Science Excellence

Office of the Science Advisor Webinar Series

From the creation of the world's most comprehensive wildlife surveys to Rachel Carson's pioneering work on the effects of DDT on migratory birds, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has built a reputation for science excellence that spans decades. The Service’s Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) will play a key role in supporting and strengthening our agency's tradition of scientific excellence in the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitat. Because science is always evolving, the OSA Web Conference Seminar Series is designed to provide the latest cutting-edge scientific information and research and highlight key OSA priorities such as:

By introducing a variety of voices and topics each month, the OSA Webinar Series hopes to contribute to a growing scientific community of practice across the Service, connect our agency and employees to the larger scientific community, and help cultivate the next generation of Service scientists.

Who should attend: These series are designed for FWS conservation practitioners and managers.

How to attend: Participants must register in advance to attend this webinar. For information on how to register, please see the webinar announcement.

Upcoming Webinars:

December 2013 - TBA


Past Webinars:

January 17, 2013 - Dr. Deanna (Dede) H. Olson, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service. "The New Normal: Applied and Basic Research to Engineer a Future for Amphibians." Register here.

February 21, 2013 - Sarah E. Rinkevich, Ph.D., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Southwest Region. "An Example of an Interdisciplinary Approach to Study Endangered Species on Native American Lands in Arizona: Mexican Gray Wolves and the Western Apache." Register here.

March 21, 2013 - Erika Zavaleta, Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz, Environmental Studies Department. "Building Resilience: How Can We Steward Nature Through Climate" Register here.

April 18, 2013 - Sara Ward, USFWS NC Ecological Services Field Office, Mike Bryant, USFWS Coast NC NWR Complex, and Brian Van Eerden, The Nature Conservancy. "Peatland Conservation in the Albemarle Pamlico Region - Meeting the Challenge of a Changing Climate" Register here.

May 16, 2013 - Anne Badgley, FWS Ethics Program Director and Deputy Ethics Counselor. "Ethics Program Snap Shot." Register here.

June 20, 2013 at 2:30-4:00 PM EST - Dr. Rick Coleman, FWS Senior Science Advisor and Science Integrity Officer. "Science Integrity in The FWS." Register here. Download the presentation (PPT).

June 26, 2013 at 2:30-4:00 PM EST - Lara J. Hansen, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt. "Briefing on The National Adaptation Forum." Register here. Download the presentation (PDF).

July 18, 2013 at 2:30-4:00 PM EST - Dr. James (Barry) Grand, USGS, Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. and Dr. Jaime Collazo, USGS, North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. "Designing Sustainable Landscapes for Avian Conservation" Register here. Download the presentation (PDF).

August 2013 - None

September 2013 - none

October 31, 2013 - Gabriela Chavarria, Science Advisor & Megan Cook, Science Coordination Specialist, US Fish and Wildlife Service. "USFWS Science Awards: Guide to the 2013 Nomination Process." Register here.

November 19, 2013 - Dr. Mark Green, Assistant Professor of Hydrology, Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University. "Hydrologic Change at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest Induced by Soil Calcium Amendment." Register here.

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Last updated: January 8, 2015

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