Titlesort descending Organization Description Category Geography Website
Aaron Wolf Oregon State University, Program in water conflict management and transformation

Transboundary Water Conflicts and Conflict Resolution, Water Basin Technical and Policy Analysis, Environmental Policy Analysis

Water Resources Impacts, policy, Planning/Adaptation/Mitigation, Impacts to Human Systems Northwest, International, National Link
Abby Powell University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

Conservation biology, shorebird ecology and avian management.

Marine, Coastal Ecosystem Impacts, Wildlife, Birds Alaska Link
Adam Wei University of British Columbia

Dr.Wei's key research interests are eco-hydrological processes; in-stream wood ecology and its relations with channel morphology, aquatic habitat and carbon budget; forest disturbance and watershed processes; application of GIS and remote sensing on watershed hydrology and management; surface water and groundwater integration; and long-term soil productivity and forest ecosystem modeling.

Hydrological Modeling, Freshwater Ecosystem Impacts, Vegetation Modeling Northwest, British Columbia, Canada Link
Alan Hamlet Skagit Climate Science Consortium

His research over the last 10 years has focused on the impacts of climate variability and change on rivers and water resources systems in the western U.S., with a particular emphasis on the Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest.

Climate change, hydrology, Columbia River Northwest, Washington Link
Alan Springer University of Alaska Fairbanks

My research focuses on food web structure and on the causes and consequences of variability in production at various trophic levels, with an emphasis on marine birds and mammals.

Marine, Coastal, Marine Birds, Marine Mammals Pacific Ocean, Alaska Link
Allan L Carroll University of British Columbia

Role of climate change in the population dynamics and impacts of eruptive forest insects; coevolution of insect-plant interactions; integrated management of forest insect populations; and advanced techniques for detection and monitoring of forest insect populations.

Climate Modeling, Population Dynamics, Vegetation Modeling, Insects Northwest, British Columbia, Canada Link
Amanda Rosenberger, Ph.D. Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Amanda's research interests are in the ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes with an emphasis on the role of ecological processes in shaping fish distributions, population characteristics, and community structure.

Freshwater Ecosystem Impacts, Estuaries, Fisheries Missouri Link
Amy Snover Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington

Work draws on the natural and social sciences to assess the vulnerability of natural and human systems to climate variability and change and to inform the development of climate adaptation strategies. Works with decision makers to develop science-based climate change planning and adaptation guidance and to assess their climate information needs in order to develop priorities for research, tool development, and outreach.

Climate change, Adaptation, Mitigation, science and policy Northwest, Washington Link
Andrea S. Thorpe The Washington Natural Heritage Program

My research interests include rare species biology, conservation, and restoration; invasive species biology and control; and the interactions between plants and soil ecosystems. The central theme uniting most of my projects is using ecological theory to inform and improve conservation and restoration of native species and habitats.

Environmental Monitoring, Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts, Planning/Adaptation/Mitigation Northwest, Washington Link
Andrew Fountain Portland State University

I am interested in understanding the basic physical laws that control processes on the Earth's surface. My focus is primarily on ice, particularly glacier ice. My research is devoted to the problem of water and glaciers, and the variation of glaciers with climate.

Snow/Glaciers/Ice, Climate Modeling Northwest Link
Andrew Rice Portland State University

Future forecasting of climate relies heavily on our ability to predict concentrations of atmospheric trace gases. My research focuses on better understanding sources and sinks of important atmospheric trace gases using small variations in naturally occurring stable isotopes.

Climate Modeling Northwest, National Link
Andrew Shirk University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group

Andrew Shirk is a research ecologist with the UW Climate Impacts Group. In collaboration with state and federal agencies and regional conservation groups, he studies the interacting effects of climate change, development, and natural processes on species and their habitats, with special focus on the demographic and genetic viability of populations, connectivity conservation and habitat modeling. He received a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University and a M.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. His areas of expertise are in conservation biology, landscape ecology, population and landscape genetics, ecological modeling, and spatial analysis.

Environmental Monitoring, conservation, landscape ecology, spatial analysis Northwest, Washington Link
Anita Morzillo University of Connecticut

Research in my lab focuses on affects of human activities on natural resources. Broad research areas include landscape ecology, systems ecology, and interdisciplinary integration of ecology and social science. Specific foci embrace many disciplines, including wildlife ecology and management, human dimensions of wildlife, recreation management, and urban ecology.

Planning/Adaptation/Mitigation, Social science, Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts National, Northeast Link
Ann Shriver Oregon State University, International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade

My general research interests include all aspects of fisheries economics, international and domestic seafood markets, aquaculture economics, fisheries management and institutions. Specific past projects include the effects of Russian political changes on international seafood trade, and market channels for Pacific Northwest seafood.

Aqua cultural Impacts, Marine/Coastal Ecosystem Impacts, Economic Impacts, Fisheries International, Northwest Link
Anna Harding Oregon State University

Environmental health, including water quality, environmental contamination and public health interventions, and community involvement. NIEHS grant (affiliated with the Superfund Basic Research Program) funding to examine PAH exposures for tribal communities engaged in traditional cultural lifestyles

Cultural Resources, Social Sciences, Impacts to Human Systems Northwest, Oregon Link
Anne Nolin Oregon State University, Mountain Hydroclimatology Research Group

Snow processes in mountain environments, hydroclimatology, cryosphere-climate interactions, remote sensing of snow and ice, surface energy balance modeling, radiative transfer modeling, digital image processing

Snow/Glaciers/Ice, Hydrologic Modeling West, Northwest, Oregon, Washington, International Link
Arny Blanchard University of Alaska Fairbanks, American Statistical Association

I have been involved with taxonomic identification of Alaska marine invertebrates and monitoring marine environments for anthropogenic disturbances. I focus on sediment-dwelling organisms (the infauna) and how resource use alters communities. I manage a long-term environmental monitoring project in Port Valdez, Alaska (1971 to present) and am a member of the team working on a environmental assessment of the Chukchi Sea for ConocoPhillips, Shell Exploration and Production, and Statoil.

Environmental Modeling, Marine, Coastal Ecosystem Impacts, Economic Impacts Alaska Link
Aslam Khalil Portland State University

Professor Khalil is well known for his pioneering research and influence in the area of trace gas chemistry and physics. Currently Professor Khalil's interests center on how the earth's global systems are determined by physics and chemistry.

Climate Modeling Northwest, National Link
Barbara Bond Oregon State University, Climate Impacts Research Consortium

Physiological processes, especially water and carbon relations, at whole tree and forest ecosystem scales. Development of new tools and techniques for measuring and monitoring physiological processes in forests.

Environmental Monitoring Northwest, Oregon Link
Bart J. Van der Kamp University of British Columbia, Professor Emeritus

My main research interest revolves around the expression of Armillaria root disease in the moist, mid-elevation forests of the southern interior of British Columbia. In these forest, Armillaria ostoyae is very widely distributed, but it is expressed in very different ways. In some places, the pathogen is quiescent, meaning it is present on roots, but almost exclusively restricted to callused lesions. In such stands there are virtually no above-ground symptoms and presumably little damage. On the other hand it can also be active, advancing along roots, killing trees, and spreading from tree to tree. My research is focused on the factors that lead to quiescence or active expression. The ultimate aim is to devise silvicultural approaches that will keep stands in a quiescent state.

Vegetation Modeling, Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts British Columbia, Northwest Link
Bart Nijssen University of Washington, Land Surface Hydrology Research Group

Modeling of hydrological processes; Nowcasting and forecasting; Renewable energy; Remote sensing applications in hydrology; Climate change

Impacts to Human Systems Northwest, Washington Link
Beverly E Law Oregon State University, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research and Regional Analysis

Dr. Beverly Law's research focuses on the role of forests, woodlands and shrublands in the global carbon cycle. Her approach is interdisciplinary, involving in situ and remote sensing observations, and models to study the effects of climate and climate related disturbances (wildfire), land-use change and management that influence carbon and water cycling across a region over seasons to decades.

Vegetation Modeling, Geology/Geomorphology, Environmental Monitoring, Water Resources Impacts, Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts, Wildfire Northwest, Oregon, National Link
Bill Simpson University of Alaska Fairbanks, Stanford University

We are an active research program involving application of spectroscopy to study environmental / atmospheric chemistry. Our group is a great place to learn about both technical aspects of experimental chemistry and scientific aspects of air and Arctic chemistry research.

Environmental Atmospheric Modeling, Air Quality Arctic, Alaska Link
Brad Griffith University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology

Habitat and nutritional ecology, stochastic population processes, endangered species management/planning, remote sensing, landscape processes, species translocation and reintroduction.

Planning, Adaptation, Mitigation, Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts Arctic, Alaska Link
Brain Barnes University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology

Physiological ecology and endocrinology of hibernating mammals; biological rhythms and sleep; overwintering biology of animals including insects. We work in field and laboratory settings investigating behavioral and physiological mechanisms by which animals cope with high latitude winter and summer environments.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring, Planning, Adaptation, Mitigation Arctic, Alaska Link
Brenda Konar University of Alaska Fairbanks

Brenda's research interests include phycology, research scuba diving, biodiversity, monitoring programs, nearshore ecology, ecosystem change, benthic ecology.

Marine, Coastal Ecosystem Impacts, Fisheries, Clams, Environmental Monitoring Alaska, Pacific Ocean Link
Bruce C. Larson University of British Columbia

My research focuses on several areas: basic studies in stand dynamics (especially development patterns of mixed species stands and density effects in single species stands); siviculture (especially economic and biodiversity issues); and forest management.

Terrestrial Ecoystem Impacts British Columbia, Northwest Link
Bruce Menge Oregon State University, Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)

Structure and dynamics of marine meta-ecosystems, responses of coastal ecosystems to climate change, the relationship between scale and ecosystem dynamics, bottom-up and top-down control of community structure, recruitment dynamics, larval transport and connectivity, impact of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems, controls of productivity, population, community, and geographical ecology, and models of community regulation.

Environmental Monitoring, Marine/Coastal Ecosystem Impacts, Estuaries, Ocean Acidification, Hypoxia Northwest, Oregon, Pacific Ocean Link
Cary Lynch Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Global Change Research Institute

Her research focuses on spatial statistics from climate models as they relate to socio-economic impacts.

Pacific, Northwest, Research Northwest Link
Catherine Mater Mater Engineering, Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Catherine is a prominent expert in sustainable forestry and conservation issues. She is president of Mater Engineering in Corvallis and a senior fellow of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts, Economic Impacts, Agricultural Impacts, Planning/Adaptation/Mitigation Northwest Link