Hotter temperatures, increasing wildfire, shifting vegetation, and other impacts of climate change challenge national park managers to adapt resource management and conserve the forest carbon stocks that can naturally reduce climate change. This presentation will provide results from new research that quantifies historical and projected climate trends and spatial patterns for all 401 U.S. national parks, survey research to analyze vulnerabilities of species and ecosystems, and discuss applications of science to the adaptation of resource management.
Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation to Climate Change in U.S. National Parks
Patrick Gonzalez, PhD
Climate Change Scientist, U.S. National Park Service
Friday, May 2, 2014
3:00 – 4:00pm
283 Galvin Life Sciences
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