The eight regional Department of Interior Climate Science Centers and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center are sponsoring a session on applied climate-change science during the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The meeting will be held December 3-7, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.
Please consider submitting an abstract for any relevant work to this session; submissions are due AUGUST 8.

B062: Strategic Climate Change Partnerships: Integrating Regional Research, Conservation and Natural Resource Management
Given the wide-ranging impacts from climate change and interrelated stressors, there is an urgent need to incorporate knowledge of both physical drivers and ecosystem processes into natural resource management. In turn, the breadth of these climate challenges demands unprecedented integration among scientists from multiple disciplines, stakeholders, and decision makers. Drawing from the recent establishment of the regional DOI/USGS Climate Science Centers, this session will provide tangible, real-world examples that demonstrate how tight linkages between climate science, ecosystem science and resource management can 1) drive comprehensive vulnerability assessments; 2) inform adaptation planning; and 3) quantify restoration goals and outcomes.

Conveners:
Shawn Carter, USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (scarter@usgs.gov)
Steve Gray, USGS Alaska Climate Science Center (sgray@usgs.gov)
Jeff Morisette, USGS North Central Climate Science Center (morisettej@usgs.gov)

Index Terms:
[0429] BIOGEOSCIENCES / Climate dynamics
[0439] BIOGEOSCIENCES / Ecosystems, structure and dynamics
[1807] HYDROLOGY / Climate impacts
[6309] POLICY SCIENCES / Decision making under uncertainty
The abstract submission site is now open. Again, the deadline for all submissions is August 8 by 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.
Link to the submission site: http://agu-fm12.abstractcentral.com/