Joshua Tree National Park Association: Tracking the Effects of Climate Change
|Presented By||Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park|
|Goal||Our goal is to establish a series of monitoring stations along t|
|Task||Our goal is to establish a series of monitoring stations along t|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Climate change is one of the most difficult challenges land managers face in meeting their charge of sustaining biodiversity. From a modern human perspective we may be dealing with changes that are unprecedented; inherent in that uncharted future is the uncertainty of what will happen and how to prepare for it. Joshua Tree National Park and UC Riverside’s Center for Conservation Biology have begun a partnership aimed at reducing the unknowns and providing directions that we anticipate will guide management. The results of this project will feed directly into the Park’s resource management program, allowing them to both anticipate and measure changes in resources, and focus on reducing associated threats (invasive species, wildfire) to ensure the Park’s biodiversity has the best opportunity to persist in the face of climate change. This approach should also be seen both as a template for assessing climate change effects elsewhere in the desert region and as a resource for other desert land managers to assess management needs.
|How to Join|
|Participation Fee what||$60|
Optional Class Materials
The 10 Essentials: Everyday in the Desert
|Ideal Age Group||College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a walk, run, On a hike|
|Tags||cameron barrows, change, climate, joshua, research, tree|
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