The Climate Adaptation Science (CAS) specialization is offered for ten MS and nine PhD degrees from nine different departments. The specialization emphasizes interdisciplinary research and integrates training in informatics, modeling, communication, leadership, project management, risk assessment, decision-making under uncertainty, and interdisciplinary teamwork. Project research advances understanding of changing hydroclimate (drought and flood), fire, land cover, social and economic effects, and potential adaptations. The specialization closely integrates research, instruction, and real-world experience in collaboration with federal, state, and local land managers, as well as policy-makers, citizen stakeholders, and scientists. The specialization requires nine credit hours total, with five required credits, four elective credits, and a Communication Plan.
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