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    Montana State University
    310 Lewis Hall
    Bozeman, MT 59717


    Andrew J. Hansen

    Tel: (406) 994-6046
    E-mail: hansen at


    Current Research

    Using NASA resources to inform climate and land use adaptation: Ecological forecasting, vulnerability assessment, and evaluation of management options across two Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

    Contact Andrew J. Hansen, with Scott Goetz, Forrest Melton, Bill Monahan, Ramakrishna Nemani, Tom Olliff, David Theobald and John Gross

    In progress or recently completed applications of this research:

    Climate Change

    Chang, T., A.J. Hansen 2013. Climate Change Brief: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Resource Brief.  MSU, Bozeman, MT.

    Gross, J.  2013.  Rocky Mountain National park Climate Change Brief.  Resource Brief.  Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

    Jantz, P. 2014.  Great Smoky Mountain National park Climate Change Brief.  Resource Brief.  Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA.

    Vegetation Response

    Monahan WB, Cook T, Melton F, Connor J, Bobowski B. 2013. Forecasting Distributional Responses of Limber Pine to Climate Change at Management-Relevant Scales in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Chang, T., A.J. Hansen, N. Piekielek. In Review. Patterns and variability of suitable bioclimate habitat for Pinus albicaulis under multiple projected climate models.

    Zolkos, SG. P. Jantz, T. Cormier, L. Iverson, D. McKenney, S.J. Goetz. In Review. Projected tree species redistribution under climate change: Implications for ecosystem vulnerability across protected areas in the eastern United States.

    Hansen, A.J. and L.B. Phillips, in review. Which tree species and biome types are most vulnerable to climate change in the US Northern Rocky Mountains?, Forest Ecology and Management

    Piekielek, N., A.J. Hansen, T. Chang. In Prep. Projected changes in seasonal water-balance suggest decline in climate suitability for forest species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.


    Ecosystem Energy as a Framework for Prioritizing Conservation Vulnerabilities and Management Strategies

    Contact Andrew J. Hansen


    NC CSC Foundational Science: Assessing the culnerability of forest and grassland vegetation to climate change and drought in the NC CSC Domain

    Contact: Andrew Hansen


    Using field data to validate remote sensing models of grassland phenology, biomass, and forage quality in the Upper Yellowstone River Basin

    Contact Erica Garroutte


    Spatial trends within past to present climate trajectories in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

    Contact Tony Chang



    Updated August 25, 2014