Upcoming California LCC webinar: Adaptive capacity: the linchpin for understanding and addressing species' vulnerability to climate change

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM PT
Speaker: Lindsey Thurman, U.S. Geological Survey

A multi-year collaborative partnership is underway among the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and state and NGO partners, with the goal of assessing species' adaptive capacity to climate change. Adaptive capacity refers to species' ability to respond to environmental and ecological change via acclimation in situ (e.g. through evolutionary adaptation), phenotypic plasticity (flexibility), or shifting to more suitable conditions. Adaptive capacity is one component of climate change vulnerability assessments, along with exposure and sensitivity, but is the least understood and addressed. To help improve effectiveness of conservation planning and resource management in a changing climate, we are conducting a broad synthesis of the science on adaptive capacity and have developed a community of practice to strengthen partnerships and improve awareness of adaptive capacity. The ultimate goal of the project is to co-produce a decision framework that natural-resource managers and other conservation practitioners can use to assess and facilitate (when possible) species' innate ability to cope with climate change.

How to join the webinar:

  1. Click the link to join the webinar at the specified time and date: https://meet39041854.adobeconnect.com/calcc

  2. Choose one of the following audio options: TO USE YOUR COMPUTER'S AUDIO: When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). --OR-- TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: call in: 1-866-737-4154 code: 2872670# If you select this option please mute your phone during the presentation.

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