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.
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...
2012 was an important year for climate in the Northeast US. Many records were set for average warmth, earliest spring, lowest Great Lakes water levels, and warmest sea surface temperatures off the Northeast Shelf. Read more about 2012 climate trends in these links.
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. (Photo credit: W. Andrew Cox, University of Missouri-Columbia)
Adapting to our changing climate presents a wide range of challenges and opportunities. In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) was created to assess vulnerabilities and identify adaptation strategies for all aspects of the natural and built environment. (Photo credit: USFWS.)
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. (Photo credit: USFWS.)
Sediment clogged the Connecticut River following Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011, dumping eroded soil into Long Island Sound. The storm caused $7-$10 billion in damage and was responsible for considerable crop and livestock loss. (Photo credit: NASA, 2011.)
American Indian Tribes have continuously adapted to changing climates, culturally, physically, and politically, for thousands of years by adapting their lifestyles and cultural practices. The August 2011 Climate Change Summit in Kashena, WI provided a forum to share climate change projections and experiences and begin discussing a climate change research agenda for...
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 around the globe. Experimentally girdled black ash swamp within the Chippewa National Forest, MN. Treatments are being used to anticipate the impacts of...
Tropical Storm Irene brought floods to many parts of New England. Here the muddy Deerfield River rages through Shelburne Falls, MA. (Photo Credit: Jon Elder Robison, 2011.)
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"...
The College of Menominee Nation has been researching Menominee perspectives on climate change through a series of interviews with tribal members. The interviews are presented in a video titled Through Tribal Eyes. The interviews are also being analyzed for peer-reviewed publication by USFS research scientists through the College of Menominee Nation & US Forest Service...
NE CSC Consortium Member College of Menominee Nation will be hosting the Shifting Seasons Summit on October 15-17, 2014, in Keshena, WI. The Summit is relevant to Tribes, federal agencies and academic institutions looking to work together to address the common issues associated with climate change,
Monday, September 15, 2014
Coastal ecosystems in the eastern U.S. have been severely altered by processes associated with human development, including drainage of coastal wetlands, changes in hydrology Read more »
Friday, September 12, 2014
Ethan Coffel, NE CSC Graduate Fellow from Columbia University, traveled west this summer to spend a week with other CSC fellows and learn about how the Northwest views the impacts of climate change. In Ethan's words: Read more »
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Providing education and training opportunities for the next generation of scientists and managers is a priority at the Climate Science Centers (CSCs). These opportunities include internships, research fellowships, retreats, and networking events. CSC interns also provide crucial support for CSC initiatives. Read more »
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Several speakers are lined up to present the progress of NE CSC funded projects. Our theme for the fall will focus on how NE CSC science is engaging stakeholders in climate adaptation techniques and technologies. Topics include forest adaptation, a stream temperature mapping tool, climate impacts to Great Lakes fisheries, structured decision making for headwater stream management, and a report from the upcoming "Shifting Seasons" Tribal Summit! Mark your calendars for the webinars that interest you. Read more »
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
NE CSC Fellows will present at the Joint meeting of American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists. William V. DeLuca is chairing a symposium on “Montane Bird Conservation Ecology” and Richard Feldman is presenting a paper on how climate change has affected the internal structure of bird species ranges in the US and Canada. Estes Park, CO. Sept 24-27.