University of Missouri helps Feds with climate change research

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M.U. School of Natural Resources research specialist Tom Bonnot works with data to develop models that predict how climate change will effect forests and wildlife. (Mid-Missouri Public Radio)

NE CSC Fellow Thomas Bonnot at the University of Missouri is featured in a story on Mid-Missouri Public Radio for his work developing models that predict how climate change will effect forests and wildlife.

Tom Bonnot is a research specialist for the School of Natural Resources, and the computer models he has designed from climate data over the past year are part of his Ph.D. research.  He said the models show how climate change will likely affect wildlife in specific forests across a 10 state region that includes the Missouri Ozarks.  "We can use these models to not only pull in climate change but pull in those conservation scenarios that we might consider and see which of those conservation scenarios across the region are going to most benefit the most wildlife species in the context of the climate change that might happen."

-->Listen to the full story:  http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-helps-feds-climate-change-research