Project Code: USGS-USA-4

Help Us Fight Invasive Species and Climate Change!

Project Title Help Us Fight Invasive Species and Climate Change!
Project Summary Work with US Geological Survey scientists and their university collaborators to develop documents and tools for managing invasive species in the face of climate change.
Country United States
Agency Geological Survey
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Invasive species and climate change represent two of the five major global change threats to ecosystems. An emerging initiative within US Geological Survey aims to develop management-relevant research to improve invasive species management in the face of climate change. Through working groups, information sharing and targeted research, we address the information needs of invasive species managers in the context of climate change. RISCC Management is collaboratively led by the Department of Interior Northeast Climate Science Center, the New York Invasive Species Research Institute, and the University of Massachusetts to address the question "How can we manage for upcoming biological invasions in the light of climate change?" The working group combines climate and invasive species scientists with invasive species managers and policy makers from the northeast to promote a two-way dialogue to 1) share regional knowledge about current management strategies and scientific insights; and 2) identify and address planning and information needs of managers related to invasive species and climate change.

The intern will help to develop management-focused communication documents and research syntheses. This internship will offer an authorship opportunity if the intern meets the requisite standards in terms of time and effort.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data visualization
Editing and proofreading
Educational design
Infographic design
Social media management
Website design
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