"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 will take place May 15-17, 2017 on the UMass Amherst Campus. 

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

Contributions to the State Wildlife Action Planning Efforts in the Northest

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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Announcing the Spring 2017 Talks from NE CSC

Thursday, January 26, 2017

From February to April, we will host talks by researchers and resource managers who have increased our understanding of the impact climate change will have on natural and cultural resources and how to improve decision making and adaptation planning. 

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What a Historical Investigation Can Tell Us About Human Resiliency Today

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A new paper by scientists at the NE CSC and colleagues describe how human response to a climatic event 200 years ago set in motion a profound shift in fishing practices and consumption in the Northeast.  

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New Study Looks at Timing and Consequences of Reaching 2°C

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Northeast is expected to reach 2°C (3.6°F) sooner than most and therefore experience dryer summers and warmer, wetter winters.

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Save the Date: NE CSC Regional Science Meeting May 15-17, 2017

Thursday, December 15, 2016

NE CSC's Regional Science Meeting:  Incorporating Climate Science in the Management of Natural and Cultural Resources in the Midwest and Northeast    

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NE CSC Welcomes Olivia LeDee as Deputy Director

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Olivia LeDee is joining us as the Deputy Director of the NE CSC based in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

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Updates on Two Network-Wide Initiatives: Climate Refugia and Invasive Species

Friday, December 9, 2016
Toni Lyn Morelli speaking at the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative meeting.  Photo: VMC

NE CSC’s Toni Lyn Morelli, Research Ecologist with the USGS continues to advance network-wide work to improve adaptive capacity of species and ecological systems in the face of climate change.  

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