NE CASC News

UMass team hosts NE CASC for another 5 years!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is pleased to announce that a consortium of universities, led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been chosen to host the NE CASC for a 5-year cycle!  Following our previous seven successful years, the center is funded until 2024.  We look forward to continuing to provide our expertise to address the region's most pressing climate adaptation challenges for natural and cultural resource managers.

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Call for Statements of Interest: Fiscal Year 2020 Research Awards

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) is pleased to announce a call for statements of interest regarding Fiscal Year 2020 Research Awards from principal investigators affiliated with either a NE CASC University Consortium member institution or the U.S. Geological Survey. A federal-university partnership created to deliver science that helps fish, wildlife, water and land adapt to the impacts of climate change, the NE CASC has multiple goals.

We seek to do the following:  

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College of Menominee Nation Continues Tribal Adaptation Menu Workshop Series

Monday, November 25, 2019
Group photo of participants in Keshena Tribal Adaptation Menu Workshop

The College of Menominee Nation, an NE CASC consortium institution, recently partnered with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) to host the fourth in a series of Tribal Adaptation Menu Workshops that commenced in early 2019 and will continue throughout 2020. These events have been organized to help Tribal natural resource managers identify priorities, challenges, and areas of concern as they create action plans for adaptation and resilience. 

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New Publication: Incorporating Climate Change into Invasive Species Management--Insights from Managers

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Emerald Ash Borer

Interactions between invasive species and climate change present new challenges for resource management. Prior to a new study by NE CASC fellow Evelyn Beaury and her collaborators, however, it was unclear what the common concerns, strategies, limitations, and research needs were for managing invasive species in a changing climate.

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NE CASC Contributes to Gulf of Maine 2050 Symposium

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium took place November 4-8 in Portland, Maine. Sponsored by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and its partner organizations, the meeting succeeded in bringing together environmental, economic, social and institutional perspectives on climate resilience in the Gulf of Maine. NE CASC researchers contributed to several aspects of the program, which featured more than 50 presentations, workshops, and panel discussions. 

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CASC Network Job Openings: Two Research Positions Available

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Members of the NE CASC

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is delighted to announce the availability of two research positions that will play a key role in advancing the CASC network's mission—the cultivation of information and tools that facilitate climate adaptation for natural and cultural resource management. The CASC network provides an engaging work environment that is highlighted by a vibrant, collegial, and collaborative community of students, faculty, and staff. Interested researchers are enthusiastically invited to apply after reviewing the position descriptions.

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New Publication: Developing a Decision-Support Process for Landscape Conservation Design

Thursday, October 31, 2019

NE CASC PIs Thomas Bonnot and Frank Thompson have worked with a wide range of partners to complete a new report that facilitates planning for sustainable landscapes. Their publication, Developing a decision-support process for landscape conservation design, accomplishes this goal by integrating dynamic-landscape metapopulation models (DLMPS) and structured decision making (SDM).

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Project Completed: Assessing Species Vulnerability to Climate Change

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Brook Trout

A team led by Benjamin Letcher has released the final report for the recently completed NE CASC project Does Variation in Life History and Evolutionary Response Affect Species Vulnerability to Climate Change? Implications for Management.

This project provides a new understanding of how vulnerable species may adapt to climate change, which poses a variety of threats to biodiversity.

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