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AT: NPAT Fayette – Climate Models & Forecasts for SE Texas

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Virtual.  Free.  2024 Climate Change and Implications for the Fayette Prairie Ecosystem Webinar Series.  A series of 7 webinars offered on a Thursday monthly/bimonthly from 6pm – 7pm, beginning February 2024.

How will climate change impact Texas and the native prairie and savanna ecosystems? How do we plan restorations to be sustainable in 2050? Do we need to change our land management practices? The NPAT Fayette Prairie Chapter will host a year-long series of presentations to explore climate change and the implications for the Fayette Prairie ecosystem. Beginning with the climate models, this series will examine the forecasts within a historical context, then focus upon water resources, management practices, projected changes in tallgrass prairies and soil microbial structure, and end with restoration paradigms in a changing world. A wealth of expertise consisting of active researchers will bring the science of climate change and the implications to us, the landowners.   The series’ content is progressive in nature so plan to join at start to end of series for best experience.

Each webinar will use the same zoom access link.  For more information visit NPSAT page here.

Feb 22  Climate Models and Forecasts for SE Texas

Zong-Liang Yang
Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences,
Univ. of Texas – Austin


Apr 11  Climate, Water, Science and Society in 21st Century Texas – A Historical Perspective

Jay Banner
Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences,
Univ. of Texas – Austin


Jun 6  Texas Water Resources: Current and Projected

Robert Mace
Meadows Center for Water & the
Environment, Texas State Univ.


July/Aug  (Date TBA)   Prescribed Fire During Droughts: Insights from High-Intensity Fire Experiments

William Rogers
Dept. of Ecology & Conservation
Biology, Texas A&M Univ.


Sept 19  Impact of Climate Change Upon Native Tallgrass Prairies

Brian Wilsey
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution &
Organismal Biology, Iowa State Univ.


Oct 17  Impact of Climate Change Upon Soil Microbiome & Biogeochemical Processes

Elizabeth Bowman
Hiro Technologies, Austin


Dec 5  The Future of Restoration in a Changing World

Russell Feagin
Dept. of Ecology and Conservation
Biology, Texas A&M Univ.


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