Video: NE CSC Fellows - Science and Stakeholders

Friday, December 5, 2014

The NE CSC’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows are actively engaged in research that provides scientific information and tools that natural resource managers can use to aid climate adaptation in the Northeast region.  What are they working on and who will benefit from their research?  Watch the video!

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Project Completed: Evaluation of Ecological Systems Classification and Mapping in the Northeast and Midwest U.S.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The NE CSC funded project, “Critical Evaluation of Methods and Outcomes for Habitats/Ecological Systems Classification and Mapping in the Northeast and Midwest U.S." is complete!  The overall goal of this project

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Fiddler on the Roof? Northern Extension of Fiddler Crabs’ Range May be Sign of Climate Change

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

NE CSC Fellow David Johnson was standing in a salt marsh on the northern Massachusetts coast when he saw a fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, nearly 50 miles north of its supposed natural range. The migration north of this charismatic crab with the big, waving claw may be yet another sign of climate change.

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Upcoming seminar on species distribution models

Monday, November 17, 2014

On December 4th, Jim Nichols from the USGS Pautuxent Wildlife Research Center will visit the NE CSC to present, "Static Species Distribution Models: Adequate for Description, But Not For Prediction."

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WaterViz for Hubbard Brook

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Funded in part by the NE CSC, WaterViz for Hubbard Brook represents the nexus between the hydrologic sciences, visual arts, music, and computer design. Hydrologic data captured from a small watershed at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire using an array of environmental sensors

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Fellow Highlight: NorEast Stream Temperature Web Portal

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lynn Brennan has been a part of the Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) for the past year and a half while pursuing her master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from UMass Amherst. Brennan earned her undergraduate degree at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. And after earning her bachelor's degree, Brennan spent three years working for USDA, where she focused on water quality work.

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The stand against climate change

Monday, November 10, 2014

In a recent article in International Innovation, NE CSC PI Anthony D’Amato explains his investigations of land use and weather impacts on North American temperate forests.  His findings will help establish evidence-based management strategies to cope with climate change and invasive species.  Effectively managing forests against a context of climate change is a complex task.  Researchers are analysing historical and current empirical records to explore adaptation and mitigation approaches for effective forest management in a warming world. 

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Massachusetts Envirothon

Thursday, November 6, 2014

NE CSC Science Coordinator, Michelle Staudinger, and Mike Rawlins, NE CSC Affiliate and Manager of the Climate System Research Center at UMass Amherst hosted two workshop sessions as part of the Massachusetts Envirothon  team-based competition for high school students

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Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On October 14-17, participants from tribal, federal, state, higher education and non-profit agencies and organizations came together for the Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit. The program was presented by the Sustainable Development Institute of the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin and partially funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center.

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Fellow attends Graduate Climate Conference

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dan Miller, NE CSC Graduate Fellow attended the Graduate Climate Conference to present his poster, "Understanding Extremes: A Multi-Proxy, High Resolution Record of Hurricane, Fire, Flood, and Drought History from Basin Pond, Maine".  In his words,

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NE CSC Fellows Retreat

Friday, October 17, 2014

The University of Missouri hosted the Second Annual NE CSC Fellows Retreat, October 8-10, 2014, at Reis Biological Station near Steelville, MO. Twenty-two graduate student and postdoctoral fellows from six NE CSC partner institutions gathered to share their research, meet with natural resource managers, develop interdisciplinary connections and collaborations, and learn about climate impacts to the Central Hardwoods forest ecosystem.

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New Article on Fiddler Crabs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NE CSC Fellow David Johnson from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA is author of the publication "Fiddler on the Roof

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The LCCs and CSCs: Collaborating to conserve landscapes in the face of climate change

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The LCCs and CSCs are working together to provide scientific information, tools, and decision support for conservation of large connected areas that sustain natural and cultural resources in a rapidly changing world. 

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NE and SE CSC workshop addressing sea level rise at Cape Romain NWR

Monday, September 15, 2014

Coastal ecosystems in the eastern U.S. have been severely altered by processes associated with human development, including drainage of coastal wetlands, changes in hydrology

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Fellow attends Northwest Climate Boot Camp!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ethan Coffel, NE CSC Graduate Fellow from Columbia University, traveled west this summer to spend a week with other CSC fellows and learn about how the Northwest views the impacts of climate change.  In Ethan's words:

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Student Interns Made Important Contributions to CSCs Last Academic Year

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Providing education and training opportunities for the next generation of scientists and managers is a priority at the Climate Science Centers (CSCs). These opportunities include internships, research fellowships, retreats, and networking events. CSC interns also provide crucial support for CSC initiatives. Interns and fellows help the CSCs achieve their mission of providing and communicating high-quality science related to the climate change impacts on natural and cultural resources.

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NE CSC Fall Webinar Series, "Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Several speakers are lined up to present the progress of NE CSC funded projects.  Our theme for the fall will focus on how NE CSC science is engaging stakeholders in climate adaptation techniques and technologies.  Topics include forest adaptation, a stream temperature mapping tool, climate impacts to Great Lakes fisheries, structured decision making for headwater stream management, and a report from the upcoming "Shifting Seasons" Tribal Summit!  Mark your calendars for the webinars that interest you. 

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NE CSC at upcoming joint Ornithologists' meetings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NE CSC Fellows will present at the Joint meeting of American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists.  William V. DeLuca is chairing a symposium on “Montane Bird Conservation Ecology” and Richard Feldman is presenting a paper on how climate change has affected the internal structure of bird species ranges in the US and Canada. Estes Park, CO. Sept 24-27.


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NE CSC at the American Fisheries Society Meeting

Monday, August 18, 2014

A selection of projects funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center will be presented at the American Fisheries Society Meeting on August 18-21, 2014.

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Training Opportunity: Climate Change & Southern New England Forests

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The NE CSC is helping the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science to host a workshop on Climate Change and Southern New England Forests for natural resource professionals on September 24-25 on the UMass campus in Amherst, MA.

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NECSC presents at Ecological Society of America in August!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Several of our NE CSC Fellows and Principal Investigators are presenting at this year's Ecological Society of America conference in Sacramento, CA.  If you're at ESA next month, come see what we're up to!

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Comparing Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On Friday June 13th, 2014, the workshop “Comparing Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA” was held at USFWS in Hadley MA. Co-PIs David Diamond (MoRAP) and Don Faber-Langendoen (NatureServe) led a discussion comparing the approaches, consistency, and challenges of aligning four ecological systems maps, 1) LandFire - Existing Vegetation Type (EVT), 2) The Nature Conservancy (TNC), 3) Southeast GAP (SEGAP), and 4) NatureServe (National Map).

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Shifting Seasons Summit - Register by Sept 15th

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
NE CSC Consortium Member College of Menominee Nation will be hosting the Shifting Seasons Summit on October 15-17, 2014, in Keshena, WI. The Summit is relevant to Tribes, federal agencies and academic institutions looking to work together to address the common issues associated with climate change,

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NE CSC PI Radley Horton Speaks about "Evolving Resiliency: Managing Climate Risks in the Northeast"

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is holding a briefing (available as webcast) examining the current and projected impacts of climate change in the Northeast and regional efforts to manage these risks. NE CSC Principal Investigator Radley Horton, convening Lead Author of the National Climate Assessment Chapter on the Northeast, will be speaking.

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NE CSC PI Raymond Bradley Receives Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair for High Profile Research

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Climate researcher and Distinguished Professor Raymond Bradley, director of the Climate System Research Center (CSRC) and co-director of the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received the Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Award “in recognition of his courage, conviction and selflessness in devoting his time and talent to helping the University of Massachusetts to accomplish its goals.”

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