Lee Hannah: The ecology of climate change adaptation

Dr. Lee Hannah is an ecologist with Conservation International and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He's also one of only a few scientists who has been engaged for well over a decade on climate adaptation, so he has a deep perspective on how the science of climate adaptation has been evolving and where it might be headed. Working globally and regionally, Lee has been trying to bridge the gap between studying the impacts of climate and helping species, ecosystems, and communities and economies in the developing world adjust to the emerging climate. His work spans the laboratory, the field, and science and resource management policy. Here, we present a short video with some highlights of the discussion Lee and I had. If you are intrigued and want more detail about how climate adaptation science is evolving and how resource managers should begin to engage with adaptation into their daily work, we also have a more detailed and extended audio podcast of our conversation available on this page as well.

Click here for the extended discussion podcast.