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 is proud to present its Annual Report. Research activities and accomplishments are highlighted for a variety of events and projects held over the last year. Featured events include: the Shifting Seasons Building Capacity for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Summit, which brought tribes and scientists together
NE CSC Graduate Fellow Kyle Gill works with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to study the dynamics of Jack pine forests, which are ecologically and economically critical in the upper Great Lakes region. Regeneration of these forests has been increasingly challenging in range margin populations due to drought, land conversion to agriculture, and other...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Jack pine forests are ecologically and economically critical in the upper Great Lakes region and regeneration of these forests has been increasingly challenging in range margin populations due to drought, land conversion to agriculture, and other stressors Read more »
Are you worried about the impacts of climate change on the wildlife, natural resources or infrastructure you care about ? Do you feel overwhelmed by the information available but still not sure what local actions you can take to help prepare for the changes ahead? Read more »
A new report on the vulnerability of Central Appalachian forests is now available online, co-authored by NE CSC PI Frank Thompson: "Central Appalachians forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Central Appalachians Climate Change Response Framework project." Read more »
NE CSC postdoctoral fellow, Alex Bryan, presented to state forest managers at the Climate Change and West Virginia's Forests adaptation workshop at West Virginia University on April 14. Topics included projected climate changes for West Virginia and guidelines for using climate models in forest management. Read more »
How society should respond to climate change may be a global-scale debate, but NE CSC PI Kenneth Potter and Affiliate Investigator David S. Liebl know that preparing for climate change’s impact on weather is a profoundly local problem. Read more »
Check out this new flyer for the TranStorm Tool, led by NE CSC PI Ken Potter. The tool allows communities to identify vulnerability to high runnoff flows and flodding from extreme rainfall events, before damage occurs. Read more »