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Title: Reducing Risk and Building Resilience through Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Agroecosystem Networks Session Proposal

item Elias, Emile
item Brown, David
item BRUSBERG, MARK - Office Of The Chief Economist
item GOULD, BILL - Us Forest Service (FS)
item Reyes, Julian Jon
item STEELE, CAITI - New Mexico State University
item STEELE, RACHEL - Office Of The Chief Economist

Submitted to: American Meteorological Society
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/1/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The past decade has seen pronounced growth in climate-focused collaborative networks aimed at providing decision-relevant, region-specific, and stakeholder-centered research and information. Collaborative networks, and the interdisciplinary actions they promote at federal, state, and local levels, offer approaches to enhance resilience and adaptive capacity on agricultural and forested landscapes. These networks serve a variety of climate services, ranging from facilitating citizen science to collecting local agro-meteorological data to engaging federal programs with broad missions that related to response and adaptation to climate drivers. The objective of this session is to offer perspectives on how climate-focused networks utilize interdisciplinary approaches and provide services to support agroecosystem resilience and adaptive capacity, thereby reducing climate risk. A common thread that often links these efforts is to ensure agricultural and natural resource professionals have the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to manage their land given changing environmental conditions and increasingly extreme weather and climate events. We invite participants to learn more about how these collaborative networks and organizations are reducing climate risk on agricultural and forested landscapes by sharing examples of research, application needs, challenges, and solutions.