Past Events: Webinar

September 13, 2017 10:00am PDT

Greater sage-grouse have declined since the mid-1960s, and grazing is the most extensive land use within sage-grouse habitat.  The speakers will present progress on a 10-year project designed to document the effects of cattle grazing on:  1) demographic traits of Greater sage-grouse; 2) sage-grouse habitat characteristics; 3) insect abundance, which is important prey for sage-grouse chicks; and 4) abundance of all other bird species.

September 13, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

This webinar will provide a brief introduction to the National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration through real life, “hands-on” examples of implementation. The 350+-member Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA) released the National Seed Strategy in 2015. It represents an unprecedented partnership effort of national, regional and local public and private collaborators.

September 12, 2017 2:00pm to 3:00pm PDT

Join us for this a Webinar Series about the Rio Grande! Scientist with the South Central Climate Science Center will present their work in the Rio Grande in a webinar series through the Fall of 2017.  

Presenters: Jack Friedman and Stephanie Paladino from the University of Oklahoma

September 6, 2017 2:00pm to 3:00pm CDT

Presenter: Ryan Fisher, Landscape Conservation Specialist, Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment, Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch

September 5, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm AKDT

This talk in the Northern Latitudes Webinar Series will describe the end-to-end cyber infrastructure developed to support stakeholders in the earth science community throughout the data lifecycle: from immediately after data collection, through numerical analysis and synthesis, visualization, and decision making, to data publication and reuse.

August 29, 2017 1:00pm to 2:00pm PDT

Join the Desert LCC for this a Webinar Series about the Rio Grande! Scientists with the South Central Climate Science Center will present their work in the Rio Grande in a webinar series through the Fall 2017.

August 29, 2017 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

Identification of Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Indicators using an Ecological Resilience Framework by Kathy Goodin of NatureServe

August 28, 2017 9:30am to 10:30am PDT

Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) invasions pose a serious threat to Great Basin ecosystems. Managers and scientists are hopeful that strains of the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescensthat have been selected for their weed-suppressive properties in laboratory, greenhouse, and wheat field trials will also be able to selectively inhibit root growth of annual weeds in more complex rangeland ecosystems.

August 24, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm CDT

Conservation planning is riddled with uncertainties, from biophysical factors such as climate change and natural disasters to socioeconomic variables, particularly political regimes and funding cycles. Strategies are often based on current trends or forecasts; however, this approach can fail to capture the full range of possible outcomes.

August 23, 2017 10:00am to 11:00am PDT

Object-oriented image classification (OOC) is a method used in remote sensing to identify pixels of similar texture and color in satellite imagery as cover classes on a particular landscape. We present a tutorial (available in Spanish and English) to guide a user through the OOC process including:
1) installation of software and acquisition of Landsat satellite imagery,
2) collection of ground-truthing data, and