Climate, ecosystems, and land-use: Understanding environmental variability in human-dominated landscapes

Principal Investigators:

Chris Pyke

Environmental variation creates both risk and opportunities for conservation. The implications of environmental variation in any particular situation vary depending on climatic processes, ecosystem responses, and land-use patterns. Consequently, it is necessary to understand potential interactions between these factors in order to design conservation strategies that use variation to reduce risk and take advantage of opportunities to increase species persistence. Informed action can offset the natural tendency for risk from environmental variation... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st October 2002—31st December 2004Participant List  
Undergraduate Intern6th January—16th June 2003Participant List  
Meeting14th—14th May 2003Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Chris Pykecpyke@usgbc.orgUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Ben Turnerbturner@umail.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Sandy J. Andelmansandelman@conservation.orgUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Peggy BurbankSanta Barbara County Planning and Development
Robin Coxrcox@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Mark de la GarzaWatershed Environmental
Cory GallipeauConception Coast Project
John Gallogallo.ja@gmail.comConception Coast Project
Ethan InlanderConception Coast Project
David LackieSanta Barbara County Planning and Development
Henry LittleThe Nature Conservancy
Lisa PlowmanSanta Barbara County Planning and Development
Alex TuttleSanta Barbara County Planning and Development

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Fox, Helen; Christian, Caroline; Nordby, J. Cully; Pergrams, Oliver R.W.; Peterson, Garry; Pyke, Chris. 2006. Perceived barriers to integrating social science and conservation. Conservation Biology. Vol: 20(6). Pages 1817-1820.
Journal Article Pyke, Chris; Marty, Jaymee. 2004. Cattle grazing mediates climate change impacts on ephemeral wetlands. Conservation Biology. Vol: 19(5). Pages 1619-1625.
Journal Article Pyke, Chris. 2004. Habitat loss confounds climate change impacts. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol: 2(4). Pages 178-182.
Journal Article Pyke, Chris; Fischer, Douglas T. 2004. Selection of bioclimatically representative biological reserve systems under climate change. Biological Conservation. Vol: 121. Pages 429-441.
Journal Article Pyke, Chris. 2004. Simulating vernal pool hydrologic regimes for two locations in California, USA. Ecological Modelling. Vol: 173. Pages 109-127.
Journal Article Pyke, Chris. 2005. Assessing suitability for conservation action: Prioritizing interpond linkages for the california tiger salamander. Conservation Biology. Vol: 19(2). Pages 492-503.
Journal Article Pyke, Chris. 2005. Interactions between habitat loss and climate change: implications for fairy shrimp in the central valley ecoregion of California, USA. Climatic Change. Vol: 68. Pages 199-218.
Data Set Pyke, Chris. 2006. Vernal pool hydroregime surfaces for the central valley of California. (Online version)
Journal Article Pyke, Chris; Andelman, Sandy J. 2007. Land use and land cover tools for climate adaptation. Climatic Change. Vol: 80. Pages 239-251.
"Climate, ecosystems, and land-use: Understanding environmental variability in human-dominated landscapes" is project ID: 5920