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State Action Plan June 2013 Briefing, Doug Beard, USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife. Department of Interior Climate Science Centers and National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center

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  • Serve all missions of DOILandscape scale information on climate impacts and potential adaptationPartnership organization that focuses on priorities and fills information gapsData , information, models, and syntheses belong to the community at large
  • -read missionRead goals The high level goals
  • Serve all missions of DOILandscape scale information on climate impacts and potential adaptationPartnership organization that focuses on priorities and fills information gapsData , information, models, and syntheses belong to the community at large
  • Serve all missions of DOILandscape scale information on climate impacts and potential adaptationPartnership organization that focuses on priorities and fills information gapsData , information, models, and syntheses belong to the community at large
  • State action plan june 2013 briefing

    1. 1. DOI Climate Science Centers & National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Support for Resource Management Decisions Doug Beard, Chief USGS National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center State Wildlife Action Plan Workshop NCTC, June 5, 2013
    2. 2. Secretarial Order 3289 … the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has been developing regional science centers … currently known as "regional hubs“ of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center… The Climate Change & Energy Response Council will work with USGS and other Department bureaus to rename these regional science centers as Regional Climate Science Centers and broaden their mandate … Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change on America's Water, Land, and Other Natural and Cultural Resources (9/14/09)
    3. 3. National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center • Mission Provide natural resource managers with the tools and information they need to develop and execute management strategies that address the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, and their habitats • Focus on climate change adaption & impacts “Adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic change effects, to moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities"
    4. 4. NCCWSC & CSC Science Priorities Science Infrastructure and Capacity Building Goals 1. Collaboration, Communication and Translation of Science Results to Managers, Stakeholders and the Public interested in Climate Change Activity. 2. Creation of a shared information and data management platform. 3. Educate and train a core of climate scientists that will provide expertise in the future. 4. Evaluate the impacts of the CSC/NCCWSC enterprise.
    5. 5. NCCWSC & CSC Science Priorities Science Goals 1. Assess and synthesize our state of knowledge about climate and land use change impacts to DOI natural and cultural resources. 2. Perform vulnerability assessments of species and ecosystems. 3. Understand the social-ecological impacts of climate and land use change. 4. Understand the interactions between climate and the physical, biological, and chemical forces that influence the structure and functioning of ecosystems and the goods and services they provide.
    6. 6. NCCWSC & DOI Regional CSC’s
    7. 7. 2010 DOI CSCs Alaska CSC – Located at Univ. of Alaska - Fairbanks in Anchorage • University of Alaska- Fairbanks PI –Scott Rupp • USGS Director – Stephen Gray
    8. 8. 2010 DOI CSCs South East CSC – Established at North Carolina State University • North Carolina State PI – Damian Shea • USGS Director – Gerald McMahon
    9. 9. 2010 DOI CSCs Northwest CSC - Consortium of Univ. of Washington, Oregon State Univ. and Univ. of Idaho • Administrative Home – Oregon State University • Oregon State PI – Phil Mote (also PI for NOAA RISA) • University of Washington PI – Lisa Graumlich • University of Idaho PI – Steve Daley-Laursen • USGS Leader – Gustavo Bisbal
    10. 10. 2011 DOI CSCs North Central CSC – Located at Colorado State University in consortium with Univ. of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Iowa State, Univ. of Montana, Univ. of Nebraska- Lincoln, Kansas State, Montana State, and Univ. of Wyoming. • Colorado State PI – Dennis Ojima • USGS Director – Jeff Morisette
    11. 11. 2011 DOI CSCs South West CSC – Located at the Univ. of Arizona in consortium with the Univ. of California – Davis, UCLA, Univ. of Colorado, Desert Research Institute (Nevada) & Scripps Institution • University of Arizona PI – Jonathan Overpeck • USGS Director – Steve Jackson
    12. 12. 2012 DOI CSCs Northeast CSC – located at University of Massachusetts- Amherst, with College of Menominee Nation, Columbia University, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri at Columbia. University of Wisconsin at Madison • University of MA PI : Rick Palmer • USGS Director–Mary Ratnaswamy
    13. 13. 2012 DOI CSCs Pacific Islands CSC : Located at University of Hawaii- Manoa with University of Hawaii-Hilo, and University of Guam • University of HA- Manoa PI : Kevin Hamilton • USGS Interim Coordinator – Dave Helweg
    14. 14. 2012 DOI CSCs South Central CSC Host: University of Oklahoma, with Texas Tech, Louisiana State University, The Chickasaw Nation, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory • University of OK PI – Berrian Moore • USGS Director: Kim Winton
    15. 15. Consumers of CSC Science LCC’s
    16. 16. U.S. Global Change Research Program: • Provide “usable information on which to base policy decisions…” • Knowledge that could be “readily usable by policymakers attempting to formulate effective strategies for preventing, mitigating, and adapting to the effects of global change” (U.S. Congress, 1990)
    17. 17. Science results leading to knowledge that meets constituent needs • Policy relevant – NOT prescriptive • Directly reflects expressed constituent needs • Understandable to users • Available at needed times/places • Accessible through media available to the user community • Users and producers working together from the start • Evaluation of success: science usefulness to society?
    18. 18. A function of… Desired Research Themes Description of Research Products Intended Management Application
    19. 19. • Analyses • Simulations • Evaluations • Assessments • Probability distributions • Models • Interpretive fact- sheets • Web applications • Workshops • Technical reports • Peer-reviewed publications • Inventories • Maps • Time series animations • Presentations • Re-analyses • Aerial photos • Satellite remote sensing • Videos • University courses • Conceptual frameworks • Web portals • GIS layers • Datasets
    20. 20. • Habitat conservation • Population preservation • Assisted fish migrations • Harvest restrictions • Hydropower generation • Restoration priorities • Landscape design • Conservation needs • Treatment strategies • Water use management • Socioeconomic considerations • Human health • Land use patterns • Post-fire rehabilitation • Education opportunities • Land acquisition • Forest management • Prescribed fires • Species protection • Reintroduction programs • Timber harvest • Monitoring design • Tribal services • Cultural practices • ESA listings • Critical habitat designation • Adaptation strategies • Reservoir management • Flood control • Recreation • Irrigation allocation • Public safety • Connectivity maintenance • Insurance liability value
    21. 21. 1. Assess the effects of hydrologic regime changes on salmon 2. Assess the effects of projected SLR on coastal marshes 3. Understand the interactions between future fire and pests Science Needs “Silent” Management Applications 1a. Provide adequate salmon habitat 1b. Use hatcheries to restore salmon runs 2a. Protect bird colonies 2b. Establishment of building zoning codes 3a. Protect whitebark pine forests from mountain pine beetles 3b. Apply treatments to reduce fuel loads
    22. 22.  Describe desired RESEARCH PRODUCTS  Identify intended MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS  Provide an EVALUATION • How was the science used? • What decisions were made? • Is more science still needed?
    23. 23. Slide from University of Alaska-Fairbanks, SNAP Program
    24. 24. canopy cover probability of fire species composition vegetation cover probability of fire surface hydrology probability of thermokarst Habitat Change Models Fire Management Models Animal Performance Models vegetation cover biomass productivity surface hydrology Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) for Alaska Conceptual Framework Vegetatio n Climate Change Integrated Ecosystem Model Fire Permafrost Hydrology Hypothetical Model model output x model output y Impact Models Conservation & Resource Management Decisions Other stakeholder groups Communication of Needs Slide from University of Alaska-Fairbanks, SNAP Program
    25. 25. Slide from University of Alaska-Fairbanks, SNAP Program
    26. 26. DOI Climate Science Centers A New Paradigm • Linking Physical, Biological, and Social Science • Scenario/Forecasts of Future Possibilities • Link Research, Modeling, Synthesis, and Monitoring in a Landscape/System Perspective • Science Collaboration/Resource Management Collaboration • Stakeholders Set Priorities/Provide Review & Feedback – Actionable Science • Share Data and Information
    27. 27. Slide from University of Alaska-Fairbanks, SNAP Program