John C. Withey
Graduate Program on the Environment
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
witheyj 'at' evergreen 'dot' edu
Lab 1 - 2013
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News and Events
I have been collaborating with the Science for Nature and People Program (SNAPP)-funded "Better Land-Use Decisions" working group on sage grouse habitat. I am co-author on a paper in PLoS ONE that considers the extent to which sage grouse serves as an 'umbrella species' by providing protections for other species from localized and landscape-scale threats. The working group also published a paper that made the cover of Journal of Applied Ecology, Unintended habitat loss on private land from grazing restrictions on public rangelands (Runge et al. 2019).
Biodiversity and Climate Change: Transforming the Biosphere (ed. by T.E. Lovejoy & L. Hannah) is out with a chapter I co-authored (lead author C. Littlefield) on Ecosystem-based Adaptation.
The NSF-funded Pheno Mismatch group is up and running. Visit pheno-mismatch.org for updates!
Master's students in the Winter 2018 Urban Ecology program contributed projects to our class web site. Their contributions ranged from audio podcasts to research articles to creative writing. I hope you learn as much as I did!
Evaluating multiple lines of evidence to assess climate change consequences is important - but what happens when different sources are in conflict with each other? Our article in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment uses 3 case studies from the Pacific Northwest to help answer this question.
Scientific Reports published our paper examining potential mismatch between spring arrival times by migratory birds, and vegetation green-up. There's a writeup on EurekaAlert (by AAAS) with some nice graphics too. We are continuing this work with additional collaborators that will bring in datasets on Lepidopterans, so stay tuned and visit our ResearchGate project site.
A paper on whether critical habitat designation affects land development rates is out in Resource and Energy Economics.
I joined Evergreen's MES program in fall 2016!
Find me on Google Scholar - ResearchGate - LinkedIn - and Twitter 'at' johnwithey
As an ecologist it is my goal to collaborate across disciplines to understand the responses of native wildlife to land-use and climate change, especially in urban areas, in order to provide strategies for adaptation and mitigation. I use a combination of on-the-ground field studies, modeling and quantitative tools, and spatial analyses using GIS in my work.