Book in Common

In Search of the Canary Tree: Resources

CNN Earth Day 2020 article co-authored by Lauren Oakes in new window)

Nature4Climate in new window)

Nature4Climate (N4C) is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN-REDD, UNEP, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International (CI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Woods Hole Research Center, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Resources Institute (WRI), and WWF that aims to increase investment and action on nature-based solutions in support of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. There are a lot of helpful resources here to learn more about this solution space.

Project Drawdown in new window)

Perhaps the most accessible and comprehensive resource out there addressing all aspects of the climate equation--stopping the sources of greenhouse gas pollution, supporting and enhancing the sinks of carbon dioxide found in nature, and helping society achieve broader transformations. 

Climate Adaptation Fund in new window)

A Fund for supporting on-the-ground adaptation efforts, led by non-profit organizations in the United States. Reports such as,  Embracing Change, provide insights for action from innovative, community-driven responses to local impacts. (I am a Science Advisor to the Fund.) in new window)

A global initiative to restore 1 trillion trees by 2050. The "Take Action" link provides avenues for supporting this effort and getting involved in your community. 

Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents in new window)

I contributed a couple lesson plans to this book. But in general, it's a helpful resource for brainstorming curriculum ideas around climate change. 

Some other helpful resources re: climate literacy, via NOAA. in new window)

California State U., Chico In Search of the Canary Tree by Lauren E. Oakes

Academic publications resulting from or related to the research described in the book:

Oakes, L. E., Hennon, P. E., O’Hara, K. L., Dirzo, R. (2014). Long-term vegetation changes in a      temperate forest impacted by climate change. Ecosphere, 5(10), 1-28.
            Full-text link or Full-text PDF link

Oakes, L. E., Hennon, P. E., Ardoin, N. M., D’Amore, D. V., Ferguson, A. J., Steel, A., Wittwer, D. T., & Lambin, E. F. (2015). Conservation in a social-ecological system experiencing climate-induced tree mortality. Biological Conservation, 192, 276-285.
            CSU, Chico full-text PDF link(opens in new window)

Oakes, L. L., Ardoin, N. M., & Lambin, E. F. (2016). I know, therefore I adapt? Complexities of individual adaptation to climate-induced forest dieback in Alaska. Ecology and Society, 21(2), 40. doi:10.5751/ES-08464-210240

Publisher Reader’s Guide (PDF)

Popular media resources by L. E. Oakes:

Video and audio resources:
Outside magazine podcast and article
Lauren E. Oakes, interviewed by Jennifer Jewell during her NSPR program Cultivating Place
     Podcast September 5, 2019
Netflix series Our Planet: Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.
TED climate change playlist