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

Can Camouflage Keep up With Climate Change? White Hares on Brown Snowless Backgrounds as a Model to Study Adaptation to Climate Stress
  • Speaker(s): L. Scott Mills
  • Affiliation(s): University of Montana
  • One of the most important scientific questions for wildlife management in the face of climate change is whether animals will be able to locally adapt, allowing them to persist in place without need for corridors or... (Read More)
Relationships among Climate, Water Quality and Toxic Blooms of Golden Alga in Texas
  • Speaker(s): Reynaldo Patino
  • Affiliation(s): USGS Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • Changes in air temperature and precipitation patterns associated with global climate change are anticipated to regionally affect the quality and quantity of inland surface waters and consequently their suitability as... (Read More)
Impacts of Climate Change and Melting Glaciers on Coastal Ecosystems in the Nearshore Waters of the Gulf of Alaska
  • Speaker(s): John Crusius
  • Affiliation(s): USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
  • The northern Gulf of Alaska (GoA) maintains a productive ecosystem, with commercially important fisheries.  Virtually all of the many glaciers that line the northern GoA coast are retreating, yet the impacts on the... (Read More)
A Mammal's Take On The Rapture Hypothesis, Jacob's Ladder, And Other Notions Of Doom, Gloom, And Predictable Uniform Change In High Elevation Ecosystems In The Sierra Nevada Range Part 1
  • Speaker(s): Robert Klinger
  • Affiliation(s): USGS Western Ecological Research Center
  • It is often assumed that warming temperatures and altered precipitation patterns will lead to loss or alteration of habitat for many alpine mammal species, ultimately resulting in decreased range, lower abundance, and... (Read More)
Fish Habitat and Climate Change: A Coarse Scale National Assessment with Finer Scale Assessment of Midwestern Streams and Lakes
  • Speaker(s): Yin-Phan Tsang*, Damon Krueger*, Bill Herb**
  • Affiliation(s): *Michigan State University, **University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • This webinar is Part 2 in a set of two presentations. Part 1 was held on Thursday, April 11. The effects of climate change on fish habitat will be scale-and system-dependent.  Our work demonstrates how climate change... (Read More)