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Emile H Elias
Range Management Research
Research Hydrologist

Phone: (575) 646-5190
Fax: (575) 646-5889

P.O. BOX 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU
2995 KNOX ST.
LAS CRUCES , NM 880038003

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Factors determining spread of Vesicular Stomatitis across heterogeneous landscapes: an application of landscape connectivity and AI in disease ecology -
Savoy, H., Peters, D.C., Elias, E.H., Pelzel-Mccluskey, A., Rodriguez, L.L., Derner, J.D., Mcvey, D.S. 2019. Factors determining spread of Vesicular Stomatitis across heterogeneous landscapes: an application of landscape connectivity and AI in disease ecology [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. August 11-16, 2019, Louisville, Kentucky.
Using machine learning to model complex landscapes: predicting the geographic range of Vesicular Stomatitis across the western United States -
Climate change impacts on wind and water erosion on US rangelands -
Resilient agroecosystems session -
Elias, E.H., Reyes, J.T., Steele, C., Johnson, R., Steele, R. 2018. Resilient agroecosystems session [abstract]. American Geophysical Union. December 10-14, 2018, Washington, DC.
Developing a predictive model for vesicular stomatitis: a USDA-ARS grand challenge -
Contributions of hydrology to Vesicular Stomatitis Virus emergence in the western United States -
Elias, E.H., McVey, D.S., Peters, D.C., Derner, J.D., Pelzel-McCluskey, A., Schrader, T.S., Rodriguez, L.L. 2018. Contributions of hydrology to Vesicular Stomatitis Virus emergence in the western United States. Ecosystems. 22:416-433. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0278-5.
An integrated view of complex landscapes: A big data-model integration approach to transdisciplinary science -
Peters, D.C., Burruss, N., Rodriguez, L.L., McVey, D.S., Elias, E.H., Pelzel-McCluskey, A.M., Derner, J.D., Schrader, T.S., Yao, J., Pauszek, S.J., Lombard, J., Archer, S.R., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Browning, D.M., Brungard, C., Hatfield, J.L., Hanan, N.P., Herrick, J.E., Okin, G.S., Sala, O.E., Savoy, H., Vivoni, E.R. 2018. An integrated view of complex landscapes: A big data-model integration approach to transdisciplinary science. Bioscience. 68:653-669. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy069.
Cascading impacts of climate change on southwestern US cropland agriculture -
Steele, C., Reyes, J.T., Elias, E.H., Aney, S., Rango, A. 2018. Cascading impacts of climate change on southwestern US cropland agriculture. Climatic Change. 148:437-450. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2220-4.
Reducing Risk and Building Resilience through Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Agroecosystem Networks Session Proposal -
Agricultural Production Risk in a Changing Climate: Assessing Causes of Loss Using Crop Insurance Data -
Reyes, J.T., Eischens, A., Shilts, M., Williamson, J., Elias, E.H. 2018. Agricultural Production Risk in a Changing Climate: Assessing Causes of Loss Using Crop Insurance Data [abstract]. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana p. 254-3.
How do Progressively Warming Temperatures Impact Runoff Volume and Streamflow Timing in Rio Grande Watersheds? -
Elias, E.H., Smith, R., Steele, C., Rango, A. 2018. How do Progressively Warming Temperatures Impact Runoff Volume and Streamflow Timing in Rio Grande Watersheds [abstract]. 86th Annual Western Snow Conference, April 16-19, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Relationships among snow depth, snow water equivalent, streamflow and virus activity in two Colorado watersheds (2004 to 2016) -
Ward, D., Elias, E.H., Peters, D.C., Pelzel-Mccluskey, A., Derner, J.D., Mcvey, D.S., Rodriguez, L.L. 2018. Relationships among snow depth, snow water equivalent, streamflow and virus activity in two Colorado watersheds (2004 to 2016) [abstract]. 86th Annual Western Snow Conference Proceedings, April 16-19, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Toward Accessible, Discoverable, and Usable Crop Insurance Data: Multi-scale Analysis and Visualization of Cause of Loss -
Reyes, J.T., Eischens, A., Shilts, M., Williamson, J., Elias, E.H. 2018. Toward Accessible, Discoverable, and Usable Crop Insurance Data: Multi-scale Analysis and Visualization of Cause of Loss [abstract]. 16th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), May 22-24, 2018, Fargo, North Dakota.
Southwest US dust monitoring and mitigation symposium -
Elias, E.H., Brown, D.P., Smarik, S., Webb, N., Dubois, D. 2018. Southwest US dust monitoring and mitigation symposium [abstract]. 73rd Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference, July 29-August 1, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico. p. 14-15.
Uncertainty of water budget closure across the Long-Term Agroecosystems Research network -
Baffaut, C., Brooks, E., Pierson Jr, F.B., Demaria, E.M., Goodrich, D.C., Elias, E.H., Hoover, D.L., Liebig, M.A., Moriasi, D.N., Harmel, R.D., Smith, D.R., Okalebo, J.A., Moorman, T.B., Yasarer, L.M., Hamilton, S.K., Bosch, D.D., King, K.W., Saha, A.K., Buda, A.R., Mccarty, G.W. 2018. Uncertainty of water budget closure across the Long-Term Agroecosystems Research network. ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 29-Auguast 1, 2018, Detroit, Michigan. Paper #1800938.
Varying Geospatial Analyses to Assess Climate Risk and Adaptive Capacity in a Hotter, Drier Southwestern United States -
Elias, E.H., Reyes, J.T., Steele, C., Rango, A. 2017. Varying Geospatial Analyses to Assess Climate Risk and Adaptive Capacity in a Hotter, Drier Southwestern United States [abstract]. American Geophysical Union. December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Vulnerability of field crops to midcentury temperature changes and yield effects in the Southwestern USA -
Elias, E.H., Marklein, A., Abatzoglou, J.T., Dialesandro, J., Brown, J., Steele, C., Rango, A., Steenwerth, K.L. 2017. Vulnerability of field crops to midcentury temperature changes and yield effects in the Southwestern USA. Journal of Climate Change. 148(3):405-417. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2108-8.
Assessing Climate Risk on Agricultural Production: Insights Using Retrospective Analysis of Crop Insurance and Climatic Trends -
Reyes, J.T., Eischens, A., Shilts, M., Wiliamson, J., Elias, E.H. 2017. Assessing Climate Risk on Agricultural Production: Insights Using Retrospective Analysis of Crop Insurance and Climatic Trends [abstract]. American Geophysical Union. December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Regional services in a research context: USDA climate hubs in the agricultural research service -
Elias, E.H., Brown, D.P., Ostoja, S.M., Peck, D.E., Todey, D.P. 2017. Regional services in a research context: USDA climate hubs in the agricultural research service [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Available at: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2017am/webprogram/Paper108203.html.
Regional services in a research context: USDA Climate Hubs in the Agricultural Research Service -
Elias, E.H., Brown, D.A., Ostoja, S.M., Peck, D.E., Todey, D.P., Rango, A. 2017. Regional services in a research context: USDA Climate Hubs in the Agricultural Research Service [abstrasct]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. October 22-25, 2017, Tampa, Florida, 357-1.
Evaluating MODIS snow products for modelling snowmelt runoff: case study of the Rio Grande headwaters Reprint Icon -
Steele, C., Dialesandro, J., James, D.K., Elias, E.H., Rango, A., Bleiweiss, M. 2017. Evaluating MODIS snow products for modelling snowmelt runoff: case study of the Rio Grande headwaters. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 63:234-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2017.08.007.
Hydrologic budgets across the Long-Term Agroecosystems Research network -
Baffaut, C., Brooks, E., Pierson Jr, F.B., Demaria, E.M., Goodrich, D.C., Elias, E.H., Hoover, D.L., Liebig, M.A. 2017. Hydrologic budgets across the Long-Term Agroecosystems Research network [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2017, Tampa, Florida. Available: https://scisoc.confex.com/crops/2017am/recordingredirect.cgi/id/30981.
County-level climate change information to support decision-making on working lands within USDA Climate Hub regions -
Elias, E.H., Schrader, T., Abatzoglou, J.T., James, D.K., Crimmins, M., Weiss, J., Rango, A. 2017. County-level climate change information to support decision-making on working lands within USDA Climate Hub regions. Climatic Change. 148(3):355-369. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2040-y.
Insights on drought and long-term climatic trends: Retrospective analyses of crop insurance data -
Reyes, J.T., Eischens, A., Shilts, M., Elias, E.H., Steele, R. 2017. Insights on drought and long-term climatic trends: Retrospective analyses of crop insurance data [abstract]. Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting. October 22-25, 2017, Tampa Florida, 83-3.
Vulnerability of California specialty crops to projected mid-century temperature changes Reprint Icon -
Kerr, A.C., Dialesandro, J., Steenwerth, K.L., Lopez-Brody, N., Elias, E.H. 2017. Vulnerability of California specialty crops to projected mid-century temperature changes. Climatic Change. 148(3):419-436. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2011-3.
Regional services in a research context: USDA Climate Hubs in the USDA Agricultural Research Service -
Brown, D.P., Elias, E.H., Ostoja, S.M., Peck, D.E., Todey, D.P. 2017. Regional services in a research context: USDA Climate Hubs in the USDA Agricultural Research Service [abstract]. Proceedings of the American Meteorological Society Conference on Applied. American Meteorological Society 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology, June 26-28, 2017, Asheville, North Carolina. Available at: . https://ams.confex.com/ams/23Applied/webprogram/Paper318812.html.
Insights on drought and long-term climatic trends: Retrospective analyses of RMA cause of loss data -
Reyes, J.T., Eischens, A., Shilts, M., Elias, E.H., Steele, R. 2017. Insights on drought and long-term climatic trends: Retrospective analyses of RMA cause of loss data. University Council on Water Resources / National Institute of Water Resources Annual Conference, Fort Collins, CO. June 13-15, 2017. http://ucowr.org/files/2017_Conference/program/2017_UCOWR_Conf_Prelim_Program_051717b.pdf
Coping with historic drought in California rangelands: Developing a more effective institutional response Reprint Icon -
Brown, J., Alvarez, P., Byrd, K., Deswood, H., Elias, E.H., Spiegal, S.A. 2017. Coping with historic drought in California rangelands: Developing a more effective institutional response. Rangelands. 39:73-78. doi:10.1016/j.rala.2017.01.002.
Do climate model predictions agree with long-term precipitation trends in the arid southwestern United States? -
Elias, E.H., Rango, A., James, D.K., Maxwell, C.J., Anderson, J., Abatzoglou, J. 2016. Do climate model predictions agree with long-term precipitation trends in the arid southwestern United States [abstract]? American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, California.
Ensuring coordination and collaboration across climate science entities: toward effective stakeholder engagement for science-informed decisions -
Elias, E.H., Steele, C., Rango, A., Reyes, J.T., Langston, M., Johnson, K., Rice, J. 2016. Ensuring coordination and collaboration across climate science entities: toward effective stakeholder engagement for science-informed decisions [abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, California.
Impact of climate change on projected runoff from mountain snowpack of the King’s Rivershed in California -
Dialesandro, J., Elias, E.H., Steele, C., Rango, A. 2016. Impact of climate change on projected runoff from mountain snowpack of the King’s Rivershed in California [abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, California.
Vulnerabilities of southwestern U.S. rangeland-based animal agriculture to climate change -
Havstad, K.M., Brown, J.R., Estell, R.E., Elias, E.H., Rango, A., Steele, C. 2018. Vulnerabilities of southwestern U.S. rangeland-based animal agriculture to climate change . Climatic Change. 148:371-386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1834-7.
Assessing Crop Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Southwest Perspective -
Steele, C., Rango, A., Elias, E.H., Reyes, J.T. 2016. Assessing Crop Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Southwest Perspective [absract]. 2016 ASA - CSSA- SSSA Conference. November 6-9, 2016, Phoenix, AZ. Abstract #102477.
Climate change, agriculture and water resources in the Southwestern United States Reprint Icon -
Elias, E.H., Rango, A., Smith, R., Maxwell, C.J., Steele, C., Havstad, K.M. 2016. Climate change, agriculture and water resources in the Southwestern United States. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education. 158:46-61.
Impacts of forest to urban land conversion and ENSO phase on water quality of a public water supply reservoir Reprint Icon -
Elias, E.H., Rodiguez, A., Srivastava, P., Dougherty, M., James, D.K., Smith, R. 2016. Impacts of forest to urban land conversion and ENSO phase on water quality of a public water supply reservoir. Forests. 7, 29.
The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): mobile apps and collaboration for optimizing climate change investments Reprint Icon -
Herrick, J.E., Beh, A., Barrios, E., Coetzee, M., Bouvier, I., Dent, D., Elias, E.H., Hengl, T., Karl, J.W., Liniger, H., Matuszak, J., Neff, J., Ndungu, L., Obersteiner, M., Shepard, K., Urama, K., Van Den Bosch, R., Webb, N. 2016. The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): mobile apps and collaboration for optimizing climate change investments. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. 2(3):e01209.
Coping with historic drought in California rangelands -
Brown, J., Alvarez, P., Deswood, H., Elias, E.H., Spiegal, S.A. 2016. Coping with historic drought in California rangelands [abstract]. California Rangeland Coalition Conference, January 21, 2016, Davis, CA.
Impacts of projected mid-century temperatures on thermal regimes for select specialty and fieldcrops common to the southwestern U.S. -
Elias, E., Brody-Lopez, N., Dialesandro, J., Steele, C., Rango, A. 2015. Impacts of projected mid-century temperatures on thermal regimes for select specialty and fieldcrops common to the southwestern U.S. [abstract]. American Geophysical Union 2015 Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, CA. GC13D-1186.
Climate change and the water cycle: A new southwest regional climate hub curriculum unit for 6th-12th grade students -
Steele, C., Elias, E.H., Bestelmeyer, S., Haan-Amato, S., Deswood, H., Rango, A., Havstad, K.M. 2015. Climate change and the water cycle: A new southwest regional climate hub curriculum unit for 6th-12th grade students (abstract). 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2015. San Francisco, CA. ED33A-0935.
Dust-on-snow and the timing of peak streamflow in the upper Rio Grande -
Steele, C., Elias, E.H., Moffitt, A., Beltran, I., Rango, A. 2015. Dust-on-snow and the timing of peak streamflow in the upper Rio Grande [abstract]. American Geophysical Union 2015 Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2015, San Franciso, CA. C13A 0797.
Connecting stakeholders and climate science: A summary of farmer, rancher, and forester climate data needs and climate change attitudes -
Rango, A., Crimmins, M., Elias, E.H., Steele, C., Weiss, J. 2015. Connecting stakeholders and climate science: A summary of farmer, rancher, and forester climate data needs and climate change attitudes [abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, CA. PA13A-2174.
Impact of climate change on water quality of an impaired New Mexico river -
Elias, E.H., James, D.K., Rango, A., Steele, C., Smith, R., Mejia, J. 2015. Impact of climate change on water quality of an impaired New Mexico river [astract]. New Mexico Water Conference, October 9, 2015, Taos, NM. Poster Abstract 40.
Tools for adaptation and mitigation of climate change on southwestern working-lands -
Elias, E.H., Rango, A., Steele, C., Havstad, K.M., Brown, J., Smith, R. 2015. Tools for adaptation and mitigation of climate change on southwestern working-lands [abstract]. New Mexico Water Conference, October 9, 2015, Taos, NM. Poster No. 39.
Thin scale ecohydrological data and relations at semi-arid regions: a methodological approach -
Rossi, M.J., Ares, J.O., Fernald, A., Rango, A., Elias, E.H. 2015. Thin scale ecohydrological data and relations at semi-arid regions: a methodological approach [abstract]. New Mexico Water Conference, October 9, 2015, Taos, NM. Poster No. 36.
Southwest regional climate hub and California subsidiary hub assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation and mitigation strategies -
Elias, E.H., Steel, C., Havstad, K.M., Steenwerth, K.L., Chambers, J., Deswood, H., Rango, A., Kerr, A., Schwartz, M., Stine, P., Steele, R. 2015. Southwest regional climate hub and California subsidiary hub assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation and mitigation strategies. United States Department of Agriculture, 76 pp.
Climate change, diversified agriculture and adaptive capacity in Hawaii -
Steele, C., Elias, E.H., Rango, A., Havstad, K.M. 2015. Climate change, diversified agriculture and adaptive capacity in Hawaii. [abstract]. NOAA National Weather Service 13th Annual Climate Predictions Workshop, March 24-26, 2015, Las Cruces, NM.
Climate change effects in the southwestern states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii -
Rango, A., Steele, C., Elias, E.H., Havstad, K.M. 2015. Climate change effects in the southwestern states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii [abstract]. Proceedings of the National Association of Environmental Professionals. April 13-16, 2015. Honolulu, HI.
Impacts of climate change on Southwestern working lands and water resources: a report from the inaugural year of the USDA Southwest climate hub -
Elias, E.H., Rango, A., Havstad, K.M., Steele, C. 2015. Impacts of climate change on Southwestern working lands and water resources: a report from the inaugural year of the USDA Southwest climate hub. Conference Proceedings 2015 UCOWR/NIWR/CUAHSI Annual Conference. Water is Not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty. June 16-18, 2015. Henderson, NV. Session 16, Climate Change I. pg. 59-63.
Vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities of selected southwestern crops to climate change -
Elias, E.H., Rango, A., Steele, C., Havstad, K.M. 2015. Vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities of selected southwestern crops to climate change [abstract]. Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW). March 24-26, 2015. Las Cruces, NM.
USDA Southwest climate hub for climate change -
Rango, A., Steele, C., Elias, E.H., Havstad, K.M. 2015. USDA Southwest climate hub for climate change [abstract]. Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW). March 24-16, 2015. Las Cruces, NM.
Climate programs update: USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hub update -
Elias, E.H. 2015. Climate programs update: USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hub update [abstract]. Great Basin Consortium Conference. February 17-19, 2015. Boise Idaho. http://environment.unr.edu/consortium/downloads/GBC%202015%20Conference%20Program_Final.pdf.
Satellite observations of ground water changes in New Mexico -
Schmugge, T., Elias, E., Rodell, M., Rango, A. 2014. Satellite observations of ground water changes in New Mexico [abstract]. 59th Annual New Mexico Water Conference. November 18-19, 2014. Santa Fe, NM.