We prepare graduate researchers for careers that integrate science with management and policy while advancing Climate Adaptation Science for the threatened landscape of the Interior West.

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Recent News

September 12, 2018

Ricardo Ramirez
USU Extension Entomologist
Presentation: Communicating in Extension
Click here to view Ricardo's presentation.

Team Including CAS Trainee Morgan Christman Releases Exotic Bee ID Tool

The tool is a response to significant pollinator losses that threaten food security and ecosystem sustainability.

CAS Trainee Emily Wilkins Reports on Landscape Feature Preferences

Wilkins and colleagues in the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at USU produced the report for the The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department.

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USU Biologist Will Pearse Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Pearse is a 2018 recipient of a National Science Foundation MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science Award

Jim Lutz to sit on Catastrophic Wildfire Panel at Utah Capitol

Thurs., 8/30, 3:00 p.m., Senate Room 210

Sarah Null and Colleagues Publish Study Assessing How Watersheds React to Climate Change

Natural and managed watersheds show similar responses

Hadia Akbar Participates in Meeting of the Upper Colorado River Commission

As part of her CAS internship, Akbar presented at the bi-annual meeting for water managers, water users, researchers, and other stakeholders.

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Muyang Ge Reports Findings on Land Ownership and Irrigation on American Indian Reservations

Ge and colleagues use reservation boundaries as a natural experiment, and find that full property rights lead to greater agricultural development on tribal lands.

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Noelle Beckman interviewed by Rachel Hager for Utah Public Radio

How is seed dispersal related to plant life histories?

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Following the Flow in the Mekong Basin

A blog post on the Wonders of the Mekong project by CAS student Liana Prudencio.