We, the Northeast Climate Consortium, provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change in the Northeast region.

NE CSC Graduate Fellow Paul Damkot studies how brook trout are affected by and adapt to climate change. For this coldwater species, warmer water could mean moving upstream to find cooler temperatures, and possible habitat loss at the upstream limits of their distribution, making climate change a very big concern for their long-term survival.

Kathryn Cooney

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.

David Johnson

The University of Missouri hosted the Second Annual NE CSC Fellows Retreat, October 8-10, 2014, at Reis Biological Station near Steelville, MO. Twenty-two graduate student and postdoctoral fellows from six partner institutions gathered to share their research, meet with natural resource managers, develop interdisciplinary connections and collaborations, and learn about...

Addie Rose Holland, NE CSC

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.

2014 Summit. Julie Edler, College of Menominee Nation.

Understanding how climate and landscapes affect species demography is critical to forecasting impacts on wildlife.  Productivity of species, such as this Acadian flycatcher sitting on her nest, is affected by weather and patterns in the surrounding landscape. 

W. Andrew Cox, University of Missouri-Columbia

The Northeast Climate Science Center proudly presents its 2013 Annual Report!  The document details the research capacity of the NE CSC Consortium, highlights several projects and research areas, and sets out the updated Priority Science Themes established through stakeholder feedback during the CSC’s first year of operation.  In our second year, the NE CSC...

Developing strategies for addressing global change, including changing climatic regimes, invasive species, and changing land use, is the grand challenge to sustainable management and conservation of forests.  Experimentally girdled black ash within the Chippewa National Forest, MN are being used to anticipate the impacts of emerald ash borer on the vegetation dynamics...

Anthony D’Amato, UMN Department of Forest Resources

During our January 2013 NE CSC Stakeholder Outreach and Science Planning Meetings, we asked our stakeholders, "In five words or less describe the most important climate science need for the geographic region covered by the NECSC"...

Significant environmental factors that affect the structure and function of estuarine and marine systems include temperature, sea-level rise, the availability of water and associated nutrients from precipitation and runoff from land, wind patterns, and storminess. 

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