NECSC News

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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Early Career Climate Forum Showcases New Blogs

Friday, September 18, 2015
See what our early career scientists and professionals are saying about their work, opportunities and experiences in an updated posting of contributed blogs on the Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF). In addition to the latest blogs you can also find lots of interesting climate news, and job opportunities coming through this online forum - including a recent blog posts about last year’s NE CSC Fellows’ Retreat.  

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NE CSC Fellow Alexendra Norpel Attends Structured Decision Making Course at the National Conservation Training Center.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Alex Norpel, a new NE CSC Fellow at the University of Wisconsin in Madison recently attended the Introduction to Structured Decision Making (SDM) course at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  

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Northeast Habitat Map for US and Canada is Now Ready!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

An interactive web-based habitat map for the Northeast is now available for use in ecological analyses and for understanding and anticipating the effects of climate change on forested, agricultural, and freshwater systems across the U.S. and Canada. Developed by The Nature Conservancy

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Announcing Fall 2015 Webinar Series!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mark your calendars for a five-webinar series this fall from the NE CSC, highlighting research from our funded projects and an invited presentation from Julio Betancourt from the USGS.

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New Study Encourages Inclusion of Adaptive Capacity when Assessing Vulnerability

Monday, August 10, 2015

A new paper led by U.S. Geological Survey Ecologists Erik Beever (Research Ecologist, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center) and Michelle Staudinger (Science Coordinator, Northeast Climate Science Center) addresses the importance of including adaptive capacity of species as a fundamental component when assessing vulnerability to rapid climate change.

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Fellow Highlight: Assessing Vulnerability through Storm Transposition

Monday, July 20, 2015

In June of 2008, the village of Lake Delton, Wisconsin, along with other areas of the Midwest, was devastated by a massive precipitation event, known infamously throughout the state as the “Lake Delton storm”. Extensive flooding resulted as over a foot of rainfall drowned the area, collapsing a dam, breeching levees and causing serious damage to local infrastructure. Thankfully the Lake Delton area has a relatively small population; however, this storm left the rest of the state concerned about their own vulnerability.

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