NECSC News

Scientist Spotlight: Toni Lyn Morelli’s First-hand Approach to Conservation in the Face of Climate Change

Friday, April 6, 2018

Toni Lyn Morelli has no shortage of enthusiasm for her job as a USGS research ecologist NE CSC. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change, but this comprises a wide variety of projects spanning many years, a number of territories, and countless plant and animal species.

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New Publication: Decision Making in Forest Management

Friday, April 6, 2018

A new publication has highlighted the growing importance of adjusting forest management decisions as climate changes. Looking at the Midwest and Northeast regions the study sought to discover the concerns that land managers tend to plan for and how this influences adaptation strategies.

 

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NE CSC Participates in AAAS Annual Meeting

Friday, March 30, 2018

Michelle Staudinger, Science Coordinator of the NE CSC, was an invited panelist for the session “Involving Stakeholders to Improve Outcomes: Lessons From the Climate Science Centers."

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Two New Publications about Climate Impacts on Color-changing Mammals

Friday, March 9, 2018

NE CSC Graduate Fellow, Marketa Zimova, published two papers on how the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons.

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Project Completed: Managing Floodplains in the Midwest

Friday, March 2, 2018
Floodplain with inundation scenarios

The final report, "Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions" is now available. Project lead:  Robert Jacobson, USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center.

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Project Completed: Sport Fish in Midwest Lakes and Climate Change

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The final report, "An integrated assessment of lake and stream thermal habitat under climate change" is now available.  PI:  Jordan Read, USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics. 

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Project Completed: How Fish Populations are Affected by Climate Change

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Yellow perch.  Photo: David Solomon

The final report, "Characterization of spatial and temporal variability in fishes in response to climate change" is now available.  PI:  Brian Irwin, USGS Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. 

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New Report: Vulnerability of Northeast Forests

Monday, February 12, 2018

A new assessment is available of the vulnerability of forest ecosystems across the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, northern New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) under a range of future climates.

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