OCCRI Researchers

Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Idaho
Name: John T Abatzoglou
Institution: University of Idaho
Department: Geography

B.S. Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine

Research Theme: My research interests span the weather-climate continuum and both basic and applied scientific questions of relevance to western North American. This includes analyzing linkages between large-scale atmospheric dynamics and climate and weather extremes in the American West. I am also working to better understand regional projections of climate change and associated impacts across the western United States through a variety of methods including statistical downscaling of data to bridge the gap between climate models and applied aspects. Finally, I am working on a variety of integrated climatology-ecology studies to better isolate the influence of climate on wildfire, vegetation and agriculture.

Research Fields:

Modeling Climate

Professional Activities:

Selected Publications:

Abatzoglou, J.T. and C.A. Kolden. 2011, Climate change in western US deserts: potential for increased wildfire and invasive annual grasses, Rangeland Ecology and Management, doi:10.2111/REM-D-09-00151.1

Abatzoglou, J.T., and T.J. Brown. 2011, A Comparison of Statistical Downscaling Methods Suited for Wildfire Applications, International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.2312

Abatzoglou, J.T, 2011, Influence of the PNA on Declining Mountain Snowpack in the Western United States, International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.2137

Miller, C., J.T Abatzoglou, T.J. Brown, T., and A. Syphard. 2011, Wilderness Fire Management in a Changing Environment, In: Landscape Ecology of Fire, McKenzie, D., C. Miller and D. Falk [eds.], doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0301-8

Abatzoglou, J.T., K.T. Redmond, 2007, The Asymmetry of Trends in Spring and Autumn Temperature and Circulation Regimes over Western North America, Geophy. Res. Lett., 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL030891