WICCI’s Wildlife Working Group investigates how Wisconsin’s changing climate will impact wildlife populations and the habitats they depend on. We bring together managers and scientists interested in understanding and assessing the ecological impacts of modern climate.
One of our most important efforts is the development of climate change adaptation principles to help guide wildlife conservation now and into the future. In doing so, we actively engage with state wildlife managers and organize workshops focused on developing strategies and tactics in climate change adaptation.
- Conduct workshops focused on assisting wildlife managers in Wisconsin to develop and apply strategies of climate change adaptation
- Collaborate with agencies to develop projects focused a better understanding of the role of modern climate change and variability on wildlife populations in the state
- Develop a new list of members to engage with WICCI
- Collaborate with other WICCI working groups to evaluate the expected impacts of future climate change on Wisconsin’s natural resources
Stakeholders and Partners
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
- University of Wisconsin Extension
- Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS)
- Benjamin Zuckerberg (co-chair), Associate Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison
- Tami Ryan (co-chair), Wildlife Health Section Chief, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- Scott Hull (co-chair), Director, Office of Applied Science, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources