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.

NE CSC Graduate Fellow Evan Murdock studies the impacts of climate change on winter and spring hydrology in the Midwest at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is particularly interested in how resource managers and institutions react to scientific information on climate change.

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.

David Johnson

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...

Addie Rose Holland, NE CSC

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. 

W. Andrew Cox, University of Missouri-Columbia

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, and sets out the updated Priority Science Themes established through stakeholder feedback during the CSC’s first year of operation.  In our second year, the NE CSC...

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...

Anthony D’Amato, UMN Department of Forest Resources

The College of Menominee Nation has been researching Menominee perspectives on climate change through a series of interviews with tribal members. The interviews are presented in a video titled Through Tribal Eyes. The interviews are also being analyzed for peer-reviewed publication by USFS research scientists through the College of Menominee Nation & US Forest Service...


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"...

2012 was an important year for climate in the Northeast US.  Many records were set for average warmth, earliest spring, lowest Great Lakes water levels, and warmest sea surface temperatures off the Northeast Shelf.  Read more about climate trends in the 2012 NE CSC Annual Report.

Rachel Samerdyke, US FWS

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. 


American Indian Tribes have continuously adapted to changing climates, culturally, physically, and politically, for thousands of years by adapting their lifestyles and cultural practices.  The August 2011 Climate Change Summit in Kashena, WI provided a forum to share climate change projections and experiences and begin discussing a climate change research agenda for...

2011 Summit. Julie Edler, College of Menominee Nation.


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