NE CASC News

Connecticut River Flow Restoration Study Released

Sunday, June 17, 2018

A report assembled by the US Army Corps of Engineers and The Nature Conservancy bridges the needs of nature and people along the Connecticut River.

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2018 Fellows Retreat in White Mountains, New Hampshire

Friday, June 15, 2018

4th Fellows Retreat Focuses on northern montane climate impacts and long-term and mulit-disciplinary studies.

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2017 Annual Report Now Available!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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.  

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Adapting to Extreme Flooding: Conserving the Connecticut River Watershed

Monday, June 4, 2018

Conservation partners meet to strategize mitigation plans to protect communities and river habitats.

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Project Completed: Making Decisions in Headwater Stream Ecosystems

Friday, June 1, 2018

The final report, "Making decisions in complex landscapes: headwater stream management across multiple agencies " is now available. Project lead: Evan Grant, USGS and Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst

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NE CSC Federal Director, Mary Ratnaswamy Retires

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Mary Ratnaswamy

Mary Ratnaswamy will be leaving the service of the Federal government when she retires from the USGS on April 30 after serving a rich and varied career.  Mary joined the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC, our new name as of March 2018) as Federal Director in 2012 when the NE CASC was in early stages of establishment.  She was instrumental in shaping our work in this region.  

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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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Climate Change and Freshwater Fish Product Wins USGS Communications Excellence Award

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The NE CSC-funded decision-support tool and interactive website, Shifts in Fish Habitat Under Climate Change, won a prestigious USGS award in communications, the Shoemaker Award for External Communications Excellence.

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Announcing the Spring 2018 Webinar Series

Thursday, January 25, 2018

This spring the NECSC will host several webinars on ranging from the management of floodplains and ecosystems across the country to policy impacts of climate change.

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Call for Montane Climate Change Articles

Friday, December 15, 2017

Submit your article to Climate Change Responses - "Mechanisms underlying climate change impacts of montane ecosystems and species" special issue.

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Four New Papers Moving the Concept of Translational Ecology Forward

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 

NE CSC's Research Ecologist with the USGS, Toni Lyn Morelli, and co-authors have recently published in a special edition of Frontiers in Ecology describing novel ways we can improve our roles as researchers.  

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USGS Deputy Director Leads Adaptation Training in Minnesota

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NE CSC Federal Deputy Director Olivia LeDee worked with Kenny Blumenfeld (State Climatology Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources) and Amanda Kueper (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources) to plan and lead two climate trainings designed for MN DNR in St. Paul and Duluth, MN.

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NE SCS Fellow's Publication on Wildfire Activity in Central Maine

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Study site at Basin Pond, ME

Wildfire frequency and distributions in the Northeast will directly be affected by climate change, but little is known about wildfire activity in the past.

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Using Models to Predict Complex Wildlife Responses to Climate

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wood Thrush (Photo: K. C. Azar)

NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow Tom Bonnot looked into the varying population size and distribution of two critical bird species, the prairie warbler and wood thrush, by modeling their population distribution across the central hardwoods and then predicting how these variables will change up to the year 2100. 

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Introducing Three New Projects Funded by the NE CSC

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Vernal Pool.  Photo: Joanna Gilkeson USFWS

The Northeast Climate Science Center has brought on three new projects recently in order to address wildlife conservation and climate change.

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