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, May 14, 2015, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Viewable online and in the USFWS Northeast Regional Office Large Auditorium.
Presenters: Roselle Henn, Deputy Director of the USACE National Planning Center for Storm Risk Management; Amy Guise, Chief, Planning Division, Baltimore District (Chief, NACCS); Dave Robbins, Project Manager (NACCS), Planning Division, Baltimore District; Tomma Barnes, Ph.D., Biologist (Environmental Lead NACCS), Pittsburgh District; Kelly Burks-Copes, Ph.D., Ecologist (Natural and Nature-based features), USACE Engineer Research and Development Center

USACE presenters will provide an overview of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) and its various products....


Monday, May 18, 2015, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 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....


"A Perspective on Coastal Geomorphological Monitoring: Lessons Learned"

Thursday, May 21, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. EDT. Viewable online.
Presenters: Norb Psuty and Andrea Spahn, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

This presentation will cover conceptual basis for coastal monitoring and provide guidance regarding issues encountered thus far, including: constraints regarding 1-D collection, importance of verification, vectors of change; options and opportunities, seasonal versus event; 2-D data sets, variables and dimensions; expansion of 2-D in areas of special concern, using the GPS Controller; and 3-D protocol....


Last updated: May 8, 2015