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Spruce beetles reduce sublimation, causing increasing snowpack in the Wyoming mountains

Science Spotlights Posted on: July 16, 2019
Snow sublimation is a major component of the annual water budget across the Front Range where recent bark beetle outbreaks have dramatically changed the forest canopy structure. A seventeen year study at the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site (GLEES) in Wyoming revealed that sublimation decreased following a spruce beetle outbreak due to reduced canopy intercepted snowfall.

Bayesian analyses of 17 winters of water vapor fluxes show bark beetles reduce sublimation

Publications Posted on: July 10, 2019
Sublimation is an important hydrological flux in cold, snow‐dominated ecosystems. In high‐elevation spruce‐fir forests of western North America, spruce beetle outbreaks have killed trees, reduced the canopy, and altered processes that control sublimation.

Monitoring bird communities with citizen science in the Sky Islands

Science Spotlights Posted on: August 25, 2016
This research evaluates the use of citizen science in a region with increased stress from ongoing drought and wildfires. Researchers show how it allows for inexpensive and statistically rigorous monitoring, and fosters greater local involvement in science and conservation. This information will be used to determine optimal protocols for a long-term monitoring plan. Inexpensive and statistically rigorous long-term monitoring fosters local involvement in science and conservation.

Bioinformatics and quantitative analyses using genetic and genomic data: Applications for National Forest System lands

Projects Posted on: April 14, 2015
Bioinformatics and new statistical models for quantitative analyses using genetic and genomic data provide innovative approaches for the study of wildlife species, especially species of special concern for the U.S. National Forest System.

Quantitative approaches for evaluating fire effects on wildlife communities in National Forest Systems

Projects Posted on: April 14, 2015
Innovative quantitative approaches have been developed for evaluating wildfire and prescribed fire effects on wildlife communities in several western North American national forests.