Acting on our commitment to helping dismantle environmental racism and pursuing a more just society, NE CASC recently appointed three graduate assistants who will lead projects designed to advance the Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
NE CASC Tribal Climate Science Liaison Casey Thornbrugh recently received a 2020 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award. This marks the second consecutive year that an NE CASC representative has claimed this prestigious honor.
Extirpated from Missouri's Ozark Highlands more than a century ago, the brown-headed nuthatch is now poised for a comeback there thanks in part to the work of NE CASC principal investigators Thomas Bonnot and Frank Thompson. Their project will help restore the native ecosystem and evaluate a conservation technique known as assisted migration.
NE CASC Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli and colleagues from the Refugia Research Coalition organized a session on "Innovative Approaches for Identifying and Managing Climate Change Refugia" at the recently held 2020 North American Congress for Conservation Biology Symposium. Presentations for the session were recorded and are available for viewing.
NE CASC researchers Bethany Bradley and Toni Lyn Morelli organized a session at the recent Ecological Society of America annual meeting to help members of the invasive species community better understand the paradigm of Translational Invasion Ecology. Session talks were recorded and are ready for viewing!
Principal Investigators Richard Palmer and Keith Nislow have completed their final report for the project "Slowing the Flow for Climate Resilience: Reducing Vulnerability to Extreme Flood and Drought Events".This research underscores the importance of riparian conservation and restoration in providing ecosystem services such as flood risk mitigation under a climate-altered future.
Nigel Golden, an NE CASC fellow and a doctoral student in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently presented the 2020 Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture on Diversity and Inclusion in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
NE CASC invites members of the climate adaptation community to participate in our upcoming online workshop, "Biological Thresholds in the Context of Climate Adaptation. This event will take place on October 7-8, 2020.