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Bruce Young

Young, Bruce

Dr. Bruce Young focuses on the species side of biodiversity conservation in the Americas. He currently coordinates NatureServe’s botany and zoology programs where he has led the development of widely used conservation status assessments and digital distribution maps. He led a team that developed the Climate Change Vulnerability Index, a means to rapidly assess the relative vulnerability to climate change of plants and animals in North America and the tropical Andes. He has contributed to publications on climate change vulnerability produced by the Association for Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Voluntary Guidance for States to Incorporate Climate Change into State Wildlife Action Plans & Other Management Plans), the National Wildlife Federation (Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment), the Chicago University Press (Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate), and IAI-SCOPE (Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Tropical Andes). He serves as a trainer for the USFWS National Conservation Training Center course on “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment.