B.A. 1989 Oxford University, England; M.A.(1992) and Ph.D. (1997) University of Colorado- Boulder.
Current research interests include the weather and climate influences of the Great Salt Lake.
Office: SS 354
Phone: (801) 626-8091
Courses Taught at Weber State University:
GEOG PS 1000 Natural Environments of the Earth
GEOG SS 1300 People and Places of the World
GEOG 3050 Weather and Climate
GEOG 3090 Arctic and Alpine Environments
GEOG 3590 Geography of Europe
GEOG 4990 Research Seminar
Courses Taught at Middlebury College
Physical Earth Processes
Water Resources Geography
Weather and Climate
Arctic and Alpine Environments
Causes and Consequences of Climate Change
Weather and its Violent Sides
Courses Taught at University of Colorado - Boulder
Environmental Systems I: Climate and Vegetation
Atmospheric Science II: Climatology
Conservation Practice and Resource Management
Cook, J., Bedford, D., & Mandia, S. (2014). Raising Climate Literacy Through Addressing Misinformation: Case Studies in Agnotology-Based Learning.Journal of Geoscience Education, 62(3), 296-306. Article
Bedford, D., Review of "Earth: The Operator's Manual," in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, July-August, 2013. Review
Bedford, D., 2010, Agnotology as a teaching tool: learning climate science by studying misinformation, Journal of Geography, vol. 109 no. 4, pp. 159-165. Article
Bedford, D., 2009, The Great Salt Lake: America's Aral Sea?, Environment, vol. 51 no. 5, pp. 8-19.
Bedford, D.P., and A. Douglass, 2008, Changing properties of snowpack in the Great Salt Lake Basin, western United States, from a 26-year SNOTEL record, The Professional Geographer, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 374-386.
Bedford, D.P., 2005, Utah's Great Salt Lake: A complex environmental-societal system, The Geographical Review, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 73-96.