Aidan Beers

MA 2016

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Alpine ecology, climate change, conservation, microrefugia, wildlife habitat, spatial ecology, remote sensing.

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I am most interested in how terrain and climate interact to influence habitat use and occupancy at different scales and across environmental gradients. Most of my work centers on the American pika, a microclimate-limited mammal of western North America that may be threatened by climate change. I have used radio telemetry and passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags to track pikas habitat use through the year.  I also use remote sensing data and occupancy surveys to model the effects of terrain in forming suitable microhabitat as shelter from the extreme alpine environment.

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Johnston, A. N., Bruggeman, J. E., Aidan Beers, Beever, E. A., Christophersen, R. G., Ransom, J. I. 2019: Ecological consequences of anomalies in atmospheric moisture and snowpack. Ecology, 100(4): article UNSP e02638. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2638

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