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"A network of networks" - GLAF 2016 will bring together practitioners and researchers from across the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States for 3 days of sharing climate adaptation and resilience solutions and products in an engaged learning program.
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Thursday, October 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Natural Resources: Natural Resource Management and Climate Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region

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This panel will introduce participants to innovative projects integrating climate adaptation into both the ecological and human dimensions of natural resource management, including: 1) The “Conserving Nature’s State” approach to developing conservation networks in which resilient sites are linked by corridors to support species adaptation. 2) Using social network analysis to develop strategies that strengthen the capacity of Lake Michigan coastal ravine managers to address the ecological impacts of increased extreme precipitation events. 3) Research into factors that contribute to the emergence and success of coordinated management among private forest owners, building capacity to respond to climate-related forest health problems. 


Ethan Brown

Resiliency Coordinator, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Brown joined the Alliance for the Great Lakes in 2015 as the Resiliency Coordinator. He has a Master’s degree in sustainable planning and most recently worked at Heartland Alliance on the Illinois Asset Building Group project, where he managed a diverse coalition, focused on communications and convening community round tables. He is experienced in research design, policy analysis and climate adaptation planning.

Alexandra Paige Fischer

Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Michigan
The goal of Fischer's research is to increase understanding of human behavior as it relates to the sustainability of socio-ecological systems. She investigates factors that enable and constrain human mitigation of and adaptation to risks associated with natural hazards and climate change, specifically among private landowners and natural resource organizations.
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Kimberly Hall

Climate Change Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
As an ecologist with The Nature Conservancy (North America region), Hall manages a climate change resilience mapping project focused on the Great Lakes and Great Plains, and collaborates with colleagues across the Conservancy on strategies and tools for climate change adaptation. She also co-leads a “Science for Nature and People Partnership” focused on ecological impacts of climate-linked drought. She completed her Ph.D and Master’s at the... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Great Lakes Central, 4th Floor Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

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