Come See Us at the National Adaptation Forum - May 2017!

National Adaptation Forum logoHeading to the National Adaptation Forum this year? We hope you'll check out some of the presentations and trainings organized by the Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC)! 

Be sure to also stop by Booth 20 to learn more about the national Climate Science Center network and Booth 20A to learn more about the North Central CSC (booth map). Three new Tribal Climate Liaisons for the CSCs will also be at the BIA Booth 42!

A special congratulations to Olivia LeDee, Northeast CSC Deputy Director, who will be receiving a Minnesota Climate Adaptation Award for her work in integrating and advancing climate adaptation in natural resource management in Minnesota! The award ceremony will be held at NAF on the evening of Monday, May 8, 2017. 

NAF is being held in Saint Paul, Minnesota from May 9 to May 11, 2017. We hope to see you there!
 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Presentation: The SNAPP ecological drought framework: Conceptualizing drought risks to nature and people
Aaron Ramirez, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, NCCWSC & CSC Ecodrought Postdoc
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 11:10am - 12:40pm
Meeting Room 11

Presentation: Completing the cycle: Stakeholder-informed assessments of drought vulnerability
Shelley Crausbay, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, NCCWSC & CSC Ecodrought Postdoc
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 11:10am - 12:40pm
Meeting Room 11

Symposium: Adaptation Strategies to Address Climate Impacts to Natural Systems
Co-organizer: Olivia LeDee, USGS, Northeast CSC
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 11:10am - 12:40pm
Grand Ball Room - Section D

Symposium: How to Start and Conduct a Tribal/Indigenous Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Shannon McNeeley, Colorado State University, North Central CSC
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 2:50pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 5

  • Presentation: Introduction on Climate Vulnerability Assessment Approaches
    Shannon McNeeley
    , Colorado State University, North Central CSC


Presentation: And then what? Anticipating climate-driven ecosystem transformations
Stephen Jackson
, USGS, Southwest CSC
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room 5

Poster #44: Incorporating Evolutionary Considerations into Climate Adaptation Plans: A Decision Framework
Andrew Battles, NSF Fellow, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ball Room - Section A/E

Poster #32: Tribal Climate Science Liaisons- and Introduction to the New Initiative
Rachael Novak, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This poster will present information about the new tribal climate science liaisons placed in the Climate Science Centers.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ball Room - Section A/E

Poster #99: Hazards in Oregon: Insights from Providing Local Climate Services in Practice
Josh Foster, Oregon State University, Northwest CSC
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Great Ball Room - Section A/E

Poster #107: The Available Science Assessment Project (ASAP): Evaluating the Supporting Science Behind Climate Adaptation Actions
Whitney Reynier, EcoAdapt
Co-authors: Nicole Decrappeo, USGS, Deputy Director, and Gustavo Bisbal, USGS, Director, Northwest CSC
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Great Ball Room - Section A/E


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Presentation: Integrating and implementing climate change into State Wildlife Action Plans
Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS, Northeast CSC
Michelle Staudinger, USGS, Northeast CSC
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room 11
 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Symposium: Teaching Climate Adaptation: Regional Climate Science Center Network Activities on Education and Training
Organizer: Josh Foster, Oregon State University, Northwest CSC
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room 8/9

  • Presentations:
  • Developing a Translational Science Workforce
  • Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS, Northeast CSC
     
  • Northwest Ways of Knowing: Teaching Climate Adaptation Skills and Practices
    Steve Daley-Laursen, University of Idaho, Northwest CSC

    Facilitating knowledge coproduction on Hawaiʻi Island: managers and scientists in the context of climate change
    Scott Laursen, University of Hawai`i at Hilo, Pacific Islands CSC

    Managing for a Changing Climate: Educating Stakeholders Using a Massive Open Online Course
    Aparna Bamzai, USGS, North Central CSC

    Promoting Research and Learning through Video: Graduate Training in Science Communication and Videomaking
    Cari S Furiness, North Carolina State University, Southeast CSC

    One size does not fit all: The need for multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral climate adaptation training for diverse audiences
    Jill Lackett, Colorado State University, North Central CSC


Symposium: Translational Climate Science: Resource managers and scientists partnering in the face of climate change
Organizer: Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS, Northeast CSC
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Grand Ball Room - Section D

  • Presentations:
  • Translational ecology for climate adaptation: Old wine in new bottles? A fresh vintage? Does it matter?
  • Steve Jackson, USGS, Southwest CSC

    Managing Climate Change Refugia for Biodiversity Conservation
    Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS, Northeast CSC
     
  • A co-production approach for implementing refugia science into adaptive management in the Northwestern U.S.
    Aaron Ramirez, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, NCCWSC & CSC Ecodrought Postdoc


Training: Incorporating Future Climate Projections in Adaptation Planning: A Layman's Guide
Organizer: Derek Rosendahl, University of Oklahoma, South Central CSC 
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 4

  • Co-organizers:
  • Jessica Blackband, University of Oklahoma, South Central CSC
    Alex Bryan, USGS, Northeast CSC
    Jeremy Littell, USGS, Alaska CSC
    Renee McPherson, University of Oklahoma, South Central CSC
    Esther Mullens, University of Oklahoma, South Central CSC
    Adrienne Wootten, University of Oklahoma, South Central CSC
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Other attendees at NAF include Mary Ratnaswamy, USGS, Director of the Northeast CSC, Ryan Boyles, USGS, Deputy Director of the Southeast CSC, and Holly Barton, Tribal Climate Science Liaison, Southwest CSC.


Other NAF presentations and sessions of interest:

NAF Tribal Climate Change Track: a list of forum opportunities to attend related to Tribes and climate change