Setting a course for a sustainable landscape
On the third Thursday of each month, the South Atlantic LCC hosts a web forum that provides another way of sharing information and generating dialogue about what we're doing and how it's being done. The web forum takes place at 10:00 am Eastern time and all are invited to attend. Every forum will have the same agenda:
During the questions/discussion block of time the discussion will first be focused on the presentation. The remaining time will be open discussion - anyone can ask any question about what the South Atlantic LCC is doing.
This is a great opportunity to find out what is going on and how we work, and to get involved in your Cooperative! Please join us in the discussion!
Upcoming Web Forums
March 19th, 2015: "Mechanisms of Aquatic Species Invasions Across the South Atlantic LCC" with Amy Benson, U.S. Geological Survey Fisheries Biologist
This project represents the first attempt to utilize the USGS Nonindigenous Species Aquatic database (NAS) to inform an LCC conservation blueprint. The NAS contains sightings records (i.e. presence-only) dating back to 1857 for 282 nonindigenous plant and animal species for areas within the SALCC region. A significant amount of effort was dedicated to determining the most appropriate use of these data for the purposes of identifying the mechanisms and patterns of aquatic species invasions. These investigations are regarded as a fundamental step required to undertake predictive modeling of future invasion pathways. Descriptive analyses were undertaken to characterize the spatial and temporal characteristics of the SALCC subset of NAS data. Our work has resulted in substantial progress in overcoming some of these challenges such as the development of a novel statistical model that relies on a relatively small amount of high quality data from planned surveys to greatly enhance the usefulness of presence-only databases such as the NAS database. The model can be applied to datasets for any species, native or non-native, and it represents a potentially valuable tool for leveraging other presence-only information being gathered on SALCC conservation indicators.
To join the Web Forum, please use the information below.
Instructions for Instant Net Conference (visual):
1. Click here to join the meeting (please join about 5 minutes before start time).
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4. Click on Proceed.
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Past Web Forums
February 19th, 2015: cancelled due to Raleigh Blueprint 2.0 workshops
January 15th, 2015: "Assessing climate change vulnerability of ecosystems in the Southeast" with Jennifer Costanza, NCSU Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center
December 8th, 2014: In lieu of the regularly-scheduled Third Thursday Web Forum, the South Atlantic LCC was happy to host an early webinar entitled "South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative and Cultural Resource Conservation" with Janet Cakir, South Atlantic LCC
November 20th, 2014: ""Modeling smart growth in the Southeast using SmartSLEUTH" with Monica Dorning, NCSU Center for Geospatial Analysis
October 16th, 2014: "Dealing with Sea Level Rise in Blueprint 2.0" with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, South Atlantic LCC
September 18th, 2014: “Synthesis of high and low marsh habitat mapping, vulnerability and responses to sea-level rise in the South Atlantic region” with Tom Allen and J.P. Walsh, East Carolina University
August 21st, 2014: "Improving and implementing the Conservation Blueprint" with Hilary Morris and Louise Vaughn, Blueprint User Support, South Atlantic LCC
July 17th, 2014: "South Atlantic indicator models: what have we done and where are we going?" with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, South Atlantic LCC
June 19th, 2014: "Beyond just sea level rise: incorporating climate into coastal wetland vulnerability assessments," with Dr. Mike Osland, a research ecologist with the USGS/National Wetlands Research Center and GCPO LCC
May 15th, 2014: "Guiding your Cooperative: what to expect over the next 12-18 months" with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, and Lori Barrow, Forest Service Liaison and Information Transfer Specialist.
April 17th, 2014: "Can forests take the heat? Managing pests and ecosystem services in a warming climate" with Steve Frank, Ph.D., NCSU
March 20th, 2014: "Insight and thoughts from web community: guiding your Cooperative over the next year” with Rua Mordecai and fellow South Atlantic LCC staff
February 20th, 2014: "Synthesis of climate model downscaling products for the southeastern United States,"with Adrienne Wooten, Graduate Research Assistant & Environmental Meteorologist
January 16th, 2014: "Overview of the draft South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint" with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, South Atlantic LCC
December 19th, 2013: "Results and next steps from South Atlantic LCC Conservation Blueprint workshops" with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, South Atlantic LCC
November 21st, 2013: "Identification of evolutionary hotspots based on genetic data and gap analysis of hotspots in protected lands encompassed by the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative" with Greg Moyer, Regional Geneticist, USFWS
September 19th, 2013: "Your input on next steps for Blueprint design" with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, South Atlantic LCC
July 18th, 2013: "South Atlantic connectivity and other indicator models" with Ron Sutherland, Wildlands Network
June 20th, 2013: "South Atlantic LCC indicator models" by Rua Mordecai (SALCC Science Coordinator) and Amy Keister (GIS Coordinator)
May 16th, 2013: "South Atlantic LCC Conservation Planning Atlas" with Amy Keister, GIS Coordinator
April 18th, 2013: "The Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)" with Adrienne Wooten, Graduate Research Assistant, State Climate Office of North Carolina, North Carolina State University
March 28th, 2013: "Including cultural resources in the SALCC Conservation Blueprint" with Janet Cakir, Socioeconomic Adaptation Coordinator, South Atlantic LCC
January 17th, 2013: In lieu of our regularly scheduled Third Thursday Web Forum, your South Atlantic LCC was happy to co-host a special webinar that featured "Decision support tools for conservation planning"
November 15th, 2012: "What is PINEMAP and how can it help you?" with Heather Dinon, State Climate Office of North Carolina
October 18th, 2012: "Vegetation dynamics projections to inform conservation in the Southeast" with Jen Costanza, NCSU Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center
September 20th, 2012: "Targets and indicators update: where we are so far" with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC
August 16th, 2012: "Using SLAMM in modeling sea level rise for conservation planning in the Southeast" with Matt Rubino, NCSU Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center
July 19th, 2012: "Indicators and targets for the South Atlantic - what are your ideas?" with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC
June 21st, 2012: "Simulating suburban and exurban development patterns in the Southeast using the SLEUTH urban growth model" with Curtis Belyea, NCSU Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center
May 17th, 2012: "Filling the gaps in the Blueprint: this year and next" with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC
April 19th, 2012: "The South Atlantic LCC Strategic Plan and what it means" with Staff of your South Atlantic LCC