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Kittel, Timothy Research Associate


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research overview

  • Dr. Kittel is a research ecologist and climate scientist with the Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research. He has worked for more than 30 years in the field of global change science, with contributions to the study of climate-biosphere interactions, historical climatic change, and regional ecosystem and climate dynamics. Dr. Kittel's work on climate impacts has been included in IPCC & US National Assessments and has included the development of climate monitoring protocols for natural resource management agencies. His current research is on approaches for handling climate uncertainty in biodiversity conservation and on recent climate change in high mountain regions. Dr. Kittel has published more than 85 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in ecology and climate dynamics, along with 39 climatic and ecological public-access datasets. Research Highlights:


  • Vegetation Ecology, Biogeography, Climate Dynamics, Regional Climate Variability, Conservation Practice, Climate Change and Conservation Planning, Ecological Dynamics


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courses taught

  • EBIO 4100 - Advanced Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Emphasizes specific aspects of ecology based on specialties of faculty. One or more courses are offered most semesters. Topics have included dynamics of mountain ecosystems, tundra ecology, ethnoecology, population dynamics, tropical and insular biology, ecology of fishes, quantitative plant ecology, and arctic and alpine environments. May use animals and/or animal tissues. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 and EBIO 2040 or EBIO 2640 (minimum grade C-). May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours provided the topics vary. Same as EBIO 5100.
  • EBIO 4340 - Conservation Biology and Practice in Brazil's Atlantic Forest
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Field Studies. Examines the application of conservation principles in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, a 'biodiversity-in-crisis' setting. Explores successful conservation strategies integrated with efforts to alleviate socioeconomic issues. Three-week Maymester, Study Abroad Global Seminar. Recommended prerequisite: EBIO 2040 or ENVS 2000 or 2000/higher-level course in ANTH, EBIO, ENVS, EVEN, GEOG, IAFS or other discipline related to ecology or sustainability. Same as EBIO 5340 and ENVS 4340 and ENVS 5340.

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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