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: Emily Fort,

Upcoming Webinars

Ungulates and Climate Change: an Examination of the Potential Impacts

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EST (Attend)
  • Speaker: Matthew Kauffman
  • Affiliation: USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

The influence of climate change on migratory ungulates of the Rocky Mountains remains uncertain.  As climate change leads to advancing phenology, trophic mismatches can occur when migratory... (Read More)

Previous Webinars

Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment
  • Speaker: Philip Mote
  • Affiliation: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

As scientists strive to understand and predict the effects of climate change on the Northwest's fish, wildlife, hydrology, and ecosystem services, a foundational piece of knowledge they require is how the climate,... (Read More)

Climate-sensitive, Insular Ecosystems of the Southeastern U.S.: The State of the Science and a Case Study of Limestone Cedar Glades in the Central Basin of Tennessee
  • Speaker: Jennifer Cartwright
  • Affiliation: USGS Tennessee Water Science Center
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

In the Southeastern U.S., “insular ecosystems” may be particularly vulnerable to ecological effects from climate change. These insular ecosystems share a few key biogeographic characteristics: (1) occurrences that... (Read More)

The USA National Phenology Network: Informing Science, Conservation and Resource Management
  • Speaker: Jake Weltzin
  • Affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey; USA National Phenology Network
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

The USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN; serves science and society by promoting a broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and the relationships among... (Read More)

Application of High Resolution Climate Models to Benefit Avian Conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region, Northern Great Plains
  • Speaker: Susan Skagen*, John Stamm*, Valerie Steen**
  • Affiliation: *U.S. Geological Survey, **Colorado State University
  • Thursday, December 12, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

The Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) contains millions of small prairie wetlands that provide critical habitat to migrating and breeding birds. To examine potential effects of climate change on birds of the U.S. PPR, we... (Read More)

Predicted Climate Change Effects on Fisheries Habitat and Production in the Great Lakes
  • Speaker: David "Bo" Bunnell
  • Affiliation: USGS Great Lakes Science Center
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

Great Lakes fishery managers and stakeholders have little information regarding how climate change could affect the management of recreationally and commercially important fisheries, which have been valued at more... (Read More)