NE CASC Newsletter 7.2.2021.

Friday, July 2, 2021
————NE CASC NEWS————
Save the Dates: 2021 NE CASC Regional Science Symposium
NE CASC invites the climate adaptation science community to participate in our 2021 Regional Science Symposium, which will take place online on Tuesday, October 26th, and Wednesday, October 27th. Please join us to learn about NE CASC research, hear about our new science plan, and discover resources and tools that support climate adaptation. The symposium will also include discussions focused on identifying emerging research and management needs, and it is our hope that it will foster new partnerships and strengthen existing collaborations between resource managers and NE CASC researchers. Read More >> 
Save the Dates: NE CASC Fall Webinar Series
We are delighted to announce the lineup for our Fall Webinar Series, which will begin on Wednesday, September 15th, at 4:00 PM with a presentation by Jon Woodruff and Brian Yellen on “The Northeast's Paraglacial Shore and Its First Order Control on the Future Resilience of Coupled Beach/Marsh Systems.” Please note the time change to 4:00 PM for all webinars through December. Read More >> 
New Publication: Plant Regulatory Lists in the U.S. Are Reactive and Inconsistent
More than 500 invasive plant species are currently taking root across the U.S., a number that is expected to increase as warming temperatures caused by climate change allow invasive species to shift their range northward. According to a new article in the Journal of Applied Ecology authored by a team including NE CASC researchers Bethany Bradley, Evelyn Beaury, and Emily Fusco, this problem is compounded by inconsistent regulations within the U.S., where varying state restrictions on invasive species undermine governmental efforts to respond adequately to this threat. Read More >> 

New Publication: Effects of Timber Harvest on Epigeous Fungal Fruiting Patterns and Community Structure in a Northern Hardwood Ecosystem
In this article recently published in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research,  NE CASC Principal Investigator Anthony D'Amato and his collaborators examine the response of fungal fruiting bodies, which constitute an important part of the diet of many mammal and invertebrate species, to adaptation strategies designed to sustain northern hardwood forest ecosystems in northern New England. Read More >> 
New Publication: Unraveling the Mystery of New England Beaches
Although New England beaches are well known to the millions of Americans who flock to them during the summer, these sedimentary systems have been, until very recently, shrouded in a geological mystery. Prior to the recent publication of a Marine Geology article by NE CASC Principal Investigator Jon Woodruff and his collaborators, the factors governing the degree of beach slope were largely unknown. The findings from Woodruff's study, which decisively unravel this mystery, are critically important for understanding how New England’s beaches will respond to climate change impacts such as rising sea levels and increased storm activity. Read More >> 

Project Completed: Identifying and Evaluating Adaptation Science for Forest Habitats and Bird Communities in the Northeast
A team lead by NE CASC Principal Investigators Anthony D'Amato and Frank Thompson has published the final report for its project, "Identifying and Evaluating Adaptation Science for Forest Habitats and Bird Communities in the Northeast." This project began with the recognition that the impacts of climate change and forest diseases undermine the ability of natural resource managers to sustain important forest habitat for wildlife species. While the natural resource management and research communities have a general understanding of what broad climate adaptation strategies may help navigate these challenges, the effectiveness of implementing these broad strategies remains unknown. To address these gaps in existing knowledge, this project sought to identify the science needs of managers and evaluate how well climate adaptation can sustain forest habitat. Read More >> 

Shifting Seasons Summit Brings Indigenous Community Together to Discuss Climate Adaptation Planning
More than 350 members of the Indigenous and climate adaptation science communities participated in the 3rd installment of the Shifting Seasons Summit, which was organized by the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute and took place virtually from April 19-21, 2021. Read More >> 

How Climate Change Exacerbates and Complicates Wildlife Management: NE CASC Organizes Special Session at Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference
As part of April’s virtual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference, NE CASC and Terwilliger Consulting, Inc., co-organized the special session "Emerging Threats and Unintended Consequences: How Climate Change Exacerbates and Complicates Wildlife Management."  Read More >> 

Bethany Bradley Selected for ESA’s Mercer Award
The Ecological Society of America has selected NE CASC Principal Investigator Bethany Bradley for its George Mercer Award in recognition of her outstanding 2019 PNAS article, "Disentangling the abundance–impact relationship for invasive species.” Read More >> 
————NE CASC Webinar Series————
Wednesday, September 15, 4:00 PM ET
NE CASC Webinar Series
The Northeast's Paraglacial Shore and Its First Order Control on the Future Resilience of Coupled Beach/Marsh Systems

Jon Woodruff and Brian Yellen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Wednesday, October 13, 4:00 PM ET
Increasing the Resilience and Resistance of Climate-Vulnerable Species and Ecosystems (Working Title—New Title Will Be Provided Later This Summer)

Toni Lyn Morelli, U.S. Geological Survey and Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Keith Nislow, U.S. Forest Service
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Wednesday, November 17, 4:00 PM ET 
Refugia are important but are they connected? Mapping well-connected climate refugia for species of conservation concern in the Northeastern U.S.

William DeLuca, National Audubon Society
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Wednesday, December 1, 4:00 PM ET
Managing Waterfowl Harvest under Climate Change: Time-Dependent Optimal Policies to Address Non-Stationary Dynamics
Michael Runge, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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————Other Webinars & Online Events————
Tuesday, July 6, 6:00 AM ET
United Nations Environment Programme
A Practical Guide to Climate-Resilient Buildings and Communities

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Tuesday, July 20, 11:00 AM ET
Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Summer Seminar Series
Case Studies of Ecosystem Services Mapping in the Southeast

SE CASC Postdoctoral Researchers and Graduate Students
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Monday, July 26-Friday, July 29 & Monday, August 2-Friday, August 5 
National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration
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Monday, August 9-Friday, August 13
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
Virtual Climate Change 101: Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Tribes

Register Here by July 23:

Wednesday, September 8
Ohio Sea Grant
Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Virtual Conference

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Job Opening: Conservation Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
The Maine chapter of The Nature Conservancy is seeking a conservation ecologist to work on their land management team. Apply by August 11 here:
Job Openings: University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment
The University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment has multiple job openings on its Knowledge Initiatives Team for research specialists, postdoctoral researchers, research coordinators, and doctoral students.  More information here:
Job Opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona Tree Ring Laboratory
The University of Arizona Tree Ring Laboratory invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate in sclerochronology and dendrochronology. The successful candidate will join a team led by Bryan Black to collaborate on projects relating to multi-proxy, multi-centennial reconstructions of northeastern Pacific climate from growth-increment chronologies of long-lived bivalves and trees and their linkages to the tropical Pacific. The specific direction of the work is flexible and could focus on mutli-proxy synthesis, exploring isotopic proxies (such as oxygen 18) as climate indicators, or some combination. Apply here:
Internship Opportunity: Hydrologic/Survey Technician, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
American Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking two Hydrologic/Survey Technician Members to assist leaders in developing and implementing topographic, hydrographic, and geomorphological surveys at multiple National Wildlife Refuges in the northeast region. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in surveying and stream and wetland restoration and/or habitat management on our public lands. The purpose of the fellowship is to perform a variety of topographic surveying techniques and hydrological technical duties in support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) field projects pertaining to aquatic ecosystem inventory and monitoring and habitat restoration. The positions will last 32 weeks, with the possibility of extending if additional funding becomes available. The starting and ending dates are flexible to some degree. More information >>
Call for Applications: 2022 Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research
Applications are now being accepted for the two-year David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship. This award offers a $60,000+ annual stipend as well as benefits, research funds, and a travel allowance. Apply by September 24 here: