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William Parton

William Parton

Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

William.Parton@colostate.edu

970-491-1987

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Colorado State University
1499 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499

Titles

  • Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

Biography

Bill Parton has spent the last 40 years studying the impacts of human activity on ecosystems and the environment with a focus on climatic change research and atmosphere-biosphere interactions. He was trained as a meteorologist and has made a career as an ecosystem ecologist with a primary research focus on the development of ecosystem models which predict the impact of human activity on natural and agricultural ecosystems. He is a primary author of the DayCent, Century,and ForCent models which are widely used around the world and was involved with the development of DayCent-CHEM model . He has published numerous (greater than 150) papers which describe his modeling and ecosystem biogeochemical research. Dr. Parton has been a Senior Research Scientist and Professor at Colorado State University for 34 years.

Education

  • PhD, Meteorology, University of Oklahoma-Norman, 1972
  • MS, Meteorology, University of Oklahoma-Norman, 1968
  • BS, Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, 1966

External Links

Journal Articles

2005

Parton, W. J., M. P. Gutmann, S. A. Williams, M. Easter and D. Ojima. 2005. Ecological impact of historical land-use patterns in the Great Plains: A methodological assessment. Ecological Applications 15(6):1915-1928.

2004

Throop, H. L., E. A. Holland, W. J. Parton, D. S. Ojima and C. A. Keough. 2004. Effects of nitrogen deposition and insect herbivory on patterns of ecosystem-level carbon and nitrogen dynamics: Results from the CENTURY model. Global Change Biology 10(7):1092-1105. DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2003.00791.x. (link )

2003

Parton, W. J., M. P. Gutmann and W. R. Travis. 2003. Historical land use change in eastern Colorado. Great Plains Research 13:97-125.

Book Chapters

2005

Gutmann, M. P., W. J. Parton, G. Cunfer and I. C. Burke. 2005. Population and environment in the US Great Plains. In: Entwisle, B. and P. C. Stern eds., Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions. National Academies Press.