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Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Monthly Webinars

Kristy Burnett
Primary contact: Kristy Burnett
Where: Online
June 10, 2020July 8, 2020August 12, 2020
All Dates
  • June 10, 2020
  • July 8, 2020
  • August 12, 2020
  • September 9, 2020
  • October 14, 2020

Overview

The Natural Resource Stewardship and Science (NRSS) monthly webinar series shares information about the work NRSS is doing, what’s happening in the field of science and natural resources, and how you can get involved.

Upcoming Webinars

Light and Noise Pollution: Impacts on Wildlife and Tools for Large Landscape Conservation

June 10, 2020
3:00 pm EDT/2:00 pm CDT/1:00 pm MDT/12:00 pm PDT

Presented by Dr. Neil Carter, Asst. Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

The rapid and unprecedented spread of anthropogenic nightlight and noise across the US jeopardizes wildlife conservation in the park network; however, the effects at landscape scales are relatively unknown and unmapped. Our project, a NASA-funded collaboration among several universities and the NPS, is helping address these gaps by advancing research and developing decision-support tools. I will first present new insights from our research on how nightlight and noise alters predator-prey dynamics of terrestrial vertebrates, fragments mammal habitats, and impacts bird fitness. Collectively, these results indicate that sensory pollution has multitudinous and potentially long-lasting effects on ecosystem functioning and biodiversity. Next, I will give a live presentation of a beta web application that incorporates NASA imagery on nightlight and NPS data on sound across the contiguous US to reveal areas at risk from high levels of sensory pollution. Mapping these ‘sensory danger zones’ give land planners critical tools to forecast locations where reduction of noise and light pollution will yield the greatest benefits for large landscape conservation.

Outdoor Lighting Inventory

July 8, 2020
3:00 pm EDT/2:00 pm CDT/1:00 pm MDT/12:00 pm PDT

Presented by Sharolyn Anderson and Ashley Pipkin


Scientists in Parks – NRSS Internship Programs

August 12, 2020
3:00 pm EDT/2:00 pm CDT/1:00 pm MDT/12:00 pm PDT

Presented by Melanie Wood and Lima Soto


Cave and Karst Program

September 9, 2020
3:00 pm EDT/2:00 pm CDT/1:00 pm MDT/12:00 pm PDT

Presented by Lima Soto


Preliminary Air Quality Oil & Gas Results

October 14, 2020
3:00 pm EDT/2:00 pm CDT/1:00 pm MDT/12:00 pm PDT

Presented by ​Tony Prenni

Estimated Completion Time

1 Hour/s

Notes

Past Webinars

Missed a webinar you were interested in? For recordings of past presentations, visit the archive.

Past webinars have featured such diverse topics as:

  • Acoustic Characteristics of Commonly Used Roadway Surface Treatments
  • Three Big Challenges in Science Communication, and What to Do About Them
  • Managing Invasive Species in Parks
  • WIN-WIN: NRSS Internships and Parks
  • The Paperwork Reduction Act: OMB Submissions for Beginners
  • Clean Air and Clear Views...Are we there yet?
  • Introduction to Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Wildlife Conservation

Most archived webinars are between 50 and 60 minutes long.

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