The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) facilitates creation of objective scientific information and tools that Northwest managers of land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. NW CSC products are currently being developed on an ongoing basis. Once completed, this page will provide access to scientific publications, presentations, fact sheets, data, and other products that have been generated by research funded by the NW CSC.

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Journal Articles

Illan 2014 thumbIllán, J.G., C.D. Thomas, J.A. Jones, W.K. Wong, S.M. Shirley, and M.G. Betts. In press. Precipitation and winter tempertaure predict long-term range-scale abundance changes in Western North American birds. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12642. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Landguth thumbnailLandguth, E.L., C.C. Muhlfeld, R.S. Waples, L. Jones, W.H. Lowe, D. Whited, J. Lucotch, H. Neville, and G. Luikart. In press. Combining demographic and genetic factors to assess population vulnerability in stream species. Ecological Applications, doi: 10.1890/13-0499.1. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Abatzoglou 2014 thumbAbatzoglou, J.T., D.E. Rupp and P.W. Mote. 2014. Seasonal climate variability and change in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Journal of Climate 27:25-2142. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00218.1 [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

benjamin2014Benjamin, J.R., L.A. Wetzel, K.D. Martens, K. Larsen, and P.J. Connolly. 2014. Spatio-temporal variability in movement, age, and growth of mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni) in a river network based upon PIT tagging and otolith chemistry. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:131-140. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2013-0279. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Donatuto 2014 thumbDonatuto, J., E.E. Grossman, J. Konovsky, S. Grossman, and L.W. Campbell. 2014. Indigenous community health and climate change: integrating biophysical and social science indicators. Coastal Management 42:355-373, doi: 10.1080/08920753.2014.923140. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Germino et alGermino, M.J. and K. Reinhardt. 2014. Desert shrub responses to experimental modification of precipitation seasonality and soil depth: relationship to the two-layer hypothesis and ecohydrological niche. Journal of Ecology 102:989-997, doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12266. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Lawrence 2014 thumbnailLawrence, D.J., Stewart-Koster, B., Olden, J.D., Ruesch, A.S., Torgersen, C.E., Lawler, J.J. 2014. The interactive effects of climate change, riparian management, and a non-native predators on stream-rearing salmon: Ecological Applications 24:895-912. doi:10.1890/13-0753.1 [External Journal Website]

Muhlfeld 2014 thumbMuhlfeld C.C, R.P. Kovach, L.A. Jones, R. Al-Chokhachy, M.C. Boyer, R.F. Leary, W.H. Lowe, G. Luikart, and F.W. Allendorf. 2014. Invasive hybridization in a threatened species is accelerated by climate change. Nature Climate Change 4:620-624, doi:10.1038/nclimate2252. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Ryan2014thumbRyan M.E., W.J. Palen, M.J. Adams, and R.M. Rochefort. 2014. Amphibians in the climate vise: loss and restoration of resilience of montane wetland ecosystems in the western US. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:232-240, doi:10.1890/130145. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Bohn2013Bohn, T. J., B. Livneh, J. W. Oyler, S. W. Running, B. Nijssen, and D. P. Lettenmaier (2013), Global evaluation of MTCLIM and related algorithms for forcing of ecological and hydrological models. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 176:38-49. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.03.003. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Boyte 2013Boyte, S.P., B.K. Wylie, D.J. Major, and J.F. Brown. 2013. The integration of geophysical and enhanced Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Normalized Difference Vegetation Index data into a rule-based, piecewise regression-tree model to estimate cheatgrass beginning of spring growth. International Journal of Digital Earth, doi:10.1080/17538947.2013.860196. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

livneh 2013Livneh B., E.A. Rosenberg, C. Lin, B. Nijssen, V. Mishra, K.M. Andreadis, E.P. Maurer, and D.P. Lettenmaier (2013), A long-term hydrologically based dataset of land surface fluxes and states for the conterminous United States: Update and extensions. Journal of Climate 26:9384-9392. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00508.1. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Rupp et alRupp, D. E., J. T. Abatzoglou, K. C. Hegewisch, and P. W. Mote (2013), Evaluation of CMIP5 20th century climate simulations for the Pacific Northwest USA, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 10,884–10,906, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50843. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

shirley 2013Shirley, S.M., Z. Yang, R.A. Hutchinson, J.D. Alexander, K. McGarigal, and M.G. Betts. 2013. Species distribution modeling for the people: unclassified landsat TM imagery predicts bird occurrence at fine resolutions. Diversity and Distributions 19:855-866. doi:10.1111/ddi.12093. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]

Wenger et alWenger, S. J., Som, N. A., Dauwalter, D. C., Isaak, D. J., Neville, H. M., Luce, C. H., Dunham, J. B., Young, M. K., Fausch, K. D. and Rieman, B. E. (2013), Probabilistic accounting of uncertainty in forecasts of species distributions under climate change. Global Change Biology, 19: 3343–3354. doi:10.1111/gcb.12294. [External Journal Website] [Project Page]
Featured Research

Dunham Research FeatureRange-wide Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Threatened Bull Trout [PDF, 335 KB] [Project Page]

CMIP3 vs 5 thumbComparing CMIP5 and CMIP3 for the Pacific Northwest [PDF, 614 KB] [Project Page]


Creutzburg webinar thumbUsing State-and-Transition Simulation Models to Guide Sustainable Management of Ecosystems: Three Case Studies from across the US, Megan Creutzburg, Jennifer Costanza & Brian Miller [Webinar Recording] [Project Page]

muhlfeld thumbPredicting Climate Change Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems across the Pacific Northwest, Clint Muhlfeld [Webinar Recording] [Project Page]

Donatuto webinar thumb 71x53Correlation and Climate Sensitivity of Human Health and Environmental Indicators in the Salish Sea, Jamie Donatuto & Eric Grossman [Webinar Recording] [Project Page]

Dunham Webinar thumbRange-wide Vulnerability Assessment for Bull Trout Update, Jason Dunham [Webinar Recording] [Project Page]

Germino webinar thumbSagebrush Responses to Shifting Climate and Fire Disturbances, Matthew Germino [Webinar Recording] [Project Page]

Polly Buotte webinar thumbnail 70x50Climate Change, Mountain Pine Beetles, and Whitebark Pine Forests of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Polly Buotte [Webinar Recording] [Project Page]

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