The number of scientists engaged in studying climate change is growing exponentially. This page is designed to help you identify climate scientists conducting research in your region and in specific subject areas. All information about climate scientists is derived from publically available sources. Tribes and non-tribal entities engaging in climate science partnerships may also seek information on protection traditional knowledges in those research initiatives. Resources that may be of assistance include Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives and the role of tribal Institutional Review Boards. An example is this Institutional Review Board Manual for the Northwest Indian College.

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Title Organizationsort descending Description Category Geography Website
Michael Hudson USFWS, Columbia River Fisheries Program Office

Michael is a fish biologist on the Native Trout Program under the Conservation, Population and Habitat Assessment Team at the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office. He has worked in this position at CRFPO since summer 2004.

Fisheries, Freshwater Ecosystem Impacts, Cutthroat Trout Northwest, Columbia River Basin Link
Shad O'Neel USGS Alaska Science Center

Research focuses on glaciers and climate, with a focus on coastal glaciers and sea level rise.

Climate change, glaciers, small glaciers Alaska, Northwest Link
Jason Dunham USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

His research interests include landscape ecology of aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology of focal species, ecology of natural disturbance, biological invasions, and monitoring.

aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, biological invasions West, Northwest Link
Joan C Hagar USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Her research interests include forest and wildlife ecology, wildlife-habitat relationships, restoration of native habitats, and Great Basin pygmy rabbits.

restoration ecology, species conservation, forest ecology West, Northwest Link
Karen Thorne USGS Western Ecological Research Center

Research interests are conservation issues surrounding climate-related research that assess changes to ecosystems and wildlife. Current interest is assessing how sea-level rise and storms impact salt marsh ecosystems and local wildlife populations.

Climate change, wildlife biology, wetland ecology, landscape ecology, sea-level rise modeling Northwest Link
Jason Kreitler USGS Western Geographic Science Center

Jason's research focuses on wildfire risk and vulnerability, ecosystem services, geography of climate change, climate gap analysis, connectivity, spatial analysis for conservation and resource issues, GIS - spatial decision support for conservation resource allocation, and spatial cost modeling for conservation planning.

Wildfire, Climate Modeling, Vegetation, Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts Puget Sound, Northwest, West, California Link
Kirk Krueger Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Kirk Krueger has been a research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Program, Habitat Assessment Section since 2003. His area of expertise is the intersection of statistical modeling and sampling methods with remotely sensed data and fish ecology. In that position he has been able to assist with research on the Intensively Monitored Watersheds Project that is assessing the effectiveness of stream restoration to increase salmon production. He has also helped conduct stream geomorphology and other research.

Fisheries, Freshwater Ecosystem Impacts, Salmon, Hydrological Modeling, Eelgrass, Freshwater Mussels, Smelt Northwest, Washington, Puget Sound Link
Corrie Knapp Western State Colorado University

My research interests are at the confluence of conservation, livelihoods and climate change. I am also interested in theories of resilience and transformation, and what they mean for the practice of science.

Conservation; Adaptation West, Alaska, National Link
Mike Sfraga Wilson Center

Polar geography, exploration, geography of AK, and history of field science.

Snow, glaciers, Ice, Geography, Geomorphology Alaska, Arctic Link