NECSC News

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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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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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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Stream Temperature Data and Modelling Meeting - May 1st

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This all day meeting highlighting on-going stream temperature research in the Northeast is hosted by the FWS North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, EPA Region 1 and USGS NE Climate Science Center and the USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center.

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University of Missouri helps Feds with climate change research

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NE CSC Fellow Thomas Bonnot at the University of Missouri is featured in a story on Mid-Missouri Public Radio for his work developing models that predict how climate change will effect forests and wildlife.

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Webinar: NE CSC Fish Habitat Data Viewer Planning

Monday, April 14, 2014

The PIs of the NE CSC funded project A Decisions Support Mapper for Conserving Stream Fish Habitats of the NE CSC Region, will be holding a Stakeholder’s webinar: "NE CSC Fish Habitat Data Viewer Planning", on Wednesday May 7, 2014.

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“Massachusetts Action on Climate Change: A discussion of the Commonwealth’s leadership in climate action and plans for the future”

Monday, April 14, 2014

In his talk, the Senator will focus on Massachusetts’ status as a leader on green policies and clean energy practices, as well as plans for future climate legislation.

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CMN awarded NASA's 2014 Innovations in Climate Education Tribal Awards

Monday, April 14, 2014

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project has awarded nearly $3 million in new cooperative agreements to four Tribal Colleges and Universities across the US to enhance learning through the use of the agency’s Earth science resources.

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Storm Transposition and Climate Change

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NE CSC Principal Investigator Ken Potter and colleagues are using “storm transposition” to evaluate the vulnerability of communities to the kinds of flood risk that are likely to increase due to climate change. 

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New publication: Rare sperm whale biodiversity and habitat

Saturday, April 5, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. – In the largest regional study of its type to date, marine ecologist and NE CSC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger and colleagues offer better understanding of the feeding ecologies of two very rare sperm whale species in waters off the southeast U.S. coast, adding baseline data they say are important as climate change, fishing and pollution alters the animals’ environment and food sources.

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