Climate Projections 101: Informing adaptation planning for fish & wildlife management
USDA Forest Service, Research & Development Webinar Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN TIME Climate scenarios offer one way to identify and examine the land management challenges and opportunities posed by climate change. Scientists with the U.S. Forest Service will provide an introduction to climate projections. Amy Daniels, National Program Leader for Landscape Science, will describe the key concepts that the end-users of climate projection products should understand to appropriately interpret such information, including various sources of uncertainty. These concepts are reviewed in the Forest Service publication Climate Projections FAQ. To demonstrate how climate projections are being used in the Forest Service, the webinar will feature two examples:
- Kevin McKelvey, Forest Service Research Ecologist, will present his work on potential shifts in wolverine distributions through analysis of projected changes in persistent spring snow cover in the Colombia, Upper Missouri and Upper Colorado River Basins.
- Dan Isaak, Forest Service Research Fisheries Scientist, will discuss forecasted effects of altered flow regime and increased temperature on four interacting trout species across the interior west.