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Webinar: Northeast Habitat Climate Vulnerability Assessment
Thursday, 27 January 2022, 9:30
Thursday, January 27, 2022. 9:30 AM. Webinar: Northeast Habitat Climate Vulnerability Assessment. Samantha Borisoff, Northeast Regional Climate Center; Mike Johnson, NOAA. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here. Register here.
Abstract: The webinar will feature a recap of January conditions and Mike Johnson will provide an overview of the results of a NOAA Fisheries-led assessment of the climate vulnerability of marine, estuarine, and riverine habitats in the Northeast United States. The findings were published in the scientific journal PLOS ONEthis link opens in a new window in December 2021. We found salt marshes, shellfish reefs, deep-sea corals, seagrasses, kelp, and intertidal habitats to be among the most vulnerable. The coastal habitats with the highest climate vulnerability are also those most often at risk from degradation due to coastal development and pollution. The assessment highlights the importance of prioritizing habitat protection and restoration to support resilience and adaptability to climate change. I will discuss some applications of the assessment results and next steps.