Dave Conklin www.lifeboatearth.org

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Mailing address: c/o Conservation Biology Institute, 136 SW Washington Ave., Suite 202, Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: (541) 753-2464
Email: david.conklin@lifeboatearth.org
  • Ph.D. program in Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, completed December 2009.
  • Workshop on Computational Science for Natural Resource Managers, Institute for Environmental Modeling, University of Tennessee, April 2007.  
  • Flux Measurement Fundamentals, a Biosphere-Atmosphere Research and Training Technical Short Course at the University of Michigan Biological Station, July 2006.
  • M.S. Computer Science, Santa Clara University, 1975
  • B.A. Mathematics, University of California, 1967

Professional Experience 2001–2010: scientific research

  • Climate change modeler, Conservation Biology Institute (www.consbio.org).
  • Graduate research assistant, OSU, 2008-09, incorporating climate change capability into a state and transition model component, similar to ESSA’s VDDT model, within the Envision alternative futuring system.
  • Graduate research assistant, OSU, 2008, running the MC1 dynamic global vegetation model for a study of potential climate change impacts on Yosemite National Park, funded by the National Park Service.
  • Contractor to the Nature Conservancy, summer 2008, running the MC1 model for the California Scenarios 2008 project.
  • Contractor to the Nature Conservancy, summer 2007, assisting OSU’s PRISM climate modeling group to deploy the PRISM model on supercomputers at OSU and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • Professional faculty, Forest Science Dept., Oregon State University, 2004-2006.
  • Professional faculty, Botany and Plant Pathology Dept., Oregon State Univ., 2000-2004.

  • Daly C, Conklin DR, Unsworth MH (2009).  Local atmospheric decoupling in complex topography alters climate change impacts. International Journal of Climatology 29, in press.
  • Panek J, Conklin D, Kuhn B, Bachelet D, van Wagtendonk J (2009).  Projected Vegetation Changes Over the 21st Century in Yosemite National Park Under Three Climate Change and CO2 Emission Scenarios.  Report to the National Park Service under task agreement #J8R07070021.
  • Shaw R, Pendleton L, Cameron D, Morris B, Bratman G, Bachelet D, Klausmeyer K, MacKenzie J, Conklin DR, Lenihan J, Haunreiter E, Daly C (2008). The impact of climate change on California’s ecosystem services.  Report to California Energy Commission and California Environmental Protection Agency.

Presentations at Scientific Meetings
  • Conklin DR, Bachelet D, Kuhn B, Panek JA, van Wagtendonk JW (2008).  Potential disappearance of subalpine vegetation from Yosemite.  Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union 2008 Fall Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Conklin DR, Cowling S, Hély-Alleaume C (2005).  Lowering the Barriers to Use of DGVMs.  Oral presentation at QUEST International Workshop on DGVMs and PFTs, Exeter, UK.
  • Bachelet D, Conklin DR (2005). Predicting future ecosystem responses to climate via flux measurements.  Oral presentation at the AMERIFLUX Annual Science Team Meeting, Boulder, CO.
  • Bachelet D,  the MAPSS Team (2005). Can we validate our DGVMs with FIA data? PNW Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) 2005 Client’s Meeting Agenda, Troutdale, OR. 15 March, 2005.
  • Bachelet D,  the MAPSS Team (2004). Past and current research results modeling impacts of climate change on terrestrial systems focusing on fire modeling. Presentation at the USFS Seattle Research Laboratory, 15 March 2004.
  • Bachelet D, Conklin DR, Neilson RP (2003). Two DGVMs simulate C and N cycle at AMERIFLUX sites. Poster P1587 at EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France.

Course Taught at OSU
  • FS599 Using and Contributing to the BIOMAP Dynamic General Vegetation Model, Oregon State University, winter term 2005.

Professional Experience 1967-2001: commercial R&D and business management
  • General manager, PEAK Internet, 2001.
  • Self-employed, Unit-Smart Software, 2000-2001.
  • General manager, daVinci Technologies Group, 2000.
  • Product development manager, daVinci Technologies Group, 1997-2000.
  • General manager, InData Inc., 1992-1997.
  • General manager, Zengrange Inc., 1990-1992.
  • Principal, Firmware Corp., 1983-1990.
  • R&D project manager, Calculator Division, Hewlett Packard Co., 1981-1983.
  • Applications software manager, Calculator Division, Hewlett Packard Co., 1980-1981.
  • R&D engineer, Calculator Division, Hewlett Packard Co., 1977-1980.
  • Applications and systems programmer, Applied Theory Associates, 1975-1977.
  • R&D engineer, Santa Clara Division, Hewlett Packard Co., 1973-1975.
  • Applications and systems programmer, Nuclear Energy Div., General Electric Co., 1967-1973.