Evan Girvetz

Evan Girvetz

Evan Girvetz is senior climate scientist with The Nature Conservancy’s Global Climate Change Program. He provides expert technical support on climate change to conservancy programs and project teams, and co-leads the development of the Climate Wizard (http://ClimateWizard.org), a tool that allows non-climate specialists explore climate change maps and analyses.

Evan is a conservation ecologist with over a decade of experience in conservation planning, environmental decision support, and climate-change assessment. He previously was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Washington, School of Forest Resources, where he researched ways to incorporate climate change into conservation planning.

Evan received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis. He has published extensively on conservation planning, landscape ecology, and climate change, and his research has been featured in top media outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times and New Scientist magazine.

Evan's Posts

The Heat is On, and it’s Time to Prepare

August 20th, 2012

Whether you look globally or locally, the last several months featured heat, heat and more heat. And with a renowned NASA scientist saying this is part of a new trend toward warmer summers, how can we prepare? More

How to Change a Climate Skeptic’s Mind

February 8th, 2011

How do you convince Uncle Charlie that climate change is real? Conservancy climate scientist Evan Girvetz says new mobile apps and books might do the trick. More

State of the Earth’s Climate 2010: Warmest & Wettest

January 24th, 2011

2010 was the Earth's warmest and wettest year on record -- and it's a taste of what climate change will bring our future, says Conservancy climate scientist Evan Girvetz. More

Conservation + Global Development: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship?

October 11th, 2010

How can conservation become more relevant to poor people around the world? Partner with global development organizations -- or risk irrelevance, says the Conservancy's Evan Girvetz. More

Climate Change: Risks to U.S. Water Supplies Will Increase

July 20th, 2010

A new report projects that climate change will endanger water supplies across much of the United States -- but there's still time to prevent the worst, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz. More

Climate Change: Time to Respond with Conservation

June 7th, 2010

The evidence for climate change is strong -- and REDD and ecosystem-based adaptation should be part of the response, argues the Conservancy's Evan Girvetz. More

Strike of the Dzud: How Conservation Can Help Mongolia’s Herders

April 19th, 2010

50% of all Mongolia's livestock could be dead by spring -- victims of a drought-freeze punch known as a dzud. How could grassland conservation help herders cope with such climate-change intensified phenomena? More

Translating How Climate Change Will Impact Your Backyard

February 18th, 2010

Climate change is going to impact everybody's backyard -- but so many people don't understand that. Time to get the data out to them, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz. More

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