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:

Upcoming Webinars

Coral Reef
Assessing the Relative Resilience Potential of Coral Reefs to Inform Management in the Northern Mariana Islands

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT (Attend)
  • Speaker: Jeff Maynard
  • Affiliation: Marine Applied Research Center, Wilmington, NC

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)

Using State-and-Transition Simulation Models to Guide Sustainable Management of Ecosystems: Three Case Studies from across the US

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 2:00 PM (Attend)
  • Speaker: Jennifer Costanza, Megan Creutzburg*, Brian Miller**
  • Affiliation: NC State University, *Portland State University, **Colorado State University
  • Event Location:

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)

Previous Webinars

Bull Trout
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)

Fish in water
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)

 Social Network Schwartz Webinar Image
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)