New Publication: Impacts of Climate Change on a Songbird Population

Friday, August 17, 2018

A new publication finds that common songbird could approach near-extinction due to climate change.

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New Publication: Investigating Climate Change Impacts on Grassland Birds

Saturday, July 21, 2018

NE CASC affiliated investigator Ben Zuckerberg studies the effects of climate change on grassland birds.

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Announcing New Projects Funded by the NE CASC

Friday, July 13, 2018

UMass Amherst-based researchers were awarded small grants for short-term NE CASC projects.

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Fellows Highlight: Madeline Magee

Monday, July 2, 2018

 NE CASC Postdoctoral Fellow Madeline Magee studies how Wisconsin lakes are changing under the effects of climate change and land use. 

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Incorporating Climate Change Refugia into Climate Adaptation in the Acadia National Park Region

Monday, June 25, 2018

NE CASC partners with National Park Service to protect climate-threatened species.

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New Publication Improves Snow Measurements

Friday, June 22, 2018

New study utilizes novel method to evaluate snow for wildlife‐environment associations.

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New Study Addresses the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion

Monday, June 18, 2018

 A new publication addresses the urgency of the threat of emerald ash borer and gives insight to new adaptive management strategies.

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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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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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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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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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