NECSC News

NE CSC Fall Webinar Series, "Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Several speakers are lined up to present the progress of NE CSC funded projects.  Our theme for the fall will focus on how NE CSC science is engaging stakeholders in climate adaptation techniques and technologies.  Topics include forest adaptation, a stream temperature mapping tool, climate impacts to Great Lakes fisheries, structured decision making for headwater stream management, and a report from the upcoming "Shifting Seasons" Tribal Summit!  Mark your calendars for the webinars that interest you. 

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NE CSC at upcoming joint Ornithologists' meetings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NE CSC Fellows will present at the Joint meeting of American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists.  William V. DeLuca is chairing a symposium on “Montane Bird Conservation Ecology” and Richard Feldman is presenting a paper on how climate change has affected the internal structure of bird species ranges in the US and Canada. Estes Park, CO. Sept 24-27.

 

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NE CSC at the American Fisheries Society Meeting

Monday, August 18, 2014

A selection of projects funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center will be presented at the American Fisheries Society Meeting on August 18-21, 2014.

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Training Opportunity: Climate Change & Southern New England Forests

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The NE CSC is helping the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science to host a workshop on Climate Change and Southern New England Forests for natural resource professionals on September 24-25 on the UMass campus in Amherst, MA.

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NECSC presents at Ecological Society of America in August!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Several of our NE CSC Fellows and Principal Investigators are presenting at this year's Ecological Society of America conference in Sacramento, CA.  If you're at ESA next month, come see what we're up to!

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Comparing Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On Friday June 13th, 2014, the workshop “Comparing Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA” was held at USFWS in Hadley MA. Co-PIs David Diamond (MoRAP) and Don Faber-Langendoen (NatureServe) led a discussion comparing the approaches, consistency, and challenges of aligning four ecological systems maps, 1) LandFire - Existing Vegetation Type (EVT), 2) The Nature Conservancy (TNC), 3) Southeast GAP (SEGAP), and 4) NatureServe (National Map).

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Shifting Seasons Summit - Register by Sept 15th

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
NE CSC Consortium Member College of Menominee Nation will be hosting the Shifting Seasons Summit on October 15-17, 2014, in Keshena, WI. The Summit is relevant to Tribes, federal agencies and academic institutions looking to work together to address the common issues associated with climate change,

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NE CSC PI Radley Horton Speaks about "Evolving Resiliency: Managing Climate Risks in the Northeast"

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is holding a briefing (available as webcast) examining the current and projected impacts of climate change in the Northeast and regional efforts to manage these risks. NE CSC Principal Investigator Radley Horton, convening Lead Author of the National Climate Assessment Chapter on the Northeast, will be speaking.

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NE CSC PI Raymond Bradley Receives Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair for High Profile Research

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Climate researcher and Distinguished Professor Raymond Bradley, director of the Climate System Research Center (CSRC) and co-director of the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received the Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Award “in recognition of his courage, conviction and selflessness in devoting his time and talent to helping the University of Massachusetts to accomplish its goals.”

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Participate in a short survey on climate risks in Boston and Philadelphia through CCRUN

Monday, June 23, 2014

Funded through the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), Researchers from Drexel University are conducting research in the Boston and Philadelphia regions in order to gauge climate change priorities of various stakeholders. We are currently looking for environmental experts in Boston and in Philadelphia to participate in a brief phone interview to gain your insight on this important topic.

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Climate change refugia workshops

Monday, June 9, 2014

Dr. Toni Lyn Morelli, Program Manager of the Northeast Climate Science Center, facilitated 4 days of discussions among scientists and NPS and USFS resource managers on the topic of climate change refugia. 

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A Terrestrial Habitat Map of Atlantic Canada - Project Update

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mark Anderson (The Nature Conservancy) and Kevin McGarigal (UMass Amherst) are leading the NE CSC funded project “A Terrestrial Habitat Map of Atlantic Canada: Extending the Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Map across the border”

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Participate in a short survey on climate risks in Boston and Philadelphia through CCRUN

Friday, May 23, 2014

Funded through the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), Researchers from Drexel University are conducting research in the Boston and Philadelphia regions in order to gauge climate change priorities of various stakeholders. We are currently looking for environmental experts in Boston and in Philadelphia to participate in a brief phone interview to gain your insight on this important topic.

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New Communications and Outreach Plan!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The NE CSC's Communications and Outreach Manager, Addie Rose Holland, has just released a plan for the next 5 years of communications between the NE CSC and our various audiences.  The plan lays out our communication and outreach objectives, our primary audiences,

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National Climate Assessment Released

Friday, May 9, 2014

NE CSC Principal Investigator Radley Horton (Columbia University), Affiliated Investigator Jerry Melillo (Marine Biological Laboratory), and Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger (USGS) have played important roles in the preparation and release of the recent National Climate Assessment

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NorEaST – Stream Temperature Web Portal Update

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jana Stewart and her NorEaST web portal team have been busy! The NorEaST web portal was developed to serve as a coordinated, multi-agency regional framework to map and store continuous stream temperature locations and data for New England, Mid Atlantic, and Great Lakes States.

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2013 Annual Report now available!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Northeast Climate Science Center proudly presents its 2013 Annual Report!  The document details the research capacity of the NE CSC Consortium, highlights several projects and research areas

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NE CSC Director visits Midwest Forest Service partners

Friday, May 2, 2014

NE CSC Federal Director, Mary Ratnaswamy, participated in a tour of the Upper Midwest Forest Service partners during the week of April 21st. 

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Wildlife Response to Climate Change is Likely Underestimated, Experts Warn

Friday, May 2, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. – Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward higher elevation in response to climate change, but did not necessarily do both.

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NE CSC Announces FY 15 Funding Opportunity

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Northeast Climate Science Center is seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC science priorities. The deadline for submission of Statements of Interest is June 17, 2014.

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NE CSC project completed: “A research and decision support framework to evaluate sea-level rise impacts in the northeastern U.S.”

Monday, April 28, 2014

Dr. Robert Thieler and colleagues at USGS (Nathaniel Plant and Dean Gesch) and Columbia University (Radley Horton), recently completed their study evaluating sea-level rise impacts in the northeastern U.S. 

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Annual PI Science Meeting - Perspective from the Program Manager

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On April 17 and 18, 23 NE CSC Directors, Principal Investigators, staff, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Graduate Fellows came together to increase research cooperation; discuss future directions and collaborations;  brainstorm about enhancing stakeholder engagement and student development; and delineate goals for the NE CSC.

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NE CSC Science Coordinator Discusses Climate Impacts on Ecological Systems in the Northeast

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Michelle Staudinger, Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) Science Coordinator, will give a talk on May 6th at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife "Brown Bag Lecture Series" on "Climate Impacts on Ecological Systems in the Northeastern United States".

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Director Ratnaswamy Discusses Climate Change Impacts with NH Senator Shaheen

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Mary Ratnaswamy, Northeast Climate Science Center Federal Director, participated in a round table discussion with New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen to discuss climate change and its impacts on the state.

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NE CSC Fellow in Science! Weeds Making Waves

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fellow David Johnson had a letter featured in Science last week, entitled "Weeds Making Waves", which described an alternative method for dealing with coastal weeds.  “Phragmites australis is an aggressive, invasive weed that cannot be purged. It grows 6 meters tall and pushes out many wetland species.

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