Climate Change in the Pacific Region
Pacific Region
 

Climate Change Nature Resources and Coastal Management

Presentation Title:
Managing for Change: Adaptive Conservation Strategies

Desription of Presentation:
Ellie will discuss the vital role of ecological conservation in reducing the negative impacts of climate change on birds, other wildlife and human communities. She will discuss the use of birds as indicators of change and novel approaches to adaptive resource management for improving conservation outcomes in the context of rapid environmental change. Ellie will also present possible new directions for resource management policy and practice.

Presenter Name & Contact Info:
Ellie Cohen Executive Director, PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr. #11, Petaluma, CA 95954, ecohen@prbo.org 707-781-2555, ext. 318

Presenter's Biography:
Ellie came to PRBO Conservation Science in 1999 with 20 years of non-profit and for-profit management, fundraising and policy expertise. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Ellie received her undergraduate degree with honors in Botany (focus on ecology) from Duke University. Field studies in butterfly ecology brought her to California in 1979. She later received her Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she was honored with the Policy Analysis Exercise Award for highly distinguished performance and the first annual Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Award. In 2001, she was honored with a fellowship to Stanford University's Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders at the Graduate School of Business. Ellie serves on the National Association of Joint Venture Management Boards, the Governing Board of NOAA's Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System (PaCOOS) and on the boards of the San Francisco Bay (Immediate Past Chair) and the Central Valley Joint Ventures (USFWS). She also was selected to participate on the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Refuge Bird Team. Ellie recently served on the Policy Advisor Committee of the Evolutionary Change in Human-altered Environments International Summit (February, 2007), was an invited participant in The Climate Project trainings (January, 2007, Nashville), and represented the US Shorebird Plan on the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI).

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Last updated: February 4, 2009


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Title Managing for Change: Adaptive Conservation Strategies
Presentation_description Ellie will discuss the vital role of ecological conservation in reducing the negative impacts of climate change on birds, other wildlife and human communities. She will discuss the use of birds as indicators of change and novel approaches to adaptive resource management for improving conservation outcomes in the context of rapid environmental change. Ellie will also present possible new directions for resource management policy and practice.
name Ellie Cohen
contact_info Executive Director, PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr. #11, Petaluma, CA 95954, ecohen@prbo.org 707-781-2555, ext. 318
biography Ellie came to PRBO Conservation Science in 1999 with 20 years of non-profit and for-profit management, fundraising and policy expertise. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Ellie received her undergraduate degree with honors in Botany (focus on ecology) from Duke University. Field studies in butterfly ecology brought her to California in 1979. She later received her Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she was honored with the Policy Analysis Exercise Award for highly distinguished performance and the first annual Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Award. In 2001, she was honored with a fellowship to Stanford University's Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders at the Graduate School of Business. Ellie serves on the National Association of Joint Venture Management Boards, the Governing Board of NOAA's Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System (PaCOOS) and on the boards of the San Francisco Bay (Immediate Past Chair) and the Central Valley Joint Ventures (USFWS). She also was selected to participate on the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Refuge Bird Team. Ellie recently served on the Policy Advisor Committee of the Evolutionary Change in Human-altered Environments International Summit (February, 2007), was an invited participant in The Climate Project trainings (January, 2007, Nashville), and represented the US Shorebird Plan on the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI).
rec_readings See PRBO Conservation Science's website on climate change, birds and conservation
RF http://www.prbo.org/climatechange
rec_readings2 For an overview on conservation and adaptation see: Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources
RF2 http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-4/final-report
rec_readings3 See the regional guidebook: The Sierra Nevada Climate Took Kit
RF3 www.sierranevadaalliance.org/publications/publication.shtml?type=pgm02
rec_readings4 See Wetland Restoration and Projected Impacts from Climate Change white paper, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, Nov. 2008
RF4 www.sfbayjv.org
rec_readings5 McCully, Patrick. Before the Deluge: Coping with Floods in a Changing Climate. May, 2007.
RF5 http://www.internationalrivers.org
rec_readings6 Bell, Robin. Unquiet Ice Speaks Volumes on Global Warming. Scientific American, February, 2008.
RF6 http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-unquiet-ice
rec_readings7 Subscribe to the free daily summaries of the latest climate, ecological and general science news.
RF7 http://www.sciencedaily.com/
rec_readings8 See an excellent, up-to-date climate science web site for climate science by real scientists.
RF8 http://www.realclimate.org
rec_readings9 For an excellent resource on wetlands and climate change, see the Association of State Wetland Managers
RF9 http://www.aswm.org/science/climate_change/climate_change.htm#1
rec_readings10 Goble, Dale D., What are slugs good for? Ecosystem Services and the Conservation of Biodiversity. Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, Vol. 22, Spring 2007, Number 2.
RF10 http://www.law.fsu.edu/Journals/Landuse/vol22_2/Goble.pdf
Presentation plenary_session/day2/Cohenr corr Managing for Rapid Change- Adaptive Mgmt Strategies USFWS FIN pdf 013009.pdf