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Science to Action Fellowship: Supporting Graduate Students to Apply Science to Decision Making and Adaptation

National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Science to Action Fellowship

Dates

Start Date
2015-04-15
End Date
2018-04-14

Summary

The goal of this program is to support graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources. Students complete an independent research project and develop products that translate their project results into meaningful actions that managers can take to effectively address climate change impacts. In developing these products, students will become better informed about the importance of tailoring their research to meet the needs of the natural resource management community. More information about the research funded through this program can be found here.

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Contacts

Funding Agency :
NCCWSC
Principal Investigator :
Dana M. Infante

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“Wailuku River, Hawai'i - Credit: Alan Cressler”
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Purpose

The goal of this effort is to support graduate students in developing policy-relevant products related to managing impacts of climate change on fish and/or wildlife resources. Products will result from graduate student’s independent research, and development of these products should translate the science that they have conducted into meaningful actions that managers could take to more effectively address climate change impacts. In developing these products, students will become better informed about the importance of tailoring their research to meet needs of the broader natural resource management community. This experience will also support students in efforts to interact with representatives of USGS, including a mentor identified from within the agency and other partners from outside of academia. Fellows in the program include: Ralph Tingley: Ralph is working to incorporate a Hawaii stream classification into management products and demonstrate the effectiveness of the classification approach to stakeholders in other regions of the United States, ultimately helping managers prioritize conservation initiatives in the context of changing climate. Tracy Swem: Tracy is synthesizing recent case studies involving wildlife management and climate change adaptation, analyzing the case studies for differences and similarities to the existing framework of the “Climate Smart Conservation Cycle”, and developing a regional map of adaptation case studies in North America.

Project Extension

projectStatusIn Progress
projectProducts
productDescriptionPolicy-relevant student-produced products related to managing impacts of climate change on fish and/or wildlife resources. Products will result from graduate student’s independent research, and development of these products should translate the science that they have conducted into meaningful actions that managers could take to more effectively address climate change impacts.
statusExpected

Budget Extension

parts
typeAgreement Type
valueCooperative Agreement
typeAgreement Number
valueG15AC00126
totalFunds70500.0
annualBudgets
year2015
totalFunds23500.0
year2016
totalFunds23500.0
year2017
totalFunds23500.0

Wailuku River, Hawai'i - Credit: Alan Cressler
Wailuku River, Hawai'i - Credit: Alan Cressler

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Communities

  • National CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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