Event: NSAS Presents Dr Sam Veloz, Point Blue’s Ecoinformatics and Climate Solutions Director

Date: Thursday January 13, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Dr. Veloz leads a team of scientists at Point Blue that uses science to help decision makers and natural resource managers prepare for future environmental changes. (NSAS Event)


Dr. Veloz will share how his team develops models and tools that enable climate-smart decision making. They work in ecosystems ranging from upland and tidal marsh ecosystems in the San Francisco Estuary, to coastal forests and grasslands of the Pacific Northwest, to the deserts of the southwest U.S., to the Ross Sea in Antarctica.
Dr. Veloz’s personal research focuses on studies of spatial patterns of species occurrence and abundance across the landscape. Most of his work explores, through modeling, how species will respond in space to changing climate and other environmental change. By understanding how species respond to changing environmental conditions and incorporating novel methods for dealing with future uncertainty into their analyses, they can better inform conservation decision making.
Dr. Veloz came to Point Blue in 2010 after working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he studied how plant species responded to global warming following the last deglaciation as a proxy for how species will respond to future climate change. He received his PhD from UC Davis in Ecology in 2008 where he studied how urbanization in Australia led to behavioral changes in megabats and the coincidental emergence of fatal zoonotic diseases in humans. He received his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from UC Santa Cruz in 1997.
Although he spends a lot my time in the office at our Petaluma headquarters, he enjoys surfing and traveling throughout California and the world with his wife and three sons.

Topic: Napa Solano Audubon's Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 13, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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