The Northeast Climate Adaptation 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 CASC Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows assembled in the north woods of New Hampshire to learn about climate science, co-production and building multi-disciplinary research relationships.

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (note our new name!) is proud to present its 2017 annual report.  Recent projects, events, research activities, and Fellow’s work are highlighted.  

NE CASC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Madeline Magee studies how Wisconsin lakes are changing under the effects of climate change and land use. After receiving her Ph.D in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison, she continued her works as a postdoctoral research...

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.    Click READ MORE for the proceedings. 

Photo: Toni Klemm

Katie Booras is a Northeast Climate Science Center graduate fellow who recieved a 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 CASC 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 NE CASC’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.


NE CASC e-Newsletters

New Publication: A 900-year History of New England Temperature

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A new pubication by NE CASC Graduate Fellow Dan Miller with NE CASC PI Raymond Bradley reconstructions paleotemperature and Climate in New England for distinguishing anthropogenic climate change from natural variability.



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New Publication: Interpreting Regional Climate Change Projections

Friday, November 9, 2018

NE CASC Fellow Ambarish Karmalkar addresses uncertainty in climate modeling projections.

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Project Completed: Climate Effects on the Culture and Ecology of Sugar Maple

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

 This project addressed the impact of climate on the production of maple syrup.

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Announcing New Projects Funded by the NE CASC

Monday, October 15, 2018
Photo Credit: NPS

NE CASC has awarded just over $650,000 to consortium institutions, universities and other partners for research to inform cultural and natural resource managers in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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Fellows Highlight: Alex Bryan

Friday, October 5, 2018

NE CASC's Alex Bryan reflects on lessons learned after four years as Climate Assessments and Scenario Planning Postdoctoral Fellow. 

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The 3rd Annual Great Lakes Adaptation Forum

Thursday, October 4, 2018

This September NE CASC partnered with other climate science organizations to sponsor the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Adaptation Forum.

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Helping Forest Ecosystems Adapt to Impacts of Changing Climate

Friday, September 14, 2018

NE CASC principal investigator Anthony D’Amato finds tactics to maintain ecological funciton of forests in the wake of climate change.

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Native Youth in Science: Preserving our Homeland

Monday, September 10, 2018

NE CASC science coordinator, Michelle Staudinger and Tribal Climate Science Liaison, Casey Thornbrugh engage Tribal youth in land stewardship.

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