Joshua Lawler

Joshua Lawler

Associate Professor
Landscape ecology; Conservation biology

Office: Anderson 202
Phone: 206-685-4367 
Email: jlawler@uw.edu


B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College, 1993
M.S., Wildlife Ecology, Utah State University, 1997
Ph.D., Ecology, Utah State University, 2000

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Forest Resources (5)Spring
ESRM 250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Forest Resources (5)Winter
ESRM 441 Landscape Ecology (5)Autumn
SEFS 520 Introduction to GIS (5)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Assessing the Effectiveness of Core Areas for Greater Sage-grouse Conservation: a Spatially-explicit Demographic Approach Using Management and Resource Development Scenarios
Assessing the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to projected future climate change in the Pacific Northwest
Climate Change Avian Vulnerability Visualization and Analysis Tool for Land Managers: Expansion to NW-CSC with Dynamic Vegetation Simulations
Climate Change Vulnerability in the Pacific Northwest: a Comparison of Three Approaches
Comparison, Integration, and Application of Diverse Methods to Create a Climate-Adaptation Conservation Planning Database for Western North America
Helping Shrub-steppe Communities Adapt to Climate Change Using Valuation of Ecosystem Services
Incorporating Spatial Heterogeneity in Temperature into Climate Vulnerability Assessments for Coastal Pacific Rivers
Source and sinks: Elucidating mechanisms, documenting patterns, and forecasting impacts
Recent Publications:
Ibáñez, I., J. M. Diez, L. P. Miller, J. D. Olden, C. J. B. Sorte, D. M. Blumenthal, B. A. Bradley, C. M. D’Antonio, J. S. Dukes, R. Early, E. D. Grosholz, and J. J. Lawler. 2014. Integrated assessment of biological invasions. Ecological Applications 24(): 25-37
M. D. Staudinger, S. L. Carter, M. S. Cross, N. S. Dubois, J. E. Duffy, C. Enquist, R. Griffis, J. J. Hellmann, J. J. Lawler, J. O’Leary, S. A. Morrison, L. Sneddon, B. A. Stein, L. M. Thompson, and W. Turner.. 2013. Biodiversity in a changing climate: a synthesis of current and projected trends in the United States. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(): 465-473
Nuñez, T. A., J. J. Lawler, B. H. McRae, D. J. Pierce, M. B. Krosby, D. M. Kavanagh, P. H. Sigleton, and J. J. Tewksbury. 2013. Connectivity planning to address climate change. Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12014-
Stein, B. A., A. Staudt, M. S. Cross, N. S. Dubois, C. Enquist, R. Griffis, L. J. Hansen, J. J. Hellmann, J. J. Lawler, E. J. Nelson, A. Pairis. 2013. Preparing for and managing change: climate adaptation for biodiversity and ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(): 502-511
Diez, J. M., C. M. D’Antonio, J. S. Dukes, E. D. Grosholz, J. D. Olden, C. J. B. Sorte, D. M. Blumenthal, B. A. Bradley, R. Early, I. Ibáñez, S. J. Jones, J. J. Lawler, and L. P. Miller. 2012. Will extreme climatic events facilitate biological invasions? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 249-257
Ruesch, A. S., C. E. Torgersen, J. J. Lawler, J. D. Olden, E. E. Peterson, C. J. Volk, D. J. Lawrence. 2012. Projected climate-induced habitat loss for salmonids in the John Day River network, Oregon, USA. Conservation Biology 26: 873-882
Olden, J.D., M.J. Kennard, J.J. Lawler, and N.L. Poff. 2011. Challenges and opportunities in implementing managed relocation for conservation of freshwater species. Conservation Biology 25: 40-47.
Lawler, J. J., T. Tear, C. R. Pyke, R. Shaw, P. Gonzalez, P. Kareiva, L. Hansen, L. Hannah, K. Klausmeyer, A. Aldous, C. Bienz, and S. Pearsall. 2010. Resource management in a changing climate. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8:35-43.
Fox, H. E., P. Kareiva, B. Silliman, J. Hitt, D. Lytle, D. B.S. Halpern, C.V. Hawkes, J.J. Lawler, M. Neel, J.D. Olden, M. Schlaepfer, K. Smith, and H. Tallis. 2009. Why do we fly? Ecologists’ sins of emission. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:294-296.
Girvetz, E., C. Zganjar, G. Raber, S. Shafer, P. Kareiva, and J.J. Lawler. 2009. Local and regional climate change analysis for science, management, and policy. PLoS One 4(12):e8320-.
Griffith, B., J.M. Scott, R.A. Adamcik, D.M. Ashe, B. Czech, P. Gonzalez, J.J. Lawler, A.D. McGuire, and A. Pidgorna. 2009. Climate change adaptation options for the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System. Environmental Management 44:1043-1052.
Lawler, J. J. 2009. Climate change adaptation strategies for resource management and conservation planning. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1162:79-98.
Lawler, J.J., S.L. Shafer, D. White, P. Kareiva, E.P. Maurer, A.R. Blaustein, and P.J. Bartlein. 2009. Climate-induced faunal change in the western hemisphere. Ecology 90:588-597.
Pergrams, O. and J. J. Lawler. 2009. Recent and widespread morphological change in rodents. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 4(7):e6452.
West, J.M., S.H. Julius, P. Kareiva, C. Enquist, A.E. Johnson, J.J. Lawler, B. Petersen, and E.R. Shaw. 2009. U.S. natural resources and climate change: Concepts and approaches for management adaptation. Environmental Management 44:1001-1021.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Elected Faculty Advisory Council
Computing and IT Committee
Elected Faculty PMT Committee