Climate change effects on riparian ecosystems in western North America

Pat Shafroth, Lindsay Reynolds, Laura Perry


This course will explore potential direct and indirect effects of climate change on riparian ecosystems in western North America. We will discuss how predicted changes to temperature, atmospheric CO2, hydrologic regimes, human water demand and dam regulation might influence riparian ecosystems. We will also critique modeling approaches used to assess climate change effects on rivers and riparian systems. Class time each week will include short lectures and discussion of primary literature readings.

Section: 2
Credits: 1
Restrictions: none
First Meeting: 1/19/2011
Meeting Times: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Thursday
Classroom: Yates 214
CRN: 10364
Cross Listed: none
Enrollment Limit: 20
Background: none
Course Text: none
Instructor Contact Info:
      Pat Shafroth 970-226-9327
      Lindsay Reynolds
      Laura Perry