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

The USA National Phenology Network: Informing Science, Conservation and Resource Management
  • Speaker(s): Jake Weltzin
  • Affiliation(s): U.S. Geological Survey; USA National Phenology Network
  • The USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN; www.usanpn.org) serves science and society by promoting a broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and the relationships among phenological patterns and all aspects... (Read More)
Application of High Resolution Climate Models to Benefit Avian Conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region, Northern Great Plains
  • Speaker(s): Susan Skagen*, John Stamm*, Valerie Steen**
  • Affiliation(s): *U.S. Geological Survey, **Colorado State University
  • 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(s): David "Bo" Bunnell
  • Affiliation(s): USGS Great Lakes Science Center
  • 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 than... (Read More)
Historical Trends in Summer Precipitation, Baseflows, and Stormflows in New England and Projections of Seasonal Streamflows for Coastal Streams in Maine
  • Speaker(s): Robert Dudley and Glenn Hodgkins
  • Affiliation(s): USGS Maine Office, New England Water Science Center
  • USGS has documented historical trends (1950-2006) toward increasing summer precipitation, baseflows, and stormflows for unregulated streams in much of New England. Increases were large (>20%) in many places, and very... (Read More)
Ungulates and Climate Change: an Examination of the Potential Impacts
  • Speaker(s): Matthew Kauffman
  • Affiliation(s): 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 individuals arrive on summer... (Read More)