Conservation Biology Institute
Bridging conservation science and practice
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 ecosytem 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 Hamsphire 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.
Using MC1 to simulate future carbon cycling with land use.
Climate Stress Index using downscaled RPA climate change data and 4th Assessment vegetation projections.
Projecting future effects of land management, natural disturbance, and CO2 on woody encroachment in the Northern Great Plains in a changing climate.
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I just came back from 2 weeks in France where everything is now labeled with a carbon index ("Indice Carbone"). I took the metro to go to a meeting and the transportation carbon dioxide costs were posted on the walls: 4.3g CO2. Comparatively, I took a bus to see the sights on my way back: over 100g CO2. The meeting organizers had little water bottles "Eau de Source et de Montagne" - Spring and mountain water - each bottle cost 55 g of ...
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