When Climate Change and Invasive Species Intersect:
Building a roadmap to address invasive species in a changing climate
A Zoom Webinar on May 5, 2020 at 12:00 – 2:00 pm HST
12:00 – 12:20: Results of Invasive Species & Climate Change Manager Survey
Laura Brewington, East West Center
12:20 – 1:20: Panel Discussion
Clay Trauernicht, University of Hawai‘i
Lucas Fortini, US Geological Survey
Curt Daehler, University of Hawai‘i
Tony Montgomery, US Fish & Wildlife
Adam Vorsino, US Fish & Wildlife
1:20 – 1:40: The Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Group
Toni Lyn Morelli, US Geological Survey
1:40 – 2:00: Where Do We Go Next?
Discussion moderated by Jeff Burgett, US Fish & Wildlife
- Attendees participating in the “Where Do We Go Next” discussion demonstrated unanimous support for the development of a climate change and invasive species network.
- The top three hopes for what the network could achieve were:
- Improved communication between researchers, managers, and landowners
- Better sharing of, and access to, resources in a centralized location
- Better alignment of research with management goals
- For next steps, the majority of participants suggested:
- Collecting information and data resources into a centralized platform for access and communication
- Prioritize gaps and set research priority areas.
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