NE CASC Newsletter 04.19.19

Friday, April 19, 2019

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**NEXT NE CASC Brown-Bag Talk**  Wednesday, May 1, 12:00 pm EST      Jennifer Cartwright and Evan Grant from USGS will provide updates on the NE CASC project, “Mapping Climate Change Resistant Vernal Pools in the Northeastern U.S.”  Vernal pools are small, seasonal wetlands that provide critically important habitat for many amphibian species of conservation concern. Natural resource managers and scientists in the Northeast identified vernal pools as a priority ecosystem to study, and highlight climate change and disease as primary threats to key vernal pool ecosystems.  Read More >> 


Project Completed: Northeast Climate-Vulnerable Habitats and Species     Final Report released for Phase I of “Increasing the resilience and resistance of climate-vulnerable northeastern species and ecosystems.” For this project, the US Forest Service and NE CASC came together to focus research and management cooperation on the topic of the impacts of climate change on forested ecosystems. Read More >>  


New Publication: A Songbird's Migration Across Land and Sea    NE CASC Postdoctoral Fellow William DeLuca's new publication tracks one of the most fascinating natural history events on the planet.  Read More >>  


Fellow's Highlight: Kris Winiarski    NE CASC Fellow Kris Winiarski reflects on his research on the population ecology and landscape genetics of vernal pool breeding salamanders and its implication for conservation managers.  Read More >> 


NE CASC Fellow Awarded by Pacific Seabird Group     UMass Amherst Master’s candidate Keenan Yakola wins the Best Student Paper Award at the Pacific Seabird Group annual meeting in Hawaii.  Keenan has been examining the impact phenological changes in the Gulf of Maine are having on coastal seabirds. Read More >>  


New Research Explores the Effects of Climate Change on Deer & Moose Populations in the Midwest     A new study examines the past and future effects of climate change on white-tailed deer and moose in 13 states of the midwestern U.S. and 3 states of Canada. Read More >>


Recent Publications by the NE CASC 





CASC Presentations at the 2019 NAF Meeting     This year, from April 23—25, 2019, the climate adaptation community will gather in Madison, Wisconsin to “foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow” at the National Adaptation Forum (NAF). Don’t miss these presentations, sessions, and posters authored and organized by staff and partners from across our Climate Adaptation Science Center network!  Read More >>

USET Annual Tribal Utility Summit     April 23-25th, Verona NY.  Read More >> 

Land and Sky Conference     April 24- 27, 2019. Flagstaff, Arizona. Read More >> 



NE CASC Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Partners Page     The NE CASC partners with Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities to better understand their specific knowledge of and exposure to climate change impacts, to increase or assist with capacity to support adaptation planning, and to identify and address their climate science needs.  This informational page on our website contains background information, maps, profiles, and links to resources. See the recently posted panel discussion at USET’s Impact Week to hear more about priorities.  Read More >> 



Job Opportunity: Research and Policy Programs Specialists     NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Read More >>  

Funding Opportunity:  Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center     Proposals for collaborative and interdisciplinary team-based research projects, synthesis projects focused on tools, methods, and other practices applicable to actionable team research on socio-environmental problems. Proposals are due by May 15.  Read More >> 



Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12pm EST

From Science to Solutions: The State of the Carbon Cycle (SOCCR2) Seminar Series

Indigenous Practices Contribute to Carbon Management and Climate Adaptation

Maureen I. McCarthy, PhD, Tahoe and Great Basin Program Director, Project Director, Water for the Seasons, University of Nevada-Reno

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Tuesday, April 30th 12pm EST

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Global carbon budget accounting following the State of the Carbon Cycle Report: The Regional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes study (RECCAP-2) 

Ben Poulter, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Wednesday, May 1, 12:00 pm EST

NE Climate Adaptation Science Center Brown-bag Talks

Mapping Climate Change Refugia for Vernal Pools

Jennifer Cartwright and Evan Grant, USGS

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Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 pm EST

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

2018 AFWA Climate Adaptation Survey Results

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Wednesday, May 1, 3pm EST

Michigan State University

The Family Forest Carbon Initiative

Josh Parrish, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) 

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Tuesday,  May 14, 12pm EST

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Arctic & Boreal Carbon: Key Findings from the State of the Carbon Cycle Report

Dr. Ted Schuur, Professor, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, Northern Arizona University

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