The Northeast Climate Science Center provides 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.
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 CSC 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
On December 7th, the Acer Climate and Socio-Ecological Research Network (ACERnet) will hold a workshop on “Sugar Maple in a Changing Climate” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus with an option to join remotely.
A coalition of research institutions, including the the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the state’s fish and wildlife agency, and the Northeast Climate Science Center this week unveiled a new online tool
DURHAM, NH - Even if you are nowhere near ice-cold Hubbard Brook in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire, you can tune into the water cycle with Waterviz, an online tool partially funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center that creates digital art and plays a live forest symphony generated from environmental sensors placed in a mountain valley. Read more »
Whose research are you going to rely on when making important decisions in the face of climate change? Jimmy Nelson’s! This Northeast Climate Science Center recent fellow does a lot of work behind the scenes, but his research on salt marshes is vital to many systems,
Meaghan Guckian, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst reflects on her experience at the 3rd Annual NE CSC Fellows Retreat (hosted by the College of Menominee Nation), the foundation of strong stakeholder relationships, and the potential power in merging local knowledge with scientific information.
Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS Research Ecologist at the NE CSC, is working to tease apart mechanisms causing ecological changes in northeastern U.S. mountains. The White Mountains of New Hampshire offer some of the most breathtaking views in the Eastern United States.