Last week, Professor Naomi Tague and Tague Team Lab members Will Burke (PhD student), Rachel Torres (PhD student), Janet Choate (Lab Manager), and Ryan Niemeyer (Postdoctoral Researcher) attended the CUAHSI Master Class: Advanced Techniques in Watershed Science. This week-long short course presented a unique opportunity for students, post-docs, and professionals to explore watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry at Biosphere2. Current understanding of hydrological, ecological and biogeochemical processes were explored, and advanced modeling and data analysis techniques were introduced. Naomi Tague taught a section on “Confronting models with data & Models for Data Integration”, along with instructors Beth Boyer (Pennsylvania State University – “Runoff Generation Processes”), Ciaran Harman (Johns Hopkins University – “Transit Time Theory”), Richard Hooper (Tufts University – “Multi-tracer approaches in watershed science, End member mixing, Load estimation”), Peter Troch (University of Arizona – “Storage/Discharge relations”), and Janet Choate (TagueTeamLab manager, UCSB) who gave a short intro to R section. Class participants were able to share their current work in a poster session, and attendees were also granted a tour of B2 and LEO.
This morning at the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in Washington DC, Naomi Tague’s presentation addressed how we visualize and communicate model output and underlying theories in “Animating ‘green stuff’ in hydrologic models: where we are and what is next”.
Yesterday, Naomi Tague delivered an invited presentation, “Forest structure, productivity and water use: what we are learning from models”, for the Hydrology Colloquium in the interdepartmental Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences (GPHS) at the University of Reno.
Last week, Naomi Tague presented “Interacting ecophysiologic and hydroclimatic controls on post thinning forest water use and carbon sequestration”, authored with Klein Tamir, at the 6th International Medpine Conference held at The Hebrew University in Rehovot, Israel. The MedPine 6 focus – Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems: Forestry, Ecology, Conservation, and Human use – brought together scientists who study various aspects of Mediterranean forests and their ecosystems, conservation managers and foresters, in order to enhance interdisciplinary scientific and practical dialog
Naomi Tague was invited to lead a session at the International Symposium – BOUNDARY SPANNING: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research – put on by The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Resources for the Future (RFF), and University of Maryland (UMD) this week in Annapolis, Maryland. Naomi brought together Tamma Carleton (UCBerkeley) “Valuing the global mortality consequences of climate change accounting for adaptation costs and benefits”, Adrian Das (US Geological Survey) “Tree Mortality and the California Drought: A preview of the future?”, Alex de Sherbinin (Columbia) “Migration as an adaptive response to climate change impacts and vulnerability”, Ariel Lugo (US Forest Service) “Who responds the quickest after hurricane wind stress: the social or the ecological systems?”, and Max Moritz (UC Santa Barbara) “When does fire, a natural ecological disturbance, become ‘stressful’?” in her session “Under Stress: For adaptive, evolving systems, how much stress is too much?”.
Dr. Naomi Tague will be presenting at an event hosted by the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts at The Granada Theatre on April 25, at 7:00 PM. Bren, the Community Environmental Council, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are taking part in this town hall event in oder to begin a community conversation about the potential impacts of climate change on our community, and how to improve our readiness and response in policy and practice. Please join us for this free event – tickets are available at the door.
Postdoctoral scholar and Tague Team Lab member Erin Hanan, with UCSB Professor Dr. Andrew Plantinga, are presenting “What is the impact of Wildfire on our Ecology and Economy?” at the Gaucho Grown Showcase, a Gaucho Professional Network event, on April 28th.
Last week, Tague Team Lab members Erin Hanan and Ryan Bart presented their research at the 2017 Conference on Fire Prediction Across Scales, a Columbia University Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate event.
Bart’s presentation: Development of a coupled model for investigating the effects of forest management and climate on wildfire regimes in the western U.S.
Let’s Talk About Water – The Challenge of Water Management in the West. Come for an evening of short film screenings, a Bren School faculty panel (Naomi Tague, Jeff Dozier, Arturo Keller, Samantha Stevenson and Bob Wilkinson), UC Santa Barbara graduate student flash talks, and discussion with local water practitioners and environmental groups to explore both the problems and solutions for water management in the American West, and how UC Santa Barbara is answering the call.
Please join us for this free event on November 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm, in UCSB Bren Hall 1414, and the reception that follows.
Last month Naomi Tague presented “Forest responses to drought, climate warming and fire – is there a role for density reduction?” at the Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC) in Huesca, Spain. She met with researchers to introduce the use of RHESSys-Fire as a tool to investigate the impacts that potential thinning strategies may have on forest responses to disturbance.