Dr. Christine M. Albano

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecohydrology
Hydrologic and ecological impacts of atmospheric rivers in the western US, climate change, ecohydrology, conservation and climate adaptation planning

Publications & Presentations


Dickson, B., Albano, C. M., Anantharaman, R., Beier, P., Fargione, J., Graves, T., Gray, M., Hall, K., Lawler, J., Leonard, P., Littlefield, C., McClure, M., Novembre, J., Schloss, C., Schumaker, N., Shah, V., Theobald, D. (2019). Circuit-theory applications to connectivity science and conservation, Conservation Biology, 33, (2), 239-249, doi: 10.1111/cobi.13230 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111)
Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M. D., McCarthy, M. I., McAfee, S. A. (2019). Techniques for specifying climate extreme stress test scenarios: a case study in the Truckee and Carson River basins, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Meeting: Reno, NV, Presented
Albano, C. M., McClure, M., Gross, S., Kitlasten, W., Soulard, C., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L. (2019). Spatial patterns of meadow sensitivities to interannual climate variability in the Sierra Nevada, Ecohydrology, e2128, doi: 10.1002/eco.2128 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd


Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M., Harpold, A. (2018). Spatial and temporal variability of atmospheric river hydrologic impacts across the Western U.S., American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: Washington DC, Presented
Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M., Harpold, A. (2018). Influences of atmospheric rivers on terrestrial water storage and fluxes in the Western US, 2nd International Atmospheric Rivers Conference: La Jolla, CA, Presented
Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M., McCarthy, M. I. (2018). Using climate extremes scenarios for climate adaptation planning: rationale and methods for scenario specification and design, Nevada Water Resources Association Fall Water Event: Reno, NV, Presented
McClure, M., Albano, C. M., Gross, S., Kitlasten, W., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L. (2018). Assessing climate vulnerabilities of Sierra Nevada meadows, Sierra Nevada Meadows Partnership Annual Meeting: Tahoe City, CA, Presented
Albano, C. M., Stevens, L. (2018). Wildlife: Invertebrates, Eds. Stortz, S. D., Aslan, C. E., Sisk, T. D., Chaudhry, T. A., Rundall, J. M., Palumbo, J., Zachmann, L., Dickson, B., Natural resource condition assessment: Greater Grand Canyon landscape assessment, National Park Service: Fort Collins, CO, Natural Resource Report NPS/GRCA/NRR-2018/1645
McCarthy, M. I., Bocinsky, R. K., Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M. (2018). Native Waters on Arid Lands: enhancing climate resilience on tribal lands, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: Washington DC, Presented


Dickson, B., Albano, C. M., McRae, B., Anderson, J., Theobald, D., Zachmann, L., Sisk, T., Dombeck, M. (2017). Informing Strategic Efforts to Expand and Connect Protected Areas Using a Model of Ecological Flow, with Application to the Western United States, Conservation Letters, 10, (5), doi: 10.1111/conl.12322
Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M., Soulard, C. (2017). Influence of atmospheric rivers on vegetation productivity and fire patterns in the southwestern US, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 1-16, doi: 10.1002/2016JG003608


Soulard, C., Albano, C. M., Villarreal, M., Walker, J. (2016). Continuous 1985-2012 Landsat monitoring to assess fire effects on meadows in Yosemite National Park, California, Remote Sensing, 8, (5), doi: 10.3390/rs8050371
Albano, C. M., Soulard, C. (2016). Understanding climate sensitivities of Sierra Nevada meadows as a foundation for prioritizing adaptation actions, Natural Areas Conference: Davis, CA, Presented
Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M., Soulard, C. (2016). Linking Atmospheric River Landfalls to Vegetation Responses in the Southwestern United States, 1st International Atmospheric Rivers Conference: La Jolla, CA, Presented
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


Theobald, D., Harrison-Atlas, D., Monahan, W., Albano, C. M. (2015). Ecologically-relevant maps of landforms and physiographic diversity for climate adaptation planning, PLoS ONE, 10, (12), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143619
Lawler, J., Ackerly, D., Albano, C. M., Anderson, M., Dobrowski, S., Gill, J., Heller, N., Pressey, R., Sanderson, E., Weiss, S. (2015). The theory behind, and the challenges of, conserving nature's stage in a time of rapid change, Conservation Biology, 29, (3), doi: 10.1111/cobi.12505
Albano, C. M. (2015). Identification of geophysically diverse locations that may facilitate species' persistence and adaptation to climate change in the southwestern United States, Landscape Ecology, 30, (6), doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0167-7
Anderson, M., Comer, P., Beier, P., Lawler, J., Schloss, C., Buttrick, S., Albano, C. M., Faith, D. (2015). Case studies of conservation plans that incorporate geodiversity, Conservation Biology, 29, (3), doi: 10.1111/cobi.12503


Mac Nally, R., Albano, C. M., Fleishman, E. (2014). A scrutiny of the evidence for pressure-induced state shifts in estuarine and nearshore ecosystems, Austral Ecology, 39, (8), doi: 10.1111/aec.12162
Bernstein, E., Albano, C. M., Sisk, T., Crews, T., Rosenstock, S. (2014). Establishing cool-season grasses on a degraded arid rangeland of the Colorado Plateau, Restoration Ecology, 22, (1), doi: 10.1111/rec.12023
Dickson, B., Zachmann, L., Albano, C. M. (2014). Systematic identification of potential conservation priority areas on roadless Bureau of Land Management lands in the western United States, BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 178, 117-127, doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.08.001 Elsevier Ltd
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, Presented
Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M. D., McCarthy, M. I., Schaller, K. D., Welborn, T. L., Cox, D. A. (2014). ARkStorm@Tahoe: Stakeholder perspectives on vulnerabilities and preparedness for an extreme storm event in the greater Lake Tahoe, Reno and Carson City region, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Special Publication-14-16


Albano, C. M., Angelo, C., Strauch, R., Thurman, L. (2013). Potential effects of warming climate on visitor use in three Alaskan national parks, Park Science, 30, (1)


Baker, D., Bledsoe, B., Albano, C. M., Poff, N. (2011). Downstream effects of diversion dams on sediment and hydraulic conditions of Rocky Mountain streams, River Research and Applications, 27, (3), doi: 10.1002/rra.1376
Brasher, A. M., Albano, C. M., Close, R. N., Freeman, M. L., Lauver, C. L., Monroe, S. A., Snyder, A. E., Thomas, L. P. (2011). Aquatic macroinvertebrate monitoring protocol for National Parks in the Southern Colorado Plateau Network, National Park Service, Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/SCPN/NRR-2011/460


Brasher, A. M., Albano, C. M., Close, R. N., Cannon, Q. H., Miller, M. P. (2010). Macroinvertebrate communities and habitat characteristics in the northern and southern Colorado Plateau networks: pilot protocol implementation, National Park Service, Natural Resources Technical Report NPS/NCPN/NRTR-2010/320




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