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

Extreme Climate Events and Species Population Dynamics: Overriding Influence or Not Such a Big Deal?
  • Speaker(s): Keith H. Nislow
  • Affiliation(s): USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and U of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 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)
Climate Change, Mountain Pine Beetles, and Whitebark Pine Forests of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Speaker(s): Polly C. Buotte
  • Affiliation(s): University of Idaho
  • Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is an important, high-elevation tree species that provides critical habitat for wildlife and supplies valued ecosystem services.  These trees currently face multiple threats, including... (Read More)
Sea-level Rise Modeling Handbook: Resource Guide for Coastal Land Managers, Engineers, and Scientists
  • Speaker(s): Thomas W. Doyle
  • Affiliation(s): USGS National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, LA
  • A sea-level rise modeling handbook has been developed as a natural resource manager’s guide of the science and simulation models for understanding the dynamics and impacts of sea-level rise on our coastal ecosystems.  ... (Read More)
Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment
  • Speaker(s): Philip Mote
  • Affiliation(s): Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University
  • 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, the... (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(s): Jennifer Cartwright
  • Affiliation(s): USGS Tennessee Water Science Center
  • 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 are... (Read More)