Course Description and Credit Information

Shifting diversity patterns and species turnover are fundamental concerns about how climate change will influence desert ecosystems. Scientists, managers, and-policy makers are searching for metrics to assist in the prediction of ecosystem responses to climate change. Temporal variation in landscape and regional-scale diversity can provide insights on the fragility or resilience of plant and animal communities in the Southwest to changing climates.

This presentation tackles the various metrics and tools for monitoring the changes in the ecosystem through biodiversity; this in response to the threats of climate change. Presented in this webinar are risk management tools that can be used to develop a sustainable forest and manage the ecosystem against climate change.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn what the shifting patterns of biodiversity patterns and species turnover are.

2. Participants will understand how landscape level resilience metrics are estimated.

3. Participants will learn how fragmented patches effect the biodiversity resilience.

4. Know the various risk management tool and how to use them in developing sustainable forests.


General Course Information






Pre-recorded webinar


Helen Poulos, PhD in Forestry and Environmental Studies


US State Approvals

LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina


New Jersey




New York
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements


GA, MN, and SD 
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

    1. Watch the Video

    1. Take the Quiz

    1. Take the Survey

About this course

  • $24.95
  • 3 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content