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.
We highlight our increased capacity for Tribal engagement, thanks to our two Tribal Climate Science Liaisons that have joined our staff in partnership with United Southern and Eastern Tribes and College of Menominee Nation. These efforts have led to further development of the Northeast Climate Resilience Network, a Tribal Adapation Menu, and support for climate adaptation plans.
Our partnerships have continued to develop, both at the project level and through network-building. For example, the Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Network keeps researchers and managers updated on the latest research and activities in the region. Also, two workshops were held to bring together practitioners and decision-makers interested in climate adaptation actions that mitigate anticipated extreme flows, such as reconnecting floodplains or reducing impervious cover.
We also acknowledge our deep appreciation to Mary Ratnaswamy and Alex Bryan who made significant contributions to the NE CASC in the first seven years, and have since moved on to other pursuits.
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