Historical and Paleoecological guidelines for Novel Future Environments

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: The Changing North American Continent
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Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 26
Organizers: Jason McLachlan
Chairs: Jason McLachlan


The historical record of environmental change provides guidelines for environmental policy and management in several ways: It provides empirical evidence for the potential pace, pattern, and mechanism of environmental change; it provides validation data to test theory of environmental change; and it provides a baseline against which we can measure social and environmental change. However, the novelty of anticipated future environments can challenge these traditional uses of historical data

This session will cover a wide perspective on historical environmental data and consider how historical ecology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, environmental modeling, and policy planning contribute to inform our understanding of future environmental change.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Lindsay Darling*, Purdue University, Brady Hardiman, Purdue, Christy Rollinson, The Morton Arboretum, Two centuries of forest and social change in the Chicago Region 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Brice Hanberry*, , Novel current ecosystems of the eastern United States: A perspective for climate change 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Kyle McAvoy*, University of Notre Dame, Anna Pappas*, University of Notre Dame, Ian Shuman*, University of Notre Dame, Jody Peters, University of Notre Dame , Kira Sullivan-Wiley, Boston University , Lindsay Darling, Purdue University, Kelly Heilman, University of Arizona , Chris Paciorek, University of California, Berkeley, Jason McLachlan, University of Notre Dame , Historical Vegetation-Environment Relationships and Implications for Management in the Midwest, United States 15 2:00 PM
Presenter John Williams*, University Of Wisconsin - Madison, Alejandro Ordonez, Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Jens-Christian Svenning, Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Fast, slow, or abrupt? A unified framework for studying and managing climate-driven rates of ecological change 15 2:15 PM
Presenter John Baeten*, Indiana University, Reconstructing Indiana's Everglades from Historical Survey Data 15 2:30 PM

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