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Publications created as a part of the Nevada Climate Change Project, or relating to the topic of climate change, are organized by the format or purpose of the document. The following categories contain all documents produced by, for, or related to the project and its interests.

2013

Journal Articles

T.P. Albright, S. Ferguson, J. Li, B. Perryman, and R.S. Nowak (2013). Explaining patterns of species dominance in the shrub steppe systems of the Junggar Basin (China) and Great Basin (USA). Journal of Arid Lands. 5 (4), 415-427.

Beck, A., Sinatra, G. M., & Lombardi, A. (2013). Leveraging higher-education instructors in the climate literacy effort: Factors related to university faculty's propensity to teach climate change. The International Journal of Climate Change: RPPR - Preview Report https://reporting.research.gov/rppr-web/rppr?execution=e1s56 9 of 44 11/15/2013 10:43 AM Impacts and Responses. 4 (4), 1-17.

Biondi, F. (2013). The fourth dimension of interdisciplinary modeling. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education.

Biondi, F. (2013). Space-time kriging extension of precipitation variability at 12 km spacing from tree-ring chronologies and its implications for drought analysis. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussions. 10 4301-4335.

F. Biondi and M. Bradley (2013). Long-term survivorship of single-needle pinyon (Pinus monophylla) in mixed-conifer ecosystems of the Great Basin of North America. Ecosphere.

C. Carrier, A. Kalra, and S. Ahmad, (2013). Using Paleo Reconstructions to Improve Streamflow Forecast Lead-Time in the Western United States. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA).

Y. Choi and S. Latifi (2013). Modern Flash Memory Technologies: A Flash Translation Layer Perspective. International Journal of High Performance Systems Architecture. 4 (3), 167-182.

Dawadi, S., & Ahmad, S. (2013). Evaluating the Impact of Demand-Side Management on Water Resources Under Changing Climatic Conditions and Increasing Population. Journal of Environmental Management. 114 (1), 261-75.

Dittrich, A., Gunes, M. H., and Dascalu, S. (2013). Network analysis of software repositories: Identifying subject matter experts. In Menezes, R., Evsukoff, A., and Gonzáles, M.C. (editors), Complex Networks, Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 424, 2013, pp. 187-198, Springer-Verlag, doi 10.1007/978-3-642-30287-9_20.

Dorman, C., Mejia, J., Koracin, D. (2013). Impact of U.S. west coastline inhomogeneity and synoptic forcing on winds, wind stress, and wind stress curl during upwelling season. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 118 1-6.

M. Gautam, K. Chief, and W. Smith Jr. (2013). Climate Change in Arid Lands and Native American Socioeconomic Vulnerability: The Case of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Climatic Change. 120 (3), 588-599.

Gibson L. J., Lim, J., and Pavlakovich-Kochi, V. (2013). A Marketing Device, Dynamic Economic Regions, or Both?. Studies in Regional Science.

Gibson, L. J., Paclakovoch-Kochi, V., and Lim, J. (2013). The University Research Park as a Micro-cluster: Mapping Its Development and Anatomy. Studies in Regional Science.

R. Guida, S. Abella, H. Stephen, and C. Roberts (2013). Climatic Change and desert vegetation distribution: Assessing 30 years of change in southern Nevada's Mojave Desert. The Professional Geographer. 1-12.

Jiang, P., Gautam, M.R., Zhu, J., Yu, Z., (2013). How well do the GCM/RCMs capture the multi-scale temporal variability of precipitation in the Southwestern United States. Journal of Hydrology. 479 75-85.

Jiang, P., Yu, Z., and Gautam, M.R. (2013). Pacific and Atlantic Ocean influence on the spatiotemporal variability of heavy precipitation in the western United States. Global and Planetary Change. 109 38-45.

A. Kalra, W.P. Miller, K.W. Lamb, S. Ahmad, T. Piechota (2013). Using large scale climatic patterns for improving long lead time streamflow forecasts for Gunnison and San Juan River Basins. Hydrological Processes. 27 (11), 1543-1559.

Kauneckis, D. (2013). Researching complex governance arrangements: The impact of the Ostrom legacy on research methods and the analysis of institutional design. Policy Matters.

M. Kilpatrick, F. Biondi, S. Strachan, and J.S. Sibold (2013). Fire history of mixed conifer ecosystems in the Great Basin/Mojave Deserts transition zone, Nevada, USA. Trees - Structure and Function.

Z. Liu, W. Smith Jr., and A. Safi (2013). Rancher and Farmer Perceptions of Climate Change in Nevada, USA. Climatic Change.

Mensing, S., Sharpe, S.. Tunno, I., Sada, D., Thomas, J., Starratt, S., Smith, J. (2013). The Late Holocene Dry Period: multiproxy evidence for an extended drought between 2800 and 1850 cal yr BP across the central Great Basin, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews. 78 266-282.

Saito, L., Link, T., Fernald, A., and Kohne, L. (2013). Lessons learned from an inter-institutional graduate course on interdisciplinary modeling for water-related issues and changing climate. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education.

G. Tang and J.A. Arnone III (2013). Trends in surface air temperature and temperature extremes in the Great Basin during the 20th century from ground-based observations.. Journal of Geophysical Research-- Atmosphere. 118 3579-3589.

Zang, C., and F. Biondi. Dendroclimatic calibration in R: The bootRes package for response and correlation function analysis. Dendrochronologia (in press), 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2012.08.001

Biondi, F. 2013. Space-time kriging extension of precipitation variability at 12 km spacing from tree-ring chronologies and its implications for drought analysis. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussions, 10:4301-4335.

Kilpatrick, M., F. Biondi, S. Strachan, and J.S. Sibold. 2013. Fire history of mixed conifer ecosystems in the Great Basin/Mojave Deserts transition zone, Nevada, USA. Trees – Structure and Function, DOI: 10.1007/s00468-013-0924-7.

Mensing, S. S. Strachan, J. Arnone, L. Fenstermaker, F. Biondi, D. Devitt, B. Johnson, B. Bird and E. Fritzinger. 2013. A network for observing Great Basin climate change. EOS, 94(10):105-112.

Tang, Guoping and John A. Arnone III. 2013. Trends in surface air temperature and temperature extremes in the Great Basin during the 20th century from ground-based observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118:3579-3589, DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50360.

Published Book(s) or Other One-time Publication(s):

Ewing-Taylor, J.M. and Kiley, T.J., Eds. (2013). Northern Nevada Science Teachers Present: Climate Change Activities for the Classroom N/A.N/A. Ewing-Taylor, J.M. and Kiley, T.J.. N/A. Reno, Nevada.

R. Ostergard and D. Kauneckis (2013). Climate Change and Health Security. New Directions in Human Security 1st.N/A. S. Rushton and J. Youde. Routledge. New York, New York.

Conference Presentations

S. Ahmad (2013). Water-Energy Nexus in the Arid Southwest: Implications for Sustainable Water Management. 94th annual meeting of American Academy of Sciences (AAAS) Pacific Division. Las Vegas, NV.

T. P. Albright (2013). When dispersed means are not enough: Informing conservation in a variable and heterogeneous world. University of Oregon Department of Geography Colloquium, 18 April 2013, Eugene, OR.. Eugene, OR.

T.P. Albright, A.P. Vitale, J.F. Brown, and G. Schmidt (2013). Heterogeneous Land Surface Phenology From Fusion of Multi-Sensor Earth Observations. Association of American Geographers. Los Angeles, CA.

L. Apodaca (2013). Big Sagebrush and Climate Change: Assessing Growth Response to Climate Variation in an Artemisia Ridentata Plant Community. SoLS Colloquium. Las Vegas, Nevada.

L. Apodaca, D. Devitt, and L. Fenstermaker (2013). Assessing Interannual Variation in Great Basin Sagebrush Growth Response to Climate. AAAS. Las Vegas, Nevada.

L. Apodaca, D. Devitt, and L. Fenstermaker (2013). Assessing interannual variation in Great Basin sagebrush growth response to climate. EPSCoR Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.

F. Biondi (2013). Tree-Ring Extension of Precipitation Variability at 12-km Grid Points in Eastern Nevada: Implications for Drought Analysis. 37th NOAA Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop. 37th NOAA Annual Climate Diagnostics and Predictio.

A. Bonde (2013). Reaching NV’s teachers through NSF EPSCoR climate change science institutes. AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.

A. Bonde, L. Rudd, and P. Buck (2013). Climate Change Science Straight From the Horse’s Mouth…. Tri-State NSF EPSCoR Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

P. Buck (2013). The EPSCoR Climate Change Secondary Science Teacher Professional Development Program in S. Nevada.. Astronomical Society of the pacific; STEM Literacy. San Jose, CA.

Y. Choi, E. Sharifahmadian and S. Latifi (2013). Fusion and Quality Analysis for Satellite Images using Contourlet Tr ansfor m. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. Baltimore, Maryland.

J. R. Cordova, E. M. Nussbaum, M.C. Owens, and A. P. Rehmat (2013). Fostering Interest in Learning About Climate Change Through a Computer Simulation Game. Meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Munich, Germany.

B. Dufour, F. Biondi, and H. Morin (2013). Evidence for Cambial Activity in Great Basin Subalpine Conifers Under Heavy Snow. AmeriDendro, Second American Dendrochronology Conference. Tucson, Arizona.

T. Dutcher (2013). The Need for Stakeholder Cooperation over Competition to Adapt to Climate Change. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division. Las Vegas, NV.

T. Dutcher (2013). Results from Rural Perspectives of Climate Change Solutions. Annual Meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. Pittsburgh, PA.

T. Dutcher (2013). Perspectives on Renewable Energy Developments from Nevada. Annual Meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. Pittsburgh, PA.

L. Fenstermaker, S. Strachan, J. Arnone, F. Biondi, D. Devitt, S. Mensing, and L. Saito (2013). NevCAN: Measuring Climate and Environmental Response in the Great Basin. Bureau of Land Management, Ely and Caliente Offices Seminar. Ely, NV.

L. Fenstermaker, S. Strachan, F. Biondi, D. Simeral, G. McCurdy, B. Bird, B. Lyles, J. Arnone, D. Devitt, and L. Saito (2013). NevCAN: Measuring Climate and Environmental Response in the Great Basin. Great Basin Consortium Conference. Boise, ID.

L. Fenstermaker, S. Strachan, G. McCurdy, B. Bird, D. Devitt, F. Biondi, J. Arnone, L. Saito, R. Jasoni, B. Johnson, and B. Lyles (2013). NevCAN: Monitoring Climate Variability and Change along Two Elevation Gradients. Great Basin Consortium Conference. Boise, ID.

Gibbs, I., Dascalu, S.M., and Harris, F.C., Jr. (2013). Web Portal Usability Tests for the Nevada Climate Change Portal. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Intl. Conf. on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG-2013), Las Vegas, NV, April 2013.

I. Gibbs, E. Fritzinger, S.M. Dascalu, F.C. Harris, Jr., and Y. Shen (2013). A Workflow Job Manager for the Nevada Climate Change Portal. Intl. Conf. on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS-2013). San Diego, CA.

C. Hedge, C. Morton, R. L. Jasoni, and J.A. Arnone III (2013). Quantifying interannual variability in NDVI in the Lehman Creek watershed for use in estimating possible plant community phenology controls on streamflow under current and recent climate change. Tri-State Consortium. Las Vegas, NV.

M.K. Hochrein, S. D. Bassett, and E. A. Leger (2013). The Role of Microhabitat in the Establishment of Abies magnifica Seedlings on the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada. Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) 2013 Annual Symposium. Austin,TX.

M. Hochrein, S. Bassett, and E. Leger (2013). Temporal and spatial variability of the importance of regeneration microsite to Abies magnifica seedlings on arid range margins. Nevada NSF EPSCoR Annual meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.

P. Jigar, S. Dascalu, and F. C. Harris, Jr. (2013). Runtime Generation of Data Processors on Local User Computers. Intl. Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG-2013). San Diego, CA.

A. Kalra and S. Ahmad (2013). Using sea surface temperatures for improving streamflow estimates. ASCE World Water and Environmental Resources Congress. Cincinnati, OH.

D. Kauneckis (2013). Decision Node Analysis: Amethod for Unraveling Complex Policy Provision Systems. International Conference Public Policy (ICPP). Genoble.

D. Kauneckis (2013). Elinor Ostrom's Research Agenda - The Interplay of Human and Ecological Systems. EcoSummit. Columbus, OH.

D. Kauneckis (2013). A framework for multi-scaled assessment of institutional vulnerability. Earth System Governance Conference: Complex Architectures and Multiple Agents. Tokyo, Japan.

D. Kauneckis (2013). Integrating decision sciences with hydrological modeling: improving resilience of water management to climate change impacts. EcoSummit. Columbus, OH.

D. Kauneckis (2013). Is Nevada ready? Evaluating the resilience and adaptive capacity of Nevada's policy sub-systems to climate change. NSF Climate Change Stakeholders Workshop - Climate Change Science for Effective Resource Management and Public Policy in the Western United States. Las Vegas, NV.

M. Kilpatrick and F. Biondi (2013). Bristlecone Fire History and Stand Dynamics at Mount Washington, Nevada. AmeriDendro, Second American Dendrochronology Conference. Tucson, Arizona.

D. Koracin, J. Mejia, K.C. King, and C.E. Dorman (2013). Upwelling and Coastal Climate. Climate Trends and Projections in the Coastal Environment—Part I. New Orleans, LA.

K. E. Kruse, L. Saito, L. Fenstermaker, D. Devitt, S. Strachan C. Morris, and M. Weltz (2013). Using runoff collectors to understand surface runoff characteristics in remote Nevada catchments. Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Reno, Nevada.

J. Lim (2013). Technology Corridors and Local Economic Development. 52nd Annual Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) Meeting. Santa Barbara, CA.

J. Lim and K. Donathan (2013). Socioeconomic Effect on Crime in the Southwest United States Pre- and Post-Great Recession. 2013 Annual AAG (Association of American Geographers) Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

Lim, J. and Kim, J. H. (2013). Joint Determination of Migration and Commuting: Forecasting Inter-Country Migration and Commuting Pattersn in California. Symposium Proceedings of the International Symposium of Forecasting. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

D. Lombardi, G.M. Sinatra, and E.M. Nussbaum (2013). Bridging the Plausibility Gap in Socio-scientific Issues. Meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Munich, Germany.

D. Lombardi, G. M. Sinatra, and E. M. Nussbaum (2013). Using critical evaluation to change middle school students' plausibility reappraisals and conceptions of climate change. Meeting of the American Educational Reseaerch Association. San Francisco, CA.

M. Lubelt, L. Saito, and P. Weisberg (2013). Grazing Impacts on Infiltration at Vernal Pools. Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Reno, Nevada.

S. Mensing, S. Sharpe, I. Tunno, D. Sada, J. Thomas and J. Smith (2013). The late Holocene drought: A persistent dry period between 2800 and 1800 cal yr BP across the central Great Basin. PACLIM XXVI: the Pacific Climate Workshop. Pacific Grove, CA.

E. M. Nussbaum (2013). Argumentation in a changing climate: Walton's dialogue theory and teaching about global climate change.. Meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Munich, Germany.

E. M. Nussbaum, M.C. Owens, J.R. Cordova, R. P. Rehmat, and G.M. Sinatra (2013). Simulations to promote student knowledge and interest gains in environmentaol science and climate change. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Educaiton. New Orleans, LA.

E.M. Nussbaum, M.C. Owens, A.P. Rehmat, and J.R. Cordova (2013). Towards collaborative argumentation in Losing the Lake. International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Madison, WI.

Patel, J., Okamoto, S., Dascalu, S.M., and Harris, F.C., Jr. (2013). A Web-enabled Approach for Generating Data Processors. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Intl. Conf. on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG-2013), Las Vegas, NV, April 2013.

N. Perryman and J. Mejia (2013). Atmospheric Rivers in Regional Climate Models for the Western U.S.. 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change. Austin, Texas.

Y. Qiping, M. McMahon, Jr., S. Dascalu, F. C. Harris, Jr., and L. Ravi (2013). Community Metadata ISO 19115 Adaptor. 2013 International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA-2013). Honolulu, HI.

Ravi, L., Yan, Q., Dascalu, S., and Harris, F.C., Jr (2013). A Survey of Visualization Techniques and Tools for Environmental Data. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Intl. Conf. on Computers and Their Applications (CATA-2013), Honolulu, HI, April 2013.

Reed, S., Reed, T., and Dascalu, S.M. (2013). Coupling Recursive Hyperspheric Classification with Linear Discriminant Analysis for Improved Results. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Intl. Conf. on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG-2013), Las Vegas, NV, April 2013.

L. Rudd (2013). Communicating Climate Change Science to K-12 Students through Data-Driven Lessons (poster). Tri-State NSF EPSCoR Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

L. Rudd (2013). Using Online Data Sets to Teach K-12 Students and Teachers about Climate Change. AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.

G. Sadoti and T. P. Albright (2013). Extreme Weather and The Museum Vault: Making the Climate Connectionwith Historic Egg Sets. Association of American Geographers. Los Angeles, CA.

L. Saito (2013). Interdisciplinary modeling for water-related issues: curriculum development inspired by Pete Loucks. Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013. Cincinnati, OH.

L. Saito, A. Fernald, T. Link, and L. Kohne (2013). Teaching interdisciplinary modeling for water-related issues and climate. Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes of Water Research. Lake Tahoe, Califonia.

D. Sauceda, J. Mejia, and J. Huntington (2013). Vulnerability and Resilience of Urban Water Systems under Uncertain Climate Change Scenarios. 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change. Austin,TX.

E. Sharifahmadian, Y. Choi, and S. Latif (2013). A Simulation Study of Target Detection using Hyperspectral Data Analysis. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

E. Sharifahmadian and S. Latifi (2013). Water Environment Risk Prediction Using Bayesian Network. IEEE Conference, Data Mining and Machine Learning, SoutheastCon 2013. Jacksonville, Florida.

Sharifahmadian, E. and S. Latifi, “Water Environment Risk Prediction Using Bayesian Network,” IEEE Conference, Data Mining and Machine Learning, SoutheastCon 2013, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, April 4-7, 2013 (under review).

S. Shreck and S. Latifi (2013). Reducing Climate Change through CPV Development. 2012 IEEE Green Technology Conference. Tulsa, OK.

W. J. Smith, Jr., Z. Liu, A. Safi, and D. Koracin (2013). Mixed methods and multicultural teams for climate change perception research in Nevada. American Association of Geographers Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

S. Strachan and F. Biondi (2013). Real-Time Monitoring of Mountain Conifer Growth Response to Seasonal Climate and the Summer Monsoon in the Great Basin of North America. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA.

B. Trustman, L. Saito, and M. Walker (2013). Climate Monitoring at Remote Wildlife Guzzlers. Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Reno, Nevada.

Vesco, J., Harris, F.C., Jr., Dascalu, S.M., Jackson, D., and Baker, J.E. (2013). Semi-Automated Analysis Software for a Novel Biochemistry Assay. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Intl. Conf. on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG-2013), Las Vegas, NV, April 2013.

F. Vine (2013). Climate Change Connected Curriculum. AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.

F. Vine (2013). Climate Change Connected Curriculum for K-12. Southern Nevada Regional Math and Science Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

F. Vine (2013). Climate Change Connected Curriculum for Secondary Schools. Desert Research Institute – Green Power Program. Las Vegas, Nevada.

F. Vine (2013). STEM Stars/Community Collaboration/Climate Change Connected Curriculum for K-12. NSTA STEM Forum and Expo, St. Louis, Mo. St Louis, MO.

A.P. Vitale and T.P. Albright (2013). Sampling Topoclimate Variability in the Snake Range, Nevada, USA. Climate Change Science for Effective Resource Management and Public Policy in the Western USA. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Yan, Q., McMahon, M., Jr., Dascalu, S., and Harris, F.C., Jr., Ravi, L. (2013). Community Metadata ISO 19115 Adaptor. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Intl. Conf. on Computers and Their Applications (CATA-2013), Honolulu, HI, April 2013.

E. Ziaco, F. Biondi, S. Rossi, and A. Deslauriers (2013). Quantifying cambial activity of high-elevation conifers in the Great Basin, Nevada, USA. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA.

Thesis/Dissertations

Apodaca, A.. Assessing growth response to climate controls in a Great Basin Artemisia tridentata plant community. (2013). University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Hay, M.. Calibration of a new zone for the SIMulating Patterns and Processes at Landscape scaLEs (SIMPPLLE) model for the Great Basin. (2013). Department of Geography, University of Nevada, Reno.

Peng, J.. Impacts of climate changes on the spatiotemporal distribution of precipitation in the Western United States. (2013). University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Wagner, A.. Water Source Partitioning for Shrubland Transpiration in a Mixed Phreatophytic Plant Community. (2013). University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Other Publications

Kruse, Kerensa (2013). Surface Runoff Collection in Remote Nevada Catchments. 6-Page Brochure.

Publications from other years: 201420132012201120102009

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