IGN 2-1
Climate change, ecosystems, biodiversity and ecosystem services

Monday, August 11, 2014
313, Sacramento Convention Center
Peter M. Groffman , Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY
Peter Kareiva , The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA
Shawn L. Carter , US Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Nancy Grimm , School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Joshua J. Lawler , School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Michelle C. Mack , Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Virginia Matzek , Environmental Studies & Sciences, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Heather Tallis , The Nature Conservancy
The National Climate Assessment process gives us an opportunity to determine if the changes in ecosystems, biodiversity and ecosystem services that have been predicted to occur have actually come to pass.  Where have we been right?  Where have we been wrong?  What can we learn from predictions that have not come to pass?  An iterative process of prediction and observation will help to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complex changes in ecosystems, biodiversity and ecosystem services that are being driven by climate change.