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    Tuesday, October 26, 2021: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Ins, Outs, Demands & Frustrations of Serving as Lead Author of Working Group II (Free UMCES Webinar)

    As part of a multi-year global climate change assessment process, Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seeks to assess the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, negative and positive impacts of climate change, and options for adapting to it…. But why should we believe what these scientists…

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    Tuesday, November 2, 2021: Risk Assessment in the Face of Climate Change (Free UMCES Webinar)

    Traditionally, long-term observations have been a key component in assessing the risks of weather-induced losses. However, most recent climate trends require the inclusion of future climate projections into the methods and models used to assess the risks. In this seminar, Dr. Slava Lyubchich will discuss how this step has important implications for building codes, pricing…

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    Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Climate Warming & the Changing Pacific Arctic Marine Ecosystem (Free UMCES Webinar)

    The Bering and Chukchi Seas are undergoing dramatic sea ice reduction and warming conditions that are shifting the composition of bottom-dwelling prey for marine mammals, seabirds and commercial fish in the region. Field studies by CBL scientists are tracking ecosystem status and trends within the international Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) network. In this webinar, internationally…

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    Tuesday, October 12, 2021: Climate Impacts on Golden Tilefish: Past & Present (Free UMCES Webinar)

    Golden tilefish is a large, bottom-dwelling marine fish that is particularly susceptible to climate change because it can tolerate only a very narrow range of temperatures. In 1882, millions of golden tilefish died in a sudden mortality event caused by an unusually strong influx of arctic water into the Mid-Atlantic. Since then, scientists have been…

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    Tuesday, October 5, 2021: Future Wildland Fire: Land Management & Climate Change (Free UMCES Webinar)

    Every year we seem to hear of more and more catastrophic wildfires burning here and abroad. The trend is real but the predicament that we face with future wildland fires is the result of both earlier land management actions and the growing influence of climate change. To adapt to changing conditions and mitigate the threats…

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    Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Climate Change 101 – UMCES Chesapeake Biological Lab Webinar (Solomons, MD)

    You’ve heard the term climate change, but have you ever wondered how our climate is actually changing? How do we know humans are causing it? And, so what? Earth’s climate has always changed. If it is a serious problem, what do we do now?  Dr. Kilbourne will start with the basics and lay out the facts…

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    Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Changing Weather, Changing Farms, Opportunities to Reduce Chesapeake Harm

    Free UMCES Webinar: Future Chesapeake Bay health will depend on the combined influence of environmental changes and peoples’ responses to those changes. Dr. Lisa Wainger will describe research into these combined effects that found that adaptations that farmers are already making to improve crop growth under changing weather are likely to prevent some harm to…

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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Stream Restoration: Is it Helping Our Streams and the Chesapeake Bay?

    Free UMCES Webinar:   Healthy streams are dynamic, diverse ecosystems that provide society with many benefits. Since many streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are severely degraded, stream restoration is increasingly used to improve their water quality. Yet, the effectiveness of projects implemented is still questionable, and recovery is a slow, complex task. Dr. Solange Filoso…

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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Stream Restoration: Is it Helping Our Streams and the Chesapeake Bay?

    Free UMCES Webinar: Healthy streams are dynamic, diverse ecosystems that provide society with many benefits. Since many streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are severely degraded, stream restoration is increasingly used to improve their water quality. Yet, the effectiveness of projects implemented is still questionable, and recovery is a slow, complex task. Dr. Solange Filoso has monitored…

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    Tuesday, April 13, 2021: What’s in Our Water: A Chemical Perspective of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Free UMCES Webinar: Have you ever wondered what’s in your drinking water? We use chemicals in our daily lives, but which ones might end up in a local stream or the Chesapeake Bay? How efficient can wastewater treatment be, and what chemicals are unintentional made in the process? Water is the foundation of life, but…

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