CA LCC Project

Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on Ecology and Habitats of Waterbirds in the Central Valley

Project Information

Phases 1-3 (2010-2012): This project will develop landscape change scenarios based upon water availability and precipitation and temperature patterns projected from downscaled models and investigate impacts of these changes on habitats and ecology of waterfowl, shorebirds, and other waterbirds in the Central Valley. This project will provide critical information and support to understand and incorporate likely impacts of climatic change in conservation planning.

Science Delivery Phase (2013): The goal of this work is to work with the CVJV to adapt the scenario modeling project results and modeling tool so they can be used by the CVJV to incorporate climate, urbanization, and water supply management impacts on waterbird habitats into its conservation planning.

A website providing more information about the project is found at http://www.werc.usgs.gov/Project.aspx?ProjectID=204.

See also this Estuary News Insert featuring an article on this project.

Full Proposal Title: 
Understanding impacts of climate change on ecology and habitats of waterfowl, shorebirds, and other waterbirds: Guidance for the California LCC and other wetland habitat conservation programs in the Pacific Flyway
Project Lead: 
Joseph Fleskes, joe_fleskes@usgs.gov
Status: 
In Progress
Starting Date: 
2010-08
Ending Date: 
2017-10
Total LCC Funding: 
337185
Total Matching or In-Kind Funds: 
593450
Attachments

Products of this project

Titlesort descending Deliverable Type Release Date Commons Catalog Record or External Link
A framework for modeling anthropogenic impacts on waterbird habitats: addressing future uncertainty in conservation planning Publication Dec 2014
Article in March 2014 Estuary News Publication : Article Mar 2014
Central Valley Waterbirds Bioenergetic and Conservation Planning Datasets Datasets / Database Oct 2017
Climate change impacts on ecology and habitats of Central Valley waterfowl and other waterbirds Website Oct 2012
Contributions to the CVJV Implementation Plan Conservation Plan / Design / Framework Mar 2017
Progress report Report Oct 2013
Project results presented in updated project website and at appropriate conferences/workshops/meetings. Website Oct 2014
Projected impacts of climate, urbanization, and water supply management on habitats and ecology of pintails and other waterfowl in the Central Valley of California. Article in Pintail Action Group Newsletter Publication : Article Oct 2012
Understanding impacts of climate change, urbanization, and water management on habitat and ecology of waterfowl, shorebirds, and other waterbirds: Guidance for the California LCC and other wetland habitat conservation programs in the Pacific Flyway. Report Nov 2012
Water Evaluation and Planning system model for Central Valley waterbird habitat (WEAP-CVwh) and habitat projection and impacts analysis Publication Mar 2017