October 24, 2012 - Presentations and Agenda

The Climate Connection Workshop Series:
Climate Variability and Impacts to South Carolina's Natural Resources

Where: Saluda Shoals Park, River Center, 5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

Time Topic
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome
Hope Mizzell
SCDNR- Land, Water and Conservation, SC State Climatologist
9:15 – 9:35 am SC Climate Trends and Variability 1901-2010 PDF
Hope Mizzell
SCDNR-Land, Water and Conservation, SC State Climatologist
9:35 – 9:55 am Understanding South Carolina's Climate Controls Presentation PDF
Ivetta Abramyan
SCDNR-Land, Water and Conservation, State Climatology Office Research Assistant
9:55 – 10:20 am Water Level Trends in Aquifers of South Carolina PDF
Scott Harder
SCDNR-Land, Water and Conservation, Hydrologist
10:20 – 10:40 am Break
10:40 – 11:05 am What's Going on With My Trees: Climate Effects on Forest Health PDF
Laurie Reid
SC Forestry Commission, Forest Health Specialist
11:05 – 11:30 am Effects of Changing Climate Patterns on Reptile and Amphibian Populations in SC PDF
Steve Bennett
SCDNR-Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Herpetologist
11:30 – 11:55 pm Wood Ducks of the Savannah River Site: Indicators of Changing Environments PDF
Robert Kennamer
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University Georgia, Research Professional
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch Provided
1:15 – 1:45 pm Climate Change at Congaree National Park: Realities and Communication Challenges PDF
David Shelly
Education Coordinator, Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center Congaree National Park
1:45 – 2:10 pm The Application of a Statistical Downscaling Process to Derive 21st Century Climate Predictions PDF
David Werth
Savannah River National Laboratory, Research Scientist
2:10 – 2:30 pm South Carolina's Wildlife Action Plan PDF
Derrell Shipes
SCDNR-Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, Chief of Statewide Projects, Research, and Survey
2:30 – 2:50 pm Break
2:50 – 3:15 pm On-line Tool for Assessing Local Impacts of Ecosystem Stress and Management Options PDF
Steven McNulty
Ecologist and Team Leader, USDA Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
3:15 – 4:30 pm Open discussion, Facilitated With Audience Response Technology

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