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 "NCCWSC Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series" to highlight NCCWSC 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.

Upcoming Webinars


Rangewide Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Threatened Bull Trout

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT (Attend)
  • Speaker: Jason Dunham
  • Affiliation: USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

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)

Previous Webinars


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)

Climate Change Vulnerability of Native Americans in the Southwest: A Case Study of Tribal Climate Adaptation Among the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
  • Speaker: Karletta Chief and Schuyler Chew
  • Affiliation: University of Arizona
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

Native American tribes throughout the Southwest are vulnerable to climate change due to intimate relationships with the environments and landscapes upon which their cultures, traditions, and livelihoods depend. The... (Read More)

Extreme Climate Events and Species Population Dynamics: Overriding Influence or Not Such a Big Deal?
  • Speaker: Keith H. Nislow
  • Affiliation: USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and U of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

Extreme events (floods, droughts, and fires) have a high public profile and changes in their frequency, magnitude, and duration have been linked to changes in climate.  For species populations, these events are often... (Read More)

Development of a Global Change Monitoring Portal: Pilot Project for the Southeastern US
  • Speaker: Cari S. Furiness
  • Affiliation: North Carolina State University
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

A significant challenge faced by climate scientists and land managers in the public and private sectors is the need for reliable and complete information about the status of ecosystem components (e.g. air, land,... (Read More)