NECSC News

Four New Papers Moving the Concept of Translational Ecology Forward

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NE CSC's Research Ecologist with the USGS, Toni Lyn Morelli, and co-authors have recently published in a special edition of Frontiers in Ecology describing novel ways we can improve our roles as researchers.  

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USGS Deputy Director Leads Adaptation Training in Minnesota

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NE CSC Federal Deputy Director Olivia LeDee worked with Kenny Blumenfeld (State Climatology Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources) and Amanda Kueper (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources) to plan and lead two climate trainings designed for MN DNR in St. Paul and Duluth, MN.

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NE SCS Fellow's Publication on Wildfire Activity in Central Maine

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Study site at Basin Pond, ME

Wildfire frequency and distributions in the Northeast will directly be affected by climate change, but little is known about wildfire activity in the past.

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Using Models to Predict Complex Wildlife Responses to Climate

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wood Thrush (Photo: K. C. Azar)

NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow Tom Bonnot looked into the varying population size and distribution of two critical bird species, the prairie warbler and wood thrush, by modeling their population distribution across the central hardwoods and then predicting how these variables will change up to the year 2100. 

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Introducing Three New Projects Funded by the NE CSC

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Vernal Pool.  Photo: Joanna Gilkeson USFWS

The Northeast Climate Science Center has brought on three new projects recently in order to address wildlife conservation and climate change.

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New Publication: Tipping Points of Coastal Fish, Wildlife, and Plants

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Mottled duck. Photo: Dick Daniels

A team of scientists from US Fish and Wildlife Service, North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the NE CSC  synthesized information on thresholds – or “tipping points” – for 45 focal species of fish, wildlife, and plants in response to sea-level rise and coastal storms.

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Announcing the Fall 2017 Webinar Series

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Photo: Josh Rapp

This Fall the NE CSC webinar series will focus on the variability of climate change in the Northeast and Midwest. NE CSC researchers will discuss how we can adapt to and manage potential changes in climate. Join us in Morrill Science Center II, Room 134, or tune in remotely (see webinar page for webinar connection). 

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NE CSC Welcomes Casey Thornbrugh as the NE/SE Tribal Climate Science Liaison

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Casey C. Thornbrugh is the Northeast and Southeast Tribal Climate Science Liaison with the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET).

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Announcing the Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network

Monday, July 31, 2017
Menominee Tribal members Dale Kakkak (CMN staff member) and Jennifer Gauthier show NE CSC Fellow Tim Duclos how to process wild rice at the Mawaw Ceseniyah Language and Culture Center.  Photo:  T. Bonnot

The Sustainable Development Institute at the College of Menominee Nation, a consortium institution with the NE CSC, has launched an online resource for Tribal members, scientists, and supporting partners to engage on similar interests, find research and adaptation opportunities together, and to connect across our region.

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Announcing the Northeast Refugia Research Coalition

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Northeast Refugia Research Coalition (NE RRC) officially kicked off at the NE CSC's Regional Science Meeting in May. The goal of the group is to bring together natural resource managers and scientists from across the region who are interested in using (or just learning more about) climate change refugia management as a tactic for conserving species in the face of climate change.

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Proceedings from NE CSC's Regional Science Meeting are Now Available

Friday, July 14, 2017

Read descriptions of sessions, major takeaways, or see slides from presentations.  

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Indigenous Planning Summer Institute 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Welcome Evening Fireside.  Photo: Chris Caldwell

During the week of June 5-9, 2017 more than 25 participants came together at Whispering Pines Retreat camp in Shawano, Wisconsin for the 3rd annual Indigenous Planning Summer Institute (IPSI).

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NE CSC Welcomes Sara Smith as the Midwest Tribal Climate Science Liaison

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sara Smith is the Midwest Tribal Climate Science Liaison hired by the College of Menominee Nation as part of the Sustainable Development Institute.

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Early Career Climate Forum Seeks Input

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) wants to hear from you! We are interested in hearing your thoughts about the ECCF and the various ECCF platforms you interact with, so we can provide our community with an even better experience and access to climate-related resources and insights.

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Project Completed: A Decision Support Mapper for Conserving Stream Fish Habitats of the NE CSC Region

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
White suckers. Photo: Evan Childress

Final report is now available: A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the Northeast Climate Science Center region.  PI: Craig Paukert, USGS Missouri Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit.

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2016 Annual Report Now Available!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Northeast Climate Science Center is proud to present its 2016 annual report.  People, events, research activities, and projects are highlighted.  

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NE CSC Receives Adaptation Awards at National Adaptation Forum

Monday, May 8, 2017

Two awards were presented to NE CSC staff and researchers at this month’s National Adaptation Forum in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

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New Publication: Mapping Meadows of Climate “Refugia” in the Sierra Nevada

Monday, May 8, 2017

Natural areas that are expected to remain similar in the future to what they are today, despite changing temperature and precipitation patterns, are called climate “refugia” and are important for the conservation of many wildlife species.

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Two Positions Open: Tribal Climate Science Liaisons

Monday, April 10, 2017

One position will be based at the NE CSC host institution UMass Amherst and cover both the eastern part of  NE CSC and the SE CSC regions.  The Midwest liaison will be stationed at the USFS Northern Research Station on University of Minnesota campus an serve the Midwest area of the NE CSC region.

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NE CSC Graduate Fellow Nigel Golden on Communicating Science

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Nigel Golden, Ph.D. student at UMass Amherst, posted a blog to the Early Career Climate Forum about recent insights in communicating his science to a variety of audiences. He writes that the way you communicate can mean the difference between alienating (pun intended) your listener or gaining their support.

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Contributions to the State Wildlife Action Planning Efforts in the Northeast

Friday, March 24, 2017

NE CSC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger and Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli attended the Northeast State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinators Meeting in Amherst, MA on March 21.

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge Symposium

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Co-sponsored by the NE CSC consortium institution, College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute, April 6-8 on the UMass Amherst and Amherst College campuses.  

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Announcing the Spring 2017 Talks from NE CSC

Thursday, January 26, 2017

From February to April, we will host talks by researchers and resource managers who have increased our understanding of the impact climate change will have on natural and cultural resources and how to improve decision making and adaptation planning. 

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