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Toni Klemm

Dr. Klemm is a postdoctoral research associate with the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub. As a research social scientist, he is leading a climate vulnerability assessment for the northern mixed-grass prairie ecosystem. Toni is synthesizing the scientific literature, and engaging grassland managers and stakeholders in conversations about adaptation challenges and opportunities. Before joining ARS, Toni conducted postdoctoral research at Texas A&M University on the vulnerability of rangeland cattle production to climate change. He received a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Oklahoma, where he conducted collaborative, interdisciplinary research with the winter wheat community in the Southern Plains. Originally from Germany, he grew up in agriculture and graduated with a master's degree in geography from Dresden University of Technology. Click here to learn more about Dr. Klemm - including his research interests.

Featured Work

Briske, D. D., J. P. Ritten, A. R. Campbell, T. Klemm, and A. E. King (2020): Future Climate Variability Will Challenge Rangeland Beef Cattle Production in the Great Plains. Rangelands.

Klemm, T., D. D. Briske, and M. C. Reeves (2020): Vulnerability of Rangeland Beef Cattle Production to Climate-Induced NPP Fluctuations in the U.S. Great Plains. Global Change Biology, 26, 4841-4853.

Klemm, T. and R. A. McPherson (2018): Assessing Decision Timing and Seasonal Climate Forecast Needs of Winter Wheat Producers in the South-Central United States. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57, 2129-2140.

Klemm, T. and R. A. McPherson (2017): The development of seasonal climate forecasting for agricultural producers. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 232, 384-399.

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  • Postdoctoral Associate, USDA NPCH
  • Research Social Scientist



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