Dr. Ming Liu

Associate Research Scientist Computing Systems Technical Lead
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Internet of Things, IoT, Embedded Systems, Big Data, Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Software Development, Hardware Design and Development, Smart City, Smart Home, Smart Energy, Precision Agriculture, Machine Learning
 

Dr. Zoe R. Harrold

Postdoctoral Fellow Biogeochemistry
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Publications & Presentations

2018

Harrold, Z. R., Hausrath, E. M., Garcia, A. H., Murray, A. E., Tschauner, O., Raymond, J., Huang, S. (2018). Bioavailability of mineral-bound iron to a snow algae-bacteria co-culture and implications for albedo-altering snow algae blooms, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., doi: 10.1128/AEM.02322-17 Accepted
Harrold, Z. R., Venturelli, L., Stupar, P., Willaert, R., Kasas, S., Murray, A. E. (2018). Establishing the value of force distance measurements in detecting signs of life in Europa-analog samples, Advances in Single-Molecule Research for Biology and Nanoscience, Linz Winter Workshop: Linz, Austria

2017

Garcia, A. H., Hausrath, E. M., Harrold, Z. R., Tschauner, O., Murray, A. E., Raymond, J., Bartlett, C. L. (2017). Iron-bearing minerals as a trace nutrient source for snow algae communities, UNLV Geosymposium: Las Vegas, NV
Harrold, Z. R., Hausrath, E. M., Murray, A. E., Tschauner, O., Garcia, A. H., Lanzirotti, A., Marcus, M. A., Newville, M., Bartlett, C. L., Raymond, J. (2017). Iron-bearing minerals as a trace nutrient source for snow algae communities and implications for mineral biosignature formation, Astrobiology Science Conference: Mesa, AZ

Authors

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Scott Thomas

Hourly Assistant Research Professor
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Resilience, adaptive management, scenario planning, alternative futures, watershed planning, natural resources management

John S. (Scott) Thomas

Hourly Assistant Research Professor

Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

Desert Research Institute

2215 Raggio Parkway

Reno, Nevada 89512

Education

Ph.D. 2005 George Mason University, VAEnvironmental Biology & Public Policy

M.A 1990Webster University, MOBusiness and Management

B.A. 1984 Hampden-Sydney College, VA History

Professional Training

Executive Potential Program 1998 USDA Graduate School Washington, DC

Command and Staff College 1994 Marine Corps University Quantico, VA

Amphibious Warfare School 1990 Marine Corps University Quantico, VA

Professional Interests

Research interests include methods to improve the effectiveness of institutional natural resource management and environmental planning, focusing particularly on military installations and other government land management agencies. The approaches and methods used include:

A resilience assessment framework based on a set of resilience attributes developed to characterize human-managed systems.The framework helps stakeholders to make practical use of resilience concepts in tangible applications. In order to build and maintain resilience, stakeholders must be able to understand what qualities or attributes enhanceor detract froma systems resilience.From a standardized set of resilience attributes, metrics can be derived and incorporated into resource management plans and decision-support tools to help managers assess the current resilience status of their systems, gauge progress toward goals, make rational resource allocation decisions, and justify funding choices.The resilience attributes can also facilitate deeper investigations of resilience through modeling of system behavior, and more importantly, they provide an approachable set of terms for non-specialists to incorporate into plans and programs lacking access to (or the desire to use) sophisticated models.The goal is to enable policy makers and resource managers to put resilience theory to work in the real world.

Adaptive management plans to guide resource management in a purposeful learning-by-design approach.Ive developed an operational framework for adaptive management by military bases and other government facilities.The adaptive management framework is focused toward institutionalization of lessons learned and an evolving level of understanding regarding how the system operates.

Scenario-based planning to assure agency mission sustainability. An effective way to stimulate the planning process involves presenting complex issues in the form of a relatively small number of alternative scenarios of how the future may unfold. Comparing the potential consequences of planned actions against alternative future contexts can provide a basis for discussion among planners and give managers more information as well as a better understanding of the effects of uncertainty upon decision making.The scenarios integrate what is occurring and what may come to pass; they give decision makers a glimpse of futures that differ from the extrapolated present, which is the typical default trend future.The cross-disciplinary planning dialogue integrates typically isolated expertise (stovepipes) within a single, structured planning framework.The scenarios provide a means whereby planners can compare how various factors might influence or encroach upon military training operations, facility development, and habitat management.

Professional Experience

2010-Present Hourly Assistant Research Professor. Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

2008-2010 Letter of Appointment. Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, DRI, Reno, NV

2006-Present Supervising Scientist (Ecologist), Stetson Engineers Inc. Carlsbad, CA (Reno office)

1993-2006 Federal Civil Service

(2002-2006) Director of Water Resources, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA

(1998-2002) Environmental Officer, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, CA

(1994-1998) Environmental Protection Specialist, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA

(1993-1994) Environmental Protection Specialist, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA

1991-1993Biology Laboratory Instructor. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA

1984-2004 Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps. 12 years Active Duty and 8 years Reserves

Publications and Presentations

In Preparation

Thomas, J.S. and D.A. Kerner. Application of Resilience Metrics to Assess Operational Logistics in Austere Conditions: a Combat Outpost Case Study. In preparation.

2017

Mouat, D., S. Thomas, and J. Lancaster. In review. Desertification and Impact on Sustainability of Human Systems. In Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer.

Trammell, E.J., J.S. Thomas, D.A. Mouat. Q. Korbulic, S. D. Bassett. 2017. Developing alternative land use scenarios to facilitate natural resource management across jurisdictional boundaries. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. pp. 1-22; 21 March.

2016

Thomas, S. and D. Kerner. 2016. What is Resilience, and What Contributes to Resilience in a System? Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. March 23. New Orleans, LA.

Kerner, D. and S. Thomas. 2016. How do We Assess Resilience? Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. March 22. New Orleans, LA.

2015

Newell, P., D. Kerner, and S. Thomas. 2015. Lessons from the Edge in Decentralized Solutions for Developing Economies, Editors Groh, S., J. Ven der Straeten, B. Lasch, D. Gershenson, W. Filho, and D. Kammen, Springer Proceedings in Energy, 2015, pp 97-105.

Thomas, J. S. and D. A. Kerner. 2015. Measuring Water Resource Resilience. The Water Report. No. 132.

Thomas, S., C. Cantu, L. McKenney, and D. Kerner. 2015. Developing Water Resource Metrics Based on Resilience Attributes: a Case Study in the Santa Ana River Watershed. American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference on Water for Urban Areas: Managing Risks and Building Resiliency, March 30-April 1 in Los Angeles, CA.

2014

Kerner, D. A. and J. S. Thomas. 2014. Resilience attributes of social-ecological systems: framing metrics for management. Resources; 3 672-702.

Thomas, J. S. and D. A. Kerner. 2014. Attributes of Resilience in Coastal Systems. Bays and Bayous Symposium. Dec 2, 2014. Mobile, AL.

Kerner, D., S. Thomas, and P. Newell. 2014. The Human Capital Cost of Brute Force Logistics: Lessons from the Edge. Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas: Discovering Untapped Resources Symposium: UC Berkeley, April 10-12. Berkeley, CA.

Thomas, S. and D. Kerner. 2014. Managing Energy and Water Resilience. Briefing to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy, and Environment). HQ Department of the Army. February 19. Washington, DC.

Thomas, S. and D. Kerner. 2014. Assessing and Managing Resilience Using Metrics. Presentation to the Resilience Community of Practice. Webinar. January 9.

2013

Thomas, J. S., S. Gindlesperger, and J. Barnard. 2013. Californias freshwater nutrient numeric endpoint (NNE) approach: re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River case study. The Water Report. No. 115.

Thomas, S. and D. Kerner. 2013. Assessing resilience: attributes, metrics, and data needs. Workshop on Analytical Support for Societal and Regional Resiliency in Support of National Security. Argonne National Laboratory. September 10. Chicago, IL.

Lewis, L.P. and S. Thomas. 2013. Data requirements to support resiliency analyses. Workshop on Analytical Support for Societal and Regional Resiliency in Support of National Security. Argonne National Laboratory. September 10. Chicago, IL.

Thomas, S. 2013. A Primer on Resilience. Workshop on Analytical Support for Societal and Regional Resiliency in Support of National Security. Argonne National Laboratory. September 10. Chicago, IL.

Kerner, D. and S. Thomas. 2013. Framework for Resilience Management. Argonne National Laboratory. April 23. Chicago, IL.

Thomas, S. and D. Kerner. 2013. Metrics for Assessing Resilience: A Social-Ecological Systems Perspective. Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy 4th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. March 25. New Orleans, LA.

2012

Kerner, D. and S. Thomas. 2012. Efficiency and conservation not enough to achieve energy security. National Defense Magazine. June.

Kerner, D. and S. Thomas. 2012. Defense Energy Resilience: Assessment Metrics. Environment, Energy Security, and Sustainability Conference. National Defense Industrial Association. May 23. New Orleans, LA.

Kerner, D. and S. Thomas. 2012. Understanding Energy Resilience: Panel Discussion. Environment, Energy Security, and Sustainability Conference. National Defense Industrial Association. May 23. New Orleans, LA.

2011

Thomas, J. S. and D. A. Mouat. 2011. Alternative futures analysis as a complement to planning processes for the use of military land. Air and Space Power Journal. Fall.

Thomas, J.S., S. Gindlesperger, and J. Barnard. 2011. Californias freshwater nutrient numeric endpoint (NNE) approach: a case study of the Santa Margarita River. Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association annual meeting. November 7-10. Albuquerque, NM.

Thomas, J.S. 2011. A history of development, water rights litigation, and water resources management on the Santa Margarita River. Environmental Leadership Academy. California State University, San Marcos. October 28. Temecula, CA.

Kerner, D. and J.S. Thomas. 2011. Installation energy security: assessing resilience. Environment, Energy Security, and Sustainability Conference. National Defense Industrial Association. May 9-12. New Orleans, LA.

2010

Thomas, S. and D. Kerner. 2010. Defense energy resilience: lessons from ecology. Letort Paper. Strategic Studies Institute. United States Army War College. Carlisle, PA.

Thomas, J. S. and D. A. Mouat. 2010. Scenario-based studies as a complement to military planning processes. Environment, Energy Security, and Sustainability Symposium. National Defense Industrial Association. June 14-17. Denver, CO.

Thomas, J. S. 2010. Scenario-based studies to focus planning in coastal regions. Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy: 3rd National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. May 26-28. New Orleans, LA.

Thomas, J. S. and D. A. Mouat. 2010. Scenario-based studies and military planning processes. National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Annual Meeting. March 22-26. Milwaukee, WI.

Thomas, J.S. and D. Kerner. 2010. Defense energy resilience: lessons from ecology. Environmental Series. Desert Research Institute. March 12. Reno, NV.

2009

Thomas, J.S. 2009. Operational framework for adaptive water resources management. Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association Conference on Adaptive Management. June. Snowbird, UT.

Thomas, J. S. 2009. Reaping the benefits of scenario-based studies. Sustaining Military Readiness Symposium. August 16-19. Phoenix, AZ.

Thomas, J. S. 2009. And we use these how? Reaping the benefits of scenario-based studies. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 9-14. Albuquerque, NM.

Thomas, J.S. 2009. Operational Framework for Adaptive Water Resources Management. American Water Resources Association Conference on Adaptive Management. June 28-July 1. Snowbird, UT.

Kerner, D. and J.S. Thomas.2009.Examining defense energy security from the social-ecological systems perspective.National Defense Industrial Association Conference on Environment, Energy, and Sustainability.May 4-7.Denver, CO.

J. S. Thomas. 2009. Utility of Scenario-based studies. Commanding Generals Roundtable. Marine Corps Installations West. July 9. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA.

2008

Thomas J.S. 2008. Graphical tools to clarify planning decisions: a water reuse case study. The Water Report. No. 51.

Thomas, J.S. 2008. The nutrient numeric endpoint approach: practical implications. Proceedings of the 2008 Water Reuse Association Conference. March. Newport Beach, CA.

Thomas, J. S. 2008. Santa Margarita River Water Quality Monitoring Group. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 7. Milwaukee, WI.

2007

Jungreis, J. and J. S. Thomas. 2007. Nutrient numeric endpoint development on a more prudent path? The Water Report. No. 45.

Jungreis, J. and J. S. Thomas. 2007. Nutrient numeric endpoints: not quite ready for prime time? The Water Report.No. 42.

Thomas, J. S. 2007. A survey of collaborative practices by natural resource managers on military lands. Presentation at the 2nd National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems: Challenges of Natural Resource Economics & Policy. May. New Orleans, LA.

2006

Teal, M. J., J. S. Thomas, K. C. Casey and M. A. Alvarez. 2006. Developing watershed management tools for MCB Camp Pendleton. The Military Engineer Online. July. Society of American Military Engineers. Alexandria, VA.

Thomas, J. S. 2006. An operational framework for ecosystem management. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 11. Memphis, TN.

2005

Thomas, J. S. 2005. Ecosystem management: an agency perspective. Environmental Series. Desert Research Institute. August. Reno, NV.

2004

Thomas, J. S. 2004. Ecosystem management on military bases: an operational framework. Ph.D. dissertation. George Mason University, VA.

2000

Thomas, J. S. 2000. Ecosystem management requires adaptive management and collaborative partnering. Proceedings of the 2000 National Defense Industrial Association Environmental Symposium. September. Long Beach, CA.

1999

Thomas, J. S. 1999. Managing ecosystems: a case for adaptive management and collaborative partnering. Proceedings of the 1999 International Symposium on Landscape Futures. September. University of New England. New South Wales, AU.

1998

Thomas, J. S. 1998. Lessons learned from ecosystem management at Camp Pendleton. USEPA Federal Facilities Environmental Conference. Reno, NV.

Reports and Plans

Stetson Engineers. 2016. Final Technical Memorandum: Coast Guard Beach Pilot Study and SEAWAT Modeling Analysis to Evaluate Brine Dilution in a Coastal Aquifer; San Nicolas Island. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Prepared for Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2016. Final Framework Report: Planning for Resilient Operations to Address Uncertainties in Water, Energy, and Waste Management and Decision-Making in the Mojave Desert. Prepared for EPA Office of Research and Development. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. Carlsbad, CA.

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, Stetson Engineers, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 2016. Draft Report: Regional Water Security Review and Synthesis. Prepared for Marine Corps Installations West. Camp Pendleton, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2015. Energy Strategy for the Conjunctive Use Project, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Prepared for Brown and Caldwell. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. Carlsbad, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2015. Draft Energy Conservation Report for the Conjunctive Use Project, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Prepared for Brown and Caldwell. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. Carlsbad, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2015. Technical Memorandum. Resilience-Based Project Scoring Rubric. Prepared for the Santa Ana Watershed Projects Authority. Riverside, CA. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. Carlsbad, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2015. Final Technical Memorandum. LID Retention Impacts Study: Investigation of San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Order R9-2010-0016. Prepared for Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. Carlsbad, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2015. Final Report: Natural Channel Silt Study. Prepared for City of Poway. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. Carlsbad, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2015. Water Resources Update. Prepared for Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. Carlsbad, CA.

Hummel, J., D. Blake, L. Guzowski, D. Kerner, L. P Lewis, J Murphy, F. Petit, J. Phillips, D. Sallach, and S. Thomas. 2014. Final Report for the Workshop on Analytical Support for Societal and Regional Resiliency in Support of National Security. ANL/DIS-14/4. Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, IL.

Stetson Engineers. 2014. Salt and Nutrient Management Plan. Prepared for Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2014. Technical Memorandum 092914. Stormwater Infiltration Study of 22 and 33 Areas. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

The Tauri Group. 2013. Energy Resilience Study Final Report: Resilience Assessment of Notional Combat Outpost. Prepared for the Army Rapid Equipping Force. J. S. Thomas Stetson Engineers Subcontract Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2013. Technical Memorandum 131118.0. Investigation of Stormwater Capture and Reuse from Mainside Stormwater Basins. Prepared for Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2012. Draft Settlement Implementation Plan: East Fork of the Owyhee River. Prepared for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. J. S. Thomas, Editor. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2012. Urban Water Management Plan. Prepared for Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2011. Water Resource Plan. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2010. Draft Urban Water Management Plan. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2010. Draft Technical Memorandum 141410A. Tracking and Reporting Water Use and Conservation. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2010. Final Project Report. Surface Water Quality Sampling Program: San Mateo, San Onofre, and Las Flores Creek Watersheds. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2010. Draft Technical Memorandum 141410B. Indoor and Outdoor Water Use in Family Housing for Water Year 2007. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2010. Final Report. Hydrological and Biological Support to Lower Santa Margarita River Watershed Monitoring Program. Prepared for the Bureau of Reclamation. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2010. Draft Technical Memorandum 071012.2. Calculation of Camp Pendleton Water Consumption Intensity for Compliance with Executive Order 13514. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J. S. 2010. Point Paper: Water resources assessment and fisheries restoration. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J. S. 2010. Point Paper: Summary of Santa Margarita River water quality monitoring programs. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J. S. 2009. White Paper: Scenario-based assessment of water resource futures for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2009. Draft Technical Memorandum 092209. 2008 2030 Estimated Basewide Water Demand and Per Capita Water Use Aboard Camp Pendleton. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2009. Memorandum. Comments on the July 2009 Draft Southern California Steelhead Recovery Plan. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Editor. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2009. Memorandum. Camp Pendleton Ten by 2010 Energy and Water Conservation Assessment. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Editor. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2008. Memorandum. California Urban Water Conservation Regulatory Program. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2008. Water Efficiency Education and Outreach Plan. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J.S. 2008. Technical Memorandum: Impaired Waters Designation and Total Maximum Daily Loads: Implications for Camp Pendleton Water Resources Program. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J. S. 2008. Memorandum: Review of Proposed Revised State Recycled Water Policy. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J.S. 2008. Technical Memorandum: Investigation of Water Reuse Opportunities. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J.S. 2008. Strategic Plan for the Santa Margarita River Water Quality Monitoring Group. Prepared for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J. S. 2007. Technical Memorandum: Analysis of the nutrient numeric endpoint (NNE) case study of the Santa Margarita River. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2007. Report: Review of existing surface water quality monitoring programs, including future recommendations for Camp Pendleton. Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Stetson Engineers. 2007. Draft Technical Memorandum 2.0. Review of Foothill Transportation Corridor (FTC) Runoff Mitigation Measures and Potential Impact to Camp Pendletons Percolation Ponds and Long-Term Water Supply Work Order Task 2Prepared for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. J. S. Thomas Project Manager. Stetson Engineers, Inc. San Rafael, CA.

Thomas, J. S. 2006. Survey of ecosystem management on military bases. White Paper presented to the Headquarters of the Military Services, the Army Environmental Policy Institute, and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Office. Washington, DC.

Thomas, J. S. 2006. Stakeholder management plan for the Santa Margarita River. Prepared for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office, Temecula. Thomas Environmental Consulting. Diamondhead, MS.

Thomas, J. S. 2006. Report: Review of perceived threats to the Santa Margarita River watershed. Prepared for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office, Temecula. Thomas Environmental Consulting. Diamondhead, MS.

U.S. Marine Corps. 2003 (updated in 2005). Strategic Water Plan. J. S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. Camp Pendleton, CA.

U.S. Marine Corps. 2002. Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan. J.S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, CA.

U.S. Marine Corps. 2000. Environmental assessment for a paved storage lot. J. S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, CA.

U. S. Marine Corps. 2000. Environmental Strategic Plan. J. S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, CA.

U.S. Marine Corps. 1998. Draft biological assessment of upland habitats. J. S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. Camp Pendleton, CA.

U.S. Marine Corps. 1995. Environmental assessment for access to Range 314 complex. J. S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA.

U.S. Marine Corps. 1994. Programmatic biological assessment for activities in riparian, estuarine, and beach habitats. J. S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA.

U. S. Marine Corps. 1994. Criteria Pollutants Inventory. J. S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA.

U. S. Marine Corps. 1994. Toxic Pollutants Inventory. J. S. Thomas Editor. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA.

Thomas, J. S. 1993. Report: GIS analysis of gypsy moth infestation in forests of Marine Corps Base Quantico. Prepared for Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.

Awards and Recognition

Rotarian of the Year, Central Hancock County Rotary Club (2016)

Meritorious Service Medal (2004)

Marine Corps nominee to serve as General Tommy Franks Aide at CENTCOM (2002)

Secretary of Defense Environmental Security Award Citation for Meritorious Achievement (Installation) (2001)

Secretary of Defense Environmental Security Award Honorable Mention (Installation) (2000)

Secretary of the Navy Pollution Prevention Award Citation for Superior Achievement (Installation) (1999)

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (1993)

Numerous Quality Step Increases, Special Act Awards, Performance Awards, and Certificates of Commendation.

Affiliations

Ecological Society of America, National Military Fish and Wildlife Association, American Water Resources Association, Water Reuse Association

Synergistic Activities

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver, CO (2012-present)

Fundraising Chair, Rotary District 6840 (2016-2017)

Chair, Special Panel on Measuring Coastal Resilience, Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems (2016)

Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Coastal Resilience Team (2014-2016)

Coastal Habitat Monitor, Mississippi Habitat Stewards (2014-2016)

Beneficial Use Group, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (2014-2016)

Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Diamondhead Water and Sewer District, MS (2015-2016)

President, Rotary Club of Central Hancock County (2015-2016)

Master of Ceremonies, Memorial Day Ceremony, VFW Post 2880 (2014-2016)

Chair, Special Panel on Scenario-based Planning, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (2009)

External Collaborators

David Kerner, The Tauri Group, Alexandria, VA; Scott Bassett, University of Nevada, Reno; Jamie Trammell, University of Alaska, Anchorage

 

Christine M. Albano

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Climate variability and change, ecohydrology, ecology, conservation and climate adaptation planning

Publications & Presentations

2017

Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M., Soulard, C. (2017). Influence of atmospheric rivers on vegetation productivity and fire patterns in the Southwestern US, J. Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 122, (2), 308-323, doi: 10.1002/2016JG003608

2016

Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M., McCarthy, M. I., Welborn, T. L., Cox, D. A. (2016). Application of an extreme winter storm scenario to identify vulnerabilities, mitigation options, and science needs in the Sierra Nevada mountains, USA: Natural Hazards, 80, 879-900, doi:10.1007/s11069-015-2003-4

2014

Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M. D., McCarthy, M. M., Cox, D. A., Brown, T. J. (2014). ARkStorm@Tahoe: Addressing social and ecological resiliency to extreme winter storm events in the Sierra Nevadas, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting: Sacramento, CA, August 10, 2014

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    We offer sampling, monitoring, analytical aspects, data interpretation, and guidance to Nevada, the nation and the world. For more information on our facilities and research capabilities, read more...

    DEES laboratories are listed below.

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    DAS Ice Physics Laboratory
    DAS Ice Physics Laboratory

    DRI research laboratories provide high quality services specializing in research, technology development, and improving the understanding of Earth's environment and the changes occurring to it.

    We offer sampling, monitoring, analytical aspects, data interpretation, and guidance to Nevada, the nation and the world.  

    Principal capabilities in several of our major categories are summarized for view. 

    DAS laboratories are listed below.

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    DAS news and research highlights are available below.

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    DHS Bulletin

    DHS BulletinAn electronic version of the DHS Bulletin is available for download in Adobe Acrobat format. This publication is produced quarterly and highlights activities within the division.

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