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Matt C. Reeves

Dr. Reeves is a Research Ecologist with the Human Dimensions Program at Rocky Mountain Research Station. He specializes in use of remote sensing and GIS to facilitate evaluation of contemporary issues facing US rangelands. His research portfolio spans 4 themes: 1) Climate Change; 2) Decision Support Tools; 3) Inventory and Monitoring; and 4) Threat Assessment. Click here to learn more about Dr. Reeves - including his research interests.

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Smith, Lamar; Hicks, Joe; Lusk, Scott; Hemmovich, Mike; Green, Shane; McCord, Sarah; Pellant, Mike; Mitchell, John; Dyess, Judith; Sprinkle, Jim; Gearhart, Amanda; Karl, Sherm; Hannemann, Mike; Spaeth, Ken; Karl, Jason; Reeves, Matt; Pyke, Dave; Spaak, Jordan; Brischke, Andrew; Despain, Del; Phillippi, Matt; Weixelmann, Dave; Bass, Alan; Page, Jessie; Metz, Lori; Toledo, David; Kachergis, Emily. 2017. Does Size Matter Animal Units And Animal Unit Months.

Reeves, Matthew Clark; Bagne, Karen E.; Tanaka, John. 2017. Potential Climate Change Impacts On Four Biophysical Indicators Of Cattle Production From Western Us Rangelands.

Reeves, Matt C.; Bagne, Karen E. 2016. Vulnerability Of Cattle Production To Climate Change On U.S. Rangelands.

Reeves, Matt; Ford, Paulette; Frid, Leonardo; Augustine, David; Derner, Justin. 2016. A Prototype Application Of State And Transition Simulation Modeling In Support Of Grassland Management.

Finch, Deborah M.; Pendleton, Rosemary L.; Reeves, Matt C.; Ott, Jeffrey E.; Kilkenny, Francis F.; Butler, Jack L.; Ott, Jacqueline P.; Pinto, Jeremy R.; Ford, Paulette L.; Runyon, Justin B.; Rumble, Mark A.; Kitchen, Stanley G. 2016. Rangeland Drought: Effects, Restoration, And Adaptation Chap. 8.

Reeves, Matt; Frid, Leonardo. 2016. The Rangeland Vegetation Simulator: A User-Driven System For Quantifying Production, Succession, Disturbance And Fuels In Non-Forest Environments.

Reeves, Matt; Washington-Allen, Robert A.; Angerer, Jay; Hunt, E. Raymond, Jr..; Kulawardhana, Ranjani Wasantha; Kumar, Lalit; Loboda, Tatiana; Loveland, Thomas; Metternicht, Graciela; Ramsey, R. Douglas. 2015. Global View Of Remote Sensing Of Rangelands: Evolution, Applications, Future Pathways Chapter 10.

Reeves, Matthew C.; Bagget, L. Scott. 2014. A Remote Sensing Protocol For Identifying Rangelands With Degraded Productive Capacity.

Reeves, Matthew C.; Moreno, Adam L.; Bagne, Karen E.; Running, Steven W. 2014. Estimating Climate Change Effects On Net Primary Production Of Rangelands In The United States.

Thomey, Michell L.; Ford, Paulette L.; Reeves, Matt C.; Finch, Deborah M.; Litvak, Marcy E.; Collins, Scott L. 2014. Review Of Climate Change Impacts On Future Carbon Stores And Management Of Warm Deserts Of The United States.

Sturges, Frank; Joyce, Linda; Brown, Tom; Flather, Curt; Mockrin, Miranda; Reeves, Matt. 2013. Science You Can Use Bulletin: Coming To A Landscape Near You: Natural Resource Changes In The Interior West.

Reeves, Derrick A.; Reeves, Matthew C.; Abbott, Ann M.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Coleman, Mark D. 2012. A Detrimental Soil Disturbance Prediction Model For Ground-Based Timber Harvesting.

Reeves, Matthew Clark; Mitchell, John E. 2011. Extent Of Coterminous Us Rangelands: Quantifying Implications Of Differing Agency Perspectives.

Reeves, Matt; Ryan, Kevin C.; Rollins, Matthew G.; Thompson, Thomas G. 2009. Spatial Fuel Data Products Of The Landfire Project.

Photo of Dr. Matt Reeves, USDA NPCH Co-Lead for USDA Forest Service


  • Co-Lead, USDA NPCH
  • Research Ecologist, US Forest Service


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