Ecological Adaptation Courses

These courses provide the knowledge and skills needed to address the environmental challenges posed by a changing climate. The training reflects the most current research on basic climate science, vulnerability assessment, adaptation, and scenario planning.

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Natural resource managers, conservation professionals, and planners. A basic understanding of climate change concepts and science is recommended and may be acquired through pre-course materials. No previous exposure to Scenario Planning or any other decision support...

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FWS Natural Resource Managers, Natural Resource Decision-makers, and Biologists. 

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The Resist-Accept-Direct Framework is rapidly becoming a normalized decision framework throughout the Department of the Interior. In order...

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The class is directed at those interested in learning methods and tools to incorporate climate information into their existing and future conservation planning and management efforts. The target audience includes conservation practitioners, planners, resource and...

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The class is directed at those interested in learning methods and tools to incorporate climate information into their existing and future conservation planning and management efforts. The target audience includes conservation practitioners, planners, resource and facility...

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Conservation practitioners from federal and state fish and wildlife agencies and other conservation managers who work on natural resource issues and need to determine which resources are most vulnerable when setting priorities for conservation action.

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All U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees

Summary and Objectives:

This course provides every U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee with a foundational level of knowledge about the Earth's climate system, the changes we are currently experiencing in that...

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Natural resource managers and conservation professionals interested in incorporating climate information into their planning and conservation efforts, including conservation practitioners and planners and natural resource managers working at multiple scales to ensure the...

Target Audience:

Natural resource and conservation professionals who are tasked with understanding climate change impacts and using this knowledge while making decisions.

Summary and Objectives:

This 8-week online course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science,...