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Current Climate Science for Managers

A discussion about what the science tells us about climate change, how managers can use this science when delivering on-the-ground conservation, and how we communicate about this science.

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Jean Brennan is a Landscape Conservation Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, working with the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC). Before joining the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jean worked as a Senior Climate Change Scientist for an environmental non-profit conducting synthetic research into the impacts of climate change on natural systems and adaptation strategies.  She has also worked extensively internationally as Senior Conservation Scientist for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and as a staff scientist for the U.S. State Department, Office of Global Change.

Jean is an accomplished field biologist and has conducted research on primates in Kenya; carnivores on Madagascar; Asian elephants and other endangered large mammals on Peninsula Malaysia; and orangutans and proboscis monkeys on Borneo, Indonesia.  She holds graduate degrees in Population Biology and Genetics from the University of Tennessee; Forest Ecology from Yale University School of Forestry; and Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has taught “Conservation Biology” at the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, and “Air Resources” at the University of California Davis, and conducted 3-day training workshops for FWS biologists on “Climate Change Adaptation”

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