New Nature paper from NE CSC principal investigator

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Title:  Coastal eutrophication as a driver of salt marsh loss     Abstract:  Salt marshes are highly productive coastal wetlands that provide important ecosystem services such as storm protection for coastal cities, nutrient removal and carbon sequestration. Despite protective measures, however, worldwide losses of these ecosystems have accelerated in recent decades(1). Here we present data from a nine-year whole-ecosystem nutrient-enrichment experiment. Our study demonstrates that nutrient enrichment, a global problem for coastal ecosystems(2-4), can be a driver of salt marsh loss.

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Secretary Salazar Announces Climate Science Funding

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced funding of more than $10 million awarded by Interior's regional Climate Science Centers to universities or other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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Northeast Climate Science Center Director Announced

Thursday, August 16, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. -- Mary Ratnaswamy has been selected as the director of the Department of the Interior's Northeast Climate Science Center, headquartered at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Ratnaswamy will be the first permanent director of the center, which is one of eight regional Climate Science Centers recently established and managed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Postdoctoral Position: Research Fellow in Regional Climate Modeling/Statistical Downscaling

Thursday, July 12, 2012

***This position has been filled***

We seek a regional climate modeling/statistical downscaling specialist, to examine present and future climate scenarios for the northeastern United States. 

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Postdoctoral Position: Surface Water Hydrology, Hydro-Climatology, and Climate Change Impacts

Thursday, May 31, 2012

***This position has been filled***

A postdoctoral or more senior research position in surface water hydrology, hydro-climatology, and climate change impacts is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

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New Position: NECSC Program Manager

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

***This position has been filled***

Applications are being accepted for the position of Program Manager (Senior Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Fellow Level) for the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC).

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Funding Opportunity: NECSC Pre-Proposal Guidance

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The attached is guidance for the development of pre-proposals and preliminary guidance for full proposals for the first round of science projects to be sponsored by the NE CSC. This process is a prototype for the proposal process, which in the future will be guided by the NECSC Advisory Council and by the NE CSC Strategic Plan, once those structures and documents are in place.

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Job Opportunity: Apply to be the Director of the Northeast CSC

Friday, March 9, 2012

Are you a Biologist, or Ecologist, or Physical Scientist, interested in working in collaboration with other scientists in the program development of a ground-breaking approach to scientific research on the impact climate has on fish, wildlife, habitats & cultural resources? Are you a dynamic speaker who can easily understand and explain scientific research findings to individuals with varying degrees of scientific knowledge and education?

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Secretary Salazar Names University of Massachusetts-Amherst to Host Northeast Climate Science Center

Friday, October 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the selection of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to host the Department of the Interior’s Northeast Climate Science Center. He also announced the University of Oklahoma to host the South Central Climate Science Center, and the University of Hawaii-Manoa to host the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center.

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