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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Presenter: Dr. Sarah Karpanty, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech

Barrier island habitats provide essential ecosystem services for human populations and support a number of imperiled wildlife species, including the Piping Plover, which has been designated by the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative as a surrogate species for other wildlife that use dynamic Atlantic Coast beaches for breeding.

Last updated: February 10, 2015