Refugia: coming to an ecosystem near you.
Description: Success stories and a call to action for building refugia into conservation planning.
Next Steps: Discuss at in-person workshop in November.
Climate-change refugia in boreal North America: what, where, and for how long?
Authors: Diana Stralberg (U of Alberta), Scott Nielsen, & Fiona Schmiegelow (U Alberta); David Price, Dan Thompson, Julienne Morisette & Jason Edwards (Canada Natural Resources); Marc-André Parisien (UC Berkeley), et al.
Continental scale refugia
Description: Using the next level of circuit theory-based connectivity analysis to identify and build resilient landscapes.
Authors: Julia Michalak (U of Washington), Diana Stralberg (U of Alberta)...
Refugia from the vegetation’s point of view.
Description: Incorporating demography, dispersal, and vegetation dynamics to improve identification of refugia.
Authors: James Thorne (UC Davis), David Ackerly (UC Berkeley), Aaron Ramirez (Reed College), et al.
Disturbance refugia in the context of changing climate: detecting refugia from fire, drought, and insect outbreaks and lessons from working with managers to operationalize.
Description: Cutting-edge methods for modeling and remotely-sensing refugia with emphasis on fire refugia and lessons from working with managers operationalize disturbance refugia in the western U.S.
Authors: Meg Krawchuk (Oregon State U), Garrett Meigs (OSU), Crystal Kolden, Jennifer Cartwright (USGS), Jonathan Coop, Ray Davis (US Forest Service), Andres Holz
Cold-water refugia management.
Description: Example of how to bring climate change refugia science to on-the-ground decisions.
Authors: Joseph Ebersole (EPA), Ben Letcher (USGS), Becca Quinones (MA DFW), Keith Nislow (US Forest Service), et al.
Oases of the future? Evaluating groundwater-dependent hydrologic refugia in semi-arid landscapes
Description: Climate vulnerability of ground-water dependent hydrologic refugia in semi-arid landscapes.
Authors: J Cartwright, Blair McLaughlin (UC Santa Cruz), Abe Springer, Ed Schenk, and others (Springs Stewardship Institute), Louise Misztal and/or Sami Hammer (Sky Island Alliance), Kate Dwire (US Forest Service), John Spence (National Park Service), Zach Freed (The Nature Conservancy)
Validating Climate Change Refugia
Description: Novel approaches to identifying climate resilient populations via population genetics and functional ecology.
Authors: Cameron Barrows (UC Riverside), Mary Mahalovich (US Forest Service), Aaron Ramirez (Reed College)
Temporary refugia: Flavors of ephemeral wetland refugia for amphibians
Description: We consider characteristics of amphibian habitat refugia at the local and landscape scale, contrast and describe similarities across five landscapes with temporary wetlands, and discuss complications that may arise under a climate refugia approach to amphibian habitat prioritization, along with opportunities to improve functional wetland refugia.
Authors: Evan Grant (USGS) Blake, Hossack Erin, Muths Robert Fisher, Susan Walls Brian Halstead