Hydrologic modeling of climate change impacts in the Entiat River Basin and Entiat Experimental Forest.
Evaluating habitat dynamics and potential tradeoffs for threatened, endangered, and focal wildlife species across the Pacific Northwest Region under scenarios of climate change and fire and fuels management
This project developed a foundation for monitoring environmental change by identifying where and what to monitor in order to evaluate climate-change impacts. Phase 1 focused on landbirds, however a framework will be developed that recommends standardized monitoring for other taxa and environmental attributes. Phase II Deliverables produced as part of this proposed work include a Business Plan that 1) refines site selection by developing a decision model in combination with analyses of sites (or clusters of sites) arrayed by climate space, 2) works with the LCC science committee, Joint Ventures, and other partners to choose a manageable number of core monitoring variables, 3) develops and/or adopting existing protocols...
Climate change effects on vegetation in the Pacific Northwest: a review, synthesis, and analysis of the current scientific literature and vegetation models
Development of a Transboundary Decision Support System to Guide and Implement Conservation, Land Use, Energy, Transportation, and Climate Change Management and Monitoring
The California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) developed a “risk mapping” approach that combines comprehensive distribution maps with maps of current and future suitable range to show where each (invasive) species is likely to spread. The distribution maps are based on a new dataset created through a major campaign to collect expert opinion data from local resource managers across the state. From this dataset, Cal-IPC recently completed risk maps and management recommendations for 43 invasive plant species in the Sierra Nevada. The proposed project will build an online tool for these data. The tool will allow natural resource managers to generate risk maps and summary statistics for areas they select, and to determine...
Assessing tradeoffs in ecosystem services with climate change: shifts in fire probabilities, community composition, carbon sequestration, and wildlife habitat
Long-term Changes in Environmental Characteristics Required by Sage-grouse Predicted under Climate Change