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Advancing Integration of Ecological Knowledge into Federal Science and Policy Efforts (Dr. Laura Petes- NOAA)

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: SESYNC- 1 Park Place Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401
Event Type(s): Seminar

Ecosystems across the United States and the globe are being rapidly depleted and degraded by climate change and other human-induced stressors, such as land-use change, pollution, and destructive harvesting practices. Addressing these challenges requires improved understanding of the drivers and impacts of change, as well as the interactions between human and natural systems. Partnerships between ecologists and decision makers can enhance two-way communication and result in improved access and integration of best-available science into policies and practices. In my talk, I will describe several emerging national-level science and policy efforts (e.g. National Climate Assessment, National Ocean Policy, National Fish, Wildlife, & Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy) that reflect holistic understanding of ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people. These efforts are applying ecological knowledge to inform conservation and sustainable management of ecosystems.


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Cynthia Wei
+1 410 919 4810

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