Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series "Climate change vulnerability and adaptation of forest wildlife”

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Presenters: Toni Lyn Morelli Ph.D., Research Ecologist; USGS, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Conference Room, Room 134, Morrill 2, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Description: Climate change is affecting the species and communities that make up our forests in a myriad of ways. Dr. Morelli will present a synthesis of the impacts of climate change on the wildlife of the forests that cover much of the Midwest and northeastern U.S. Based on a mix of expert elicitation and literature review, she will show what species are predicted to be most vulnerable to climate change, as well as the uncertainty around those predictions. Tools to incorporate the latest science into management decisions in order to achieve climate change adaptation will also be reviewed.

Presentation Objectives:
(1) Learn about the current and future impacts of climate change on forest wildlife
(2) Gain knowledge about which forest species might be most vulnerable to climate change (and why)
(3) Receive a list of tools for implementing climate change adaptation actions into management of forest wildlife

Who Should Attend: U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff and partners who are involved with or, who are interested in forestry ecology and habitat management

The Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Forest Ecology Working Group (FEWG). The FEWG is a forest ecology based community of practice for individuals to share forest ecosystem expertise and information.