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

CAS Trainee Hongchao Zhang Examines Relationship Between Air Quality and Wintertime Canyon Visitation

Zhang and faculty member Jordan Smith determined the influence of a variety of "push" and "pull" factors.

Trainee Rachel Hager Co-Authors Review of Reforestation Studies in Western U.S.

Hager and colleagues from her CAS internship with the USDA California Climate Hub focus on resilience to fire and drought.

Trainee Christina Morrisett Profiled by Bill Lane Center for the American West

Morrisett (CAS Cohort 3 PhD Student) completed a summer internship with the Center during her undergraduate career at Stanford.

Endter-Wada and Kettenring Describe How Wetlands Protect People and Property from Disasters

Joanna Endter-Wada and Karin Kettenring contributed a guest editorial to the October edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on the value of wetlands to mitigate weather catastrophes.

CAS Leader Sasha Reed Highlighted in USGS Publication

The report highlights the roles and experiences of some of the women who have been pathfinders as scientists, cartographers, editors, and professional support staff at the USGS. Dr. Reed appears on page 77.

October 10, 2018

Jason Williams
Radio Host, KVNU For the People
Presentation: Science, Public Policy and Changing Newsrooms
Click here to view Jason's presentation.

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