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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.