Wildlife monitoring technology
Learning how radio telemetry works. Photo: NPS.

Strategies for research can include:

  • Bring managers and scientists together at the appropriate scales to prioritize research needs that address resource management objectives considering a changing climate.
  • Prioritize research on questions relevant to managers of near-term risk environments.
  • Identify and address priority climate change knowledge gaps and needs (e.g., species adaptive capacity, risk and rewards of assisted relocation, climate change synergy with existing stressors).
  • Develop and use models of climate impacted physical and biological variables and ecological processes at temporal and spatial scales relevant for conservation.
  • Increase scientific and management capacity to develop management strategies to address climate change impacts.
  • Collect seeds from and monitor the species most vulnerable to climate change.