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.
The Department of the Interior’s Northeast Climate Science Center has released a report today synthesizing the latest information on the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to climate change in a 22-state region in the Northeast and Midwest United States Read more »
The Northeast Climate 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 CSC as well as coordinating and executing the major elements of our Communications and Outreach Plan. Read more »
Continent-wide bird surveys play an important role in conservation, says avian ecologist and NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow Joel Ralston at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they can miss rare or isolated species whose habitat is off the beaten path, such as at high elevation or in a dense bog. Now Ralston and colleagues report for the first time how combining data from several local point counts offers a new picture of how birds in hard-to-reach habitats are faring. Read more »
Wendy Dorman is a zoologist and ornithologist with an MS in biology from Winthrop University. She is currently working on a second MS in Geographic Information Science at Eastern Michigan University. Read more »
Calling all scientists who are interested in improving their climate science communication skills! Please join us for a half-day training on “Communicating Climate Science” at UMass Amherst on June 15th, 2015. The training, led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and co-sponsored by the Northeast Climate Science Center and the USDA Northeast Climate Hub, will focus on Read more »
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 »