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GCP LCC Webinar: Sea Level Rise and Avian Habitats Along Central Texas Coast

Date/Time: 12:00 PM, 8/6/2014

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GCP LCC Lunchtime Webinar

Series: Conservation design and sea level rise impacts to Central Texas coast avian habitats

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Formal Title: Employing the Conservation Design Approach on Sea-Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Avian Habitats along the Central Texas Coast


Research Focus: Coastal habitat; whooping crane (Grus Americana)


Project overview: Sea level rise caused by climate change is an ongoing phenomenon and a concern both locally and worldwide. Low-lying coastal areas are particularly at risk to flooding and inundation, affecting a large proportion of the human population concentrated in these areas as well as natural communities—particularly animal species that depend on these habitats as a key component of their life cycle. The project involves studying the effects of sea level rise on coastal habitats and birds such as the endangered whooping crane and aplomado falcon.  It also involves evaluating potential scenarios for future impacts on a variety of species—including grassland birds, shorebirds, and waterfowl—so that habitat conservation measures can be planned for and developed more effectively.