NECSC News

Fellow Highlight: Understanding Climate Projections: Guidance for Climate Change Adaptation Planning

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Learn about our new project, Climate Assessments and Scenario Planning, led by NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow, Alex Bryan.  Got a question about climate information?  Give Alex a call!

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Massachusetts Communities: Please Take this Survey!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Are you worried about the impacts of climate change on the wildlife, natural resources or infrastructure you care about ?  Do you feel overwhelmed by the information available but still not sure what local actions you can take to help prepare for the changes ahead?

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Dynamic Dead Zones Alter Fish Catches in Lake Erie

Monday, April 20, 2015

New research shows that Lake Erie’s dead zones are actually quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear.  

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NE CSC Fellow Speaks to Forest Managers in West Virginia

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NE CSC postdoctoral fellow, Alex Bryan, presented to state forest managers at the Climate Change and West Virginia's Forests adaptation workshop at West Virginia University on April 14. Topics included projected climate changes for West Virginia and guidelines for using climate models in forest management.

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Storm model brings climate preparations to local decision-makers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How society should respond to climate change may be a global-scale debate, but NE CSC PI Kenneth Potter and Affiliate Investigator David S. Liebl know that preparing for climate change’s impact on weather is a profoundly local problem.

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A Complex Landscape has both Vulnerabilities and Resilience to Climate Change

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A new report on the vulnerability of Central Appalachian forests is now available online, co-authored by NE CSC PI Frank Thompson:  "Central Appalachians forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Central Appalachians Climate Change Response Framework project."

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New Project Flyer: TranStorm Tool

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Check out this new flyer for the TranStorm Tool, led by NE CSC PI Ken Potter.  The tool allows communities to identify vulnerability to high runnoff flows and flodding from extreme rainfall events, before damage occurs.

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NE CSC Co-PIs Palmer and Bradley visit MA State House

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On March 25th, Drs. Richard Palmer and Ray Bradley of UMass Amherst visited the Massachusetts State House for a Forum on Climate Change & Resiliency.  They were invited as part of a team of UMass system climate researchers

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TranStorm Tool Featured on US Climate Resilience Toolkit

Friday, March 20, 2015

An extreme precipitation event in 2008 cost one town more than a million dollars in infrastructure repairs. Now, other municipalities can simulate how their homes, businesses, and facilities might fare if they experienced a similar event.

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Fellow Highlight: Designing Sustainable Landscapes in Partnership with Stakeholders

Friday, March 20, 2015

With the inevitability of climate change and an evolving public perspective on its severity, it is reassuring to see scientists providing critical information to aid decision makers. Usually there are two major roadblocks obstructing the scientific community’s impact

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Newest intern at College of Menominee Nation

Friday, March 13, 2015

The College of Menominee Nation's Sustainable Development Institute has engaged an undergraduate intern to assist with NE CSC-funded project, "Collaboration in Action: Using the Menominee Model of Sustainability to Assess, Plan, and Build Capactiy for Tribal Communities

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Making Decisions in Complex Landscapes: Deerfield Headwater Stream Workshop

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sipping coffee while meeting participants trickled in just before the Deerfield Headwater Stream Workshop, postdoctoral researcher Rachel Katz explained that the workshop is a “proactive approach” to making management decisions, as compared to the usual reactive management approaches following events or disasters.

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Evaluating the Coastal Landscape Response to Sea-Level Rise

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

For a project partly funded by the NE CSC, a USGS and Columbia University team recently completed their study evaluating the effects of sea-level rise on the northeastern U.S.

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New Publication Features Climate Science Centers and Adaptation Strategies

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

As the climate warms and other global changes progress, species move outside their historical ranges, new ecological communities form and ecosystems transition to new states. To cope, conservation organizations will need to adapt.

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2014 Annual Report Now Available!

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Northeast Climate Science Center is proud to present its Annual Report.  Research activities and accomplishments are highlighted for a variety of events and projects held over the last year.  Featured events include: the Shifting Seasons Building Capacity for Tribal

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Building Bridges Between Tribes and Climate Scientists

Friday, February 20, 2015

In January and February 2015, NE CSC PI Chris Caldwell and NE CSC Graduate Fellow Marie Schaefer from the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) at the College of Menominee Nation have been visiting a number of Tribes in the Northeast region to discuss issues facing the Tribes regarding climate change and connect them to the resources of the NE CSC.

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Scientists Work to Understand Conservation Decision Making in the Face of Sea-Level Rise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What happens to the value of coastal habitat and wildlife as shorelines continue to be lost to rising sea levels and increasingly frequent extreme weather events? This question is particularly important for coastal National Wildlife Refuge managers serving on the front line of global change impacts

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Webinar Highlights New Tools for Projecting Impacts of Climate Change on Deer and Waterfowl

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11am EST (10am CST), researchers will present a 2-part webinar describing updates on the development of Weather Severity Indices (WSI) for waterfowl

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Ground Squirrels Could Make US's Drought Less Terrible

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Evil cannibal squirrels may be an essential piece of California's hydrological system.  And they're disappearing.  Research conducted by NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow Toni Lyn Morelli on the Belding's ground squirrels

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Fellow Highlight: Collaborating to improve understanding of climate impacts on Midwest hydrology

Monday, January 19, 2015

NE CSC Graduate Fellow Evan Murdock studies the impacts of climate change on winter and spring hydrology in the Midwest at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

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NE CSC Undergraduate Intern honored

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bethany Williams, an undergraduate at Florida State University and an intern with previous NECSC Fellow David Johnson, won best Undergraduate Oral Presentation at the recent New England Estuarine Research Society meeting in Connecticut.

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LCC/CSC Symposium at the 2015 Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Join NE CSC investigators in Indianapolis on February 9-10 to discuss current and future directions of landscape and climate science in the Midwest.  LCCs and CSCs will highlight work on landscape-level projects, climate change & birds, human dimensions & land use

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Climate Change Impacts on Aviation

Thursday, January 8, 2015

NE CSC Fellow Ethan Coffell and his advisor NE CSC PI Radley Horton recently published an article on potential climate impacts on aviation in the journal Weather Climate and Society.  Check out some of the media attention that their publication received:

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Secretary Jewell Announces New Wildlife and Climate Studies at the NE CSC

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) is awarding 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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Spring Webinar Series!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mark your calendar for the dates of the NE CSC’s spring webinar series: Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation.  We’ll feature several NE CSC-funded projects that highlight strong stakeholder engagement at various phases of research design and science delivery.

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