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.

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Upcoming Webinars

How to Prioritize Key Areas for Conservation Efforts in a Changing Climate: A Look at “Climate Refugia”

Tue, 12/08/2015, 3:00 PM EST (Register)

  • Speaker(s):
    • Toni Lyn Morelli, Northeast Climate Science Center
    When making important resource management decisions in the face of accelerating impacts from climate change, managers and conservation practitioners must prioritize areas for adaptation actions. “Climate refugia” are... (Read More)

Previous Webinars

Waterfall and Stream in Hawai'i
Turning Ecological Stream Classifications into Actionable Science

Tue, 11/17/2015, 3:00 PM EST

  • Speaker(s):
    • Ralph Tingley, Michigan State University
    Hawai'i’s freshwater streams are home to a unique assemblage of endemic fish, shrimp and snails that are threatened by human land uses and a changing climate.  Management products that support decision making in light... (Read More)
Collage of pictures with birds, deer, fish, and canyon
Moving toward the deliberate coproduction of climate science knowledge

Thu, 10/22/2015, 2:00 PM EDT

  • Speaker(s):
    • Alison Meadow, University of Arizona
    • Dan Ferguson, University of Arizona
    Coproduction of knowledge is believed to be an effective way to produce usable climate science knowledge through a process of collaboration between scientists and decision makers. While the general principles of... (Read More)
What’s the Deal with Wisconsin’s Walleye? What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Can Do About It

Tue, 09/29/2015, 2:00 PM EDT

  • Speaker(s):
    • Gretchen Hansen, Wisconsin DNR
    • Dan Isermann, University of Wisconsin
    • Steve Carpenter, University of Wisconsin
    Walleye are an iconic sport fish species throughout North America. In Wisconsin, walleye populations have declined since the 1980’s, leading to substantial investment in walleye rehabilitation efforts. However, the... (Read More)
Past, Present and Future Effects of Land-use Changes on Functional Connectivity in the Southern Great Plains
  • Speaker(s):
    • Elena López Zozaya, Oklahoma State University
    • Kristen A. Baum, Oklahoma State University
    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(s): Robin O'Malley and Laura Thompson
  • Affiliation(s): USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
  • 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 changing... (Read More)