From February to April, we will host talks by researchers and resource managers who have increased our understanding of the impact climate change will have on natural and cultural resources and how to improve decision making and adaptation planning.
These talks highlight the NE CSC-funded projects that have shared climate science with resource stakeholders, made regional information relevant at the local scale for managers and decision makers, and brings us insight into the Northeast's wildlife and ecosystems vulnerability to changing climate conditions.
- February 8, 3:30pm ET: “Improving climate-adaptation planning for coastal communities: local planning informed by regional hazard exposure analysis" Nate Wood with the USGS and Taj Schottland from the National Wildlife Federation
- March 1, 3:30pm ET: “Climate change impacts on lake thermal habitat” Gretchen Hansen, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Jordan Read, USGS
- March 8, 3:30pm ET: “A sticky situation: When maple syrup producers receive conflicting guidance from different climate models” Alex Bryan, USGS / NE CSC
- March 29, 3:30pm ET: “Using decision tools to assess vulnerability and inform management of wildlife in the Northeast” Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS / NE CSC
- April 12, 3:30pm ET: “Drought in the Northeast and Implications for Ecosystems” Keith Nislow, US Forest Service, UMass Amherst and NE CSC
If you missed talks from last semester, check out our webinars archives page where you can watch the recorded talks from our webinar series, “Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation.” Topics last year ranged from coastal phenology to decision support tools for managing stream fish habitats, ice sheet dynamics, projected expansion of forest pest species, and how our researchers navigate uncertainty in climate model projections to support decision-making.