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Webinar: Climate Change and Contaminants in the Northeast

How might climate change affect the release, dispersal, and negative impacts of toxic chemicals and excess nutrients in the environment? Learn about a North Atlantic LCC study that explores this question.
When May 18, 2015
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where FWS Northeast Regional Office, 3rd floor conference room
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Date: Monday, May 18, 2015, 2:30 to 3:30 pm EDT. Viewable online. 

Title: "Interactive effects of climate change with nutrients, mercury, and freshwater acidification on key taxa in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative region”

Presenter: Fred Pinkney, Environmental Contaminants Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, Annapolis, MD

Abstract: The interactive effects of climate change and contaminants were evaluated in an international workshop in 2011. A multidisciplinary team applied the workshop concepts to identify key stressors in the North Atlantic LCC region. Using a case study approach, I present our findings on three stressors with sufficient North Atlantic LCC region–specific information for an informed discussion. I describe climate change interactions with a contaminant (mercury), and two complex environmental phenomena—eutrophication and freshwater acidification. I also discuss taxa case studies of direct and indirect effects of climate change on amphibians and freshwater mussels. Finally, I present research needs for each of the case studies.

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3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Pinkney_5-18 
4. Click "Join". 

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To join the teleconference only:
Teleconference number: 866-762-5634 
Leader passcode: 4958152 
Participant passcode: 5866227 

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