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

Making Climate Change Relevant to You: Climate Wizard Maps the Future

What will climate change bring to your community? Climate Wizard helps people around the world better understand how climate change will impact the places where they live, work and recreate.

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This Week on Cool Green Science: Change & The Eastern U.S. Forest

Too many deer. Logging one tree to save another. Beavers versus old growth. Welcome to forest conservation in the Anthropocene. Beginning Monday, July 21, join us for a provocative 5-part series exploring the full complexity facing forest conservation in the eastern United States.

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Osprey Cam: Watch Our Wild Neighbors
Watch the ospreys live 24/7 as they nest and raise their young -- and learn more about these fascinating birds from our scientist.

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Innovative Science

Investing in Seagrass
Marine scientists and fishers alike know that grass beds are valuable as nursery habitat. A new Conservancy-funded study puts a number to it.

Drones Aid Bird Conservation
How can California conservationists accurately count thousands of cranes? Enter a new tool in bird monitoring: the drone.

Creating a Climate-Smart Agriculture
Can farmers globally both adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change? A new paper answers with a definitive yes. But it won't be easy.

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