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

An Introduction to CRAVe: A Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT (Attend)
  • Speaker: Robin O'Malley and Laura Thompson
  • Affiliation: 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... (Read More)

Previous Webinars

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)

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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)

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Predicting Climate Change Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems across the Pacific Northwest
  • Speaker: Clint C Muhlfeld
  • Affiliation: USGS, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Glacier National Park
  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014,

Trout and salmon populations, which play a critical role in many ecosystems and economies, have dramatically declined in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) due to habitat degradation and fragmentation and introductions of... (Read More)

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Climate Change and Federal Land Management: Assessing Priorities Using a Social Network Approach
  • Speaker: Mark Schwartz
  • Affiliation: University of California, Davis
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

Many federal agencies are currently striving to plan for climate change adaptation.  Researchers for this project explored 1) the degree to which federal resource managers believe that climate change adaptation is... (Read More)