NE CSC Graduate Fellow, Tim Duclos, spends a lot of time at high elevation. He composed a peice for the Early Career Climate Forum on his observaitons about conserving montane birds in the face of climate change.
In 2013, NE CSC sent Graduate Fellow Thomas Bonnot to the National Conservation Training Center to learn how to lead others in structured decision-making (SDM). He is now putting that training to use to help guide regional conservation.
The 2nd annual Indigenous Planning Summer Institute (IPSI), hosted by the NE CSC consortium institution, College of Menominee Nation (CMN) Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), was held May 31 - June 3.
See what has culminated in a steady stream of resources for early career climate scientists. "When we relaunched the ECCF a year ago, we wondered how our products would be adopted by the Climate Science Center community. A year later, we are pleasantly surprised by our success and can’t help but thanking all of you for the support and enthusiasm that has fueled our accomplishments,” writes NE CSC’s Science Coordinator, Michelle Staudinger.
Keenan Yakola, NE CSC Graduate Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is examining the impacts of climate change on seabirds and coastal fishes in the Gulf of Maine. He’s back on Seal Island in Maine conducting research for the NE CSC project
To better understand how birds will be impacted by a changing climate, researchers from the USGS, including NE CSC’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Matthew Clement of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (also a USGS Mendenhall Fellow), improved statistical methods for estimating presence and abundance in the face of imperfect detection during point counts of the Breeding Bird Survey.
Two of our communications interns, Emma Thomas and Sarah Muellejans graduated from UMass this spring. Both of these students were instrumental in the behind-the-scenes communications and information management in the NE CSC, having a hand in creating several products that came from the center.
Final Report is now available: Changes in Forested Landscapes of the Northeastern U.S. Under Alternative Climate Scenarios
PI: Frank R Thompson, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (University of Missouri)
Katie Booras is a NE CSC Graduate Fellow who just completed her Master’s with NE CSC's University Director, Richard Palmer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her work focuses directly on managing water resources for a changing climate.
How are snowshoe hare populations responding to a changing climate and predation increases? Check out a New Hampshire Wildlife Journal article and new ECCF blog post from NE CASC fellow Alexej Siren as he discusses his research investigating the population dynamics of boreal forest species and how changes to snowpack and climate may mediate these relationships.
NE CSC Affiliated Investigators Erika Lentz and Rob Thieler, of the USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, along with NE CSC PI, Radley Horton of Columbia University and co-authors have produced a comprehensive sea level rise study of the Northeast’s coasts incorporating the dynamic responses different coastlines are expected to have to changing conditions of land and ocean.
NE CSC Science Coordinator, Michelle Staudinger, and USGS Director, Mary Ratnaswamy met with scientists at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) in Boston to discuss shared priorities for addressing climate change impacts on coastal and marine species of conservation concern.
Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new study spanning six continents. More than 60 scientists took part in the research, including NE-CSC-funded investigator Jordan S. Read and NE CSC’s new Principal Investigator, Pete McIntyre.
Mark your calendars for an eight-webinar series this spring from the NE CSC, highlighting research from our funded projects, an early career showcase, and a featured presentation from Julio Betancourt from the USGS.
The Northeast Climate Science Center has awarded 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.