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
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!
Science for Nature and People Program (SNAPP) funded our "Better Land-Use Decisions" working group proposal. UPDATE: the program is wrapping up (fall 2017) with two forthcoming manuscripts.
A new article from FIU News on various research and teaching projects is out, with an embedded video on the bird-window collision study we joined this year. UPDATE: Biological Conservation published the paper analyzing results across all BWC sites.
Our article on projected land-use change impacts in the US - and how policies affect the trajectory of land-use change - is out in PNAS, and a related paper focused on the Southeast is in Ecological Applications.
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.