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What is the Link Between Human-Bear Conflict and Ecosystem Health?August 02, 2020
An article from Aspen Journalism's Elizabeth Stewart-Severy considers how bear activity and conflict with communities in the Roaring Fork Valley relates to forest health and human activities, using the Forest Health Index as a reference for change in recent years.
Drought Concerns in the Roaring Fork ValleyJuly 13, 2020
Dry soils and low summer rains lead to high drought concerns in the Roaring Fork Valley. Reporter Scott Condon of the Aspen Times looks at local data, including data from AGCI's iRON program in considering how the summer of 2020 compares to the severely dry conditions of 2018.
The Links Between Soil Moisture, Snow, and StreamsMay 11, 2020
In an interview with AGCI's Community Science Manager, Elise Osenga, Scott Condon of the Aspen Times explores the questions behind iRON in an article titled: "How much of Aspen's snowpack will make it to the rivers? Soil moisture holds the key."
Nature Climate Change Articles on Disappearing SnowpackApril 20, 2020
A new paper has been published in Nature Climate Change on "Implications of Losing Snowpack." AGCI's Research Director, Julie Vano, discusses recent research by Yue Qin and colleagues and Ben Livneh and Andrew Badger on how a decline in the natural reservoir of mountain snowpack may make drought more difficult to predict and could jeopardize irrigated agriculture.
Making Knowledge Actionable for SustainabilityApril 16, 2020
A special issue in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability tackles the challenging topic of how to make knowledge actionable for sustainability. A suite of 10 articles offer perspectives ranging from engagement to politics, Indigenous knowledge, and science funding. This special issue was co-edited by AGCI's Executive Director, James Arnott, with Katharine Mach of University of Miami and Gabrielle Wong-Parodi of Stanford.
Yale Climate Communications Interview with James ArnottApril 09, 2020
What are the implications of climate-change driven alterations in our soil moisture? Yale Climate Communications explores the topic in a short interview with AGCI's Executive Director, James Arnott.
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