Conserving Fish and Wildlife Through Science, Technology, and Partnerships
NCCWSC CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT WEBINAR SERIES
A partnership between the
U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC)
and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)
“Breaking Traditional Barriers to Model Climate Change and Land Use Impacts on Freshwater Mussels”
Tuesday, March 26, 3:00 PM Eastern
Leader, U.S. Geological Survey, North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Professor of Biology, North Carolina State University
Description: 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 anthropogenic effects interact with aquatic environments and their inhabitants at multiple spatial, temporal, and organizational scales. Those dynamics that act at broad scales are complex and difficult to study and understand. These timely, global issues present urgent challenges for the conservation of aquatic habitats and biota that require new information to address. In response, our primary objective for this project was to use our newly developed mussel vulnerability and risk threshold data in downscaled watershed and instream regional models to allow federal and state natural resource managers to forecast species responses to climate change over the next 30-50 years and to develop adaptation strategies to mitigate adverse effects. In this webinar, we will present research highlights from several components of this effort and then demonstrate their integration into holistic models that could not have been developed by any single investigator or institution. We conclude that the significant information needs required for future conservation and management of freshwater mussels in response to global change compel breaking traditional barriers to advance science.
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THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED
If you cannot attend the webinar, it will be posted, with closed captioning, approximately 1-2 weeks after the presentation is given and posted on the NCCWSC website: https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/webinar/180
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