NECSC Projects

The following projects are funded by the NE CSC through the competitive RFP process.

Project Leader Title
Richard Palmer Understanding Conservation Management Decisions in the Face of Sea-Level Rise Along the U.S. Atlantic Coast

This project addresses a complex local scale conservation problem: managing the impacts...

Jana Stewart NorEaST – Stream Temperature Web Portal Demonstration and Application

The NorEaST web portal was developed to serve as a coordinated, multi-agency regional framework...

Chris Caldwell Shifting Seasons: Tribal Climate Adaptation Training for Northeastern Tribes

College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute will host a Shifting Seasons...

Ben Zuckerberg Fitting the Climate Lens to Grassland Bird Conservation: Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability Using Demographically-Informed Species Distribution Models

To develop the framework to identify demographic sensitivities and assess the vulnerability of...

Craig Paukert A Decisions Support Mapper for Conserving Stream Fish Habitats of the NE CSC Region

To integrate results of a current condition habitat assessment of stream habitats that accounts...

Evan Grant Making decisions in complex landscapes: headwater stream management across multiple agencies

There is growing evidence that headwater stream ecosystems are especially vulnerable to changing...

Anthony D'Amato Modeling effects of climate change on spruce-fir forest ecosystems and associated priority bird populations

Project goal is to develop tools to identify refugia sites most likely to support spruce-fir...

Frank Thompson Changes in Forested Landscapes of the Northeastern U.S. Under Alternative Climate Scenarios

To predict the distribution and abundance of up to 20 dominant tree species across the...

Curtice Griffin
Kevin McGarigal
Designing sustainable landscapes

This project is focused on assessing the capability of current and potential future landscapes...

Kasey Hutchinson Environmental Effects of Agricultural Practices, Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) and Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC – Literature search

The purpose of the project was to conduct an extensive search for both published and ongoing...

Rob Thieler A Research and Decision Support Framework to Evaluate Sea-level Rise Impacts in the Northeastern U.S.

Previous approaches to quantify coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise have had major...

Jana Stewart A Stream Temperature Inventory Network and Decision Support Metadata Mapper - Evaluating the Resources to Understanding Climate Change Effects on Streams in New England and the Great Lakes States

Stream data for the northeastern U.S. are needed to enable managers to understand baseline...

Mark Anderson Extending the Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Map to Atlantic Canada

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Austin Polebitski Bringing People, Data, and Models Together – Addressing Impacts of Climate Change on Stream Temperature

Few studies have focused specifically on the impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems,...

Richard Kraus Developing Fish Trophic Interaction Indicators of Climate Change for the Great Lakes

It is predicted that climate change, which can result in increased temperature, eutrophication (...

Brian Irwin Characterization of Spatial and Temporal Variability in Fishes in Response to Climate Change...
David Diamond Critically Evaluating Existing Methods and Supporting a Standardization of Terrestrial and Wetland Habitat Classification and Mapping that Includes Characterization of Climate Sensitive Systems

This project will facilitate coordination among the scientific community to provide a comparison...