The Science of Climate Change

A field tech wearing waders holds a clip board while submerged in Rodeo Lagoon.
This interpretive park ranger has donned a pair of waders as she assists scientific field work in Rodeo Lagoon. By bringing scientists and storytellers together, GGNRA aims to bridge the gap between the science and communication of climate change.

Lara Volski NPS

Our park management decisions and climate change communication strategies draw from both established and emerging science.

Research Papers

Batllori et al. 2020. Forest and woodland replacement patterns following drought-related mortality. Forest and woodland replacement patterns following drought-related mortality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 117: 29 720-29 729.

Gonzalez, P., F. Wang, M. Notaro, D.J. Vimont, and J.W. Williams. 2018. Disproportionate magnitude of climate change in United States national parks. Environ. Res. Lett. 13(10), doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aade09.

Gonzalez, P. 2016. Climate change in the National Parks of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Jordan, C. 2021. Climate Change at Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, California, USA U.C. Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.


Last updated: September 30, 2021

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