Upcoming Presentations and Calls for Abstracts by CASC Scientists

NCSU student, Haofan Li, presenting research at the SE CASC 2019 Regional Science Symposium

While most academic conferences have transitioned to a virtual format this fall, that is not stopping the Climate Adaptation Science Center network from sharing their science! Below are SE CASC and CASC network presentations that you can tune into at the Ecological Society of America conference, and calls to submit abstracts for CASC sessions at the American Geophysical Union conference and the American Meteorological Society conference. View the full announcement by the National CASC of CASC network ESA presentations. 


2020 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting

August 3- 6, 2020 – Virtual meeting
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2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting

December 7-11, 2020 – Virtual
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  • Actionable Climate Science to Advance Fish, Wildlife, Habitat, and Cultural Resource Conservation
    • Conveners: David Reidmiller, NE & SE Climate Adaptation Science Center; Amy Snover, NW Climate Adaptation Science Center; Renee A McPherson, SC Climate Adaptation Science Center; Jeremy Littell, AK Climate Adaptation Science Center
    • We invite any and all who have been involved in CASC-related/supported work over the years to submit an abstract for consideration by the Wednesday, July 29 deadline. More details on abstract submission can be found here.
    • Session Description: From the expansion of invasive species’ ranges to sea-level rise, changes in climate create new and evolving challenges for our nation’s resource managers and communities. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) network provides science to help managers of fish, wildlife, ecosystems, and cultural resources understand these impacts and strategically adapt to changing conditions. Leveraging a unique, regionally-distributed partnership between the Federal government and top-tier research institutions, the CASC network is ushering in a new era of actionable science to address some of society’s most pressing management challenges. This session will provide insight into the CASC network’s science development process, as well as highlight key scientific results and collaborative products that inform natural and cultural resource management across the country. We encourage presentations describing successful co-production examples, collaborative products incorporated into adaptation by managers, and the theory and practice of use-inspired and useful science.

2021 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting

January 10-14, 2021 – New Orleans, LA
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The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to August 24, 2020.

  • Making Climate Science Actionable for Conservation Applications: Lessons Learned from the Climate Adaptation Science Centers Conference: 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
    • Contacts: Emma Kuster (South Central CASC) & Aranzazu Lascurain (Southeast CASC)
    • Session Description: For climate science to be relevant in real-world decision making, scientists must understand the decisions being made by stakeholders and be willing to have a dialog about the stakeholder’s needs and what can feasibly be addressed by science. By incorporating a dialog between scientists and stakeholders, up front, into the formation of research projects, climate science inherently becomes more actionable. Unfortunately, such dialog has not always been at the forefront of scientists’ minds. All too often we hear of stories where scientists and stakeholders are not talking to each other and tools get developed but are rarely used. The Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) network was established in 2010 to conduct actionable science, and ideally co-produced, with natural and cultural resource managers across the United States. We include stakeholders in the science process to develop projects that assist them in preparing for and adapting to climate change especially when the objective is to answer a decision-focused conservation challenge. Over the past 10 years, our network has learned valuable lessons about how to engage with stakeholders in the scientific process. Since there is no one size fits all solution to the challenge of climate change, the CASC network was designed as a regional network to most effectively address local and regional climate impacts. In this session, we plan to highlight some of the great work conducted by university, federal and state agencies throughout the Climate Adaptation Science Center network and share our lessons learned with the larger scientific community.