Current Climate Geeks


Thomas Cowell Redwood State Park, California,, 37.04°N, 122.06°W, 120m

Katherine Hegewisch, Ph.D. (Washington State University), Postdoctoral Fellow. Climate Statistical downscaling, Climate Tool Web Design, Statistical climatology


Sakurajima Mountain Observatory, Japan, 31.59°N 130.63°E 373m

Lauren Parker, PhD Candidate, Agroclimatology


Jarbidge Wilderness, Nevada, 41.71°N, 115.45°W, 2600m

John Abatzoglou, Associate Professor, Weather Weenie and Climate Guy, applied climate science

Troy, Idaho, 46.71°N, 116.5°W, 800m

Brandon Moore, PhD student in Geography, Climate, water and bioenergy  


Cangshan Mountain, China, 25.91°N 100.01°E 2100m

Wenlong Feng, MS student in Geography, Climate variability on wheat yields in the NW

  • Accolades and Awards

    • Jan 2011: Stephen Gillis was awarded a Hill Fellowship to persue undergraduate research on climate sensitivity of stream temperatures in Kelly Creek, Idaho
    • Oct 2011: Alexander Peterson won the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award for best undergraduate presentation at the University of Idaho College of Science Research Expo
    • Mar 2012: Alexander Peterson also was awarded an REU with Texas A&M to work in ecohydrology in Costa Rica during summer 2012
    • Jun 2012: Alexander Peterson was awarded a student scholarship to attend and present his work at Phenology 2012 conference in Milwaukee, WI
    • Apr 2013: Abigail Lute received second place for best student presentation at the Western Snow Conference in Jackson, WY.
    • Jan 2014: Abigail Lute was awarded the Avista Waters of the West Scholarship.
    • Apr 2014: Abigail Lute received first place for best student presentation at the Western Snow Conference in Durango, CO.
    • Mar 2015: Lauren Parker was awarded Best Poster by a PhD student at the REACCH annual conference in Moscow, ID
    • Mar 2015: Alexander Peterson was awarded Best Poster by a MS student at the REACCH annual conference in Moscow, ID

    Recovering Climate Geeks

  • James Favors, 2011, MS Meteorology, Regional Method of identifying surges of the North American Monsoon, currently Deputy Operations Lead of NASA DEVELOP Project
  • Holly Diehl, 2011, MS Geography, Observed and projected Climate and Hydrology in the eastern Great Basin
  • Jeremy Jenkins, 2012, MS Geography, Fine-Scale Temperature and Physiography in Northern Idaho: an observational comparison to PRISM, currently Water Resource Manager at Libery Lake (WA)
  • Jacob Wolf, 2012, MS Geography, Evaluation of Drought Indices for tracking streamflow in Idaho, now an Air Quality Meteorologist with Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
  • Abigail Lute, 2014, MS Water Resources, Extreme Snowfall Events in the Western United States: variability, change and implications for water resource management, currently an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Research Fellow with the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Paige Farrell, 2015, MS Geography, Sensitivity of soil loss to climate change in the Inland Northwest USA, now with Roux Associates Inc.
  • Renaud Barbero, 2012-2015, Postdoc Fellow, currently a Postdoctoral Scientists at Newcastle University
  • Alexander Peterson, 2013, BS Geography, currently at SUNY Binghamton
  • Donovan VanSant, 2015, MS Environmental Science, currently a GIS analyst for People's Utility District of Tillamook (OR)
  • Stephen Gillis, 2016, MS Environmental Science