Assessing Habitat and Community Sensitivity to Climate Change Impacts

Assessing Habitat and Community Sensitivity to Climate Change Impacts

This webinar originally aired on December 12, 2013.

The National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRS) are uniquely positioned across the U.S. to assess climate change impacts and the sensitivity of representative coastal habitats to them.  The NERRS Climate Sensitivity Study identified key anthropogenic and climatic stressors affecting each reserve’s ecological and social landscape and then analyzed the social and bio-physical sensitivity to these stressors. Presenters will share key findings from this study, and the Tijuana River Reserve in California will discuss their collaborative efforts to develop a vulnerability assessment that informs an Adaptation Strategy to address sea level rise and riverine flooding.

This webinar was presented by Jeff Crooks of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and Dwight Trueblood of NOAA, and it was co-hosted by the NOAA National MPA CenterMPA News, and The EBM Tools Network.

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