The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center works with natural and cultural resource managers in the Northeast and Midwest regions to apply future climate scenarios to decision making and co-produce information, and tools for climate change adaptation.

NE CASC Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows assembled in the north woods of New Hampshire to learn about climate science, co-production and building multi-disciplinary research relationships.

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (note our new name!) is proud to present its 2017 annual report.  Recent projects, events, research activities, and Fellow’s work are highlighted.  

NE CASC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Madeline Magee studies how Wisconsin lakes are changing under the effects of climate change and land use. After receiving her Ph.D in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison, she continued her works as a postdoctoral research...

NE CSC's Regional Science Meeting:  Incorporating Climate Science in the Management of Natural and Cultural Resources in the Midwest and Northeast took place May 15-17, 2017 on the UMass Amherst Campus.    Click READ MORE for the proceedings. 

Photo: Toni Klemm

Katie Booras is a Northeast Climate Science Center graduate fellow who recieved a Master’s 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.

Take a trip with Paul and his team into the field!  We’ve updated our highlight of Paul with a neat video that paints a picture of one aspect of his Ph.D. investigation into how brook trout are affected by and adapt to climate change.  

Photo: Andy Castillo

This recent Fellow with the Northeast Climate Science Center does a lot of work behind the scenes, but his research on salt marshes is vital to many systems, from the scallops in a Florida bay, to important decision-making agencies on Long Island. 

NE CASC Graduate Fellow Pearl May works with a team at the University of Wisconsin to help Dane County, WI officials understand the potential flooding risks in the area.  Their storm transposition tool assesses the potential impacts of a known storm transposed on a different location - in this case the city and infrastructure of Madison, Wisconsin.

Photo: Dana O'Shea

The 2015 NE CSC Fellows Retreat was held September 22-25 in Suring, Wisconsin. Twenty Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows gathered to share their research, develop collaborations, and learn from stakeholders and scientists who have established strong working relationships.

Photo: Thomas Bonnot, NE CSC Graduate Fellow

The NE CASC’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.

Photo: David Johnson

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.

Photo: 2014 Summit. Julie Edler, College of Menominee Nation.


NE CASC e-Newsletters

Fellow Highlight: Meaghan Guckian

Monday, December 3, 2018
Photo credit: Dave Brenner

NE CASC Fellow Meaghan Guckian reflects on her work creating the Early Career Climate Communications Forum.

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Slow the Flow for Coastal Climate Resilience

Monday, December 3, 2018

NE CASC and collaborators hold 2nd Slow the Flow workshop: Coastal Climate Resilience. Read More >>

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Notes from the Field: Fieldwork in Alaska is Hard - But it’s Worth It

Monday, December 3, 2018

NE CASC Graduate Fellow Nigel Golden shares his adventures in the Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. 

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NE CASC Contributes to Fourth National Climate Assessment

Thursday, November 29, 2018

NE CASC principal investigators, staff, and fellows, contribute and co-author the Fourth National Climate Assessment. 

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Project Completed: Fitting the Climate Lens to Grassland Bird Conservation

Thursday, November 29, 2018

NE CASC Affiliated Investigator Ben Zuckerberg issues final report for grassland bird conservation. 

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New Publication: A 900-year History of New England Temperature

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A new pubication by NE CASC Graduate Fellow Dan Miller with NE CASC PI Raymond Bradley reconstructions paleotemperature and Climate in New England for distinguishing anthropogenic climate change from natural variability.



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New Publication: Interpreting Regional Climate Change Projections

Friday, November 9, 2018

NE CASC Fellow Ambarish Karmalkar addresses uncertainty in climate modeling projections.

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Project Completed: Climate Effects on the Culture and Ecology of Sugar Maple

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

 This project addressed the impact of climate on the production of maple syrup.

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