NCCWSC Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series

The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center is partnering with the National Conservation Training Center to offer the "Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series" to highlight NCCWSC and Climate Science Center sponsored science projects related to climate change impacts and adaptation. This webinar series was developed to inform scientists, land managers, and the general public about potential and predicted climate change impacts on fish and wildlife and to help guide resource management decisions across the United States. Instructions for joining the webinars will be provided in advance on the corresponding pages (see below). Video recordings with closed captioning are made available approximately 1-2 weeks after each presentation. Please see the schedule of upcoming webinars below.

If you have questions about the NCCWSC webinar series, please contact: nccwsc@usgs.gov.

Previous Webinars


Past, Present and Future Effects of Land-use Changes on Functional Connectivity in the Southern Great Plains
  • Speaker: Elena López Zozaya and Kristen A. Baum
  • Affiliation: Oklahoma State University
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

Originally dominated by prairies, the Southern Great Plains is now one of the largest grain, meat and natural gas producing regions in the United States. As a consequence of these and other human activities, such as... (Read More)

Deer, Birds, Wetlands, Turtle combination
An Introduction to CRAVe: A Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability
  • Speaker: Robin O'Malley and Laura Thompson
  • Affiliation: USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015,

The Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe) is a new web-based community resource that houses information on assessments of the vulnerability of various natural and human resources to a... (Read More)

Using State-and-Transition Simulation Models to Guide Sustainable Management of Ecosystems: Three Case Studies from across the US
  • Speaker: Jennifer Costanza, Megan Creutzburg*, Brian Miller**
  • Affiliation: NC State University, *Portland State University, **Colorado State University
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015,

Sustainable management of natural resources under competing demands is challenging, particularly when facing novel and uncertain future climatic conditions. Meeting this challenge requires considering information... (Read More)

Assessing the Relative Resilience Potential of Coral Reefs to Inform Management in the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Speaker: Jeff Maynard
  • Affiliation: Marine Applied Research Center, Wilmington, NC
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015,

Reducing coral reef vulnerability to climate change requires that managers understand and support the natural resilience of coral reefs. To assist these managers, a team of researchers, supported by the Pacific... (Read More)

Bull Trout
Rangewide Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Threatened Bull Trout
  • Speaker: Jason Dunham
  • Affiliation: USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015,

Bull trout is the most cold-adapted fish in freshwaters of the Pacific Northwest.  The species is listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but climate change may place the species at further risk... (Read More)