NECSC News

Recent forest management seminars

Monday, October 14, 2013

NE CSC Consortium lead, Tony D'Amato, presented  “Adaptive silviculture and site level considerations for northern hardwoods” at the Wisconsin Society of American Foresters State Conference in Minocqua, WI on September 17.  The conference attendees included federal, county, state, and private foresters from Wisconsin and Michigan.  D'Amato also presented “Examining management options and impacts for black ash forests threatened by EAB” at the North Central Forest Pest Workshop in Frontenac, MN on September 24.  Conference attendees included forest health specialists and resource managers fr

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UMass Soils Conference - Climate trends and adaptation session

Friday, October 11, 2013

NE CSC Federal Director, Dr. Mary Ratnaswamy, will present at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation's East Coast conference on "Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy" on October 23rd, 2013 at UMass Amherst.  The session is titled, "Climate Change Trends and Adaptation".

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Three of the World’s Most Distinguished Climate Scientists to Receive Honorary Degrees from UMass Amherst

Thursday, October 10, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst will confer honorary degrees on three of the world’s leading climate scientists and the Geosciences Department will unveil a lush new display of minerals in Morrill Hall as part of its Climate Science Symposium and Convocation on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19.

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New project works with tribes to build adaptive capacity

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New grant awarded to NE CSC Consortium Insitution College of Menominee Nation through the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA) to work with regional tribes in the Upper Great Lakes region in developing climate change adaptation planning scenarios. 

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Adaptive management workshop for sustainable forestry

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NE CSC Consortium member, Tony D'Amato, led a workshop for the Sustainable Forestry Education Cooperative on August 21.  The workshop focused on adaptive management for lowland black ash forests in the upper Lake States region. Tour participants included field staff for the Superior National Forest, Minnesota DNR, County Land Departments, and private forest landowners.

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New Webinar Series, "Extreme Events and Climate Change: Adapting to an uncertain future"

Monday, September 2, 2013

The NE CSC introduces the first webinars in a new series for the 2013-2014 academic year focusing on extreme events and climate change adaptation.  Here in the Northeast region, extreme events are a critical concern for managers in charge of safeguarding important resources. 

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Graduate Fellows participate in Structured Decision Making (SDM) course

Thursday, August 29, 2013

From Lynn Brennan, NE CSC Graduate Fellow:     "Thanks to funding provided by the Southeast and Northeast Climate Science Centers, I was able to spend the week of August 19th at the National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia participating in a Structured Decision Making (SDM) course.

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Natural Resource Professionals use Hands-on Training to Tackle Climate Change Adaptation

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The College of Menominee Nation (CMN), in partnership with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS – a division of the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service), hosted a one-and-a-half day workshop on the CMN campus on August 20-21.  Forest and natural resource managers from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service Northeastern Area, and multiple tribes participated in the Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices (FAPP) training.

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Experimental Forest Monitoring for Climate Change

Monday, August 26, 2013

 A new collaborative project is capitalizing on Forest Service long-term silvicultural research to show how climate change adaptation can be integrated into silvicultural planning and actions. 

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Wading through the science: New resource library now availble for natural resources managers relating water quality, agriculture and climate change science

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Funded by the NE CSC in 2012, the first stakeholder-directed research project is completed.  Researchers with U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Centers in Iowa, Kansas and Massachusetts collaborated to conduct a comprehensive literature search of both published and ongoing research (2000-present) that sheds light on the interactions between climate change, agriculture and water quality across the combined geographies of the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC and neighboring Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC.

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NE CSC 2012 Annual Report now available

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Northeast Climate Science Center recently produced its 2012 Annual Report, the first since the CSC was established in March 2012.  The document details the research capacity of the NE CSC Consortium, highlights several projects and research areas, and sets out the Priority Science Themes

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LCC/NE CSC Science Coordination Call

Friday, August 9, 2013

On August 8th, the NE CSC hosted the first Monthly LCC-CSC Coordination Call. The purpose of this call was to have an open discussion on joint CSC-LCC science priorities, and the potential role of the NE CSC in pairing the expertise of our Consortium members and institutions with the LCCs to address outstanding science questions. 

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MBL hosts Senator Warren for a discussion on sea level rise and nitrogen pollution

Monday, August 5, 2013

NE CSC Consortium Institution, Marine Biological Laboratory hosted Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday August 2nd.  She toured the Ecosystems Center, where Center Director Chris Neill and Distinguished Scientist Jerry Melillo briefed her on environmental and global change research. Melillo discussed the comprehensive effort by the U.S.

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UMGL LCC Forest Focal Area Work Group

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Consortium member, Tony D'Amato from University of Minnesota was appointed to Upper Midwest and Great Lakes (UMGL) LCC Forest Focal Area Work Group.  D'Amato participated in work group call on July 24 to discuss strategies for linking forest conservation efforts throughout region with ongoing, related work being led by UMGL LCC and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. 

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Adaptation strategies for Chippewa National Forest

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tony D'Amato (UMN) co-lead a tour of the Chippewa National Forest on July 10 examining adaptation strategies for addressing climate change and disturbance effects on lowland hardwood and upland pine ecosystems on the National Forest. 

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Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks in NE

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Michelle Staudinger, Science Coordinator for the NE CSC attended a successful fisheries science meeting in Providence, RI on July 23, "Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem:  Key research needs and future directions".

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Visit NE CSC researchers at Upcoming ESA meeting

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

If you are attending the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis this year, August 4-9, be sure to check out some of the sessions and talks that will feature researchers from the NE CSC and other Climate Science Centers!  A few are listed here.

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UMass Magazine: Climate Change Clarified

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The NE CSC is featured in UMass Magazine's summer 2013 issue in an article titled, "Climate Change Clarified".  The article highlights past, present, and future of climate change research at UMass Amherst.  NE CSC Graduate Fellow Lynn Brennan is featured on the cover!

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College of Menominee Nation hosts Forest and Climate Leaders Research Retreat

Thursday, July 18, 2013

"With Memories of capture the flag, jumping from the high dive, and midnight Sun Drop raids, how can we forget the time spent at UW-Madison’s Kemp Research Center? High school students, community members, scientists, undergraduate and graduate students all gathered for the Forest and Climate Leaders Research Retreat in Woodruff, WI from June 21st to June 24th.

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Graduate Fellow Graduates!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Richard Stanton was partially funded by the NECSC to complete his M.S. research and prepare two publications titled “Patch Occupancy By Brown-Headed Nuthatch Along A Range Extension Front Is Not Predicted Solely By Patch Quality”  and “Cost-Sensitive Resource Selection In A Cooperatively-Breeding Resident Bird.” 

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Climate Risk Information released for post-Sandy decisions

Monday, July 15, 2013

NE CSC consortium-member Columbia University released Climate Risk Information (CRI) 2013, in support of New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR), 2013.  The climate analysis and projections presented in CRI are one of the criteria being used to inform multi-billion dollar post-Sandy decisions in New York City.

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New publication: Landscape-based population viability models demonstrate importance of strategic conservation planning for birds

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

NE CSC Graduate Fellow Tom Bonnot and co-authors published a recent paper in Biological Conservation.  The authors use landscape-based population viability models to demonstrate the potential for large-scale conservation to restore and sustain regional bird populations.

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A warm welcome to Michelle Staudinger, NE CSC Science Coordinator!

Monday, June 24, 2013

The NE CSC is pleased to welcome Michelle Staudinger to the UMass Amherst office as our new Science Coordinator.  Michelle joined our team after completing a postdoctoral position with the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center in Reston, VA. 

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Early Career Climate Forum website goes live!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A group of graduate students and early career researchers affiliated with Climate Science Centers around the country recently released a new website and blog called the Early Career Climate Forum. The objective of the effort is to build a national network of early career climate researchers and professionals centered around the Climate Science Centers.

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Training Course: Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices - Adaptation in Action (Extended Deadline: July 12!)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

August 20-21, 2013 - College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI
Cost: $45 (includes meals)
Application deadline: July 12

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