IoE Rough Cut Science:

Insights from the new Greater Yellowstone Climate Assessment

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker(s): Dr. Cathy Whitlock, Dr. Steve Hostetler

Location: This weeks seminar is 100% virtual! Watch the seminar live at:

Dr. Cathy Whitlock

Dr. Cathy Whitlock

MSU Regents Professor in Earth Sciences

Cathy Whitlock, MSU Regents Professor Emerita in Earth Sciences, has long done research on the climatic and ecological history of the Yellowstone region. Steve Hostetler is Research Scientist at the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center and MSU Affiliate Faculty in Earth Sciences. He studies and applies global and regional climate models and surface process models to understand Earth system processes over multiple time scales. Cathy and Steve are co-authors of the newly released Greater Yellowstone Climate Assessment (GYCA). This report is the result of a two-year collaboration between U.S. Geological Survey, Montana State University, University of Wyoming, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and MountainWorks to describe past, present and future climate change in Yellowstone’s watersheds. The Montana Institute on Ecosystems facilitated production of the GYCA and hosts the website. The IoE has also produced two other influential reports for the state—2017 Montana Climate Assessment and the 2021 Climate Change & Human Health Montana Report.

Dr. Steve Hostetler

Dr. Steve Hostetler

USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center