"The Northeast Climate Science Center works with natural and cultural resource managers in the Northeast and Midwest regions to apply future climate scenarios to decision making and co-produce information, and tools for climate change adaptation."

 

NE CSC's Regional Science Meeting:  Incorporating Climate Science in the Management of Natural and Cultural Resources in the Midwest and Northeast took place May 15-17, 2017 on the UMass Amherst Campus.    PROCEEDINGS COMING SOON! 

Photo: Toni Klemm

Katie Booras is a Northeast Climate Science Center graduate fellow who just completed her Master’s in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Her work focuses directly on managing water resources for a changing climate.

Take a trip with Paul and his team into the field!  We’ve updated our highlight of Paul with a neat video that paints a picture of one aspect of his Ph.D. investigation into how brook trout are affected by and adapt to climate change.  

Photo: Andy Castillo

This recent Fellow with the Northeast Climate Science Center does a lot of work behind the scenes, but his research on salt marshes is vital to many systems, from the scallops in a Florida bay, to important decision-making agencies on Long Island. 

NE CSC Graduate Fellow Pearl May works with a team at the University of Wisconsin to help Dane County, WI officials understand the potential flooding risks in the area.  Their storm transposition tool assesses the potential impacts of a known storm transposed on a different location - in this case the city and infrastructure of Madison, Wisconsin.

Photo: Dana O'Shea

The 2015 NE CSC Fellows Retreat was held September 22-25 in Suring, Wisconsin. Twenty Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows gathered to share their research, develop collaborations, and learn from stakeholders and scientists who have established strong working relationships.

Photo: Thomas Bonnot, NE CSC Graduate Fellow

The Northeast Climate Science Center is proud to present its 2015 annual report. Events, research activities, and projects are highlighted for the last year.  

Photo: Photo: M. Patterson

Climate change threatens our lands and seas, our wildlife, and our natural and cultural resources. To conserve our natural environment, managers rely on climate model projections to determine where to take action, what type of action to take, and how much action to apply. Alex Bryan, postdoctoral fellow and climate scientist for the NE CSC, provides such guidance.

Photo: Alex Bryan. Water Vapor Mixing Ratio

The NE CSC’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows are actively engaged in research that provides scientific information and tools that natural resource managers can use to aid climate adaptation in the Northeast region.  What are they working on and who will benefit from their research?  Watch the video!

NE CSC Fellow David Johnson was standing in a salt marsh on the northern Massachusetts coast when he saw a fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, nearly 50 miles north of its supposed natural range. The migration north of this charismatic crab with the big, waving claw may be yet another sign of climate change.

Photo: David Johnson

American Indian Tribes have continuously adapted to changing climates for thousands of years by adapting their lifestyles and cultural practices.  The October 2014 Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit in Kashena, WI focused on building relationships between tribes and climate researchers.

Photo: 2014 Summit. Julie Edler, College of Menominee Nation.

NECSC News

NE CSC e-Newsletters

Project Completed: A Decision Support Mapper for Conserving Stream Fish Habitats of the NE CSC Region

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
White suckers. Photo: Evan Childress

Final report is now available: A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the Northeast Climate Science Center region.  PI: Craig Paukert, USGS Missouri Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit.

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2016 Annual Report Now Available!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Northeast Climate Science Center is proud to present its 2016 annual report.  Events, research activities, and projects are highlighted for the last year.

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New Publication: Mapping Meadows of Climate “Refugia” in the Sierra Nevada

Monday, May 8, 2017

Natural areas that are expected to remain similar in the future to what they are today, despite changing temperature and precipitation patterns, are called climate “refugia” and are important for the conservation of many wildlife species.

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NE CSC Receives Adaptation Awards at National Adaptation Forum

Monday, May 8, 2017

Two awards were presented to NE CSC staff and researchers at this month’s National Adaptation Forum in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

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Two Positions Open: Tribal Climate Science Liaisons

Monday, April 10, 2017

One position will be based at the NE CSC host institution UMass Amherst and cover both the eastern part of  NE CSC and the SE CSC regions.  The Midwest liaison will be stationed at the USFS Northern Research Station on University of Minnesota campus an serve the Midwest area of the NE CSC region.

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NE CSC Graduate Fellow Nigel Golden on Communicating Science

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Nigel Golden, Ph.D. student at UMass Amherst, posted a blog to the Early Career Climate Forum about recent insights in communicating his science to a variety of audiences. He writes that the way you communicate can mean the difference between alienating (pun intended) your listener or gaining their support.

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Contributions to the State Wildlife Action Planning Efforts in the Northeast

Friday, March 24, 2017

NE CSC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger and Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli attended the Northeast State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinators Meeting in Amherst, MA on March 21.

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge Symposium

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Co-sponsored by the NE CSC consortium institution, College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute, April 6-8 on the UMass Amherst and Amherst College campuses.  

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