Dr. Toni Lyn Morelli, Program Manager of the Northeast Climate Science Center, facilitated 4 days of discussions among scientists and NPS and USFS resource managers on the topic of climate change refugia.
Mark Anderson (The Nature Conservancy) and Kevin McGarigal (UMass Amherst) are leading the NE CSC funded project “A Terrestrial Habitat Map of Atlantic Canada: Extending the Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Map across the border”
Funded through the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), Researchers from Drexel University are conducting research in the Boston and Philadelphia regions in order to gauge climate change priorities of various stakeholders. We are currently looking for environmental experts in Boston and in Philadelphia to participate in a brief phone interview to gain your insight on this important topic.
The NE CSC's Communications and Outreach Manager, Addie Rose Holland, has just released a plan for the next 5 years of communications between the NE CSC and our various audiences. The plan lays out our communication and outreach objectives, our primary audiences,
NE CSC Principal Investigator Radley Horton (Columbia University), Affiliated Investigator Jerry Melillo (Marine Biological Laboratory), and Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger (USGS) have played important roles in the preparation and release of the recent National Climate Assessment.
Jana Stewart and her NorEaST web portal team have been busy! The NorEaST web portal was developed to serve as a coordinated, multi-agency regional framework to map and store continuous stream temperature locations and data for New England, Mid Atlantic, and Great Lakes States.
AMHERST, Mass. – Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward higher elevation in response to climate change, but did not necessarily do both.
The Northeast Climate Science Center is seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC science priorities. The deadline for submission of Statements of Interest is June 17, 2014.
Dr. Robert Thieler and colleagues at USGS (Nathaniel Plant and Dean Gesch) and Columbia University (Radley Horton), recently completed their study evaluating sea-level rise impacts in the northeastern U.S.
On April 17 and 18, 23 NE CSC Directors, Principal Investigators, staff, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Graduate Fellows came together to increase research cooperation; discuss future directions and collaborations; brainstorm about enhancing stakeholder engagement and student development; and delineate goals for the NE CSC.
Fellow David Johnson had a letter featured in Science last week, entitled "Weeds Making Waves", which described an alternative method for dealing with coastal weeds. “Phragmites australis is an aggressive, invasive weed that cannot be purged. It grows 6 meters tall and pushes out many wetland species.
Michelle Staudinger, Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) Science Coordinator, will give a talk on May 6th at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife "Brown Bag Lecture Series" on "Climate Impacts on Ecological Systems in the Northeastern United States".
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Mary Ratnaswamy, Northeast Climate Science Center Federal Director, participated in a round table discussion with New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen to discuss climate change and its impacts on the state.
This all day meeting highlighting on-going stream temperature research in the Northeast is hosted by the FWS North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, EPA Region 1 and USGS NE Climate Science Center and the USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center.
NE CSC Fellow Thomas Bonnot at the University of Missouri is featured in a story on Mid-Missouri Public Radio for his work developing models that predict how climate change will effect forests and wildlife.
NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project has awarded nearly $3 million in new cooperative agreements to four Tribal Colleges and Universities across the US to enhance learning through the use of the agency’s Earth science resources.
NE CSC Principal Investigator Ken Potter and colleagues are using “storm transposition” to evaluate the vulnerability of communities to the kinds of flood risk that are likely to increase due to climate change.
AMHERST, Mass. – In the largest regional study of its type to date, marine ecologist and NE CSC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger and colleagues offer better understanding of the feeding ecologies of two very rare sperm whale species in waters off the southeast U.S. coast, adding baseline data they say are important as climate change, fishing and pollution alters the animals’ environment and food sources.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work in the areas of in hydro-climatology, surface water hydrology, climate science, and the evaluation of climate change impacts in the Northeast Climate Science Center and/or the CEE Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
CANCELLED: AMHERST, Mass. – Daniel Hillel, professor emeritus of soil physics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Israeliwater and soil scientist who developed micro-irrigation to improve agriculture in the Negev desert, will speak on “Water supplies, water requirements and agricultural water use efficiency in a changing climate”