We, the Northeast Climate Consortium, provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change in the Northeast region.
The Northeast Climate Science Center is proud to present its Annual Report. Research activities and accomplishments are highlighted for a variety of events and projects held over the last year. Featured events include: the Shifting Seasons Building Capacity for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Summit, which brought tribes and scientists together
NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow Bill DeLuca is part of the research team "Designing Sustainable Landscapes," which works closely with the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative to use climate science research to inform conservation planning and identify lands that should receive priority for future conservation efforts in the NA LCC region.
The NE CSC’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows are actively engaged in research that provides scientific information and tools that natural resource managers can use to aid climate adaptation in the Northeast region. What are they working on and who will benefit from their research? Watch the video!
NE CSC Fellow David Johnson was standing in a salt marsh on the northern Massachusetts coast when he saw a fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, nearly 50 miles north of its supposed natural range. The migration north of this charismatic crab with the big, waving claw may be yet another sign of climate change.
The University of Missouri hosted the Second Annual NE CSC Fellows Retreat, October 8-10, 2014, at Reis Biological Station near Steelville, MO. Twenty-two graduate student and postdoctoral fellows from six partner institutions gathered to share their research, meet with natural resource managers, develop interdisciplinary connections and collaborations, and learn about...
American Indian Tribes have continuously adapted to changing climates for thousands of years by adapting their lifestyles and cultural practices. The October 2014 Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit in Kashena, WI focused on building relationships between tribes and climate researchers.
Understanding how climate and landscapes affect species demography is critical to forecasting impacts on wildlife. Productivity of species, such as this Acadian flycatcher sitting on her nest, is affected by weather and patterns in the surrounding landscape.
Developing strategies for addressing global change, including changing climatic regimes, invasive species, and changing land use, is the grand challenge to sustainable management and conservation of forests. Experimentally girdled black ash within the Chippewa National Forest, MN are being used to anticipate the impacts of emerald ash borer on the vegetation dynamics...
During our January 2013 NE CSC Stakeholder Outreach and Science Planning Meetings, we asked our stakeholders, "In five words or less describe the most important climate science need for the geographic region covered by the NECSC"...
Significant environmental factors that affect the structure and function of estuarine and marine systems include temperature, sea-level rise, the availability of water and associated nutrients from precipitation and runoff from land, wind patterns, and storminess.
On March 25th, Drs. Richard Palmer and Ray Bradley of UMass Amherst visited the Massachusetts State House for a Forum on Climate Change & Resiliency. They were invited as part of a team of UMass system climate researchers Read more »
With the inevitability of climate change and an evolving public perspective on its severity, it is reassuring to see scientists providing critical information to aid decision makers. Usually there are two major roadblocks obstructing the scientific community’s impact Read more »
An extreme precipitation event in 2008 cost one town more than a million dollars in infrastructure repairs. Now, other municipalities can simulate how their homes, businesses, and facilities might fare if they experienced a similar event. Read more »
The College of Menominee Nation's Sustainable Development Institute has engaged an undergraduate intern to assist with NE CSC-funded project, "Collaboration in Action: Using the Menominee Model of Sustainability to Assess, Plan, and Build Capactiy for Tribal Communities Read more »
Sipping coffee while meeting participants trickled in just before the Deerfield Headwater Stream Workshop, postdoctoral researcher Rachel Katz explained that the workshop is a “proactive approach” to making management decisions, as compared to the usual reactive management approaches following events or disasters. Read more »
As the climate warms and other global changes progress, species move outside their historical ranges, new ecological communities form and ecosystems transition to new states. To cope, conservation organizations will need to adapt. Read more »
The Northeast Climate Science Center is proud to present its Annual Report. Research activities and accomplishments are highlighted for a variety of events and projects held over the last year. Featured events include: the Shifting Seasons Building Capacity for Tribal Read more »