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Fall Newsletter (.pdf)


Domke, G., C. A. Williams, R. Birdsey, J. Coulston, A. Finzi, C. Gough, B. Haight, J. Hicke, M. Janowiak, B. de Jong, W. A. Kurz, M. Lucash, S. Ogle, M. Olguín-Álvarez, Y. Pan, M. Skutsch, C. Smyth, C. Swanston, P. Templer, D. Wear, and C. W. Woodall, 2018: Chapter 9: Forests. In Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2): A Sustained Assessment Report. [Cavallaro, N., G. Shrestha, R. Birdsey, M. A. Mayes, R. G. Najjar, S. C. Reed, P. Romero-Lankao, and Z. Zhu (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 365-398

Lee, H., Goodman, A., McGibbney, L., Waliser, D. E., Kim, J., Loikith, P. C., Gibson, P. B., and Massoud, E. C.: Regional Climate Model Evaluation System powered by Apache Open Climate Workbench v1.3.0: an enabling tool for facilitating regional climate studies, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4435-4449, 2018.

Loikith, P. C., J. David Neelin, J. Meyerson, and J. S. Hunter, 2018: Short warm-side temperature distribution tails drive hotspots of warm temperature extreme increases under near-future warming.  Accepted to J. Climate

Adams, E. A., Juran, L., & Ajibade, I. (2018). ‘Spaces of Exclusion’ in community water governance: A Feminist Political Ecology of gender and participation in Malawi’s Urban Water User Associations. Geoforum, 95, 133-142.

Cantor, Alida and Knuth, S. (2018). Speculations on the postnatural: Restoration, accumulation, and sacrifice at the Salton Sea. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. 

Chang, H., Deonie, A., Morse, J., and  Mainali, J. (2018) Sources of contaminated flood sediments in a rural-urban catchment: Johnson Creek, Oregon. Journal of Flood Risk Management 

Chang, H., Bae, S-H., Park, K. (2018) Dreams and Migration in South Korea’s Border Region: Landscape Change and Environmental Impacts. Annals of the American Association of Geographers (accepted) 

Markolf, S., Chester, M., Eisenberg, D., Iwaniec, D., Ruddell, B., Davidson, C., Zimmerman, R., Miller, T., Chang, H. Interdependent Infrastructure as Linked Social, Ecological, and Technological Systems (SETS) to Address Lock-In and Improve Resilience, Earth’s Future (accepted). 

McWethy, D., Pauchard, A., Garcia, R.A., Holz, A., Gonzalez, M.E., Veblen, T.T., and Stahl, J. 2018. Landcover, climate and land-use drive recent fire activity in south-central Chile. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201195.   

Andreas Sommerfeld, Cornelius Senf, Brian Buma, Anthony D'Amato, Tiphaine Després, Ignacio DíazHormazábal, Shawn Fraver, Lee Frelich, Álvaro Gutiérrez, Sarah Hart, Brian Harvey, Hong He, Tomáš Hlásny, Andrés Holz, et al. (2018) Patterns and drivers of recent disturbances across the temperate forest biome, Nature Communication

Barkhordarian, A., H. von Storch, A. Behrangi, P. C. Loikith, C. R. Mechoso, and J. Detzer, (2018) Simultaneous regional detection of land-use changes and elevated GHG levels: the case of spring precipitation in tropical South America. Geophysical Research Letters 

Serra-Diaz, J.M., Maxwell C., Lucash, M.S., Scheller, R.M., Laflower, D.M., Miller, A.D., Tepley A.J., Epsein, H.E., Anderson-Teixeira, K.J., Thompson, J.R. (2018). Disequilibrium of fire-prone forests sets the stage for a rapid decline in conifer dominance during the 21st century. Scientific Reports 

Lucash, M., Scheller, R., Sturtevant, B., Gustafson, E., Kretchen, A., Foster, J.(2018). More than the sum of its pars: how disturbance interactions shape forest dynamics under climate change. Ecosphere 

Shobe, Hunter. (2018) Graffiti as Communication Language, in Stan Brunn et al. (eds.), Handbook of the Changing World Language Map




Idowu (Jola) Ajibade, Geography faculty, presented “Sustainable Development Goal on Food Security and Agriculture: A Political Ecology Analysis of Opportunities and Barriers to Progressive Realization” at the 2018 Sustainability and Development Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nov 11.

Association of Fire Ecology and International Association of Wildland Fire: Fire Continuum Conference— Special Organized Session on Fire refugia. Lifehistory traits mediate the impact of climate change and enhanced fire regimes on fire refugia of endemic Tasmanian conifers. Holz, A., Wood, S., Fletcher, M., Hopf, F., Ward, C., Veblen, T.T. & Bowman, D. Portland, OR. Missoula, MT. May, 2018. 

Design and application of a next-generation forest biogeochemistry model, Sortie-BGC Adam Erickson, Robert Scheller, Nikolay Strigul, Melissa Lucash

Climate Science Lab members gave three presentations at the 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. 

"Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns Associated with Heavy Precipitation and Storm Water Impacts in Portland, Oregon in Observations and Climate Models", Northwest Climate Conference, Boise, Idaho, October, 2018 (talk presented by Paul Loikith). 

"Characterizing the Drivers of Extreme Changes in Watershed-Scale SWE in the Context of Climate Change," Northwest Climate Conference, Boise, Idaho, October, 2018 (talk presented by Christina Aragon). 

"Towards Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Water Quality and Quantity in Oregon's Clackamas River Watershed," Northwest Climate Conference, Boise, Idaho, October, 2018 (talk presented by Arielle Catalano). 

Two Geography graduate students gave presentations at The 4th Annual Johnson Creek Science Symposium 

“Hydrologic trends of streamflow and temperature in the Johnson Creek Watershed” by Emma Brenneman 
“Precipitation, Discharge, and Turbidity dynamics in Johnson Creek and Clackamas watershed, Oregon” by Junjie Chen 





Barbara Brower was interviewed by KATU News about the Portland Urban Coyote Project.

Andres Holz was quoted in a KATU news story about wildfires.

Melissa Lucash, Research Assistant Professor in Geography, and Terry Marcey, a recent B.S. graduate of the ESM department, were co-authors of a paper that was featured on OPB Earth Fix and NPR Jefferson public radio- “Post-fire management affects species composition but not Douglas-fir regeneration in the Klamath Mountains.” 

Paul Loikith was interviewed in a Willamette Week article on recent climate and fire smoke.