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 and resource 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 2 weeks after each presentation. Please see the schedule of upcoming webinars below. To search for information on a specific topic, please use our website search

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Upcoming Webinars

Southeast Stream and Waterfall by Alan Cressler
Hydrologic Research and Assessment: From Local to Regional Scales

Thu, 05/18/2017, 3:00 PM EDT (Register)

  • Speaker(s): Jacob LaFontaine
  • Affiliation(s): USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center
  • Estimates of streamflow are critical to inform natural resource managers about water availability for both human and ecological needs. Monitoring streamflow using a streamgage provides information about the amount and... (Read More)

Previous Webinars

Drought in a corn field
Using Drought Forecasts to Improve Natural Resource Management

Thu, 04/27/2017, 3:00 PM EDT (Register)

  • Speaker(s):
    • Richard Palmer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeast Climate Science Center
    Registration is required for this webinar. Please register here: RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 Natural resource managers face increasing... (Read More)
Drought conditions in a soybean field; Credit: Bob Nichols, USDA
Monitoring the exchange of moisture between the land and atmosphere to improve our understanding of drought
  • Speaker(s):
    • Gabriel Senay, U.S. Geological Survey
    • Imtiaz Rangwala, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
    Accurate information on the atmospheric evaporative demand (i.e., thirst of the atmosphere) and the land-surface evaporative response (i.e., moisture supply on the land to meet the evaporative demand) is extremely... (Read More)
Steep Creek at Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, AK; Photo by Teresa Haugh, USFS
Assessing Soil Moisture Availability across the Gulf of Alaska Region
  • Speaker(s):
    • David D’Amore, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
    The distribution of water on the landscape influences many ecological functions such as the distribution of vegetation, soil development and the cycle of chemical nutrients. All of these functions are subject to change... (Read More)
Dry stream bed in Upper Whitehorse Creek, Oregon
What is Ecological Drought? Exploring its impacts on natural and cultural resources
  • Speaker(s):
    • Shawn Carter and Laura Thompson (1); Shelley Crausbay (2), (1) USGS NCCWSC; (2) National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Drought imposes many tangible impacts on human food and water supplies, but the effects of drought can actually go much deeper. Long periods without rainfall can alter the delicate balance of natural ecosystems and harm... (Read More)
Alaska lake with Mountains and Forest in background
The Surprising Role of Trees in the Boreal Water Cycle
  • Speaker(s):
    • Jessie Young-Robertson and Uma Bhatt, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Approximately 25 to 50 percent of a living tree is made up of water, depending on the species and time of year. The water stored in trees has previously been considered just a minor part of the water cycle, but a study... (Read More)