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Managed Relocation Under a Changing Climate: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

A Joint Symposium presented by the Delta Science Program and the U.C. Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute


Monday, December 4, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


UC Davis
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom A

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616


Free and Open to the Public

A highly debated management approach for promoting species’ responses to climate change is managed relocation: translocating individuals to a climate anticipated to be more suitable under future conditions than their current location.  For some species, managed relocation might represent one of few possible actions to take to promote persistence under climate change.  However, such an intervention entails a variety of risks, from moving a population or species at the wrong time or to the wrong place, to disrupting local adaptation, to causing accidentally invasive species.


This day-long symposium will bring together scientists and managers considering managed relocation in a variety of systems.  The central goals of the symposium are to (1) inform scientists on the decision-making process for translocations, (2) inform managers on the latest decision-support tools and related information emerging from science, and (3) promote an exchange of information among marine, freshwater, and terrestrial scientists and managers on decision-making approaches and recent scientific advancements.


To view the Save the Date flyer, please click here.


More information (finalized schedule):

Direct link to registration*:

Poster** submission (deadline Nov. 27):


*PLEASE NOTE:  We are offering a prepaid catered lunch to all registrants.  The registration system is automatically set-up to receive a payment of $12.00 by credit card from you for the cost of the lunch.  If you do not wish to purchase the prepaid lunch, please enter YDTPLROBKR in the coupon code box on the registration page.  This will zero-out the cost of the lunch.   


**The poster presentation session at the symposium will provide an opportunity to share your current research or management projects focused on managed relocation. Posters will also be available to view during breaks and are intended to provide authors and participants with an opportunity to engage in discussions and identify opportunities to collaborate. We will be accepting the first 30 posters. 



Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)