In this talk, NE CASC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger will summarize recent advances by NE CASC researchers seeking to increase resilience and enhance adaptation planning in Atlantic coastal systems. Michelle will provide an in-depth perspective on the current state of knowledge of shifts in marine phenology in the Gulf of Maine. She will report the comprehensive findings of an expert working group comprised of 26 authors representing 17 organizations on how seasonal events, species and human activities have shifted their timing in this rapidly warming system. Species-specific case studies on anadromous fish, seabirds, and whales stemming from the projects Ecological and management implications of climate change induced shifts in phenology of coastal fish and wildlife species in the NE CASC region and How and why is the timing and occurrence of seasonal migrants in the Gulf of Maine changing due to climate? will also be showcased.
These brown-bag talks provide brief updates on NE CASC activities and provide opportunities for participants to ask questions and join in discussions.