Jeremy Littell is a Research Ecologist (Climate Impacts) with the Department of Interior Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center. He conducts research on the role of climate and ecological drought in Alaskan and other forested ecosystems. He also facilitates the use of climate information in planning, adaptation, and vulnerability assessment.
Littell’s background is the ecoclimatology of western North America’s forests. His doctoral work at the University of Washington focused on ecological and climatic controls on wildfire in the western U.S. and the role of climate in Douglas-fir tree growth across its climatic range. He also worked as a research scientist at the UW Climate Impacts Group, collaborating with resource managers in Federal and state agencies to better understand and use climate information in planning and adaptation.
At the AK CASC, his current work addresses two main themes:
- Development, coordination, and translation of climate science products for Alaska
- Observing and Understanding the Impacts of climate on Alaskan Forests
He also serves as an author on the Alaska chapter of the National Climate Assessment (NCA).
Role at AK CASC: Lead Scientist
Group: USGS Lead Scientist
Affiliations: USGS Alaska Science Center