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Kristen Schmitt

Title: Climate Change Outreach Specialist
Unit: Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
Address: School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 482-6303 x14

E-mail: Contact Kristen Schmitt

Education

  • M.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

  • B.A., Biology, Brown University

Civic & Professional Affiliations

  • Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society of Sigma Xi, Ecological Society of America

Current Research

Current and readily available information is crucial for natural resource managers and landowners who wish to consider the effects of climate change in their management strategies. In a field where information is constantly being generated, websites are a key means of delivering up-to-date research and tools to professionals and the public. I am working with the CCRC western design team to expand their website to include information relevant to the eastern United States. This includes working with scientists at the Forest Service Northern and Southern Research Stations to solicit their contributions to the website and promote long-term involvement with content addition and editing.

Publications

Schmitt, K.; Kramer, D. 2010. Road development and market access on Nicaragua's Atlantic coast: implications for household fishing and farming practices. Environmental Conservation 36(4): 289-300.

Kramer, D.; Urquhart, G.; Schmitt, K. 2009 Globalization and the Connection of Remote Communities: A Review of Household Effects and Their Biodiversity Implications. Ecological Economics 68(12): 2885-3088.

Last Modified: 01/06/2011