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

Patrick Belmont Named USU Faculty Researcher of the Year

Belmont’s research is known for translating well into actionable management and policy guidance.

CAS Student Emily Wilkins Presents at National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Wilkins will present on 4/23: "Using social media data to understand the impact of weather on skiing and snowboarding in Utah."

Liz Cook Defends MS Thesis

"An Examination of the Relation Between Climate and Visitation, and Perspectives on Seasonal Shifts and Climate Adaptation Strategies by Tourism and Recreation Businesses for Moab, Utah"

CAS Student Jeff Haight Defends MS Thesis

"Landscape Planning for Climate Change Resilience in the Southern Rockies," LIB 154, 9:00-10:00 a.m., 4/19

Peter Howe Named Recipient of NSF Career Award

Howe has been awarded a National Science Foundation Career Award for a study on climate adaptation and decision making.

CAS Student Jeff Haight Presents on Prioritizing Conservation Based on Climatic Vulnerabilities

Haight presents his results at the US-IALE Annual Meeting in Chicago.

CAS Students and Faculty Present Findings at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers

The AAG meets April 10-14, 2018, in New Orleans. Click the link for presentation details.

Studying Water Quality on the Mekong River

CAS student Liana Prudencio blogs for the Wonders of the Mekong project.

Courtney Flint and Colleagues Ask How Social Position Influences Perceptions of Water Issues

Do city leaders differ from the public on key water issues, and if so, why?

Smith Lab Finds Climate Effects on Visitation Trends at Utah’s “Mighty 5” National Parks

CAS Student Emily Wilkins and Faculty Jordan Smith and colleagues find average daily maximum temperatures play a large role in tourists' travel decisions.