Degrees Held

Kristen EmmettB.S., Environmental Science, University of Oregon, December 2006

B.A., Art, University of Oregon, December 2006

Degree Sought

Ph.D, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Expected 2019

Current Research

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship:

Modeling fire, climate, and vegetation interactions in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to predict impacts of regional climate change

Committee Members

Dr. Ben Poulter (co-chair; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Dr. Dave Roberts (co-chair; MSU, Department of Ecology)

Dr. Andy Hansen (MSU, Department of Ecology)

Dr. Monica Turner (University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Zoology)

Dr. Robert Keane (USDA Forest Service, Missoula Fire Science Laboratory)

Recent Publications

Renwick, K.M., Fellows, A., Flerchinger, G.N., Lohse, K.A., Clark, P.E., Smith, W.K., Emmett, K., Poulter, B. (2019). Modeling phenological controls on carbon dynamics in dryland sagebrush ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. volume 274, 85-94.


Notaro, M., Emmett, K., O’Leary, D. (2019). Spatio-TemporalVariability in Remotely Sensed Terrestrial Phenology Across Yellowstone National Park. Remote Sensing, 11, 798.


Emmett, K.D., Renwick, K.M., Poulter, B. (2018). Disentangling Climate and Disturbance Effects on Regional Vegetation Greening Trends. Ecosystems.


Hansen, A.J., T. Olliff, G. Carnwath, B.W. Miller, L. Hoang, M. Cross, J. Dibenedetto, K. Emmett, R. Keane, V. Kelly, N. Korb, K. Legg, K. Renwick, D. Roberts, D. Thoma, A. Adhikari, T. Belote, K. Dante-Wood, D. Delong, B. Dixon, T. Erdody, D. Laufenberg, B. Soderquist. (2018). Vegetation climate adaptation planning in support of the Custer Gallatin National Forest Plan revision. Technical Report. Landscape Biodiversity Lab, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.


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