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've submitted a teaching case study with Casey Youngflesh, based on collaborative research into phenological shifts due to climate change, with exploration of the results from Youngflesh et al. (2021).
As part of the same Pheno-Mismatch project, I have a new co-authored paper out, "A novel model to accurately predict continental-scale timing of forest green-up," see Neupane et al. (2022).
In February I gave a virtual seminar (recording available) at the UW's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences: "Wildlife responses to climate change, carbon pricing policies and forest landowner decisions in the Pacific Northwest" (also see link to the PLoS ONE article below).
From Summer 2020 to Spring 2021 I was the Acting Director of the MES program.
A special issue, 'Climate change and ecosystems: threats, opportunities and solutions' has been published by the Royal Society. I worked with co-authors at UW on the research article 'Planning for climate change through additions to a national protected areas network', also covered in this UW press release.
I also collaborated with Oregon State researchers to study the consequences of climatic changes + private forest landowner responses to carbon policies, for forest-dependent wildlife in the PNW. Our open-access research article is in PLoS ONE. Thanks to Evergreen for the Sponsored Research Award that funded my participation in the research.
I have been collaborating with the Science for Nature and People Program (SNAPP)-funded "Better Land-Use Decisions" working group on sage grouse habitat. One paper in PLoS ONE from this research considers the extent to which sage grouse serves as an 'umbrella species' by providing protections for other species from localized and landscape-scale threats.
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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.