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

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

Upcoming Webinars

Upper Whitehorse Creek, Southeastern, OR
Understanding Water Availability Across Landscapes in a Time of Increasing Drought

Tue, 06/21/2016, 3:00PM EDT (Register)

  • Speaker(s):
    • Jason Dunham, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
    The permanence of stream flow in stream networks is a critical driver of water quality, in-stream and riparian ecological processes, and downstream water availability.  Scientists currently know remarkably little,... (Read More)

Previous Webinars

Snow covered Forest
How Will Forests Affect Mountain Snow Storage in a Warming Climate?

Tue, 05/24/2016, 3:00 PM EDT

  • Speaker(s):
    • Susan E. Dickerson-Lange, University of Washington
    Forests strongly influence snow processes and affect the amount and duration of snow storage on a landscape. Therefore, forest changes, from management activities or natural disturbances, have important consequences for... (Read More)
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Recreational Seascapes: Integrating Human and Mechanical Observations on Hawaiʻi Island
  • Speaker(s):
    • Noelani Puniwai, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
    Seascapes symbolize both the physical dimensions of ocean and coastal areas, as well as the meanings humans ascribe to their observations, interactions, and relationships to the sea. In Hawaiʻi, seascapes are... (Read More)
South Central landscape
Development and Implementation of a Regional Tribal Engagement Strategy
  • Speaker(s):
    • April Taylor, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, South Central Climate Science Center
    For centuries, Native Americans have relied on natural resources to sustain their families, communities, traditional ways of life, and cultural identities. This relationship with both land and water makes indigenous... (Read More)
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Visualizing the Impact of Future Climate on Pine Forests
  • Speaker(s):
    • Ryan Boyles, North Carolina State University
    Loblolly pine is the most productive and valuable commercial forest species in the southeast U.S. and comprises 80% of the planted forestland in the southeast. Southeastern forests contain 1/3 of the contiguous U.S.... (Read More)
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How to Prioritize Key Areas for Conservation Efforts in a Changing Climate: A Look at “Climate Refugia”
  • 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)