Presenter Bios

Jeremy Littell, UW Climate Impacts Group

Jeremy Littell is a Research Scientist at the Climate Impacts Group, part of the University of Washington's Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington's College of Forest Resources. His research focuses on how climate change and natural climate variability affect forest and mountain ecosystems in the western U.S. He uses paleoecological and modern archives of tree growth, tree establishment, and forest fire to understand the ecological and ecohydrological responses to climate. He also collaborates with forest managers and with ecosystem and hydrologic modelers to understand the implications of future climate change for forest ecosystems. Much of his current work is on adaptation to climate change in forest ecosystems of the West.

(Jeremy Littell's website)

Samuel Cushman, US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Sam Cushman is a Research Landscape Ecologist at the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. His research focuses on how ecological systems respond to perturbations such as climate change, natural disturbance and human management. He is working on several projects related to effects of climate change on forest ecosystems, tree migration and gene flow and evolution in the western U.S.  He also works extensively on impacts of climate change on wildlife populations and their habitat.

(Sam Cushman's website)