Climate Academy - ALC3193 - Course Resources
June 2013 - What's Next?
Primary Assignments: Please review the 6 short documents below before the webinar onJune 12.
- Two cases studies from the Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office, Climate Adaptation Capacity Building Workshop held March 4-5, 2013 (agenda for background on the workshop)
- Fish & Wildlife Habitat Prioritization for Private Land Conservation in the Mat-Su Valley (4 pages).
- Integrating Climate Change into a Prioritization of Land Parcels for Conservation in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (4 pages)
- Conceptual Approaches to Climate Change Assessments - (One or more of these approaches would be useful while conducting a vulnerability assessment, a scenarios analysis or to develop on adaptation plan (4 pages))
- Two documents that summarize current understanding of climate change for Alaska.
May 2013 - Policy
Primary Assignments: Sarah will be touching upon all the documents. Please become FAMILIAR with them before the webinar on May 8th.
- National Fish Wildlife & Plant Climate Adatptation Strategy
- Department of Interior Climate Change Adaptation Plan for FY 2013
- US Army Corps of Engineers 2012 Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Report
Background Reading: - This is supplemental reading.
April 2013 - Communication
Primary Assignments: (To be completed prior to the webinar on April 10) - Please read the following two articles and watch the following two videos:
- Communicating the Science of Climate Change in Physics Today (article)
- Global Warming's Six Americas in September 2012 (article)
- Talking Science by Randy Olson (19 min video)
- "Sustaining Sammy the Salmon" by Lewis & Clark National Historic Park (4 min video)
March 2013 - Adaptation Action
Primary Assignments: (This is to be completed before the webinar on March 13)
- Heller, N. E., and E. S. Zavaleta. 2009. Biodiversity management in the face of climate change: a review of 22 years of recommendations. Biological Conservation 142:14-32.
- Mawdsley, J. R., R. O'Malley, and D. S. Ojima. 2009. A review of climate-change adaptation strategies for wildlife management and biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 23:1080-1089.
- The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts website provides a wealth of information on climate change vulnerabilities, impacts, and adaptation strategies for many different natural resources in Wisconsin.
- American Fisheries Society - Policy Statement #33 - Climate Change - This document provides an excellent summary of fisheries vulnerabilities to climate change, potential impacts, and possible adaptation strategies.
February 2013 - Adaptation Planning
Primary Assignments: (These are to be completed before the webinar on February 13)
- Cross et al. 2012. The Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT) Framework: A Tool for Incorporating Climate Change into Natural Resource Management.
- Grove et al. 2012. Incorporating climate change into systematic conservation planning
- Millar et al. 2007. Climate Change and Forests of the Future: Managing in the face of Uncertainty.
- Unity, Integration, and Action: DFG’s Vision for Confronting Climate Change in California
- Washington State Integrated Climate Change Response Strategy
- Voluntary Guidance for States to Incorporate Climate Change into State Wildlife Action Plans & Other Management Plans
January 2013 - Addressing Uncertainity
Primary Assignments: (These are to be completed before the webinar on January 9)
- Climate change scenario planning: A tool for managing parks into uncertain futures - Scenario planning can be used to navigate the complexities of climate change, allowing protected area managers to think and act more effectively in the face of uncertainty. By Don Weeks, Patrick Malone, and Leigh Welling (Please navigate to the article described above pg 26.)
***Read the Runge article before reading the Nichols article.***
- Runge MC. 2011. Adaptive management for threatened and endangered species. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2(2):220–233.
- Nichols et al. 2011. Climate Change and Natural Resource ManagementJournal of Wildlife Management 75(1):6–18.
December 2012 - Biodiversity-Going, Going, Hopefully Not Gone
Primary Resources: Please read one of the articles below before the webinar on December 12.
- Barnosky et al. 2011. Has the Earth’s sixth extinction already arrived? Nature 471: 51-57.
- Root, T. L., J.T. Price, K.R. Hall, S.H. Schneider, C.Rosenzweig, J. A. Pounds. 2003. Fingerprints of global warming on animals and plants. Nature 421: 57-60
- Barnosky et al. 2012 Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere. Nature 486: 52-58.
- Parmesan, C. 2006. Ecological and evolutionary response to recent climate change. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 37: 637-669.
- Parmesan & Yohe. 2003. A globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts across natural systems. Nature 421: 37-42
- Root, T. L., D. P MacMynowski, M. D. Mastrandrea & S. H. Schneider. 2005. Human-modified temperatures induce species changes: Joint attribution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 7465-7469.
November 2012 - Climate Projections: What are They and What's Coming?
Readings: You will find the 5 readings listed below on the US Global Change Research Program website. Please read the executive summaries of each agency-sponsored report and also become familiar with the Program (i.e. Program Overview, Program Structure and some of the Publications and Resources).
- Sectors Section:
- Biodiversity & Ecosystem (2012)
- Sectoral Cross-Cuts:
- Land Use and Land Cover Change (2012)
- Northeast (Draft)
- Northwest (2012)
- Northeast (2012)
* If you get lost the readings are under What we do--> National Climate Assessment-->NCA Activities-->Available Technical Inputs.
Website: Please peruse Adam Terando's Geodata Portal website.
October 2012 - Basic Climate Science