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.


UMass Amherst Master's student Keenan Yakola has been working to understand the impacts climate change will have on nesting seabirds in the Gulf of Maine.  He recently was awarded Best Student Paper at the Pacific Seabird Group annual meeting.

Photo: Earl Johnson

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


NE CASC e-Newsletters

UMass team hosts NE CASC for another 5 years!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is pleased to announce that a  consortium of universities, led again by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been chosen to host the NE CASC for a 5-year cycle!  Following our previous seven successful years, the center is funded until 2024.  We look forward to continuing to provide our expertise to address the region's most pressing climate adaptation challenges for natural and cultural resource managers.

Read more

Fellows Highlight: Amanda Davis

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Amanda Davis holding a scup

NE CASC Research Fellow Amanda Davis investigates how climate change is affecting the New England seafood industry and how to support consumers in making climate-smart seafood buying decisions. 

Read more

NE CASC Brown-bag Talks Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

We are excited to announce our fall series for NE CASC Brown-bag Talks! These talks provide brief updates on NE CASC research and outreach followed by the opportunity to join in discussions and get your questions answered.  All NE CASC Brown-bag Talks will be recorded and posted on our webinars archive.  

Read more

Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series "Climate change vulnerability and adaptation of forest wildlife”

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

NE CASC/USGS Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli is presenting for the Forest Ecology and Management webinar series on "Climate Change Vulnerability and the Adaptation of Forest Wildlife".

Read more

Fellows Highlight: Jamie Mosel

Friday, June 28, 2019

NE CASC Graduate Fellow Jamie Mosel works to “support future forests" and the community she lives in. Jamie conducts her research in her home state of Minnesota, working with the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota and the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) experiment in the Chippewa National Forest. 

Read more

The NE CASC is Hiring!

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is seeking applicants for a full time Communications and Outreach Manager located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The individual selected for this position will be responsible for organizing outreach in line with the mission of the NE CASC.   The primary goals of the NE CASC communications program are to:

Read more

Sustaining Walleye Fisheries in the Face of Habitat Loss and Climate Change

Monday, May 20, 2019
Sandervitreus Eric Engbretson USFS

A new paper by NE CASC affiliated investigators Gretchen Hansen and Jordan Read presents the first empirical case study of the safe operating space for walleye in the face of climate change. Sustainable harvest decreases as walleye habitat decreases, so managers need to think about habitat as well as population to determine safe harvest. 

Read more

Workshop Held to Prepare for Invasive Beetles’ Impact on Ash Trees

Monday, May 20, 2019

NE CASC researcher from the University of Vermont, Tony D’Amato, led a two-day colloquium of partners involved in the Black Ash Consortium and other related activities.

Read more

Subscribe to Front page feed