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By Jackie Bussjaeger
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Glacier Park scientist talks climate change in mountain ecosystems

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Photo courtesy of Dan Fagre.

USGS scientist Dan Fagre on the job at Glacier National Park.

Over his 29 years working in Glacier National Park, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research ecologist Dan Fagre has seen a lot of changes. Even as the pressures of climate change encroach upon this mountain region, Fagre and other scientists see boundless opportunities for research and education.

Fagre and other members of the USGS Climate Change and Mountain Ecosystems (CCME) Program focus on alpine climatology, snowpack, snow avalanches, alpine vegetation, and glaciers for most of their research. While some of these phenomena are not considered strictly ecological, Fagre said that the...



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