The National Climate Assessment Report: A briefing on the Public Review Draft with a focus on ecosystems and biodiversity

Event Type: 
Other Webinar
Date and Time: 
Feb 6, 2013 (All day)

Time: 11am-12:30pm Mountain

This webinar is being offered by the Safeguarding Wildlife from Climate Change Web Conference Series

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Wildlife Federation have developed a series of web conferences to increase communication and transfer of technical information between conservation professionals regarding the increasing challenges from climate change. This program is being facilitated by the USFWS's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Applied Landscape Conservation Team.


  • Dr. Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist, Climate and Land Use Change at the U.S. Geological Survey
  • Dr. Michelle D. Staudinger, Postdoctoral Fellow, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and USGS National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center

Description: This webinar will provide participants with an overview of 1,100+ page National Climate Assessment report that was posted for 90-day public review on January 14, 2013. The scenarios used for the assessment and the approach for assessing impacts on U.S. sectors and regions will be presented, as well as the mechanism for providing comments. The second part of the webinar will be devoted to a presentation of the key findings of a report by 60 co-authors that was written to underpin the Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services chapter of the National Climate Assessment.

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This webinar will be recorded. If you cannot attend the webinar it will be recorded, edited, and posted approximately 2 weeks after the presentation is given and posted on our Climate Change website:

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