The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society’s (TWS) Climate Change & Wildlife Working Group (CCWWG) are seeking nominees to serve on a synthesis team to address emerging climate change issues in natural resource management. Last year, more than 150 participants participated in a survey to identify topics for a collaborative synthesis effort that will culminate in a symposium at the 2019 AFS-TWS Joint Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada. Survey respondents identified ecosystem transformation as the top priority. AFS and TWS’ CCWWG will stand up a small team tasked with producing a synthesis publication on this important topic. The outcomes of this effort will inform TWS and AFS policy and science communication strategies and will be used to engage the broader membership of both societies, as well as policy makers and the public.
AFS and the CCWWG are now seeking nominations for participants in this Ecosystem Transformation Synthesis Team. Appointees will be required to attend one in-person meeting in autumn 2018, tasked with contributing to (at least) one synthesis manuscript, and attending a related symposium at the 2019 AFS-TWS joint annual meeting. Travel to both in-person events will be covered by AFS and the CCWWG.