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Marni Koopman

Climate Change Scientist

Marni takes a lead role in developing and executing ClimateWise®projects to help local communities prepare for a changing climate. Marni also helped prepare climate-informed conservation blueprints for the Klamath-Siskiyou and the Colorado Plateau ecoregions. Previously, Marni completed postdoctoral research with the Rocky Mountain Research Station investigating the effects of climate change on wildlife and wildlife habitat. Marni has expertise in ecological effects of climate change, ornithology, metapopulation ecology, conservation genetics, and invasive species. Marni holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara, a M.S. in Wildland Resource Science from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Wyoming.

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Preparing for Climate Change in the Rogue River Basin of Southwest Oregon

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Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Forestry
Public Health
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
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Agriculture
Biodiversity
Conservation / Restoration
Forestry
Public Health
Water Resources
Wildlife
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Agriculture
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Forestry
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Wildlife
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Conservation / Restoration
Policy
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Wildlife

Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Planning in San Luis Obispo County

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Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Public Health
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife

Preparing for Climate Change in the Klamath Basin

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Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Public Health
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Wildlife
Summary: 

Located across southern Oregon and northern California, the Klamath Basin consists of unique ecological areas and natural resources that provide important ecosystem services to the region. Climate change impacts, such as warmer air temperatures and decreases in water levels, are likely to significantly affect natural systems and resources of the Klamath Basin.

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations in the Rogue River Basin

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Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Forestry
Public Health
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
Summary: 

Located in southwest Oregon, the Rogue River Basin consists of unique ecological areas and natural resources that provide important ecosystem services to the region. Climate change is likely to generate significant new stresses and exacerbate current stressors to water quantity and quality, species, habitats, and ecosystem processes of the Rogue Basin.

Climate Change Adaptation Planning in San Luis Obispo County

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Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Public Health
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
Summary: 

Climate change is likely to affect natural and human systems in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County including impacts to agriculture, human health, natural resources, infrastructure, emergency response needs, and tourism.

Preparing for Climate Change in the Upper Willamette River Basin

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Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Public Health
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
Summary: 

The Upper Willamette River Basin of western Oregon borders the Coast Mountain Range to the west and the headwaters of the Cascade Mountains to the east. The Basin encompasses nearly two million acres, 90% of which is forested. Climate change is likely to alter natural systems and resources of the Upper Willamette River Basin, subsequently affecting ecosystem services in the region.

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Agriculture
Disaster Risk Management
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Policy
Public Health
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
Summary: 

Climate change is a global phenomenon that has the potential for severe local impacts to natural systems in Fresno County. These impacts in turn will affect agriculture, human health, infrastructure, forestry, emergency response, tourism, and many other facets of society. Climate change impacts are expected to exacerbate existing problems in Fresno County while also imposing new ones.

Coast Redwoods and Climate Change

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A workshop on coast redwoods and climate change was held in the fall of 2013.

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The city of Austin, Texas has experienced many temperature and precipitation extremes in the last decade. As climate change accelerates, we can expect more days of extreme heat, fewer overnight freezes, and more frequent periods of drought than there have been historically.