Webinar: Introduction to the North Central CSC Liaison Team with the Great Northern LCC
Recently, the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) facilitated the creation of a liaison team with the intent to increase communication among partners of the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC), US Geological Survey researchers, and NC CSC. Our objectives for 2017 are to, enhance communication, understand LCC needs, and educate potential users on NC CSC capacity.
USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center presenters:
- Geneva Chong, Research Ecologist, will provide the context and motivation for the liaison team initiative. Then the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center liaison team members will briefly introduce a project or interest that we hope will instigate further discussion with the Great Northern LCC partnership.
- Tabitha Graves, Research Ecologist, will discuss adaptive approaches to wildlife monitoring and planning.
- Kathi Irvine, Research Statistician, will introduce her work related to supporting the North American bat monitoring program (NABat) and show how her research is transferable to other taxa.
- Greg Pederson, Research Ecologist, will present work on the paleohydrology to future climate impacts assessment and drought adaptation work he's involved in for the Upper Missouri and the Milk/St. Mary River Basin (partners: MT DNRC and USBR).
- Todd Preston, Geologist, will present an overview of the USGS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program and the application of this technology for wildlife and resource management.
- David Wood, Ecologist, will describe his work covering how processes across scales interact to impact the functions of systems, focusing on using the spatial and temporal patterns of shrub and grass systems to provide context for land management decisions.
By introducing the breadth of our research interests and skills, we hope to create opportunities for collaborative work and co-generation of societally relevant science in the future.