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Dr. George Ruyle (SNRE) and Barb Hutchinson (CALS) were featured in an article on UANews for their work collaborating to create three web portals that connect land managers to the best available scientific data and tools.
Read the full article at UANews: http://uanews.org/story/major-rangelands-web-portals-connect-science-pra...
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.
Stephen Jackson, Professor of Botany at the University of Wyoming has been named the Director for the new Southwest Climate Science Center. The center's goal is to provide local land managers access to the science of climate change and other stressors to national natural resources. Stephen Jackson will be an Adjunct Research Professor in SNRE and an Adjunct Professor in Geosciences.
Area of Expertise:environmental management
Area of Expertise:Developing an agent-based model of coupled human and natural riparian systems.
I completed a Master's at the University of Illinois studying the role of asymmetric competition on largemouth bass recruitment. During my time in Champaign,I also contributed to the development of a spatially-explicit food web model of the Upper Mississippi River.
I am currently developing an agent-based model of coupled natural and human ecosystems in the Southwest. Specifically, I am modeling how changes in ecohydrology influence human decision-making.
Area of Expertise:invasive plant ecology and management, vegetation monitoring, restoration/revegetation of severely disturbed arid ecosystems, coordination of regional vegetation management efforts
Starting in 1999, I began working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Materials Center in Tucson. I assisted with the production and maintenance of field and greenhouse plantings, made seed and propagule collections from the field, and assisted with the installation of experimental in situ plantings and the evaluation of research results. I became familiar with concepts of plant breeding systems, problems with selection on growing wildland plants in crop settings, and the selection of propagule source populations for maintenance of genetic diversity in new
Area of Expertise:climate change and variability, climate services, glacial hydrology, decision support
I’m a Ph.D. student studying the impacts of climate change on water resources and effective strategies for connecting climate information to decision makers. Quantifying impacts and facilitating decision-making are both vital components of fostering effective climate adaptation.