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

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)
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)