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.
A new paper by scientists at the NE CSC and colleagues describe how human response to a climatic event 200 years ago set in motion a profound shift in fishing practices and consumption in the Northeast.
The UMass Amherst Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and The Ecosystem Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory are seeking post-docs to advance our understanding of the impacts climate change will have on natural systems.
Anthony D'Amato, NE CSC Principal Investigator, Paul Catanzaro of UMass, Amherst, and Emily Silver Huff with the USDA Forest Service have created a guide for land owners and forest managers to improve the way we adapt to a changing climate. The publication "Increasing Forest Resiliency for an Uncertain Future" was written for forest decision makers in New England who are taking action to increase resiliency of our northern forests.
Virginia Burkett, Associate Director of Climte and Land Use at USGS, Alison Meadow, Staff Scientist - Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, and Ezra Markowitz of UMass Amherst were the featured speakers at this event.
The Northeast Climate Science Center has awarded just over $1,000,000 to NE CSC consortium institutions, universities and other partners for research to guide managers cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.
The NE CSC and the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NA LCC) are embarking on a new collaboration to synthesize information about climate change impacts on coastal habitats and species and to make this information easily accessible to local decision-makers as part of the Massachusetts Wildlife Climate Action Tool.
A NE-CSC funded decision-support tool and interactive website, Shifts in fish habitat under climate change, visually demonstrates new data on lake temperature changes and consequential effects on walleye and largemouth bass populations in Wisconsin.
Michael Rawlins, Affiliated Investigator with NE CSC and Manager of the Climate Systems Research Center (CSRC) at UMass, Amherst, with Raymond Bradley, NE CSC's Principal Investigator and Director of the CSRC, have released a study showing a projected decline in the number of days that drop below freezing across North America.
NE CASC climate scientist and postdoctoral fellow, Alex Bryan, assisted Colonial National Historic Park with identifying the climate stressors most relevant to preserving the Park's historic resources, and provided a suitable set of climate model projections to aid in adaptation planning.