Published Articles & Professional Presentations

CAS faculty and trainee accomplishments

This searchable database features CAS trainee & faculty accomplishments, including: professional presentations and talks, published and peer reviewed articles, and professional reports. CAS trainees are highlighted in bold print and CAS faculty are highlighted in italics. 

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Morgan, B., Spangler, K., Stuivenvolt Allen, J., Morrisett, C., Brunson, M., Wang, S-Y, & Huntly, N. (2021). Water availability for cannabis in northern California: Intersections of climate, policy, and public discourse. Water, 13(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/w13010005 Article
Spangler, K., Burchfield, E. K., & Schumacher, B. (2020). Past and Current Dynamics of U.S. Agricultural Land Use and Policy. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4(8). https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00098  Article
Barnett, M., Spangler, K., Petrzelka, P., Filipiak, J. (2020). Power dynamics of non-operating landowner-renter relationships and conservation decision-making in the Midwestern U.S. Journal of Rural Studies, 78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.06.026 Article
Spangler, K., Christie, M. E. (2019). Renegotiating gender roles and cultivation practices in the Nepali mid-hills: Unpacking the feminization of agriculture. Agriculture and Human Values, 37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-09997-0 Article
Burchfield, E. K., Nelson, K. S., & Spangler, K. (2019). The impact of agricultural landscape diversification on U.S. crop production. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 285(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.106615 Article
Spangler, K., Gayle, R., and Albrecht, Don E. 2020. “Balancing Environmental and Economic Priorities in Rural Western U.S. Communities.” ASAP Research Series. Logan, UT: Western Rural Development Center. https://www.usu.edu/wrdc/publications/asap-cgs-analysis-balancing-environmental Report

Spangler, K., Morgan, B., Stuivenvolt Allen, J., Morrisett, C., Brunson, M., Wang, S-Y., Huntly, N. “Climate realities and media conversations: water availability for cannabis agriculture in California’s North Coast.” Poster at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (virtual). August 2020

Poster presentation

Spangler, K., Burchfield, E., Schumacher, B. “Dynamics of agricultural land use in the U.S.: Toward sustainable transitions." Paper at the US International Association of Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting, Fort Collins, CO.  April 2019  

Paper presentation
Burchfield, E., Nelson, K., Spangler, K., “The impact of agricultural diversification on U.S. crop production.” Paper at the US International Association of Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting, Fort Collins, CO.  April 2019.  Paper presentation

M.E. Christie, M. Parks, M. Puhl, K. Spangler, D. Sumner, E. Van Houweling, L. Zseleczky, K. Montgomery. "Participatory mapping in gender and development research: Presenting counterhegemonic possibilities." Poster at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Washington, D.C. April 2019

Poster presentation

M.E. Christie, M. Parks, M. Puhl, K. Spangler, D. Sumner, E. Van Houweling, L. Zseleczky, K. Montgomery. "Participatory mapping in gender and development research: Presenting counterhegemonic possibilities." Poster at the Women and Gender in Development Conference 2019: Out of the theory & into the field, Blacksburg, VA. December 2019.   

Poster presentation
Amer C. Fayad, D. Sumner, M.E. Christie, M. Shamsunnahar, J. M. Alam, S.L. Alemayhu, W. Mersie, K. Spangler, L. Sah, K.H. Seng and R.J. Flor. “Through the lens of social science: How the IPM Innovation Lab is helping smallholder farmers achieve food security in the developing world.” Paper at the annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Cleveland, Ohio. 2019.  Paper presentation
Christie, M.E., Spangler, K., Sumner, D. “Gendered knowledge, roles, and spaces: IPM cultivation and social change in the Nepali mid-hills.” Paper at the Sustainability and Development Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. October 2018.      Paper presentation
Spangler, K., Schumacher, B., Bean, B., Burchfield, B. "Assessing structural barriers and bridges to agricultural diversification in the U.S." Paper presentation at the American Association of Geographers (virtual). April 2021. Paper presentation
Choi, R.T., E. Esplin, M. Ge, N. Gillard, J. Haight, L. Prudencio, P. Belmont, C. Flint. "Assessing fire trends, economic effects and adaptive management strategies in the Intermountain West." Poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington D.C. December 2018. Poster presentation
Prudencio, L., R.T. Choi, E. Esplin, M. Ge, N. Gillard, J. Haight, P. Belmont, & C. Flint. (2018). The impacts of wildfire characteristics and employment on the adaptive management strategies in the Intermountain West. Fire, 1(3): 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire1030046 Article
Zimmer, S., G. Grosklos, P. Belmont, & P. Adler. (2020). Agreement and uncertainty among climate change impact models: A synthesis of sagebrush steppe vegetation projections. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 75https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.12.006 Article
Brice, E. M., Miller, B. A., Zhang, H., Goldstein, K., Zimmer, S. N., Grosklos, G. J., Belmont, P., Flint, C. G., Givens, J. E., Adler, P. B., Brunson, M. W., & J. W. Smith (2020). Impacts of climate change on multiple use management of Bureau of Land Management land in the Intermountain West, USA. Ecosphere11(11), 29. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3286 Article
Grosklos, G., & Cortez, M. H. (2021). Evolutionary and plastic phenotypic change can be just as fast as changes in population densities. The American Naturalist197(1). https://doi.org/10.1086/711928 Article
Wilkins, E. J., Howe, P. D., & Smith, J. W. (2021). Social media reveal ecoregional variation in how weather influences visitor behavior within U.S. National Park Service units. Scientific Reports, 11, 2403. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82145-z Article
Wilkins, E. J., Wood, S. A., & Smith, J. W. (2020). Uses and limitations of social media data to inform visitor use management in parks and protected areas: A systematic review. Environmental Management, 67(1), 120-132. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01373-7 Article
Smith, J. W., Wilkins, E. J., Leung, Y.-F. (2019). Attendance trends threaten future operations of America’s state park systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(26), 12775-12780. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1902314116 Article
Clark, M., Wilkins, E. J.,Dagan, D. T., Powell, R., Sharp, R. L., & Hillis, V. (2019). Bringing forecasting into the future: Using Google to model national park visitation. Journal of Environmental Management, 243, 88-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.05.006 Article
Wilkins, E. J., Zhang, H., van Berkel, D., Dorning, M. A., Beck, S. M., & Smith, J. W. (2018). Landscape values and aesthetic preferences across the front range. Research report to Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/1898/ Report
Wilkins, E. J., & Smith, J.W. "Temperature, extreme heat events, and the spatial behavior of national park visitors." Paper presentation at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Virtual due to COVID-19. April 2020. Paper presentation
Wilkins, E. J., Smith, J.W., Wood, S., & Milnor, A. "Using social media to estimate park visitation." Oral presentation at the National Outdoor Recreation Conference. Rapid City, SD. May 2019.  Oral Presentation
Wilkins, E. J., Saley, T., Akbar, H. & Hager, R. "Climate change at Utah ski resorts: Impacts, perceptions, and adaptation strategies." Oral presentation at the Utah State University Research Symposium, Logan, UT. April 2019.  Oral presentation
Wilkins, E. J. & Smith, J. W. "Using Twitter to understand the impact of weather on skiers and snowboarders across Utah." Oral presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Salt Lake City, UT. June 2018. Oral presentation
Null, S.E., Farshid, A., Goodrum, G., Gray, C.A., Lohani, S., Morrisett, C.N., Prudencio, L., & R. Sor. (2021). A meta-analysis of environmental tradeoffs of hydropower dams in the Se Kong, Se San, and Sre Pok (3S) Rivers of the Lower Mekong Basin. Water 13(1):63https://doi.org/10.3390/w13010063 Article
Van Kirk, R. W. V., Contor, B. A., Morrisett, C. N., Null, S. E., & Loibman, A. S. (2020). Potential for managed aquifer recharge to enhance fish habitat in a regulated river. Water12(3), 673. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12030673 Article
Koutzoukis, S., Thoma, D., Witwicki, D., & S. Munson. "Connecting water balance, field cover, and NDVI to understand landscape-scale vegetation responses to drought on the Colorado Plateau." Oral presentation at the National Park Service Northern Colorado Plateau Network Annual Meeting. 2021. Oral presentation
Koutzoukis, S., Pyke, D. A., Calzado, C., Brunson, M. W., & K. E. Veblen. "Distance from sagebrush canopy influences seedling survival in the Intermountain West." Poster presentation at the 105th ESA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. August 2020. Poster presentation
Brunson, M. W., Huntly, N.J., Bogen, S., Capito, L., Christman, M., Koutzoukis, S., Morgan, B., Munger, W., & K.A. Spangler. "Integrating ecological and social systems models and data: An application of the 4DEE approach for graduate education." Invited oral presentation at the 105th ESA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. August 2020. Oral presentation
Pinto, D., Morissett, C., Koutzoukis, S., & M. Christman. "Graduate researchers collaborating on interdisciplinary climate adaptation science." Poster presentation at the 105th ESA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. August 2020. Poster presentation
Klain, S., Munger, W., Koutzoukis, S., Capito, L., & C. Stocker. "Reconciling indigenous ecological restoration goals with a changing climate: Co-production of a land stewardship plan at Boa Ogoi Cultural and Interpretive Center." Oral presentation at the 105th ESA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. August 2020. Oral presentation
Calzado, C., Brunson, M. W., Koutzoukis, S., Veblen, K.E., Baggio, J., & D. A. Pyke. "Addressing barriers to proactive restoration for at-risk sagebrush communities: A Causal Layered Analysis." Poster presentation at the Society for Range Management Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. September 2020. Poster presentation
Stuivenvolt Allen, J.Wang, S.‐Y. S., LaPlante, M. D., & Yoon, J.‐H. (2021). Three western Pacific typhoons strengthened fire weather in the recent northwest U.S. conflagration. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL091430. https://doi. org/10.1029/2020GL091430 Article
Stuivenvolt-Allen, J., & Wang, S. S.-Y. (2019). Data Mining Climate Variability as an Indicator of U.S. Natural Gas. Frontiers in Big Data, 2, 20. https://doi.org/10.3389/fdata. 2019.00020 Article
Stuivenvolt Allen, J., Morgan, B., Spangler, K., Morisett, C.M., Brunson, M., Wang, S.-Y., Huntly, S. "Water Availability for Cannabis in Northern California: Intersections of Climate, Policy, and Public Discourse." Poster at the AGU Fall Meeting, Virtual. December 2020. Poster presentation
Stuivenvolt Allen, J., & Wang, S.-Y"The modulation of natural gas through winter climate and cyclone variability." Oral presentation at the 100th AMS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. January 2020. Oral presentation
Stuivenvolt Allen, J. "A Climate Dynamics Crash Course." Oral presentation and workshop at the Southeast Asian Paleoclimate Consortium, Bidoup Nui Ba National Park, Vietnam. December 2019. Oral presentation
Stuivenvolt Allen, J., & Wang, S.-Y. "A Nation Divided: The North American Winter Dipole." Oral presentation at the Academia Sinica Institute of Earth Science, Taipei. December 2019.  Oral presentation
Stuivenvolt Allen, J. "Seasonal Prediction of Wintertime Teleconnections." Oral presentation at the Taiwan Weather Bureau, Taipei. December 2019.  Oral presentation
Stuivenvolt Allen, J. "Seasonal Prediction of Wintertime Teleconnections." Oral presentation at the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, College Park, MD. August 2019. Oral presentation
Choi, R.T., K.H. Beard, A.J. Leffler, K.C. Kelsey, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2020). Early goose arrival increases soil nitrogen availability more than an advancing spring in coastal western Alaska. Ecosystems, 23(6): 1309-1324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00472-9 Article
Leffler, A.J., K.H. Beard, K.C. Kelsey, R.T. Choi, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2019). Cloud cover and delayed herbivory relative to timing of spring onset interact to dampen climate change impacts on net ecosystem exchange in a coastal Alaskan wetland. Environmental Research Letters, 14(8): 084030. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab1c91 Article
Choi, R.T., K.H. Beard, A.J. Leffler, K.C. Kelsey, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2019). Phenological mismatch between season advancement and migration timing alters Arctic plant traits. Journal of Ecology, 107(5): 2503-2518. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13191 Article
Beard, K.H., R.T. Choi, A.J. Leffler, L.G. Carlson, K.C. Kelsey, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2019). Migratory goose arrival time plays a larger role in influencing forage quality than advancing springs in an Arctic coastal wetland. PLoS ONE 14(3): e0213037. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213037 Article
Leffler, A.J., K.H. Beard, K.C. Kelsey, R.T. Choi, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2019). Delayed herbivory by migratory geese increases summer-long CO2 uptake in coastal western Alaska. Global Change Biology 25(1): 277-289. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14473 Article
Adler, P.B., D. Smull, K.H. BeardR.T. Choi, T. Furniss, A. Kulmatiski, J.M. Meiners, A.T. Tredennick, K.E. Veblen. (2018). Competition and coexistence in plant communities: intraspecific competition is stronger than interspecific competition. Ecology Letters 21(9): 1319-1329. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13098 Article
Kelsey, K.C., A. J. Leffler, K.H. BeardR.T. Choi, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2018). Phenological mismatch in coastal western Alaska may increase summer season greenhouse gas uptake. Environmental Research Letters. 13(4): 044032. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aab698 Article
Choi, R.T., Beard, K.H., A.J. Leffler, K.C. Kelsey, J.M. Welker. "Climate-induced vegetation changes differ with distance from the coast in sub-arctic Alaska." Oral presentation Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. August 2020. Oral presentation
Reed, S.C., M. Phillips, R. Reibold, R.T. Choi, C. Tucker. "More than just water: Multiple resource control over dryland ecosystem function." Oral presentation at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. August 2020. Oral presentation
Leffler, A.J., K.H. Beard, K.C. Kelsey, R.T. Choi, J.M. Welker. "Phenological mismatch in a coastal Alaskan wetland: Impacts on N-cycling and C uptake." Oral presentation at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. August 2020. Oral presentation
Beard, K.H., A.J. Leffler, K.C. Kelsey, R.T. Choi, J.M. Welker. "What are phenological mismatch studies missing? Perspectives on adding in ecosystem responses." Oral presentation at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. August 2020. Oral presentation
Leffler, A.J., K.H. Beard, K.C. Kelsey, R.T. Choi, J.M. Welker. "Net effects of early phenology, increased cloud cover, and altered timing of plant interactions dampen climate change impacts on net ecosystem exchange of C in a coastal Alaska wetland." Poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington D.C. December 2018. Poster presentation
Goldstein, K., & Howe, P. D. (2019). Dry Heat Among the Red Rocks: Risk Perceptions and Behavioral Responses to Extreme Heat Among Outdoor Recreationists in Southeastern Utah. Journal of Extreme Events, 6(3): 2050004. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2345737620500049 Article
Goldstein, K., & Howe, P. D. "Dry Heat Among the Red Rocks: Risk Perceptions and Behavioral Responses to Extreme Heat Among Outdoor Recreationists in Southeastern Utah." Paper presentation at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. April 2019. Paper presentation