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The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center annual report for 2012

Circular 1387

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Abstract

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs) annual report. In 2008, Congress created the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The center was formed to respond to the demands of natural resource managers for rigorous scientific information and effective tools for assessing and responding to climate change. Located at the USGS National Headquarters in Reston, Va., the NCCWSC has invested more than $70 million in cutting-edge climate change research and, in response to Secretarial Order No. 3289,established and is managing eight regional Department of Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs). The mission of the NCCWSC is to provide natural resource managers with the tools and information they need to develop and execute management strategies that address the impacts of climate and other ongoing global changes on fish and wildlife and their habitats. The DOI CSCs are joint Federal-university partnerships that focus their scientific work on regional priorities identified by DOI Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) as well as Federal, State, Tribal, and other resource managers. The CSCs provide access to a wide range of scientific capabilities through their network of university partners along with the USGS and other Federal agency scientists. The focus of the NCCWSC on multiregion and national priorities complements the regionally focused agendas of the CSCs.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center annual report for 2012
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1387
Edition:
Version 1.0: First posted August 12, 2013; Version 1.1: November 14, 2013
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Description:
v, 29 p.
Number of Pages:
38
Time Range Start:
2012-01-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
2012-12-31T12:00:00
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N