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.
About the Program
Early flowering, early fruiting: Anecdotal evidence of climate change is popping up as quickly as spring crocuses, but is it coincidence or confirmation of shifts in plant phenology caused by global warming?
“This is one more big drop in the bucket toward climate change attribution,” said lead author James Stagge, a post-doc at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Lab.
Calculations by CAS faculty Wurtsbaugh, Null, Wilcock, and colleagues reveal human water use as cause of shrinking saline lakes
The world’s saltwater lakes are drying up and scientists have long suspected climate change was to blame. Now, a study reveals another potential culprit: thirsty humans.
CAS leadership team and faculty member Peter Howe discussed the surprising results in a front-page article in Sunday's Salt Lake Tribune.
In new research Chase C. Lamborn and Jordan W. Smith look at the effects of a $3 charge to access hiking and biking trails in a Utah forest.
Through a collaborative effort aimed at improving HydroShare, Utah State University hydrologists are revolutionizing the way scientific data is stored and shared among scientists around the globe.
In their paper based on experiences in the iUTAH project and published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, the authors describe complexities associated with integrating social and hydrologic sciences.
Led by Phaedra Budy, head of the Fish Ecology Lab at Utah State University, a team of researchers is using artificial warming equipment to study effects of climate change in one of the fastest-warming regions in the world.
Utah State University professor of Biology, Michelle Baker, who leads water research efforts in the state as the project director of iUTAH, was recognized for her pioneering efforts in science and technology.
The next mega-droughts and subsequent active wildfire seasons for the western U.S. might be predictable a full year in advance, extending well beyond the current seasonal forecast and helping segments of the economy related to agriculture, water management, and forestry.