NE CASC News

Katherine Smith Appointed NECASC Federal Director

Monday, November 30, 2020
Katherine Smith

NE CASC is delighted to announce that the U.S. Geological Survey has appointed Dr. Katherine Smith as the center’s Federal Director. In this capacity, Smith will play a major role in advancing the mission of the center by helping articulate its vision, formulate its long-term strategic plan, and enhance collaboration with its expansive network of partners.

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New Publication: The Future of Floods and Droughts in Massachusetts Under Climate Change

Friday, October 30, 2020
A recent flood in the Eastern Massachusetts town of Norwood

Massachusetts has witnessed numerous major floods and droughts over the past several decades. But what will the future hold for the state in terms of these hydrological extremes? A team including NE CASC researchers Ridwan Siddique, Ambarish Karmalkar, and Richard Palmer answers this question in their new article published in the Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies

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Changing the Face of Local Seafood: NE CASC Fellow's Research Seeks to Help Regional Fishing Industry Navigate Challenging Times

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Amanda Davis and Collaborator

A combination of factors--including climate change, overfishing, and the rise of imported seafood--have pressed the New England fishing industry into a vulnerable state. But the research of NE CASC fellow Amanda Davis suggests the industry may have cause for optimism. Her work concludes that abundant but relatively unfamiliar species could hold the key to reinvigorating regional fisheries.

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Project Completed: How and why is the timing and occurrence of seasonal migrants in the Gulf of Maine changing due to climate?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Whalte Tail

A team led by Adrian Jordaan, Daniel Pendleton, Chris Sutherland and Michelle Staudinger has completed its final report for the project, "How and why is the timing and occurrence of seasonal migrants in the Gulf of Maine changing due to climate?"  This study sought to advance understanding of the responses of large migratory whales and other marine wildlife to climate change by examining species-specific shifts in timing of migration and habitat use.

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New Publication: Future Forest Composition Under a Changing Climate and Adaptive Forest Management in Southeastern Vermont

Friday, October 23, 2020
Vermont Forest

NE CASC PI Anthony D'Amato has coauthored an article in Forest Ecology and Management exploring the impacts of climate change, disturbance, and varying forest adaptation strategies on future forest structure and composition in the landscapes surrounding Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park.

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New Publication:Trends in Abundance and Habitat Associations of Forest Birds

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Forest Bird

A team led by NE CASC principal investigators Thomas Bonnot and Frank Thompson has conducted the first comprehensive study seeking to analyze a massive, 26-year dataset generated by the Migrant and Landbird Conservation Strategy monitoring program of the USDA Forest Service's Sourthern Region. Its results, which have been assembled in a new report, will help inform conservation and management efforts across the South.

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NE CASC Appoints Three Graduate Assistants to Advance DEI Goals

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Acting on our commitment to help dismantle environmental racism and pursue a more just society, NE CASC recently appointed three graduate assistants who will lead projects designed to advance the Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. 

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NE CASC Tribal Climate Science Liaison Casey Thornbrugh Wins 2020 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Casey Thornbrugh

NE CASC Tribal Climate Science Liaison Casey Thornbrugh recently received a 2020 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award. This marks the second consecutive year that an NE CASC representative has claimed this prestigious honor.

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