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Janet A Cushing

Deputy Chief, National & Regional Climate Adaptation

Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Office Phone: 703-648-4015
Fax: 703-648-4044
ORCID: 0000-0002-6370-2144

John W Powell FB
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston , VA 20192-0002

Supervisor: Douglas Beard
The National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) work with natural and cultural resource managers to gather the scientific information and build the tools needed to help fish, wildlife and ecosystems adapt to the impacts of climate change. The National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) is the managing entity for the nine regional CASCs and is located at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. Both the NCASC and regional CASCs each fund a portfolio of science projects on an annual basis. To learn more about the NCASC, please visit:
Abstract (from Report): Madagascar, a country rich in natural capital and biodiversity but with high levels of poverty, food insecurity, and population growth, faces a number of development challenges, including obtaining sustained financial support from external sources and building internal capacity to address the poor environmental, health, and socio-economic conditions. Climate change poses an increasing threat to achieving development goals and is usually considered in development plans and project designs. However, there have been numerous challenges in the effective implementation of those plans, particularly in the sustained engagement of the communities to undertake adaptive actions but also due to insufficient...
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