Martha Shulski

Martha Shulski

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Title Director of the High Plains Regional Climate Center
Address 711 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0997
Phone 402-472-6711
E-mail mshulski3@unl.edu
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Hi, I'm Martha Shulski, Assistant Professor of Applied Climate Science in the School of Natural Resources and the Director of the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC). I joined the faculty at UNL in August of 2009.

My research interests are in the areas of climate variability and change and climate impacts. This involves understanding the causes and drivers of variability (on various time and space scales) and how this variability influences historical trends. Of great importance is also how these changes impact our society and environment. Many of the projects I have been involved with are interdisciplinary - - bringing together researchers from various specialties to study an issue - - and climate is a critical component to most all environmental issues. Prior to UNL, I worked for seven years as a climatologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and taught weather and climate courses in the Geography Program. It was in this high latitude environment that I gained experience and first-hand knowledge of the effects of climate variability and change.

I am also interested in climate monitoring and assessment and the HPRCC routinely develops many types of climate summary products. These are widely distributed and used by numerous stakeholders, from the local to the international level. An integral component of these climate information products is the Automated Weather Data Network (AWDN), a dense network of more than 200 weather monitoring stations in the region. These data are combined with data from other networks, quality controlled, and are made available in near real-time. The Center works with other state and regional climate offices across the country, the National Climatic Data Center, and the National Weather Service to provide timely, high-quality climate services that meet the needs of users.

Selected Publications

Wendler G., M. Shulski, and B. Moore, 2010. Changes in the climate of the Alaskan North Slope and the ice concentration of the adjacent Beaufort Sea. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 99, 67-74.
Klein D. and M. Shulski, 2009. Lichen recovery following heavy grazing by reindeer delayed by climate warming. Ambio,38 (1), 11-16.
Shulski M. and H.M. Mogil, 2009. Alaska's Weather and Climate. Weatherwise, Jan/Feb, 2009.
Shulski M., A. Prechtel, R. Thoman, and T. Fathauer, 2003 - 2009. Weatherwatch: Alaskan Weather. Weatherwise, Bi-monthly.
Shulski M., J. Walsh, E. Stevens, and R. Thoman, 2009. Diagnosis of extended cold season temperature anomalies in Alaska. Monthly Weather Review, 138 (2), 453-462.
Shulski M. and G. Wendler, 2007. The Climate of Alaska, University of Alaska Press, 216 pp.
Damoah R., N. Spichtinger, R. Servranckx, M. Fromm, E. Eloranta, I. Razenkov, P. James, M. Shulski, C. Forster, and A. Stohl, 2006. Transport modeling of a pyro-convection event in Alaska. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 6:173-185.
Wendler G., M. Shulski, and B. Hartmann, 2005. Potential climatic effects of cirrus contrails for the subarctic setting of Fairbanks, Alaska. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 81:149-159.
Shulski M., and M.W. Seeley, 2004. Application of snowfall and wind statistics to snow transport modeling for snowdrift control in Minnesota. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 43:1711-1721.
Shulski M., E.A. Walter-Shea, K.G. Hubbard, G.Y. Yuen, and G. Horst, 2004. Penetration of photosynthetically active and ultraviolet radiation into alfalfa and tall fescue canopies. Journal of Agronomy, 96:1562-1571.
Yuen G.Y., C.C. Jochum, L.J. Giesler, M. Durr, E.A. Walter-Shea, and K.G. Hubbard. 2002. UV-B biodosimetry in turfgrass canopies. Crop Science, 42:859-868.

Educational Background

  • BS - North Carolina State University, Meteorology (1996)
  • MS - Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln, Agricultural Meteorology (1998)
  • PhD - University of Minnesota, Soil Science and Climatology (2002)

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Climate variability and change, Climate impacts, Climate monitoring and assessment, High latitude climatology

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Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 3/31/2015
Funding Level $129,050.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 3/31/2015
Funding Level $309,989.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Climate Information for Cereal Crop Production (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/15/2011
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 4/4/2015
Funding Level $36,795.00
Funding Source Purdue University

 
Grant Title Automated Weather Data Network
Starting Date 7/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $300,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 3/31/2015
Funding Level $459,951.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Regional Climate Services Support in the High Plains Region (additional funding)
Starting Date 5/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Ending Date 9/30/2013
Funding Level $260,055.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Regional Climate Services Support in the High Plains Region (additional funding)
Starting Date 3/28/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Ending Date 4/30/2013
Funding Level $52,011.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/15/2011
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 4/14/2014
Funding Level $63,315.00
Funding Source Purdue University

 
Grant Title National Drought Mitigation Center Drought Risk Atlas
Starting Date 8/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 7/31/2014
Funding Level $127,186.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title High Plains Reg Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Ending Date 7/31/2013
Funding Level $866,148.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title High Plains Regional Climate Center: ACIS Tool (additional funding)
Starting Date 6/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $35,404.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Regional Climate Services Support (additional funding)
Starting Date 3/31/2012
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $624,138.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/15/2011
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 4/14/2013
Funding Level $80,187.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $64,088.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center
Starting Date 12/31/2011
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Deborah Bathke
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $829,888.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title University of Alaska - Fairbanks Mesoscale Meteorology Modeling (additional funding)
Starting Date 11/5/2009
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 12/31/2012
Funding Level $39,702.00
Funding Source University of Alaska-Fairbanks

 
Grant Title Transforming Climate Variability
Starting Date 4/15/2011
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 4/14/2012
Funding Level $82,989.00
Funding Source Purdue University

 
Grant Title High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $51,009.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Climate for Cereal Crops
Starting Date 2/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 1/31/2016
Funding Level $283,835.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture - AFRI

 
Grant Title Useful to Usable Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers
Starting Date 2/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 1/31/2016
Funding Level $283,835.00
Funding Source Purdue University

 
Grant Title Mesoscale Meteorology Modeling (additional funding)
Starting Date 11/5/2009
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 12/31/2010
Funding Level $36,414.00
Funding Source University of Alaska-Fairbanks

 
Grant Title High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $556,490.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Beaufort/Chukchi Seas Mesoscale Meteorology Modeling Study
Starting Date 11/5/2009
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 12/31/2009
Funding Level $26,046.00
Funding Source University of Alaska-Fairbanks

 

Undergraduate Majors Bachelor of Science in
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Bio-Atmospheric Interactions
  • Climate Assessment & Impacts

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Bio-Atmospheric Interactions
  • Climate Assessment & Impacts