NECSC News

Climate Change Impacts on Marine Species of Conservation Concern

Thursday, March 10, 2016
North Atlantic Right Whale. Photo: NEAq

NE CSC Science Coordinator, Michelle Staudinger, and USGS Director, Mary Ratnaswamy met with scientists at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) in Boston to discuss shared priorities for addressing climate change impacts on coastal and marine species of conservation concern.

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Uncertainty is Information, Too

Friday, February 5, 2016
A group of researchers, scientists and managers examine forest conditions and habitat suitability. One of the uncertainties they face is how alternative fuel management practices could reduce fire risk. By looking at various scenarios and the associated uncertainty, the team can develop risk metrics to help them compare the practices under consideration.

NE CSC’s Frank Thompson of the University of Missouri and his Graduate Fellow Tom Bonnot explain how accounting for doubt helps inform decision making.

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Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new study spanning six continents. More than 60 scientists took part in the research, including NE-CSC-funded investigator Jordan S. Read and NE CSC’s new Principal Investigator, Pete McIntyre.

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Announcing the Spring NE CSC Webinar Series!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Mark your calendars for an eight-webinar series this spring from the NE CSC, highlighting research from our funded projects, an early career showcase, and a featured presentation from Julio Betancourt from the USGS.

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Announcing the Latest Stakeholder-Driven Research Projects

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The Northeast Climate Science Center has awarded nearly $700,000 to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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Understanding Heat Stress and Preparing for the Future

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The work of Ethan Coffel, NE CSC Graduate Fellow at Columbia University was featured in several news outlets following the American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual meeting in San Fransisco.  By later this century, parts of the world where the population is expected to rise the most will experience an increase in the worst heat events — 

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NE CSC Stakeholder Meeting Addresses Sugar Maple in a Changing Climate

Monday, January 4, 2016
On December 7th, the Acer Climate and Socio-Ecological Research Network (ACERnet) held a workshop on “Sugar Maple in a Changing Climate” at the Northeast Climate Science Center with 20 partners present at UMass Amherst and up to 20 participants joining remotely.

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Opportunity: Postdoc in Climate Science and Working with Indigenous Peoples

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Michigan State University (MSU) and the NE CSC consortium insititution College of Menominee Nation (CMN) invite applicants for a research associate (postdoctoral research fellow) under a National Science Foundation grant. 

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Fellow Highlight: Understanding and Protecting Brook Trout Habitat. Watch the Video!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

As a Graduate Fellow with the NE CSC, Paul Damkot studies how brook trout are affected by and adapt to climate change. As air temperatures warm, so do water temperatures.  Brook trout are a coldwater species

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Launch of the Massachusetts Wildlife Climate Action Tool

Monday, November 23, 2015
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 

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Forest Service's Online WaterViz Tool Continues to Make Waves

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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.

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Fellow Highlight: James Nelson's Work in Salt Marshes Informs Decisions

Monday, November 16, 2015
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, 

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NE CSC Fellow Meaghan Guckian's ECCF Blog About the Annual Fellows Retreat

Friday, November 13, 2015
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.  

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Climate Change Refugia Research in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Saturday, November 7, 2015
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.

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Bringing People, Data, and Models Together to Address the Impacts of Climate Change on Stream Temperature

Friday, November 6, 2015
Large stream temperature datasets are often hard to find and reside in disparate forms across various sources such as personal computers, databases, and loggers. 

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NE CSC Fellow Alexej Siren Weighs in on Canada Lynx Conservation at Species Status Assessment Workshop

Monday, November 2, 2015
Alexej Siren of the University of Massachusetts was recently invited to a Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) expert elicitation workshop in Bloomington, Minnesota.  

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Preparing Acadia National Park for Climate Change

Thursday, October 29, 2015
On October 5th and 6th at Acadia’s Schoodic Institute, NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow Alex Bryan and NPS partners worked with Acadia National Park staff staff to plan for climate change scenarios

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NE CSC Fellow Gauges Pre-Ozone Gases Emitted by Broadleaf and Needled Trees

Thursday, October 29, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. – A new study assessing the influence of species diversity of canopy trees on the amount of ozone precursors a forest emits suggests that atmospheric chemistry models 

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New Feature Article: Tiny Songbird Discovered to Migrate Non-Stop, 1,500 Miles over the Atlantic

Sunday, October 25, 2015

NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow Bill DeLuca's work documents the amazing migration feats of the blackpoll warbler, and the news is spreading far and wide!

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Next NE CSC Seminar: Dr. Rick Palmer presents on his work in Brazil and the Northeast U.S. October 21

Thursday, October 15, 2015
On a recent trip to Brazil, Dr. Palmer participated in a summit to address a water crisis in São Paulo.  Invited to provide examples, lessons learned and participatory planning options, he demonstrated the ways in which 

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Upcoming NE CSC presentation highlighted in blog by speaker Michelle Staudinger

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Check out Michelle’s the blog on the Early Career Climate Forum: “Conservation Road Maps for the Coming Decade” for more information on the project and the first NE CSC seminar of the fall on October 7 at 3:30pm.

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3rd Annual NE CSC Fellows Retreat focuses on Tribal Climate Adaptation and Great Lakes Area Natural Resources

Friday, October 2, 2015
This year's 2015 NE CSC Fellows Retreat, hosted by the the University of Wisconsin and the College of Menominee Nation through the Sustainable Development Institute, was held September 22-25 in Suring, Wisconsin.

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NorEaST – Stream Temperature Web Portal Demonstration and Application

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Climate change is expected to alter stream temperature and flow regimes over the coming decades, and in turn influence distributions of aquatic species in those freshwater ecosystems.

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