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.

Previous Webinars

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)
Dry stream bed in Upper Whitehorse Creek, Oregon
What is Ecological Drought? Exploring its impacts on natural and cultural resources
  • Speaker(s):
    • Shawn Carter and Laura Thompson (1); Shelley Crausbay (2), (1) USGS NCCWSC; (2) National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Drought imposes many tangible impacts on human food and water supplies, but the effects of drought can actually go much deeper. Long periods without rainfall can alter the delicate balance of natural ecosystems and harm... (Read More)
Alaska lake with Mountains and Forest in background
The Surprising Role of Trees in the Boreal Water Cycle
  • Speaker(s):
    • Jessie Young-Robertson and Uma Bhatt, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Approximately 25 to 50 percent of a living tree is made up of water, depending on the species and time of year. The water stored in trees has previously been considered just a minor part of the water cycle, but a study... (Read More)
Arch Cave, Florida
Karst, critters, and climate change: A multidisciplinary evaluation of karst species vulnerability to climate change
  • Speaker(s):
    • Barbara Mahler, U.S. Geological Survey
    One-half of North American imperiled species live in subterranean habitats, which largely are associated with karst (a type of landscape underlain by limestone that has been eroded over time, producing caves, sinkholes... (Read More)
Sprague River Basin, Oregon
A Framework for Evaluating the Vulnerability of Multiple Wildlife Species to Climate Change at Regional Scales
  • Speaker(s):
    • Meryl Mims, U.S. Geological Survey
    Frameworks for evaluating the vulnerability of multiple species to decline or extinction are increasingly needed by state and local agencies that are tasked with managing many species at once. USGS researchers in the... (Read More)