We love all things climate. Our lab is interested in the hows and whys of climate and weather, but also the so whats. Our work spans many topics - from addressing questions on climate variability, to understanding climate impacts on natural resources, to developing climate datasets and tools. We work to better connect climate information and science to a variety of disciplines and improve the accessibility of climate information to assist decision-makers and other scientists, as well as to better communicate the importance of climate variability to the general public.
- Josh successfully defended his Masters Thesis "Verification of Red Flag Warnings across the Northwestern US as large fire occurrence forecasts"
- John co-authored a paper in Science led by Park Williams from Columbia University that details the current megadrought in southwestern North America and the role of human-caused climate change in its intensity
- Josh provided a great recap of the benign fire season for Washington state in his role as DNR fire meteorologist.
- Lauren published a study on climate change impacts on Georgia peaches
- Abby passes her PhD comprehensive exams! She also presented her first chapter of her work at the Western Snow Conference.
- Josh presented his initial work on the skill of red flag warnings at the 6th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference
- John publishes study in Global Change Biology on global interannual climate-fire relationships
- Former PhD student and postdoc Dr. Lauren Parker starts a new job at UC Davis and the California Climate Hub.
- John co-authors a study led by Darren Ficklin from Indiana University that shows common responses in managed and natural waterways to climate changes in PNAS
- John contributes to an article published in the Guardian with Drs. Daniel Swain and Crystal Kolden on the confounding factors involved in California's fire problem.