VMN CE Webinar: Community generated data informs our understanding of the vulnerability of frog and toad species to climate change
From Michelle Prysby
Description: To mitigate climate change-driven biodiversity loss using limited resources, conservation biologists and wildlife managers often use assessments to prioritize species that are at risk of extinction. But some assessments require a lot of data which isn’t available for all species. These data-poor species might be overlooked, delaying actions that could reduce their extinction risk. In this webinar, you’ll see how community generated data aids assessments of climate change vulnerability by placing data-poor species on the same scale as data-rich species through an example for 90 species of frogs and toads in the US.
Presenter: Traci DuBose is an ecologist who enjoys working to conserve animals with complex life cycles for future generations. After receiving a PhD from the University of Oklahoma studying stream ecosystems, she leveraged available data to inform the conservation of frogs, toads, and red cockaded woodpeckers at Virginia Tech. She currently is an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education program post-doctoral fellow investigating the cause of enigmatic freshwater mussel declines as a part of a large interdisciplinary team.Host: Michelle Prysby, Virginia Master Naturalist Program Director
Zoom Recording ID: 85710354413 UUID: ngTCYckzSk+gU97yKjUaoQ== Meeting Time: 2023-07-24 03:41:44pmGMT