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Dominique Bachelet, Ph.D.

Senior Climate Change Scientist

Dominique was born and raised in northern France. She received her Master’s degree in 1978 in Lille (France) and her Ph.D. in 1983 at Colorado State University working on biogeochemical cycles in the shortgrass prairie. In 1984, after a brief 3 months in Thailand teaching a simulation modeling class, she went to U.C. Riverside as a postdoc simulating nitrogen fixing shrubs in the Sonoran desert then went two years later to New Mexico State University to simulate Chihuahuan desert ecosystem processes. She was hired in 1988 as a contractor for the US EPA in Corvallis (OR) to work on climate change impacts on paddy rice ecosystems in Asia. In 1994 she spent a year working in Toulouse (France) simulating Mediterranean ecosystems. In the Fall of 1995, she started working with a USFS team simulating climate change impacts on global terrestrial systems first out of the University of New Hampshire and then out of Corvallis where she also taught at Oregon State University (OSU) as faculty in the Biological and Ecological Engineering Department. In 2000, she moved to Olympia (WA), telecommuting for her work at OSU. In the fall of 2006, she spent 2 months as invited professor in Paris. She worked as director of the Climate Change Science Team for The Nature Conservancy from January 2007 until August 2008. She went back to OSU as associate professor, continuing her simulation work on climate change impacts. In June 2009, she joined the Conservation Biology Institute. In her free time, she bikes and kayaks, hikes, skis and paints watercolors.

Dominique Bachelet is attending Webinar: How Temperature and Precipitation Trends Have Affected Mountain Hydrology and Ecology on December 1.


Colorado Plateau - REA
Rapid Ecological Assessment in the Colorado Plateau, for the BLM
BLM Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA), Sonoran Desert
Working as a subcontractor to Dynamac Corporation, the Conservation Biology Institute provided the scientific leadership and technical support for two BLM Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REAs).  The Sonoran Desert ecoregion was completed in the spring ...
Fuels Management at Landscape Level
Ecological restoration: developing a knowledge base for application to historic oak-pine savanna

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On the 12th day of Christmas, I reflect on this past year
My colleagues have been asking me why I have not written a blog in a long time. It's been a tough year. My goal was to write science articles and then more science articles. Between bugs in our simulation model that needed fixing and delayed obtaining reliable results, climate data from reliable sources that also included bugs to fix, my writing experience has been write, re-write, and re-re-write . I cancelled trips and meetings to focus. But ...

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