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DOI Office of Policy and Analysis Seminar: DOI Adaptive Management Applications Guide. Ken Williams, DOI Presentation. July 2012.

Ecosystem services in practice: Perspectives from the USGS Science and Decisions Center. Carl Shapiro, Moore Foundation Ecosystem Services Seminar, October 2011.

Data, policy, and adaptive management.  Ken Williams, OPM Executive Workshop on Environmental Policy Issues, August 2011.

Adaptive management and ecosystem services.  Ken Williams, DOI Economics Conference, June 2011.

Informing resource management: A panel on ecosystem services and science-based decision making.  Ken Williams and Carl Shapiro, 2010 Conference on Ecosystem Services, December 2010.

A symposium on science to inform Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and other DOPI management issues.  Ken Williams and Carl Shapiro, 2010 DOI Conference on the Environment, April 2010

Adaptive decision making and forest resources.  Ken Williams, Science Forum for the U.S. Forest Service Land Management Planning Rule, March, 2010.

The role of adaptive management in climate planning.  Ken Williams, Wildlife Society Symposium on Advancing Climate Science for Wildlife Management: From Impacts and Uncertainty to Decisions, March 2010.

Sustainability, resilience, and adaptive management of natural resources.  Ken Williams, Pennsylvania State University Graduate Seminar, February 2010.

2011 SDC Ecosystem Services Valuation Seminars

Climate risks and carbon prices: Revising the social cost of carbon. Frank Ackerman, Stockholm Environment Institute, Tufts University. October 2011.

Integrating ecosystem services into natural resource management, policy, and planning in south east Queensland, Australia.  Simone Maynard, South East Queensland Ecosystem Services Project. August 2011.

Ecosystem service valuation and land use change in the prairie pothole region. William Gascgoine, USGS Fort Collins Science Center. June 2011.

Addressing the challenges of climate change in the greater Everglades ecosystem: Participatory spatial simulation methods for climate adaptation and strategic conservation planning. Michael Flaxman and Juan Carlos Vargas-Moreno, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. March 2011.

Ecosystem services valuation: The natural capital InVEST model.  Amy Rosenthal and Nirmal Bhagabati, World Wildlife Fund.  January 2011.





The Center's ongoing projects in support of science for decision making include field studies, cooperative agreements, books, articles, and conferences.

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Williams, B.K., and E.D. Brown. 2012.  Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior Applications Guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior.)

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Liaison Activities

Advisory Committee, 12th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment, National Council for Science and the Environment, Carl Shapiro and Ken Williams, members.

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Applications in the Field

This page higlights applications now being implemented in the field. These applications are directly connected to thematic concerns of the Center.

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