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Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards

Date: August 07, 2017 - 10:28 am MDT Posted by: lawrencelam

Dr. Megan Friggens
Dr. Megan Friggens
Eight individuals and organizations, including Rocky Mountain Research Station’s (RMRS) Dr. Megan Friggens, received honors at the National Adaptation Forum as recipients of the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources. Dr. Friggens, research ecologist with the RMRS Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems science program, received an Honorable Mention for her work developing innovative methods to assess the effects of a changing climate on wildlife and habitats. Through workshops, webinars, and web-based tools she transfers this knowledge to federal, state, and private land stakeholders. She is developing a spatially explicit model to predict fire damage on cultural resources and adapting a vulnerability assessment framework to explore implications of climate change impacts for fire regimes. Friggens co-developed and published applications of a vulnerability assessment tool called “System for Assessing Vulnerable Species (SAVS),” to help provide a foundation for developing adaptation strategies.

Research Topics: 
Climate Change; Fire; Fire detection
National Priority Research Areas: 
Climate Change
RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems
RMRS Strategic Priorities: 
Fire Sciences