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Southern Sierra Science Symposium planned for Visalia
Date:8/27/2008

nd Education Program at California State University, Sacramento, and subsequently co-founded and directed the Land Use and Natural Resources Program at the University of California, Davis. He is currently a visiting scholar and occasional lecturer at the University of California, Davis.

Nechodom spent several years as an agricultural and environmental policy adviser, consultant and researcher in Mexico and Latin America working with clients such as U.S. AID, the United Nations and other NGO development agencies.

Nechodom holds a Ph.D. in political science and environmental policy from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Background: In January 2008, the Forest Service (Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument along with the Pacific Southwest Research Station) signed a historic partnership agreement with the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and the U.S. Geological Survey to work together to better understand climate change and its effects on the Southern Sierra Nevada ecosystem. The long-term goal of this partnership is to establish a Research Learning Center.

The purpose of the Southern Sierra Science Symposium is to explain and design the research science agenda for the future in the southern Sierras according to the partnership agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU states, "The parties to this agreement recognize and agree to collaboratively develop a program of research, resources management, and public education to help mitigate the impacts from and adapt to climate change effects on ecosystems of the southern Sierra Nevada."


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Contact: Roland Giller
rgiller@fs.fed.us
510-559-6327
US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
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