Webinar Archive


Beginning in 2016, all recorded GCPO LCC webinars are now available at our YouTube Channel at 


Webinars recorded prior to 2016:


Presented by Yvonne Allen, GCPO LCC Aquatic Habitat Analyst, yvonne_allen@fws.gov


  • 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

View or download the IF powerpoint 


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.



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.

View the recorded webinar

The authors invite collaboration and questions.  Please do not hesitate to contact either Dr. Schummer (michael.schummer@oswego.edu) or Dr. Notaro (mnotaro@wisc.edu).

Access the online WSI & waterfowl tool:  http://sroarcgis.ducks.org/wsi/

Access interactive climate downscaling

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 the powerpoint 

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

List of National Climate Assessment downloads

Southeast climate report

Great Plains climate report

USGS National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV)


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

Read an overview of the information presented in the webinar


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

Read an overview of information presented in the webinar


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

2. Scenario Planning and Available Downscaled Climate Projections, 1/23/2013

     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

5. Modeling Changes in Coastal Ecosystems due to SLR & climate chg, 2/27/2013

     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

View either the presentation slides or click on a recording of the Jan 9, 2013 Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas Update

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:

Ecosystem Services webinar by David Yoskowitz, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies



Landscape Conservation Design webinar, "Landscape Conservation, Urbanization, and Climate Change Scenarios for the State of Florida" with Steve Traxler, May 29, 2014

Southern Instream Flow Network Resources: what they are, where to find them, how to use them 1/15/2014

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