OOS 14
Breaking from the Center: Increasing Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Events from the Sierra Nevada to the Atlantic Ocean

Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
203, Sacramento Convention Center
Toni Lyn Morelli, Northeast Climate Science Center
Jeremy S. Littell, USGS
This session will highlight research at the nexus of the scientific and conservation communities: cutting edge science that addresses specific management needs. It will cover a variety of analytical approaches to addressing the effects of extreme events and climate change on a wide breadth of focal systems. The objective is to showcase innovative research that is identifying important climate adaptation options in response to the increasing occurrence of catastrophic weather events and changing climate. Reflecting the oceans to mountains theme of the conference, the opening speaker will address the use of refugia as a tool for climate adaptation in the Sierra Nevada, and the final speaker will discuss how communities and trophic webs change in response to sea level rise and coastal erosion. Other presentations will cover research on species responses to variation in weather and changes in climate, evolutionary capacity to adapt to environmental change, the implications of landscape changes and connectivity for biodiversity and conservation in the southern Great Plains, and decision frameworks to address climate adaptation in freshwater systems. Research presented in this session was supported by the Department of Interior Climate Science Centers, whose mission is to provide natural and cultural resource managers with the tools and information they need to develop and execute management strategies that address the impacts of climate change on a broad range of natural and cultural resources.
1:30 PM
 A test of climate change refugia in the mountains of California
Toni Lyn Morelli, Northeast Climate Science Center; Sean P. Maher, Missouri State University; Marisa Lim, Stony Brook University; Christina Kastely, University of California Berkeley; Lindsey Eastman, University of California Berkeley; Steven R. Beissinger, University of California, Berkeley; Craig Moritz, Australia National University
1:50 PM
 Detecting and projecting species-level responses to variation in weather and changes in climate
Erica Fleishman, University of California, Davis; David S. Dobkin, High Desert Ecological Research Institute and Greater Hart-Sheldon Conservation Fund; Brett G. Dickson, Conservation Science Partners; Matthew L. Farnsworth, Conservation Science Partners
2:10 PM
 Early spring and severe frost events induce rapid carbon loss in high elevation meadows
Chelsea Arnold, University of California, Merced; Teamrat A. Ghezzehei, University of California, Merced; Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, University of California, Merced
2:30 PM
 ARkStorm@Tahoe: Addressing social and ecological resilience to extreme winter storm events in the Sierra Nevada
Christine Albano, University of California, Davis; Michael Dettinger, U. S. Geological Survey and University of California San DIego; Maureen McCarthy, Tahoe Science Consortium; Dale A. Cox, U.S. Geological Survey; Tim Brown, Desert Research Institute, Program for Climate, Ecosystems and Fire Applications
2:50 PM
 Shifting variance structure as an indicator of large-scale ecological change
Brian Irwin, US Geological Survey; Tiffany Vidal, University of Georgia; Tyler Wagner, U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit; James R. Bence, Michigan State University; James R. Jackson, Cornell University; Lars G. Rudstam, Cornell University; William W. Fetzer, Michigan State University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 A structured decision framework to identify shared opportunities for decision making among multiple resource management agencies
Evan H. Campbell Grant, US Geological Survey; Michael Runge, US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; Rachel Katz, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; Benjamin H. Letcher, US Geological Survey, SO Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center; Allison Roy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USGS Cooperative Research Unit
3:40 PM
 Improving cross-disciplinary collaboration in the study of coupled human and natural systems: Lessons from a statewide, socio-ecological study in Oklahoma
Jack R. Friedman, University of Oklahoma; Duncan Wilson, Oklahoma State University; Renee McPherson, University of Oklahoma; Alicia Knoedler, University of Oklahoma
4:00 PM
 The implications of landscape changes and connectivity for biodiversity and conservation in the southern Great Plains
Elena L. Zozaya, Oklahoma State University; Kristen A. Baum, Oklahoma State University
4:20 PM
 Complex species’ responses to climatic variability in butterfly populations monitored by a statewide citizen science program
Tyson M. Wepprich, North Carolina State University; Leslie Ries, University of Maryland; Nick M. Haddad, North Carolina State University
4:40 PM
 Responding to sea level rise and extreme events through climate change adaptation strategies: A case study using the network of Atlantic National Wildlife Refuges
Mary J. Ratnaswamy, Northeast Climate Science Center; MIchelle D. Staudinger, USGS; Toni Lyn Morelli, Northeast Climate Science Center; Gerard McMahon, USGS; Fred Johnson, US Geological Survey; Addie R. Holland, Northeast Climate Science Center; Richard N. Palmer, University of Massachusetts; Linda A. Deegan, Marine Biological Laboratory; Christopher Neill, Marine Biological Laboratory; Radley Horton, Columbia University; Mitchell J. Eaton, USGS; Adam Terando, Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center; David Salvesen, UNC-Chapel Hill; Dave J. Case, DJ Case and Associates