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Dannele E. Peck

Dr. Peck is Director of the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub, having joined ARS in November 2016. Previously, she was an Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wyoming, where she conducted research, extension, and teaching for 10 years. Her area of expertise is decision-making under risk and uncertainty, applied to a variety of agricultural issues, such as: drought preparedness and response in cropping systems; increasing farm/ranch resilience to weather variability and changing climate; and disease prevention and management in livestock and wildlife. Raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York, Dannele is a first-generation college graduate and proud alumna of the McNair Scholars Program.

Featured Work

Wilmer, H., A.M. Meadow, A. Bentley Brymer, S. Russo Carroll, D.B. Ferguson, I. Garba, C. Greene, G. Owen, D.E. Peck. 2021. Expanded ethical principles for research partnership and transdisciplinary natural resource management science. Environmental Management.
Peck, D.E., W.K. Reeves, A. Pelzel-McCluskey, J.D. Derner, B. Drolet, L. Cohnstaedt, D. Swanson, S. McVey, L. Rodriguez, D. Peters. 2020. Management strategies for reducing equine risk of contracting VSV in the western United States. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 90: 103026.
Peck, D., J. Derner, W. Parton, M. Hartman, B. Fuchs. 2019. Flexible stocking with Grass-Cast: A new grassland productivity forecast to translate climate outlooks for ranchers. Western Economics Forum 17(1):24-39. View the entire Volume 17 Issue 1 here.
Derner, J., D. Briske, M. Reeves, T. Brown-Brandl, M. Meehan, D. Blumenthal, W. Travis, D. Augustine, H. Wilmer, D. Scasta, J. Hendrickson, J. Volesky, L. Edwards, D. Peck. 2018. Vulnerability of grazing and confined livestock in the Northern Great Plains to projected mid and late-21st century climate. Climatic Change 146:19–32.
Conant, R., D. Kluck, M. Anderson, A. Badger, B. Mayes Boustead, J. Derner, L. Farris, M. Hayes, B. Livneh, S. McNeeley, D. Peck, M. Schulski, V. Small. 2018. Chapter 22: Northern Great Plains. In D.R. Reidmiller, C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.) Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II. Washington, DC: U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Munsick, T.R., D.E. Peck, J.P. Ritten, R. Jones, M. Jones, M.M. Miller. 2017. Expected net benefit of vaccinating rangeland sheep against bluetongue virus using a modified-live versus killed virus vaccine. Frontiers in Veterinary Science—Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 4: 166.
Peck, D.E., and R.M. Adams. 2010. Farm-level impacts of prolonged drought: is a multiyear event more than the sum of its parts? Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 54:43-60.

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  • Director, USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub
  • Agricultural Economist


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