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.

Thursday, March 17 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. USFWS Regional Office Large Auditorium

Presenters: Steve Faccio, Vermont Center for Ecostudies; Sean MacFaden, University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Vernal pools provide critical habitat for a variety of wildlife, including pool-breeding amphibians, turtles, and invertebrates. However, their ephemeral hydrology and small size have made it challenging to map vernal pool occurrence on the landscape...


Last updated: May 27, 2016