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Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study

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The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is hosting an important upcoming seminar:

Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study
Wednesday September 21st 2016
3:30-4:30 pm
Room 002, University House 1, University of Victoria

Please join us for this seminar with Rod Davis. The Kootenay Region of British Columbia plays a vital role in maintaining wildlife diversity in the Yellowstone to Yukon ecoregional corridor. Despite conservation efforts that have provided substantial areas designated to protect wildlife ecosystems, climate change and human development threaten the resilience of these ecosystems. This research aims to evaluate the effectiveness of wildlife conservation policy, vulnerability to climate change, and governance obstacles and stakeholder support for policy adaptations.

Rod Davis retired from the provincial government in 2007 after 35 years working on fish and wildlife conservation, forest and range practices, land use planning, and environmental protection. He completed his PhD at UVic in 2015, where his research focused on socio-ecological dimensions of climate change and ecosystem conservation. Rod works as an independent consultant in resource and environmental policy and practice. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at UVic and the Chair of the Managed Forest Council.

This event will also have a list webcast. Click here at event time to join.

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