Northwest Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change Network 2021 Virtual Symposium
The Northwest Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change Network (NW RISCC) held a virtual symposium on September 15 and 16, 2021. The symposium brought together managers, scientists, and other practitioners to discuss the nexus of climate change, extreme events such as wildfires and droughts, and invasive species management in the Northwest including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and neighboring states and provinces.
- Day 1 of the symposium addressed the state of the science for invasive species, climate change, and the interactions of these stressors, and heard from the perspectives of those managing invasive species in the Northwest and beyond.
- Day 2 used the Resist-Accept-Direct, or RAD, framework with case studies aimed at evaluating ecological transformation with regard to climate change and invasive species management and research. Speaker biographies, a symposium summary, and links to the presentations for all the symposium speakers are available at the link.
The NW RISCC Network is a partnership of regional agencies and organizations dedicated to helping practitioners address the nexus of climate change and invasive species, including plants, animals, and pathogens.