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A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at USU creating tools to better understand the global impact of climate change and other disasters as part of a national initiative.
USU Part of New Institute to Understand Climate Change, Other Disasters

USU Part of New Institute to Understand Climate Change, Other Disasters

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at USU creating tools to better understand the global impact of climate change and other disasters as part of a national initiative.

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Davies is calling on lawmakers to develop policies that tackle climate change to stop the trends that could lead to more dangerous extremes — including more drought, heatwaves and flooding.
USUs Rob Davies explains how Utah is affected by climate change

USUs Rob Davies explains how Utah is affected by climate change

Davies is calling on lawmakers to develop policies that tackle climate change to stop the trends that could lead to more dangerous extremes — including more drought, heatwaves and flooding.

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Climate change is predicted to increase temperatures and shift precipitation patterns in Utah, which could have significant impacts on ski resorts.
Climate Change in Utah will Require Ski Resort Adaptations

Climate Change in Utah will Require Ski Resort Adaptations

Climate change is predicted to increase temperatures and shift precipitation patterns in Utah, which could have significant impacts on ski resorts.

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Heavy rains in early late June and early July have triggered flash floods and multiple debris flows in the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar area; USUs Belize Lane and Haley Canham are part of the team picking up where the firefighters left off.
USU Researcher Leads Team Monitoring Grizzly Creek Burn Scar Hydrologic Response

USU Researcher Leads Team Monitoring Grizzly Creek Burn Scar Hydrologic Response

Heavy rains in early late June and early July have triggered flash floods and multiple debris flows in the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar area; USUs Belize Lane and Haley Canham are part of the team picking up where the firefighters left off.

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USUs Jack Schmidt highlights the risks of business as usual on the Colorado River, knowing he may have to accept a difficult truth: that people may again decide to sacrifice the river's ecosystems to get the water they want for cities, farms, and power.
Hard Choices are Ahead for the Colorado River, but One Scientist's Voice is Making Waves

Hard Choices are Ahead for the Colorado River, but One Scientist's Voice is Making Waves

USUs Jack Schmidt highlights the risks of business as usual on the Colorado River, knowing he may have to accept a difficult truth: that people may again decide to sacrifice the river's ecosystems to get the water they want for cities, farms, and power.

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Laine Brice publishes her capstone communication project on the CAS Website!
Lainie Brice Publishes a BLM Literature Database on the CAS Website

Lainie Brice Publishes a BLM Literature Database on the CAS Website

Laine Brice publishes her capstone communication project on the CAS Website!

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In a rare exchange, scientists and water resources engineers from Iran and Utah are collaborating on a bold scientific study to restore Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saline lakes.
USUs Rosenburg, Wurtsbaugh, Null, and Kettenring Collaborate with Iranian Researchers on Lake Urmia Restoration

USUs Rosenburg, Wurtsbaugh, Null, and Kettenring Collaborate with Iranian Researchers on Lake Urmia Restoration

In a rare exchange, scientists and water resources engineers from Iran and Utah are collaborating on a bold scientific study to restore Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saline lakes.

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USUs Trisha Atwood and 25 other experts offer the most comprehensive assessment to date of where to ramp up strict ocean protection to increase seafood security, curb biodiversity loss, and provide a cost effective solution to climate change.
Study in Nature: Protecting the Ocean Delivers a Comprehensive Solution for Climate, Fishing and Biodiversity

Study in Nature: Protecting the Ocean Delivers a Comprehensive Solution for Climate, Fishing and Biodiversity

USUs Trisha Atwood and 25 other experts offer the most comprehensive assessment to date of where to ramp up strict ocean protection to increase seafood security, curb biodiversity loss, and provide a cost effective solution to climate change.

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Chuck Hawkins has been awarded the SFSs AoE for his contributions to research on freshwater ecosystems, aquatic bioassessment, and leadership across freshwater science.
Chuck Hawkins Awarded Society for Freshwater Science Award of Excellence

Chuck Hawkins Awarded Society for Freshwater Science Award of Excellence

Chuck Hawkins has been awarded the SFSs AoE for his contributions to research on freshwater ecosystems, aquatic bioassessment, and leadership across freshwater science.

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Recently, researchers including USU's Simon Wang, found that even just a half-degree of warming could significantly increase the likelihood and significance of wildfires.
'Best Case' Goals for Climate Warming Could Still Result in Massive Wildfire Risk

'Best Case' Goals for Climate Warming Could Still Result in Massive Wildfire Risk

Recently, researchers including USU's Simon Wang, found that even just a half-degree of warming could significantly increase the likelihood and significance of wildfires.

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UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites’ blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. Dr. Trisha Atwood is one of the contributors to this report.
New research demonstrates crucial role of World Heritage marine sites in fighting climate change

New research demonstrates crucial role of World Heritage marine sites in fighting climate change

UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites’ blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. Dr. Trisha Atwood is one of the contributors to this report.

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With the help of a team of students from Utah State University, members of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation are working to restore the sacred land at the site of the Bear River Massacre.
A Healing Ground

A Healing Ground

With the help of a team of students from Utah State University, members of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation are working to restore the sacred land at the site of the Bear River Massacre.

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There are many different paths that can lead to a successful career; Nature Index asked five researchers, including Dr. Trish Atwood, for their insights on what to do after completing a PhD.
Finished your PhD? Six questions to ask yourself about what’s next: Dr. Trisha Atwood Interviewed | CAS

Finished your PhD? Six questions to ask yourself about what’s next: Dr. Trisha Atwood Interviewed

There are many different paths that can lead to a successful career; Nature Index asked five researchers, including Dr. Trish Atwood, for their insights on what to do after completing a PhD.

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USU Associate Professor David Rosenberg and Ayman Alafifi, a water resources engineer at Brown and Caldwell, have developed an innovative computer model that helps water and wetland managers make better, data-based decisions.
New Model Improves Management of Wetland, Floodplain and River Habitats | CAS

New Model Improves Management of Wetland, Floodplain and River Habitats

USU Associate Professor David Rosenberg and Ayman Alafifi, a water resources engineer at Brown and Caldwell, have developed an innovative computer model that helps water and wetland managers make better, data-based decisions.

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Matt Yost, an assistant professor and Extension agroclimate specialist at Utah State University, has been recognized by the American Society of Agronomy with the organization’s Early Career Award.
Matt Yost Recognized for Early Career Research/Outreach on Utah’s Water Use | CAS

Matt Yost Recognized for Early Career Research/Outreach on Utah’s Water Use

Matt Yost, an assistant professor and Extension agroclimate specialist at Utah State University, has been recognized by the American Society of Agronomy with the organization’s Early Career Award.

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Dr. Courtney Flint, a natural resources sociologist, will address how understanding the relationship between Utah's lands and personal well being is necessary for Utah's future at the next Research Landscapes.
Land-use and Personal Wellbeing is Topic for USU’s Research Landscapes | CAS

Land-use and Personal Wellbeing is Topic for USU’s Research Landscapes

Dr. Courtney Flint, a natural resources sociologist, will address how understanding the relationship between Utah's lands and personal well being is necessary for Utah's future at the next Research Landscapes.

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Trisha Atwood of Watershed Sciences and the Ecology Center is a recipient of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship.
Against the Current: Trisha Atwood Receives Early-Career Research Fellowship | CAS

Against the Current: Trisha Atwood Receives Early-Career Research Fellowship

Trisha Atwood of Watershed Sciences and the Ecology Center is a recipient of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship.

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Utah State University ecologist Bonnie Waring heads one of seven projects chosen nationally by competitive peer review for a U.S. Department of Energy Terrestrial Ecological Sciences grant.
USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil’s Role in Carbon Cycle | CAS

USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil’s Role in Carbon Cycle

Utah State University ecologist Bonnie Waring heads one of seven projects chosen nationally by competitive peer review for a U.S. Department of Energy Terrestrial Ecological Sciences grant.

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Researchers from Utah State University’s Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism recently completed research to better understand how shifting spring runoff is affecting angling in the Yellowstone River watershed.
Coldwater Fishing in a Warming Climate | CAS

Coldwater Fishing in a Warming Climate

Researchers from Utah State University’s Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism recently completed research to better understand how shifting spring runoff is affecting angling in the Yellowstone River watershed.

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CAS Co-PI Patrick Belmont and other USU faculty bring attention to USU's carbon footprint.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Committee Looks to Reduce USU Carbon Footprint | CAS

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Committee Looks to Reduce USU Carbon Footprint

CAS Co-PI Patrick Belmont and other USU faculty bring attention to USU's carbon footprint.

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How do you tackle a wicked problem like climate change? Though there aren't any easy answers, there are complex ones, and it’s these nuanced approaches that graduate students are pursuing in the CAS program.
USU Grad Students Gain Cross-Disciplinary Skills to Tackle Climate Change | USU

USU Grad Students Gain Cross-Disciplinary Skills to Tackle Climate Change

How do you tackle a wicked problem like climate change? Though there aren't any easy answers, there are complex ones, and it’s these nuanced approaches that graduate students are pursuing in the CAS program.

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Jordan Smith and colleagues in the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism characterize the operation of the nation’s 50 state park systems between 1984 and 2017.
A Finger on the Pulse of U.S. State Parks | CAS

A Finger on the Pulse of U.S. State Parks

Jordan Smith and colleagues in the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism characterize the operation of the nation’s 50 state park systems between 1984 and 2017.

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Patrick Belmont and Chris Monz are leading an effort toward a resolution that would bolster a commitment by former President Albrecht to make USU a carbon neutral university
CAS Faculty Work Toward a Resolution on USU Greenhouse Gas Emissions | CAS

CAS Faculty Work Toward a Resolution on USU Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Patrick Belmont and Chris Monz are leading an effort toward a resolution that would bolster a commitment by former President Albrecht to make USU a carbon neutral university

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CAS faculty member Peter Howe and colleagues in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication are featured in the New York Times for work highlighting public consensus on solutions.
Where do Americans agree on climate change policies? | CAS

Where do Americans agree on climate change policies?

CAS faculty member Peter Howe and colleagues in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication are featured in the New York Times for work highlighting public consensus on solutions.

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Zhang and faculty member Jordan Smith determined the influence of a variety of "push" and "pull" factors.
CAS Trainee Hongchao Zhang Examines Relationship Between Air Quality and Wintertime Canyon Visitation | CAS

CAS Trainee Hongchao Zhang Examines Relationship Between Air Quality and Wintertime Canyon Visitation

Zhang and faculty member Jordan Smith determined the influence of a variety of "push" and "pull" factors.

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Morrisett (CAS Cohort 3 PhD Student) completed a summer internship with the Center during her undergraduate career at Stanford.
Trainee Christina Morrisett Profiled by Bill Lane Center for the American West | Climate Adaptation Science

Trainee Christina Morrisett Profiled by Bill Lane Center for the American West

Morrisett (CAS Cohort 3 PhD Student) completed a summer internship with the Center during her undergraduate career at Stanford.

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Drs. Brendan Murphy, Larissa Yocom, and Patrick Belmont acknowledge the well-documented risk wildfires pose to homes and structures, but highlight the less appreciated risk that high severity wildfires pose for water security.
Wildfires Pose Underestimated Risk to Water Security According to USU Researchers | CAS

Wildfires Pose Underestimated Risk to Water Security According to USU Researchers

Drs. Brendan Murphy, Larissa Yocom, and Patrick Belmont acknowledge the well-documented risk wildfires pose to homes and structures, but highlight the less appreciated risk that high severity wildfires pose for water security.