Research and Publications
UM BRIDGES focuses on critical research challenges at the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus, in Montana, across the region, and internationally. Trainees may conduct thesis research in a range of topics relevant to the FEW nexus. The following research themes are examples that build on strengths of UM BRIDGES faculty. Research projects can also consider a cross-cutting theme relevant to multiple FEW sectors.
Tradeoffs in River and Rangeland Systems
Energy and food production compete for water, land, labor, and capital. Choices made about water use, and associated interactions between energy production and agriculture, have significant economic and biodiversity impacts at multiple scales. The tradeoffs among these uses will be exacerbated as a result of both increases in demand for food, energy, and water, and climate-change-induced shifts in water supply, which may in turn challenge water allocations for vulnerable species and human communities. Research in this area will focus on rivers (including surface water-groundwater systems) and rangelands, and will be guided by these questions:
- How do energy development and food production impact biophysical processes and ecosystem services in rangelands, rivers, and groundwater systems, and what are the relevant feedbacks?
- What are the social and economic tradeoffs associated with using land and water resources for food production versus energy production? How might future climate predictions change these?
- How do landowner decisions about energy development scale-up to create impacts or synergies at regional scales?
- What technological and policy innovations and scientific advances might help address FEW tradeoffs in rangelands and surface water-groundwater systems? What are the cultural, economic, and institutional barriers to these innovations?
Energy Transitions and Implications for Agriculture and Water
Strategies to achieve the stabilization of atmospheric CO2 in order to slow the rate of global climate change have impacts on food, energy, and water systems. Our research will focus on two such strategies, fossil-fuel switching and energy transitions to renewables and biofuels. Research in this area will be guided by the these questions:
- What are the consequences of fossil-fuel switching for food and water security and sustainability?
- What storage and load balancing solutions can facilitate fossil-fuel switching, and what are the implications for land and water use?
- What are the implications of hydroelectricity expansion, including pumped storage and micro-hydro projects, for river ecosystems, irrigators, and other water users?
- What are the implications of biofuel expansion socially, economically, and for land and water?
Agriculture and Drought in the Face of Climate Change Uncertainty
Drought and climate variability pose fundamental challenges to the security and sustainability of food, energy, and water, challenges that are especially critical in arid regions of the world. Water management must balance competing water demands, in the face of uncertainty about future water supplies, while seeking to maximize food production and the benefits of agriculture for rural areas. Addressing these challenges requires research that integrates across hydroclimatic processes; analysis of the energy implications of different food systems; and social science on decision-making, risk perception, agricultural economics, and science communication. Research in this area will be guided by these questions:
- How do agricultural producers respond to drought and what influences those producers’ decisions, vulnerability, and capacity to adapt to drought and climate change?
- What kinds of drought projections, tools, and communication are most effective, and at what scale, and how do producers integrate hydroclimatic data and uncertainty into decision-making?
- How does drought influence energy production at multiple scales and what are the feedbacks with other elements of the FEW nexus?
- How can alternative systems of food, energy, and water production (e.g., local control, values-based supply chains) foster sustainability and resilience at various scales?
Tribal and Indigenous Issues and the FEW Nexus
FEW issues evoke complex relationships among livelihoods, indigenous rights, traditional knowledge, and cultural identity for indigenous peoples. Of particular relevance to the FEW nexus, conflicts persist between tribal water and land rights and other uses. Many tribes throughout North America have legally quantified water rights and politically significant influence over instream flows, which can lead to conflicts between rights asserted for culturally important fish species and irrigation water for non-Native farmers and ranchers. Expanding cooperative data collection, monitoring, and research on social and biophysical processes is essential to addressing potential conflicts. Research in this area will be guided by these questions:
- What are the consequences of topics considered under the above research themes for tribal communities, including effects of FEW tradeoffs on rivers and rangelands, energy transitions, and drought?
- How can improved understanding of different knowledge systems illuminate connections between food, energy, and water, and contribute to integrative solutions at the nexus?
- What kind of governance, in the US and abroad, can effectively integrate tribal and indigenous issues into policy and decision-making on food, energy, and water?
- How will off-reservation tribal water rights influence water management for different values (e.g. energy production, irrigation, and fisheries) across US West?
Several core concepts cut across the four research challenges described above and inform all UM BRIDGES research. These include:
- Climate change and variability – trainees will explore the influence of climate change and variability on social and biophysical processes;
- Uncertainty – trainees will explicitly consider how to describe and communicate uncertainty and how end-users integrate uncertainty into decision-making;
- Governance and adaptability – trainees will situate biophysical and socio-economic research in broader decision-making and policy contexts, and will identify approaches for building adaptability and flexibility into FEW governance systems.
- Smith, Ada P.. (2020). Land, Language, and Food Literacy: Co-Creating a Curriculum at Lach Klan School with Gitxaała Nation. Collaborative Anthropologies. 13 (1) 46 to 76.
- Maneta, M.P. and Kimball, J.S. and He, M. and Silverman, N.L. and Chaffin, B.C. and Maxwell, B. and Ewing, S. and Cobourn, K. and Ji, X.. (2020). A satellite-driven hydro-economic model to support agricultural water resources management. Environmental Modelling & Software. 104836.
- Diehl, Rebecca M. and Wilcox, Andrew C. and Stella, John C.. (2020). Evaluation of the integrated riparian ecosystem response to future flow regimes on semiarid rivers in Colorado, USA. Journal of Environmental Management. 271 (C) 111037.
- Plint, Tessa and Longstaffe, Fred J. and Ballantyne, Ashley and Telka, Alice and Rybczynski, Natalia. (2020). Evolution of woodcutting behaviour in Early Pliocene beaver driven by consumption of woody plants. Scientific Reports. 10 (1).
- Holden, Zachary A. and Jolly, W. Matt and Swanson, Alan and Warren, Dyer A. and Jencso, Kelsey and Maneta, Marco and Burgard, Mitchell and Gibson, Chris and Hoylman, Zachary and Landguth, Erin L.. (2019). TOPOFIRE: A Topographically Resolved Wildfire Danger and Drought Monitoring System for the Conterminous United States. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 100 (9) 1607 to 1613.
- Hoylman, Zachary H. and Jencso, Kelsey G. and Hu, Jia and Holden, Zachary A. and Allred, Brady and Dobrowski, Solomon and Robinson, Nathaniel and Martin, Justin T. and Affleck, David and Seielstad, Carl. (2019). The Topographic Signature of Ecosystem Climate Sensitivity in the Western United States. Geophysical Research Letters. 46 (24) 14508 to 14520.
- Sketch, Mary and Dayer, Ashley A. and Metcalf, Alexander L.. (2020). Western Ranchers’ Perspectives on Enablers and Constraints to Flood Irrigation. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 73 (2) 285 to 296.
- Madani, Nima and Kimball, John S and Parazoo, Nicholas C and Ballantyne, Ashley P and Tagesson, Torbern and Jones, Lucas A and Reichle, Rolf H and Palmer, Paul I and Velicogna, Isabella and Bloom, A Anthony and Saatchi, Sassan and Liu, Zhihua and Geruo, A. (2020). Below-surface water mediates the response of African forests to reduced rainfall. Environmental Research Letters. 15 (3) 034063.
- De Sales, Fernando and Santiago, Thais and Biggs, Trent Wade and Mullan, Katrina and Sills, Erin O. and Monteverde, Corrie. (2020). Impacts of Protected Area Deforestation on Dry‐Season Regional Climate in the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 125 (16) .
- Wade, A.A. and Grant, A. and Karasaki, S. and Smoak, R. and Cwiertny, D. and Wilcox, A.C. and Yung, L. and Sleeper, K. and Anandhi, A.. (2020). Developing leaders to tackle wicked problems at the nexus of food, energy, and water systems. Elementa. 8 (11) 407.
- Gardner, W. Payton and Susong, David D.. (2019). Helium in Stream Water as a Volcanic Monitoring Tool. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 20 (12) 6000 to 6015.
- Ketchum, David and Jencso, Kelsey and Maneta, Marco P. and Melton, Forrest and Jones, Matthew O. and Huntington, Justin. (2020). IrrMapper: A Machine Learning Approach for High Resolution Mapping of Irrigated Agriculture Across the Western U.S.. Remote Sensing. 12 (14) 2328.
- Chaffin, Brian C. and Floyd, Theresa M. and Albro, Sandra L. and Zia, Asim. (2019). Leadership in informal stormwater governance networks. PLOS ONE. 14 (10) e0222434.
- Wurster, Patrick and Maneta, Marco and Beguerı́a, Santiago and Cobourn, Kelly and Maxwell, Bruce and Silverman, Nick and Ewing, Stephanie and Jensco, Kelsey and Gardner, Payton and Kimball, John and Holden, Zachary and Ji, Xinde and Vicente-Serrano, Sergio M.. (2020). Characterizing the impact of climatic and price anomalies on agrosystems in the northwest United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 280 (C) 107778.
- Tornabene, Brian J. and Smith, Troy W. and Tews, Anne E. and Beattie, Robert P. and Gardner, William M. and Eby, Lisa A.. (2020). Trends in River Discharge and Water Temperature Cue Spawning Movements of Blue Sucker, Cycleptus elongatus, in an Impounded Great Plains River. Copeia. 108 (1) 151.
- Wilcox, Taylor M. and McKelvey, Kevin S. and Young, Michael K. and Engkjer, Cory and Lance, Richard F. and Lahr, Andrew and Eby, Lisa A. and Schwartz, Michael K.. (2020). Parallel, targeted analysis of environmental samples via high‐throughput quantitative PCR. Environmental DNA. .
- Beguería, Santiago and Maneta, Marco P.. (2020). Qualitative crop condition survey reveals spatiotemporal production patterns and allows early yield prediction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 117 (31) 18317 to 18323.
- Gilbert, Jordan T. and Wilcox, Andrew C.. (2020). Sediment Routing and Floodplain Exchange (SeRFE): A Spatially Explicit Model of Sediment Balance and Connectivity through River Networks. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.
- Carter, Neil and Williamson, Matthew A and Gilbert, Sophie and Lischka, Stacy A and Prugh, Laura R and Lawler, Joshua J and Metcalf, Alexander L and Jacob, Aerin L and Beltrán, Bray J and Castro, Antonio J and Sage, Abigail and Burnham, Morey. (2020). Integrated spatial analysis for human–wildlife coexistence in the American West. Environmental Research Letters. 15 (2) 021001.
- Lauer, Frederick I. and Metcalf, Alexander L. and Metcalf, Elizabeth C. and Mohr, Jakki J.. (2017). Public Engagement in Social-Ecological Systems Management: An Application of Social Justice Theory. Society & Natural Resources. 31 (1) 4 to 20.
- Mohr, Jakki J. and Metcalf, Elizabeth Covelli. (2018). The business perspective in ecological restoration: issues and challenges: Business of ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology. 26 (2) 381 to 390.
- Colman, Benjamin P. and Baker, Leanne F. and King, Ryan S. and Matson, Cole W. and Unrine, Jason M. and Marinakos, Stella M. and Gorka, Danielle E. and Bernhardt, Emily S.. (2018). Dosing, Not the Dose: Comparing Chronic and Pulsed Silver Nanoparticle Exposures. Environmental Science & Technology. 52 (17) 10048 to 10056.
- Graham, Sonia and Metcalf, Alexander L. and Gill, Nicholas and Niemiec, Rebecca and Moreno, Carlo and Bach, Thomas and Ikutegbe, Victoria and Hallstrom, Lars and Ma, Zhao and Lubeck, Alice. (2018). Opportunities for better use of collective action theory in research and governance for invasive species management. Conservation Biology. 33 (2) 275 to 287.
- Lubeck, Alice A. and Metcalf, Alexander L. and Beckman, Crystal L. and Yung, Laurie and Angle, Justin W.. (2019). Collective factors drive individual invasive species control behaviors: evidence from private lands in Montana, USA. Ecology and Society. 24 (2) .
- Landers, Jack and Sullivan, Sean and Eby, Lisa and Wilcox, Andrew C. and Langner, Heiko. (2019). Metal contamination and food web changes alter exposure to upper trophic levels in upper Blackfoot River basin streams, Montana. Hydrobiologia. 830 (1) 93 to 113.
- Metcalf, Alexander L. and Phelan, Conor N. and Pallai, Cassandra and Norton, Michael and Yuhas, Ben and Finley, James C. and Muth, Allyson. (2019). Microtargeting for conservation. Conservation Biology. 33 (5) 1141 to 1150.
- Douinot, A. and Tetzlaff, D. and Maneta, M. and Kuppel, S. and Schulte‐Bisping, H. and Soulsby, C.. (2019). Ecohydrological modelling with EcH 2 O‐iso to quantify forest and grassland effects on water partitioning and flux ages. Hydrological Processes.
- He, Mingzhu and Kimball, John S. and Yi, Yonghong and Running, Steven W. and Guan, Kaiyu and Moreno, Alvaro and Wu, Xiaocui and Maneta, Marco. (2019). Satellite data-driven modeling of field scale evapotranspiration in croplands using the MOD16 algorithm framework. Remote Sensing of Environment. 230 (C) 111201.
- Jones, Kristal and Abrams, Jesse and Belote, R Travis and Beltrán, Bray J and Brandt, Jodi and Carter, Neil and Castro, Antonio J and Chaffin, Brian C and Metcalf, Alexander L and Roesch-McNally, Gabrielle and Wallen, Kenneth E and Williamson, Matthew A. (2019). The American West as a social-ecological region: drivers, dynamics and implications for nested social-ecological systems. Environmental Research Letters. 14 (11) 115008.
- Smith, Aaron and Tetzlaff, Doerthe and Laudon, Hjalmar and Maneta, Marco and Soulsby, Chris. (2019). Assessing the influence of soil freeze–thaw cycles on catchment water storage–flux–age interactions using a tracer-aided ecohydrological model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 23 (8) 3319 to 3334.
- Bellmore, J Ryan and Pess, George R and Duda, Jeffrey J and O’Connor, Jim E and East, Amy E and Foley, Melissa M and Wilcox, Andrew C and Major, Jon J and Shafroth, Patrick B and Morley, Sarah A and Magirl, Christopher S and Anderson, Chauncey W and Evans, James E and Torgersen, Christian E and Craig, laura S. (2019). Conceptualizing Ecological Responses to Dam Removal: If You Remove It, What's to Come?. BioScience. 69 (1) 26 to 39.
- Kui, Li and Stella, John C. and Diehl, Rebecca M. and Wilcox, Andrew C. and Lightbody, Anne and Sklar, Leonard S.. (2019). Can environmental flows moderate riparian invasions? The influence of seedling morphology and density on scour losses in experimental floods. Freshwater Biology. 64 (3) 474 to 484.
- Perkins, Kaitlin R. and Rollwagen-Bollens, Gretchen and Bollens, Stephen M. and Harrison, John A.. (2019). Variability in the vertical distribution of chlorophyll in a spill-managed temperate reservoir. Lake and Reservoir Management. 35 (2) 119 to 126.
- Sapes, Gerard and Roskilly, Beth and Dobrowski, Solomon and Maneta, Marco and Anderegg, William R and Martinez-Vilalta, Jordi and Sala, Anna. (2019). Plant water content integrates hydraulics and carbon depletion to predict drought-induced seedling mortality. Tree Physiology. 39 (8) 1300 to 1312.
- Liu, Zhihua and Ballantyne, Ashley P. and Cooper, L. Annie. (2019). Biophysical feedback of global forest fires on surface temperature. Nature Communications. 10 (1)
- Zhihua Liu, Ashley P.. (2018). Precipitation thresholds regulate net carbon exchange at the continental scale. Nature communications.
- Simeone, Caelan and Maneta, Marco P. and Holden, Zachary A. and Sapes, Gerard and Sala, Anna and Dobrowski, Solomon Z.. (2018). Coupled ecohydrology and plant hydraulics modeling predicts ponderosa pine seedling mortality and lower treeline in the US Northern Rocky Mountains. New Phytologist. 221 (4) p. 1814-1830.
- Jorgenson, Jake and Nickerson, Norma and Dalenberg, Douglas and Angle, Justin and Metcalf, Elizabeth and Freimund, Wayne. (2018). Measuring Visitor Experiences: Creating and Testing the Tourism Autobiographical Memory Scale. Journal of Travel Research. 58 (4) 566 to 578.
- Simonin, Marie and Colman, Benjamin P. and Anderson, Steven M. and King, Ryan S. and Ruis, Matthew T. and Avellan, Astrid and Bergemann, Christina M. and Perrotta, Brittany G. and Geitner, Nicholas K. and Ho, Mengchi and de la Barrera, Belen and Unrine, Jason M. and Lowry, Gregory V. and Richardson, Curtis J. and Wiesner, Mark R. and Bernhardt, Emily S.. (2018). Engineered nanoparticles interact with nutrients to intensify eutrophication in a wetland ecosystem experiment. Ecological Applications. 28 (6) 1435 to 1449.
- Ward, Christopher S. and Pan, Jin-Fen and Colman, Benjamin P. and Wang, Zhao and Gwin, Carley A. and Williams, Tiffany C. and Ardis, Abby and Gunsch, Claudia K. and Hunt, Dana E.. (2019). Conserved Microbial Toxicity Responses for Acute and Chronic Silver Nanoparticle Treatments in Wetland Mesocosms. Environmental Science & Technology. 53 (6) 3268 to 3276.
- Wyborn, Carina and Datta, Amber and Montana, Jasper and Ryan, Melanie and Leith, Peat and Chaffin, Brian and Miller, Clark and van Kerkhoff, Lorrae. (2019). Co-Producing Sustainability: Reordering the Governance of Science, Policy, and Practice. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 44 (1).
- Virapongse, Arika and Duerr, Ruth and Metcalf, Elizabeth Covelli. (2019). Knowledge mobilization for community resilience: perspectives from data, informatics, and information science. Sustainability Science. 14 (4) 1161 to 1171.
- He, Mingzhu and Kimball, John S and Yi, Yonghong and Running, Steve and Guan, Kaiyu and Jensco, Kelsey and Maxwell, Bruce and Maneta, Marco. (2019). Impacts of the 2017 flash drought in the US Northern plains informed by satellite-based evapotranspiration and solar-induced fluorescence. Environmental Research Letters. 14 (7) 074019.
- Yung, Laurie and Louder, Elena and Gallagher, Louise A. and Jones, Kristal and Wyborn, Carina. (2019). How Methods for Navigating Uncertainty Connect Science and Policy at the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 7 .
- Vicente-Serrano, Sergio M. and Miralles, Diego G. and Domínguez-Castro, Fernando and Azorin-Molina, Cesar and El Kenawy, Ahmed and McVicar, Tim R. and Tomás-Burguera, Miquel and Beguería, Santiago and Maneta, Marco and Peña-Gallardo, Marina. (2018). Global Assessment of the Standardized Evapotranspiration Deficit Index (SEDI) for Drought Analysis and Monitoring. Journal of Climate. 31 (14) 5371 to 5393.
- Woelber, Brett and Maneta, Marco P. and Harper, Joel and Jencso, Kelsey G. and Gardner, W. Payton and Wilcox, Andrew C. and López-Moreno, Ignacio. (2018). The influence of diurnal snowmelt and transpiration on hilllslope through flow and stream response. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions. 1 to 28.
- Cooper, L. Annie and Reed, Charlotte C. and Ballantyne, Ashley P.. (2018). Mountain pine beetle attack faster growing lodgepole pine at low elevations in western Montana, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 427 (C) 200 to 207.
- Ballantyne, A. P. and Ciais, P. and Miller, J. B.. (2018). Cautious Optimism and Incremental Goals Toward Stabilizing Atmospheric CO2. Earth's Future. 6 (12) p. 1632-1637.
- Gosse, John C. and Ballantyne, Ashley P. and Barker, Joel D. and Csank, Adam Z. and Fletcher, Tamara L. and Grant, George W. and Greenwood, David R. and MacPhee, Ross D.E. and Rybczynski, Natalia. (2017). PoLAR-FIT: Pliocene Landscapes and Arctic Remains—Frozen in Time. Geoscience Canada. 44 (1) 47; 54.
- Enquist, Carolyn AF and Jackson, Stephen T and Garfin, Gregg M and Davis, Frank W and Gerber, Leah R and Littell, Jeremy A and Tank, Jennifer L and Terando, Adam J and Wall, Tamara U and Halpern, Benjamin and Hiers, J Kevin and Morelli, Toni Lyn and McNie, Elizabeth and Stephenson, Nathan L and Williamson, Matthew A and Woodhouse, Connie A and Yung, Laurie and Brunson, Mark W and Hall, Kimberly R and Hallett, Lauren M and Lawson, Dawn M and Moritz, Max A and Nydick, Koren and Pairis, Amber and Ray, Andrea J and Regan, Claudia and Safford, Hugh D and Schwartz, Mark W and Shaw, M Rebecca. (2017). Foundations of translational ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15 (10) 541 to 550.
- Tomas-Burguera, Miquel and Beguería, Santiago and Vicente-Serrano, Sergio and Maneta, Marco. (2018). Optimal Interpolation scheme to generate reference crop evapotranspiration. Journal of Hydrology. 560 (C) 202 to 219.
- Foley, M. M. and Bellmore, J. R. and O'Connor, J. E. and Duda, J. J. and East, A. E. and Grant, G. E. and Anderson, C. W. and Bountry, J. A. and Collins, M. J. and Connolly, P. J. and Craig, L. S. and Evans, J. E. and Greene, S. L. and Magilligan, F. J. and Magirl, C. S. and Major, J. J. and Pess, G. R. and Randle, T. J. and Shafroth, P. B. and Torgersen, C. E. and Tullos, D. and Wilcox, A. C.. (2017). Dam removal: Listening in: RIVER RESPONSE TO DAM REMOVAL. Water Resources Research. 53 (7) 5229 to 5246.
- Miller, Zachary D and Freimund, Wayne and Metcalf, Elizabeth Covelli and Nickerson, Norma. (2017). Targeting your audience: wildlife value orientations and the relevance of messages about bear safety. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 23 (3) 213 to 226.
- Diehl, Rebecca M. and Wilcox, Andrew C. and Merritt, David M. and Perkins, Dustin W. and Scott, Julian A.. (2018). Development of an eco-geomorphic modeling framework to evaluate riparian ecosystem response to flow-regime changes. Ecological Engineering. 123 (C) 112 to 126.
- Peña-Gallardo, Marina and Vicente-Serrano, Sergio M. and Hannaford, Jamie and Lorenzo-Lacruz, Jorge and Svoboda, Mark and Domínguez-Castro, Fernando and Maneta, Marco and Tomas-Burguera, Miquel and Kenawy, Ahmed El. (2019). Complex influences of meteorological drought time-scales on hydrological droughts in natural basins of the contiguous Unites States. Journal of Hydrology. 568 (C) 611 to 625.
- Miller, Zachary D. and Freimund, Wayne and Metcalf, Elizabeth Covelli and Nickerson, Norma and Powell, Robert B.. (2019). Merging elaboration and the theory of planned behavior to understand bear spray behavior of day hikers in Yellowstone National Park. Environmental Management. 63 (3) 366 to 378.
- Davis, Kimberley T. and Dobrowski, Solomon Z. and Higuera, Philip E. and Holden, Zachary A. and Veblen, Thomas T. and Rother, Monica T. and Parks, Sean A. and Sala, Anna and Maneta, Marco P.. (2019). Wildfires and climate change push low-elevation forests across a critical climate threshold for tree regeneration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116 (13) p. 6193-6198.
- Bagavathiannan, Muthukumar V. and Graham, Sonia and Ma, Zhao and Barney, Jacob N. and Coutts, Shaun R. and Caicedo, Ana L. and De Clerck-Floate, Rosemarie and West, Natalie M. and Blank, Lior and Metcalf, Alexander L. and Lacoste, Myrtille and Moreno, Carlo R. and Evans, Jeffrey A. and Burke, Ian and Beckie, Hugh. (2019). Considering weed management as a social dilemma bridges individual and collective interests. Nature Plants. 5 (4) 343 to 351.
- Sketch, Mary and Dayer, Ashley A. and Metcalf, Alexander L.. (2019). Engaging Landowners in the Conservation Conversation through Landowner-Listening Workshops. Society & Natural Resources. 1 to 12.
- Li, Wei and Ciais, Philippe and Wang, Yilong and Peng, Shushi and Broquet, Grégoire and Ballantyne, Ashley P. and Canadell, Josep G. and Cooper, Leila and Friedlingstein, Pierre and Le Quéré, Corinne and Myneni, Ranga B. and Peters, Glen P. and Piao, Shilong and Pongratz, Julia. (2016). Reducing uncertainties in decadal variability of the global carbon budget with multiple datasets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113 (46) 13104 to 13108.
- Ballantyne, Ashley and Smith, William and Anderegg, William and Kauppi, Pekka and Sarmiento, Jorge and Tans, Pieter and Shevliakova, Elena and Pan, Yude and Poulter, Benjamin and Anav, Alessandro and Friedlingstein, Pierre and Houghton, Richard and Running, Steven. (2017). Accelerating net terrestrial carbon uptake during the warming hiatus due to reduced respiration. Nature Climate Change. 7 (2) 148 to 152.
- Gunderson, Lance and Cosens, Barbara A. and Chaffin, Brian C. and Arnold, Craig A. and Fremier, Alexander K. and Garmestani, Ahjond S. and Craig, Robin Kundis and Gosnell, Hannah and Birge, Hannah E. and Allen, Craig R. and Benson, Melinda H. and Morrison, Ryan R. and Stone, Mark C. and Hamm, Joseph A. and Nemec, Kristine and Schlager, Edella and Llewellyn, Dagmar. (2017). Regime shifts and panarchies in regional scale social-ecological water systems. Ecology and Society. 22 (1) .
- Madani, Nima and Kimball, John S. and Ballantyne, Ashley P. and Affleck, David L. and van Bodegom, Peter M. and Reich, Peter B. and Kattge, Jens and Sala, Anna and Nazeri, Mona and Jones, Matthew O. and Zhao, Maosheng and Running, Steven W.. (2018). Future global productivity will be affected by plant trait response to climate. Scientific Reports. 8 (1) .
- Gardner, W. Payton and Bauer, Stephen J. and Kuhlman, Kristopher L. and Heath, Jason E.. (2017). Modeling Dynamic Helium Release as a Tracer of Rock Deformation: MECHANICAL GAS RELEASE. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 122 (11) 8828 to 8838.
- Young, Jesse D. and Anderson, Nathaniel M. and Naughton, Helen T. and Mullan, Katrina. (2018). Economic and policy factors driving adoption of institutional woody biomass heating systems in the U.S.. Energy Economics. 69 (C) 456 to 470.
- He, Mingzhu and Kimball, John and Maneta, Marco and Maxwell, Bruce and Moreno, Alvaro and Beguería, Santiago and Wu, Xiaocui. (2018). Regional Crop Gross Primary Productivity and Yield Estimation Using Fused Landsat-MODIS Data. Remote Sensing. 10 (3) 372.
- Kuppel, Sylvain and Tetzlaff, Doerthe and Maneta, Marco P. and Soulsby, Chris. (2018). What can we learn from multi-data calibration of a process-based ecohydrological model?. Environmental Modelling & Software. 101 (C) 301 to 316.
- Hursh, Andrew and Ballantyne, Ashley and Cooper, Leila and Maneta, Marco and Kimball, John and Watts, Jennifer. (2017). The sensitivity of soil respiration to soil temperature, moisture, and carbon supply at the global scale. Global Change Biology. 23 (5) 2090 to 2103.
- Mullan, Katrina and Sills, Erin and Pattanayak, Subhrendu K. and Caviglia-Harris, Jill. (2017). Converting Forests to Farms: The Economic Benefits of Clearing Forests in Agricultural Settlements in the Amazon. Environmental and Resource Economics. .
- Diehl, Rebecca M. and Merritt, David M. and Wilcox, Andrew C. and Scott, Michael L.. (2017). Applying Functional Traits to Ecogeomorphic Processes in Riparian Ecosystems. BioScience. 67 (8) 729 to 743.
- Bauer, Stephen J. and Gardner, W. Payton and Heath, Jason E.. (2016). Helium release during shale deformation: Experimental validation: HELIUM RELEASE DURING SHALE DEFORMATION. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 17 (7) 2612 to 2622.
- Bauer, Stephen J. and Gardner, W. Payton and Lee, Hyunwoo. (2016). Release of radiogenic noble gases as a new signal of rock deformation: MECHANICAL GAS RELEASE. Geophysical Research Letters. 43 (20) 10,688 to 10,694.
- He, Mingzhu and Kimball, John S. and Running, Steven and Ballantyne, Ashley and Guan, Kaiyu and Huemmrich, Fred. (2016). Satellite detection of soil moisture related water stress impacts on ecosystem productivity using the MODIS-based photochemical reflectance index. Remote Sensing of Environment. 186 (C) 173 to 183.
- Holden, Zachary A. and Swanson, Alan and Luce, Charles H. and Jolly, W. Matt and Maneta, Marco and Oyler, Jared W. and Warren, Dyer A. and Parsons, Russell and Affleck, David. (2018). Decreasing fire season precipitation increased recent western US forest wildfire activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201802316.
- Kuppel, Sylvain and Tetzlaff, Doerthe and Maneta, Marco P. and Soulsby, Chris. (2018). EcH<sub>2</sub>O-iso 1.0: Water isotopes and age tracking in a process-based,distributed ecohydrological model. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions. 1 to 38.
- Reed, Charlotte C. and Ballantyne, Ashley P. and Cooper, Leila Annie and Sala, Anna. (2018). Limited evidence for CO 2 -related growth enhancement in northern Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine populations across climate gradients. Global Change Biology. 24 (9) 3922 to 3937.
- Beisner, Kimberly R. and Gardner, W. Payton and Hunt, Andrew G.. (2018). Geochemical characterization and modeling of regional groundwater contributing to the Verde River, Arizona between Mormon Pocket and the USGS Clarkdale gage. Journal of Hydrology. 564 (C) 99 to 114.
- Cooper, L. Annie and Ballantyne, Ashley P. and Holden, Zachary A. and Landguth, Erin L.. (2017). Disturbance impacts on land surface temperature and gross primary productivity in the western United States: Biophysical Impacts of Disturbance. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 122 (4) 930 to 946.
- Kui, Li and Stella, John C. and Shafroth, Patrick B. and House, P. Kyle and Wilcox, Andrew C.. (2017). The long-term legacy of geomorphic and riparian vegetation feedbacks on the dammed Bill Williams River, Arizona, USA. Ecohydrology. 10 (4) e1839.
- Murphy, Daniel and Yung, Laurie and Wyborn, Carina and Williams, Daniel. (2017). Rethinking climate change adaptation and place through a situated pathways framework: A case study from the Big Hole Valley, USA. Landscape and urban planning. 167.
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