EBC Climate Change Webinar: Exploring Climate Impacts on Natural Systems


Date: January 13, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Recently, the climate adaptation field has placed significant focus on the impacts of climate change on the built environment; however, we know that natural resources and systems are also being significantly, and in some cases irreversibly, affected. When developing climate adaptation and action plans, we may count on natural systems to behave or provide ecosystem services as they have historically, but this is not necessarily the case. It is important to understand how climate change is changing natural resources so that we can anticipate and account for these changes into projects being planned today and help natural systems adapt.

This EBC Climate Change Webinar will include researchers and practitioners studying these impacts in New England and incorporating them into their work. Speakers will address a range of natural resources from wetlands, forests, soils, biodiversity, and more.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the program.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Samuel Bell, Senior Resiliency Planner, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Resiliency Specialist, Woods Hole Group
  • Katie Kemen, Senior Climate Adaptation Planner, BSC Group, Inc.
  • Melissa Ocana, Climate Adaptation Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Speaker Agenda:

Overview of Climate Impacts on Natural Systems

  • Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS Research Ecologist, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center

Understanding Changes in Soil and Proactively Designing for the Future

  • Keith Zaltzberg, Designer/Principal, Regenerative Design Group

Understanding Climate Impacts and Adaptation in New England Forests

  • Madeline Baroli, Climate Adaptation Specialist, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Belle Isle Marsh: Assessing the climate vulnerability of Boston’s largest salt marsh

  • Conor Ofsthun, Coastal Scientist, Woods Hole Group

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Climate Change Webinar: Exploring Climate Impacts on Natural Systems completed on January 13, 2022, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Climate Change Webinar: Exploring Climate Impacts on Natural Systems

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

Upcoming Programs & Events

©2022 Environmental Business Council of New England. All rights reserved. Website Design by Compete Now.

Follow Us: