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Ecological Drought: An Introduction

Feb 3
February 3, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A dried out riverbed with dry, cracked soil

Introducing ecological drought as a scientific concept distinct from other definitions of drought, this webinar explores recent research on the topic, including transformational drought impacts and ecological tipping points.


  • Dr. Shelley Crausbay, Senior Scientist, Conservation Science Partners
  • Dr. Amanda Cravens, Research Social Scientist, USGS

This webinar is the first in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness. The series is co-hosted by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System and the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center, with expert speakers from the research community, tribal nations, and government agencies.

Other webinars in this series: