevant models with short and long-term climatic predictions is crucial to manage ecosystems and wildlife in the context of a changing climate. The University of Arizona invites applications from applied climatologists, quantitative ecologists and ecological modelers for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with an emphasis on Phenoclimatology.
Area of Expertise:Estimating agricultural water use in the Southwestern United States using GIS, remote sensing and field verification. Monitoring post wildfire runoff using the CSA method
Dickens, J.M., Forbes, B.T., Cobean, D.S., and Tadayon, Saeid, 2011, Documentation of methods and inventory of irrigation data collected for the 2000 and 2005 U.S. Geological Survey Estimated use of water in the United States, comparison of USGS-compiled irrigation data to other sources, and recommendations for future compilations: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5166, 60 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5166/.
SNRE climate specialist Gregg Garfin to participate as part of a team analyzing the impacts of climate change on wildfires and assessing where and when climatic conditions are likely to stress vegetation. The Center is housed within our Office of Arid Lands Studies.
Dr. Gregg Garfin, SNRE Assistant Professor was featured in an Arizona Daily Star front page article on this year’s Monsoon rainfall: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/rainfall-was-just-average---but-hey-we-l....
The 2012 Mountain Climate Research Conference (MTNCLIM 2012) will be held in Estes Park, Colorado, October 1-4, 2012. MTNCLIM 2012 is sponsored by the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research on Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT), and is dedicated to mountain climate sciences and effects of climate variability on ecosystems, natural resources, and conservation in western North American mountains. MTNCLIM conferences feature invited and contributed talks, poster sessions, and working-group sessions.
Area of Expertise:Ecology and Management of Rangelands
I study the impacts of woody plant encroachment into historic grasslands, specifically the influence of this large-scale land cover change on dryland decomposition and soil formation dynamics.
SNRE Adjunct Professor Julio Betancourt is the co-author of a recently published study on the responses of plants to drought. The study found that warmer temperatures are increasing the stress on plants, particularly on those in mid and low elevations.
The Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) program has received a $3.5M grant to continue their research on identifying and evaluating climate impacts on human and natural systems in the Southwest. The grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). SNRE faculty involved in the program includes Dr. Gregg Garfin and Dr. Holly Hartmann.