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

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)
Fish Habitat and Climate Change: Implications for the Desert Southwest, Midwestern Smallmouth Bass, and Eastern Brook Trout
  • Speaker(s): Joanna Whittier*, Craig Paukert**, Tyrell Deweber***
  • Affiliation(s): *University of Missouri, **Missouri CFWRU, ***Penn State University
  • This webinar is Part 1 in a set of two presentations. Part 2 was held on Thursday, May 9. The effects of climate change on freshwater fishes and their habitats will likely not be consistent among species or habitats so... (Read More)
Breaking Traditional Barriers to Model Climate Change and Land Use Impacts on Freshwater Mussels
  • Speaker(s): Thomas Kwak
  • Affiliation(s): North Carolina Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, NC State University
  • Global declines in the abundance and diversity of freshwater mussels have been attributed to a wide array of human activities that cause pollution, water-quality degradation, and habitat destruction.  These... (Read More)
Preliminary Results from “La Florida” - A Land of Flowers on a Latitude of Deserts
  • Speaker(s): Thomas Smith
  • Affiliation(s): Southeast Ecological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
  • In this project we down-scaled three global climate models to a regional scale for the southeast United States.  The three GCMs were the Community Climate System Model v3.0, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory... (Read More)