After being sequestered for a couple months with work travel, NEPA courses, leisure travel, an SWS-Rocky Mountain meeting, travel to a spatial statistics workshop, the workshop itself, and a few deadlines in between, I haven't had much time to share science-related things on the ol' blog.
I've been wondering myself, "what do I actually been do with my time?" Well, apparently it's splitting efforts on four or five newish writing efforts, all of which are collaborations with folks from Utah State, the University of Washington, the University of Montana, and a few federal agencies. These efforts include:
1. An analysis of how climate change will shape wadeable streams' climate and hydrology on public lands in the Columbia Basin.
2. How beaver can be used as a restoration tool across landscapes with varying disturbance intensities.
3. An opinion piece on how ecosystem classification is a powerful tool for communicating ecosystem conditions, processes, and likely trajectories of change.
4. A spatial statistical model of how instream large wood is distributed in two watersheds in Washington State and Oregon.
5. An analysis of western U.S. riparian vegetation guilds' distributions in relation to hydrology and climate.
Oh, and I'm working up some grants and fellowships. We have big potential for some transformative river science and plant ecology fun in the future.
And, in non-work things, I'm trying to get it together for the Quad Rock 50, take advantage of the resurgent ski conditions, and generally keep a routine for another 100-miler. This year's 100 will be Run Rabbit Run, and I'm hoping to raise some money for a cancer charity, TBA.
In short, life is good and life is busy.