Hi there. I am a budding climate change adaptation ecologist. My passion is finding ways for people and wildlife to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. I envision a future where people and nature work together to create a more sustainable and just world.
Responding to climate change is the greatest challenge facing the National Park Service today. As a Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change intern, I get down in the dirt to figure out what climate change looks like on the ground, convey my findings within and outside the NPS, and help mainstream mitigation and adaptation into the management of America’s national parks.
This first blog series, What’s Blooming in the Cold Air Pool?, documents my latest foray into the field. Join me as I collaborate with climate scientists, park staff, and citizen scientists in the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. We are surveying plants within and outside of the cold air pool at Devils Postpile National Monument to find out if this iconic wilderness area offers refugia for wildlife under climate change.
Why survey plants? And what are cold air pools? Stayed tuned to find out!
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