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 10am 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 SALCC 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
April 17, 2014: "Can forests take the heat? Managing pests and ecosystem services in a warming climate" by Steve Frank, Ph.D., NCSU
Summary: Trees help mitigate the urban heat island effect and provide other services to urban residents. Unfortunately, herbivores are often more abundant and damaging on urban than rural trees. We have found that urban warming increases pest abundance directly and indirectly by changing interactions with parasitoids. Our goal is to determine how urban warming and pests interact to affect tree health and the services they provide. We also want to determine if cities, which have been warming for centuries, may be canaries in the coal mine that can predict the effects of global warming on natural forests.
To join the Web Forum please use the information below:
Join Instructions for Instant Net Conference:
1. To join the meeting, click here. (please join about five minutes before start time)
2. Enter the required fields.
Meeting Number: 441906303
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4. Click on Proceed.
You must call in for audio. Please call 866-720-8724 and use participant code: 2917595
Past Third Thursday Web Forums
March 20, 2014: "Insight and thoughts from web community: Guiding your Cooperative over the next year” by 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, SALCC
December 19th, 2013: Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, SALCC, "Results and next steps from South Atlantic LCC Conservation Blueprint Workshops."
November 21, 2013: Greg Moyer, Regional Geneticist, USFWS, "Identification of Evolutionary Hotspots Based on Genetic Data and gap Analysis of Hotspots in Protected Lands Encompassed by the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative"
September 19th, 2013: Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, "Your input on next steps for Blueprint design"
July 18th, 2013: Ron Sutherland, Wildlands Network, Presented on "South Atlantic connectivity and other indicator models"
June 20th, 2013: "South Atlantic LCC Indicator Models" by Rua Mordecai (SALCC Science Coordinator) and Amy Keister (GIS Coordinator)
May 16th, 2013: "SALCC Conservation Planning Atlas" (Amy Keister, GIS Coordinator, South Atlantic LCC)
April 18, 2013- "The Defense Coastal / Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)" (Adrienne Wooten, Graduate Research Assistant, State Climate Office of North Carolina, North Carolina State University)
March 28, 2013 - "Including Cultural Resources in the SALCC Conservation Blueprint" (Janet Cakir, Socioeconomic Adaptation Coordinator, SALCC).
January 17, 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 2012 - What is PINEMAP and How Can it Help You? (Heather Dinon, State Climate Office of North Carolina)
October 2012 - Vegetation Dynamics Projections to Inform Conservation in the Southeast (Jen Costanza, NCSU Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center)
September 2012 - Targets and Indicators Update: Where we are so Far (Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC)
August 2012 - Using SLAMM in Modeling Sea Level Rise for Conservation Planning in the Southeast (Matt Rubino, NCSU Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center)
July 2012 - Indicators and Targets for the South Atlantic - What are Your Ideas? (Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC)
June, 2012 - Simulating Suburban and Exurban Development Patterns in the Southeast Using the SLEUTH Urban Growth Model (Curtis Belyea, NCSU Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center)
May, 2012 - Filling the Gaps in the Blueprint: This Year and Next (Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC)
April, 2012 - The SALCC Strategic Plan and What it Means (Staff of your South Atlantic LCC)