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Ecological Drought National Webinar Series: Part 1 Ecological Drought - An introduction

Introducing ecological drought as a scientific concept distinct from other definitions of drought, this webinar explores recent research on the topic, including transformational drought impacts and ecological tipping points.

This webinar is the first in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness. The series is co-hosted by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System and the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center, with expert speakers from the research community, tribal nations, and government agencies. Information on the additional sessions is listed below:

Ecological Drought: Planning for Resilience, February 17, 2021, 1 – 2:15 pm ET

Ecological Drought: Drought, Wildfire, and Recovery, March 3, 2021, 4 – 5 pm ET

Ecological Drought: Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems, March 17, 2021, 3 – 4 pm ET

Speakers: • Dr. Shelley Crausbay, Senior Scientist, Conservation Science Partners • Dr. Amanda Cravens, Research Social Scientist, USGS