US Forest Service Research & Development
Contact Information
  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
You are here: Home / SCIENCEx Webinars

SCIENCEx Webinars

Connecting Research with the Nation's Forests and Grasslands

What: The SCIENCEx webinar series brings together scientists and land management experts from across U.S. Forest Service research stations and beyond to explore the latest science and best practices for addressing large natural resource challenges across the country.

These webinars will be primarily management focused, but with applicability for participants from across sectors. SCIENCEx will typically be organized as week-long webinar ‘blitzes’ around salient topics, allowing for deep-dives into subtopics or dynamics within specific geographies.

Sign up to receive the National USFS R&D Newsletter for updates on this series

Upcoming Webinars

SCIENCE x Invasive Species

When: February 22-26, 2021 - 12:30-1:30 Pacific / 1:30-2:30 Mountain / 2:30-3:30 Central / 3:30-4:30 Eastern

Where:  Adobe Connect link.


FEBRUARY 22: SCIENCEx Invasive Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Threats, Impacts, and Management of Invasive Species With Highlights on Developing an Integrated Management Program for Emerald Ash Borer, presented by Therese Poland
  • What is a Hemlock woolly adelgid, and who is eating them? presented by Nathan Havill
  • Forest Health Monitoring for Pests and Pathogens of Trees, presented by Ryan Blaedow

FEBRUARY 23: SCIENCEx Invasive Tree Diseases

  • White pine blister rust in a changing climate: investigating complex interactions to develop strategies to restore and sustain mountain-top ecosystems, presented by Anna Schoettle
  • Patterns and Impacts of Rapid Ohia Death in Hawaii’s Native Forests: Science-Based Management Approaches, presented by Flint Hughes
  • Thirty Years of Sudden Oak Death: The Consequences of a Pathogen Invasion, presented by Susan Frankel

FEBRUARY 24: SCIENCEx Invasive Aquatics

  • Biosecurity Priorities to Forestall Amphibian Chytrid Transmission, presented by Deanna ‘Dede’ Olson
  • Detecting Aquatic Invaders with eDNA: Challenges and Opportunities, presented by Brooke Penaluna
  • Recognized and Unrecognized Effects of Invasive Bivalves on Native Freshwater Mussels, presented by Wendell Haag

FEBRUARY 25: SCIENCEx Invasive Animals & Animal Pathogens

  • A One Health (Ecosystems Health) Approach to Managing Invasive Animals and Animal Pathogens, presented by Patrice ‘Patty’ Klein
  • White Nose Syndrome, presented by Sybill Amelon
  • Barred Owl Range Expansion in western North America: Ecological Impacts and Conservation Lessons, presented by John Keane

FEBRUARY 26: SCIENCEx Invasive Plants

  • Cheatgrass Impacts and Management Options in Western U.S. Ecosystems, presented by Ali Urza and Brice Hanberry
  • Impacts of Invasive Cogongrass on Private and Public land: Prevention and Control Strategies, presented by Rima Lucardi
  • Ventenata Invasion in the Western U.S.: Using Remote Sensing & Model Output to Understand Invasion Risk, presented by Becky K. Kerns

SCIENCE x Post-Disturbance Restoration

When: April 5-9, 2021 - 11-12 Pacific / 12-1 Mountain / 1-2 Central / 2-3 Eastern
Where:  Adobe Connect link.
Schedule: TBD

Past Webinars

Fire x Fauna

The Fire x Fauna series, held November 16-19, 2020, explored the effects of wildfire and prescribed fire on wildlife in the United States. Covering ecosystems and fire management practices across a wide range of geographies, speakers presented research and best practices for balancing wildlife conservation and forest management goals. Recorded webinars are available here.