Ph.D. 2014, Systems Ecology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, M.S. 1995, Aquatic Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, B.S. 1987, Botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Research interests focus on teasing out the effects of land use decisions from climate change perturbations on aquatic system condition. PhD research and twenty-five years of consulting in aquatic consulting inform socioecological research and teaching objectives.

Recent Publications

  • W. J. Kleindl, P. C. Stoy, J. M. Becknell, M. W. Binford, A.R. Desai, M. C. Dietze, P. A. Duffy J. Hall, Marsik, M., G. Starr and C. Staudhammer. In Prep. Working Forests under Pressure: Applications of Regional-Scale Forest Management Maps for the Continental United States. Remote Sensing of Environment.
  • Marsik, M., W. J. Kleindl, C. G. Staub, M. W. Binford, C.-S. Fu, D. Yang, J. Hall, C. Staudhammer, and G. Starr. In Prep. Working Forests under Pressure: Applications of Regional-Scale Forest Management Maps for the Continental United States. Remote Sensing of Environment.
  • Kleindl, W.J., M.C. Rains, L. A. Marshall, and F. R. Hauer, (2015). Fire and flood expand the floodplain shifting habitat mosaic concept. Freshwater Science, 34(4), p.1366.
  • Kleindl, W.J., S. L. Powell, and F. R. Hauer. (2015). Effect of thematic map misclassification on landscape multi-metric assessment. Ecological Monitoring and Assessment. 187-321. DOI 10.1007/s10661-015-4546-y
  • Kleindl, W.J., (2014). Assessing ecological condition of large landscapes with limited human impacts. Dissertation, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.
  • Kleindl, W.J., M.C. Rains, and F.R. Hauer. (2010). HGM is a rapid assessment: Clearing the confusion. Wetland Science and Practice 27:17–22.
  • Stein, E.D., M. Brinson, M.C. Rains, W.J. Kleindl, and F.R. Hauer. (2010). A response to Tom Hruby. (Response to “A reply by Tom Hruby” to “Wetland assessment alphabet soup: How to choose (or not choose) the right assessment method”, Wetland Science & Practice 26:20–24.) Wetland Science and Practice 27:8–9.
  • Stein, E.D., M. Brinson, M.C. Rains, W.J. Kleindl, and F.R. Hauer. (2009). Wetland assessment alphabet soup: How to choose (or not choose) the right assessment method. Wetland Science and Practice 26:20–24.
  • Kleindl, W.J., L. Tear, R. Maney, P. Lawson, and W. LaVoie. (2004). Modeling Ecosystem Integrity: Decision Tools for Prioritizing Stream Restoration in the 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference Proceedings, February 2004. Puget Sound Action Team. Seattle, Washington