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

Sagebrush across a Sage Steppe ecosystem, Tom Koerner, USFWS
Sagebrush Ecosystems in a Changing Climate: Key Opportunities for Adaptive Management

Mon, 07/17/2017, 3:00 PM EDT (Register)

  • Speaker(s):
    • Matthew Germino, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
    Sagebrush steppe rangelands comprise a large fraction of North America, but they are in decline due to increases in wildfire and invasive plants, factors that relate strongly to climate and weather variability.  When... (Read More)
Eastern New Mexico; by Katharine Hayhoe
Developing Effective Drought Monitoring Tools for Farmers and Ranchers in the South Central U.S.

Mon, 08/07/2017, 1:00 PM EDT (Register)

  • Speaker(s):
    • Mark Shafer, University of Oklahoma & Steven Quiring, Ohio State University
    The South Central U.S. is one of the main agricultural regions in North America: annual agricultural production is valued at more than $44 billion dollars. However, as climate conditions change, the region is... (Read More)

Previous Webinars

Mt Baker, WA
Drought Refugia: Remote Sensing Approaches and Management Applications
  • Speaker(s):
    • Jennifer Cartwright, USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
    During droughts, localized areas of the landscape (drought refugia) retain surface water and soil moisture needed to sustain wildlife and vegetation. Remote sensing from satellite imagery offers powerful tools to... (Read More)
Southeast Stream and Waterfall by Alan Cressler
Hydrologic Research and Assessment: From Local to Regional Scales
  • 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)
Drought in a Corn Field, by Bob Nichols, USDA
Using Drought Forecasts to Improve Natural Resource Management
  • Speaker(s):
    • Richard Palmer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeast Climate Science Center
    Natural resource managers face increasing challenges in dealing with drought. As competition for water increases between its various uses (water supply, energy demands, ecological services, recreation, and other... (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)