NE CASC Contributes to Gulf of Maine 2050 Symposium

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium took place November 4-8 in Portland, Maine. Sponsored by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and its partner organizations, the meeting succeeded in bringing together environmental, economic, social and institutional perspectives on climate resilience in the Gulf of Maine. NE CASC researchers contributed to several aspects of the program, which featured more than 50 presentations, workshops, and panel discussions. 

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CASC Network Job Openings: Two Research Positions Available

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Members of the NE CASC

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is delighted to announce the availability of two research positions that will play a key role in advancing the CASC network's mission—the cultivation of information and tools that facilitate climate adaptation for natural and cultural resource management. The CASC network provides an engaging work environment that is highlighted by a vibrant, collegial, and collaborative community of students, faculty, and staff. Interested researchers are enthusiastically invited to apply after reviewing the position descriptions.

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New Publication: Developing a Decision-Support Process for Landscape Conservation Design

Thursday, October 31, 2019

NE CASC PIs Thomas Bonnot and Frank Thompson have worked with a wide range of partners to complete a new report that facilitates planning for sustainable landscapes. Their publication, Developing a decision-support process for landscape conservation design, accomplishes this goal by integrating dynamic-landscape metapopulation models (DLMPS) and structured decision making (SDM).

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Project Completed: Assessing Species Vulnerability to Climate Change

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Brook Trout

A team led by Benjamin Letcher has released the final report for the recently completed NE CASC project Does Variation in Life History and Evolutionary Response Affect Species Vulnerability to Climate Change? Implications for Management.

This project provides a new understanding of how vulnerable species may adapt to climate change, which poses a variety of threats to biodiversity.

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New Publication: Forest Carbon--An Essential Natural Solution for Climate Change

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Cover Image of Forest Carbon Publication

NE CASC PI and University of Vermont faculty member Anthony D'Amato collaborated with Paul Catanzaro, a colleague at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on the recently released publication, Forest Carbon: An Essential Natural Solution for Climate Change. This guide was developed to help woodland owners and managers consider how their forest management strategy affects the carbon within their forest and thus the forest’s ability to mitigate climate change.

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Project Examines Emerging Challenges Related to Climate Change, Disease, and Wildlife Health

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
A school of non-hybridized westslope cutthroat trout

The USGS National Wildlife Health Center, in partnership with the USGS Climate Adaptation Science Center Network, is leading a one-year project to understand and prepare for emerging challenges related to fish and wildlife health, disease, and climate change across North America.

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An Appetite for Sustainability: NE CASC Fellow Investigates Name Bias in Seafood Consumption Patterns

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Could eliminating “name bias” in consumer seafood selection prove essential both to supporting food sustainability and to boosting the New England fishing industry? Amanda Davis, a NE CASC fellow and University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student, has assembled a diverse team of UMass collaborators—including representatives from environmental conservation, food science and campus dining services—to investigate this question.

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Caldwell, Smith Receive Climate Adaptation Leadership Award

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Tribal Adaptation Menu Team

Two members of the NE CASC, principal investigator Chris Caldwell and Midwest Tribal resilience liaison Sara Smith, recently joined a diverse group of collaborators in receiving the 2019 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

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Fellows Highlight: Amanda Davis

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Amanda Davis holding a scup

NE CASC Research Fellow Amanda Davis investigates how climate change is affecting the New England seafood industry and how to support consumers in making climate-smart seafood buying decisions. 

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UMass team hosts NE CASC for another 5 years!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is pleased to announce that a consortium of universities, led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been chosen to host the NE CASC for a 5-year cycle!  Following our previous seven successful years, the center is funded until 2024.  We look forward to continuing to provide our expertise to address the region's most pressing climate adaptation challenges for natural and cultural resource managers.

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NE CASC Brown-bag Talks Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

We are excited to announce our fall series for NE CASC Brown-bag Talks! These talks provide brief updates on NE CASC research and outreach followed by the opportunity to join in discussions and get your questions answered.  All NE CASC Brown-bag Talks will be recorded and posted on our webinars archive.  

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Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series "Climate change vulnerability and adaptation of forest wildlife”

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

NE CASC/USGS Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli is presenting for the Forest Ecology and Management webinar series on "Climate Change Vulnerability and the Adaptation of Forest Wildlife".

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Fellows Highlight: Jamie Mosel

Friday, June 28, 2019

NE CASC Graduate Fellow Jamie Mosel works to “support future forests" and the community she lives in. Jamie conducts her research in her home state of Minnesota, working with the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota and the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) experiment in the Chippewa National Forest. 

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The NE CASC is Hiring!

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is seeking applicants for a full time Communications and Outreach Manager located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The individual selected for this position will be responsible for organizing outreach in line with the mission of the NE CASC.   The primary goals of the NE CASC communications program are to:

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Sustaining Walleye Fisheries in the Face of Habitat Loss and Climate Change

Monday, May 20, 2019
Sandervitreus Eric Engbretson USFS

A new paper by NE CASC affiliated investigators Gretchen Hansen and Jordan Read presents the first empirical case study of the safe operating space for walleye in the face of climate change. Sustainable harvest decreases as walleye habitat decreases, so managers need to think about habitat as well as population to determine safe harvest. 

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Workshop Held to Prepare for Invasive Beetles’ Impact on Ash Trees

Monday, May 20, 2019

NE CASC researcher from the University of Vermont, Tony D’Amato, led a two-day colloquium of partners involved in the Black Ash Consortium and other related activities.

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SAVE THE DATE: Tribal Climate Resilience Summit

Monday, May 20, 2019

August 27-29 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY on the Oneida Indian Nation.

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2018 Annual Report Now Available!

Monday, May 20, 2019

2018 saw completion of many NE CASC projects, along with publication of results, development of tools, trainings and workshops to deliver the science to stakeholders around the region. Learn about our Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows training program and success stories, featured research on invasive species and adaptation strategies, as well as our contributions to the 4th National Climate Assessment.

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New Publication: Its About Time

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
North Atlantic Right Whale. Photo: NEAq

NE CASC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger publishes new study on coastal phenology. 

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Fellow's Highlight: Kristopher Winiarski

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

NE CASC Fellow Kristopher Winiarski reflects on his research on the population ecology and landscape genetics of vernal pool breeding salamanders and its implication for conservation managers.

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New Publication: A Songbird's Migration Across Land and Sea

Thursday, March 21, 2019

 NE CASC Postdoctoral Fellow William DeLuca's new publication tracks one of the most fascinating natural history events on the planet. 

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NE CASC Fellow Awarded by Pacific Seabird Group

Monday, March 11, 2019

NE CASC Graduate Fellow Keenan Yakola wins the Best Student Paper Award at the Pacific Seabird Group annual meeting.

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New Publication: Climate Change Effects on Deer and Moose

Thursday, March 7, 2019

A new publication released reviews the cascade effects of deer and moose populations on ecosystems. 

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