Finding Water Scarcity Amid Abundance through Social-Ecological Modeling

Jaeger et al. (2017, PNAS) find water scarcity amid abundance using human–natural system models. Through a detailed coupled human–natural system model of the Willamette River Basin in Oregon, USA,  the authors identify how climate change and socioeconomic growth will alter the availability and use of water in coming decades. Results demonstrate how water scarcity varies [...]

By |2018-07-31T07:53:36+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Hot off the Press, Hot off the Press Featured|

Synthesis of Warming Experiments Across the Tibetan Plateau Demonstrates Effects of Permafrost and Drought on Net Primary Production

In Yang et al. (2018, Ecosphere), the authors conduct the first synthesis across warming experiments on the Tibetan Plateau.  They found that warming increased aboveground net primary production (ANPP) at sites with permafrost, but ANPP decreased with warming at non-permafrost sites. ANPP responded more negatively to warming under drier conditions, due to both annual drought [...]

By |2018-07-13T08:10:20+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Hot off the Press, Hot off the Press Featured|

Impacts of Glacier Recession and Declining Meltwater on Mountain Societies

AAAG special issue focused on mountains, with several Mtn Sentinels co-authors. Glacierized mountains are often referred to as our world’s water towers because glaciers both store water over time and regulate seasonal stream flow, releasing runoff during dry seasons when societies most need water. Ice loss thus has the potential to affect human societies in [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:06:52+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Hot off the Press, Hot off the Press Featured, Special Issue|