September 13, 2012 - Presentations and Agenda

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

Where: Marine Resources Research Institute Auditorium, Charleston, SC

Time Topic
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome
Ken Rentiers
SCDNR- Land, Water and Conservation, Deputy Director
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 – 10:00 am

Understanding South Carolina’s Climate Controls Presentation PDF
Hope Mizzell
SCDNR-Land, Water and Conservation, SC State Climatologist

10:00 – 10:20 am

Analysis of 60 years of water temperature data from Charleston Harbor Presentation PDF
Steve Arnott
SCDNR-Marine Resources Division, Associate Marine Scientist

10:20 – 10:40 am Break
10:40 – 11:10 am

Climate and Estuarine Fauna Presentation PDF
Dennis Allen
Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Research Professor and Resident Director

11:10 – 11:30 am

Influence of Climate on Shrimp Abundance Presentation PDF
David Whitaker
SCDNR-Marine Resources Division, Assistant Deputy Director

11:30 – 11:50 pm

Salinity Intrusion: Integrating Riverine and Coastal Forces Presentation PDF
Paul Conrads
US Geological Survey, Surface Water Specialist

12:00 – 12:50 pm Lunch Provided
12:50 – 1:20 pm

Climate Changes Everything Presentation PDF
Raye Nilius
SC Lowcountry Refuges Complex, Project Leader

Got Data! Needs for Monitoring and Partnering in a Changing Climate Presentation PDF
Nicole M. Rankin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System Inventory and Monitoring Network

1:20 – 1:50 pm Prolonged Drought Linked to Blue Crab Decline Presentation PDF
Michael Childress
Clemson University, Biological Sciences Associate Professor
1:50 – 2:05 pm National Integrated Drought Information System: Pilot Project in the Carolinas Prsentation PDF
Amanda Brennan
Carolina's Integrated Sciences & Assessments, Research Assistant
2:05 – 2:30 pm South Carolina's Wildlife Action Plan Presentation PDF
Derrell Shipes
SCDNR-Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, Chief of Statewide Projects, Research, and Survey
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 – 3:15 pm National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy Presentation PDF
Arpita Choudhury
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Science and Research Liaison
3:15 – 4:30 pm Open discussion

(The workshops are funded through a grant from NOAA's Carolina's Integrated Science and Assessment Program at the University of South Carolina).

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