GCPO LCC-SPONSORED WEBINARS
Beginning in 2016, all recorded GCPO LCC webinars are now available at our YouTube Channel at
Webinars recorded prior to 2016:
FLOODPLAIN INUNDATION IN THE GCPO AND ALLIGATOR GAR SPAWNING IN THE LMR
Presented by Yvonne Allen, GCPO LCC Aquatic Habitat Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Introduction to the GCPO and aquatic assessment
- Estimating inundation frequency
- Quick inundation frequency virtual tour
- Relating IF to ground conditions
- IF Application: Alligator gar spawning HSI
- IF Development: Connectivity with mainstem
- Lagniappe: Thermal Conditions at the confluence of the Ohio and MMR
CONSERVATION PLANNING ATLAS OUTREACH WEBINAR (Mar 20, 2015)
A webinar presented by the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC and sponsored by the Conservation Biology Institute, describing an initiative to increase awareness and application of the Conservation Planning Atlas tool and datasets to achieve landscape conservation goals.
View the recorded CPA presentation
Download a PDF of the CPA webinar presentation
View/download a summary of outreach materials and links to datasets discussed in the webinar.
WSI & WATERFOWL MIGRATION WEBINAR (May 12, 2015)
A two-part webinar on research integrating climate modeling, a winter severity index, and a tool for projecting impacts to winter migration patterns of waterfowl in the central U.S.
Access the online WSI & waterfowl tool: http://sroarcgis.ducks.org/wsi/
Part 1: A two-part Weather Severity Index for estimating influences of climatic variability on waterfowl populations, waterfowl habitat, and hunter opportunity and demographics.
For more information view the WSI and Waterfowl webinar page
NOAA-led RESTORE Act Science Plan briefing for the Gulf LCCs (11/13/2014 and 12/3/2014)
Recording of webinar presentation on Dec 3, 2014 and Q&A by Roger Helm, Senior Scientist, US Fish & Wildlife Service (this presentation is part of the Gulf Coast Prairie LCC webinar series of regularly scheduled monthly presentations of interest to the LCC membership)
Recording of webinar presentation on Nov 13, 2014 and Q&A by Roger Helm, Senior Scientist, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Read an overview of the information presented in the webinar
View or download a pdf of the powerpoint
Mangrove forests vs. salt marshes: the ecological implications of climate-induced woody plant encroachment on plant-soil interactions in tidal saline wetlands (11/7/2014)
Recording of webinar presentation by Erik Yando, coastal ecologist and PhD student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Coastal Plant Ecology Laboratory of Dr. Mark Hester
Read an overview of information presented in the webinar
View the powerpoint
Climate Change in the GCPO region: More rain, drier soil? (7/17/2014)
Virginia Burkett, USGS Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change recently presented information from the National Climate Assessment to the GCPO LCC Steering Committee. She explained the apparent paradox that the Southeast appears to have in store more rain but drier conditions. Change in rainfall patterns are projected such that at certain times there will be more rainfall, particularly in the fall, but not in spring and summer when it’s needed most for agriculture, fisheries, and wildlife breeding. The rain is likely to be more in the form of heavy rainfall events, which are less effective in maintaining soil moisture than if the rainfall is more evenly spread out. Couple that with the increase in temperature, which will be tremendous across the entire Southeast, and it will increase evaporation rates. Soil moisture will more quickly evaporate, which could lead to situations such as the East Texas drought. “We have very high confidence in that,” Dr. Burkett said.
Virginia Burkett’s powerpoint on climate change impacts in the GCPO region
Virginia Burkett’s recorded presentation on climate change impacts in the GCPO region
Inundation frequency analysis/overview with application to development of an alligator gar habitat suitability index (5/5/2014)
Recording of presentation by Yvonne Allen, GCPO LCC Aquatic Habitat Analyst, to the Gulf Coastal Plains LCC staff, partners and others
Inundation frequency analysis/overview of method for large river systems in the GCPO region (3/18/2014)
Recording of a presentation by Yvonne Allen, GCPO LCC Aquatic Habitat Analyst, to the Arkansas Water Science Center
Questions & Answers about the GCPO LCC July-Aug 2013 Request for Proposals (7/30/2013)
Presented by GCPO LCC Science Coordinator John Tirpak, this 1-hour Q&A recording presents an overview of the RFP and answers to numerous questions from the audience about the focus and application procedures of the RFP.
Introduction to the Conservation Planning Atlas, a demonstration of key functions (4/17/2013)
This is a 50-minute recording of the webinar unveiling the GCPO LCC portal of the Conservation Planning Atlas.
Adaptation Science Management Team (ASMT) presentation 4/4/2013
View a 23-minute recording of the presentation, which discusses refinement of conceptual ecosystem models and establishment of desired landscape endpoints for priority systems.
Adaptation Science Management Team (ASMT) presentation 3/7/2013
View a 30-minute recording of the presentation during which the ASMT reviewed the draft Integrated Science Agenda.
Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Webinar Series (1 - 5)
1. Decision Support Tools for Adaptation Planning, 1/17/2013
The Nature Conservancy Resiliency Project
Jorge Brenner, Associate Director of Marine Science, The Nature Conservancy
Using "Alternative Futures" to assist Landscape Conservation Planning in Florida including urbanization and Sea Level Rise as Drivers
Steve Traxler, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Continental-scale statistically and dynamically downscaled climate projections
Adam Terando, USGS Southeast Climate Science Center
3. Understanding the Impacts of Changing Conditions, 2/6/2013
Identifying 'future' conservation land on the Texas Gulf Coast
Kris Metzger, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Sea Level Rise Studies for Coastal Marshes
James Pahl, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
4. Sensitivity of Coastal Ecosystems to Climate Change, 2/13/2013
Assessing Climate Sensitivity &Vulnerability in National Estuarine Research Reserves
Kiersten Madden, Mission-Aransas NERR
Winter Climate Change and Coastal Wetland Foundation Species: Saltmarshes vs Mangroves
Mike Osland, USGS
Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Project and Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative
David Kidwell, NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
Refuge System Landscape Vision
Steve Sesnie, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Hydrogeomorphic Modeling, 1/25/2012
View and listen to the recorded Jan. 25, 2012 Hydrogeomorphic Modeling webinar from NCTC, comparing and contrasting two different methodologies.
Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas, 1/9/2013
An Overview of Ecosystem Services, 10/2/2012
David Yoskowitz of Hart Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies presented an overview of ecosystem services, how they are defined and valued and a little about work that other agencies and organizations are doing.
This link will allow you to stream the webinar recording directly online:
Landscape Conservation Design webinar, "Landscape Conservation, Urbanization, and Climate Change Scenarios for the State of Florida" with Steve Traxler, May 29, 2014
Resources to support science-based decisions related to flow in Southeastern rivers and streams
Powered by Data Basin: Suppporting the LCCs with Spatial Data, Tools and Social Networks
Webinar presentation on April 9, 2013 by Dr. James Strittholt and Dr. Tosha Comendant from the Conservation Biology Institute (www.consbio.org). Dr. Strittholt presented an overview of the Data Basin platform (www.databasin.org). The presentation includes specific examples of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) in the Southeast US who are using Data Basin as their conservation data sharing and planning platform. The existing LCC sites are focused on giving casual GIS users (e.g., managers, biologists, coordinators, administrators, etc) better access to consistent and compatible spatial datasets and simple geoprocessing tools. We will also discuss efforts at the National LCC level to connect data sharing and web-based tools with LC Map.
National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy recorded by NCTC, 4/9/2013
National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, a partnership of US federal, state and tribal fish and wildlife agencies, with support from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov