A new study offers pathways to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate-informed conservation while revealing how practitioners are currently monitoring conservation adaptation projects. This research examines a portfolio of 76 conservation adaptation initiatives that were led by non-governmental organizations and implemented in diverse ecosystems across the United States between 2011 and 2017.
New study offers improved pathways for monitoring and evaluation of climate adaptation conservation initiatives
April 16, 2022 Author: UBC Forestry
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Faculty of Forestry Co-Leading UBC Research Excellence Cluster – Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation and ResiLience Network (HEAL)
Assistant Professor Lorien Nesbitt is co-leading the Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation and ResiLience (HEAL) network, one of 40 university-wide research excellence clusters that recently received funding under UBC’s Research Excellence Clusters Initiative.Read More Faculty of Forestry Co-Leading UBC Research Excellence Cluster – Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation and ResiLience Network (HEAL)
A new study, co-authored by researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, offers a “scorecard” for climate adaptation projects – a set of 16 criteria that can be used to evaluate climate adaptation projects and inform their design.Read More Scientists Issue New Climate Adaptation ‘Scorecard’
Researchers from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry have now shown that seablush, a wildflower of endangered Garry Oak ecosystems throughout the Pacific Northwest, can adapt rapidly to become a large, showy plant over a metre tall where deer are absent, or a diminutive plant only centimeters tall where deer are present, but is nevertheless rapidly driven to extinction where deer are overabundant.Read More Wildflowers Adapt to Deer Presence – UBC Study