Conservation Science
Northeast Region

Science Seminar Series

Conservation managers are facing ever-increasing challenges as urban sprawl, land use changes, and climate change accelerate threats to fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. The Science Seminar Series provides employees with learning opportunities to keep pace with changing science relevant to their work. The Science Seminar Series will seek researchers from around the Northeast Region and the country to address topics of interest identified by Northeast Region employees, either by live broadcast or via webinar.

Additionally, the Science Seminar Series will provide examples of what conservation actions managers in the Northeast Region are taking to achieve resource population goals. Examples include, but are not limited to, actions: that incorporate Strategic Habitat Conservation principles; have utilized structured decision making to address complex resource management issues; or have developed and implemented adaptation strategies that address climate change or other stressors that affect resource population goals.

Typically, the Science Seminar Series will take place on the second or fourth Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Please click on the links below to view archived seminars, abstracts, and presenter information.

If you have any questions about the Science Seminar Series, please contact David Eisenhauer.

Friday, March 20, 2015, noon to 1 p.m.
Presenters: Phil Taylor, Bird Studies Canada Chair of Ornithology, Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada; Sarah Neima, M.Sc. student, Mount Allison University; Diana Hamilton, Associate Professor, Mount Allison University; Julie Paquet, Atlantic Canada Shorebird Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service

The Motus wildlife tracking system is the culmination of several years of cooperative engagement between agencies across North America. At present, the system comprises several hundred automated telemetry towers that all operate on the same frequency, allowing for the tracking of many thousands of uniquely tagged individual animals as they move at local, regional and continental scales....


Wednesday April 15, 2015, 11 a.m. to noon EDT. Viewable online.
Presenter: Fred Pinkney, Environmental Contaminants Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, Annapolis, MD

The interactive effects of climate change and contaminants were evaluated in an international workshop in 2011. A multidisciplinary team applied the workshop concepts to identify key stressors in the North Atlantic LCC region....


Last updated: March 10, 2015