Existing Research and Data Regarding the Status of Air Quality in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem:
Prepared by: Katrina Hettinger; Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Jackson, WY
Supervised by: Lloyd Dorsey; Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Jackson, WY
This project is a product of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, in Jackson, WY, prepared and authored by Katrina Hettinger, with project supervision by Lloyd Dorsey. The online version of this bibliography, allowing access to a virtual library of the citations, has been made possible by collaboration between Teton Science Schools and Greater Yellowstone Coalition. The bibliography may also be accessed on GYC’s website at www.greateryellowstone.org; the citation documents may only be accessed on this Teton Science Schools website by clicking here. If you are interested in having a citation included in the bibliography, please contact Brenda Younkin at email@example.com.
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the largest intact temperate-zone ecosystems currently in existence. The wide range of ecosystem components and functions that exist in the GYE are the basis for its immense biological diversity, and resulting ecosystem values. In order to protect these basic values, earth’s fundamental natural resources must also be protected, including air quality, which can cause adverse impacts on human health and the environment when degraded, most often as a result of anthropogenic activity. This bibliography was created during winter 2010-2011 as an intern project, 200 hours over approximately 3 months, in order to compile scientific reports on air quality in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). These citations are meant to demonstrate both the current and historical status of air quality in the GYE and make this wide array of information available to the public and decision makers in one location. With access to high-quality information, all stakeholders will have an increased capability to protect air quality in the GYE for now and future generations.
For more information on this project, please download the final project report. (Download - PDF Format)
Map of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (Download - PDF Format)
- Compile scientific documents on existing air quality research and data to demonstrate the current and historical status of air quality in the GYE
- Make information on air quality in the GYE available to the public, to enable all stakeholders to make well informed decisions on and become involved in protecting air quality in the GYE
- Create an online virtual library archiving the documents in order to enhance public accessibility
GYC would like to thank all of the local, state, federal, academic, non-governmental, and community contacts that were made in order to obtain literature on this topic. A special thanks goes to Teton Science Schools, who is hosting the online virtual library in order to archive the project documents. We are also grateful to the individuals that provided edits and comments on earlier drafts of the bibliography.
Please click on the bibliography link at the top of this webpage to access the citation documents.
Due to public accessibility issues, some citations will not be available online, but must be obtained through avenues pursued by the reader (e.g. purchase, journal subscription, library access).