NE CSC Newsletter 4.4.18

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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**NEXT WEEK** NE CSC Webinar on Monitoring Fish Stocks and Climate Change     Join us on Wednesday, April 11 at 3:30pm (eastern) for “Quantifying variability in fish populations due to climate change and implications for management.”  Tiffany Cunningham (née Vidal) is a Stock Assessment Specialist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. While at the University of Georgia, she worked with NE CSC Affiliated Investigator, Brian Irwin on the project, “Characterization of Spatial and Temporal Variability in Fishes in Response to Climate Change” which came to completion this year.  Tiffany will present from Room 134, Morrill Science Center on the UMass Amherst campus, and Brian will join us remotely. Read More >>


Two New Publications about Climate Impacts on Color-changing Mammals     NE CSC Graduate Fellow, Marketa Zimova published in Science and Biological Reviews articles about how the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons. Marketa has been working towards a PhD studying species’ responses to climate change, investigating hares and other animals and their adaptation to decreasing snow cover. She was a fellow at the Southeast CSC while she completed this work. Read More >> 


NE CSC Participates in AAAS Annual Meeting     Michelle Staudinger, Science Coordinator of the NE CSC, was an invited panelist for the session “Involving Stakeholders to Improve Outcomes: Lessons From the Climate Science Centers” at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Austin, Texas, February 15-19th, 2018.  Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University), organized of the session, and colleagues from the SC CSC were co-panelists.  Read More >> 


Recent Publications from the NE CSC

•Mills, LS, EV Bragina, AV Kumar, M Zimova, DJR Lafferty, J Feltner, BM Davis, K Hackländer, PC Alves, JM Good, et al. 2018.  Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Science, Feb-03-2018, Volume 359, Issue 6379, p.1033 - 1036. 

•Zimova, M, K Hackländer, JM Good, J Melo-Ferreira, PC Alves, and LS Mills. 2018. Function and underlying mechanisms of seasonal colour moulting in mammals and birds: what keeps them changing in a warming world? Biological Reviews, May-03-2018.    


Upcoming Presentations by NE CSC

•Magee, M.R., Rypel, A., Read, J.S., McIntyre, P.B. April 2018. Modeling oxythermal stress of cisco across the landscape to inform management of cold-water fish habitat. 2018 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention. Oral presentation

•NE CSC Graduate Fellow, Rob Mooney and another UW grad student have talks planned for Society for Freshwater Science meeting in Detroit, MI, May 2018



Talking Truth Climate Change Workshops     April activities hosted by UMass Amherst. Everyone is welcomed.  Read More >> 

Annual Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management     This program is targeted at all postdocs, advanced graduate students, and early-career professionals in the decision-making and policy communities who are working on issues related to climate risk. July 30-August 3, Penn State University.  Application deadline April 8. Read More >> 

Climate Adaptation Forum     The third installment in the quarterly Climate Adaptation Forum, organized jointly by the Environmental Business Council and the Sustainable Solutions Lab (SSL) at UMass Boston, will focus on the challenge of financing climate change adaptation projects.  April 13, Boston, MA.  Read More >> 

AAAS Annual Meeting     Scientific session and career development workshop proposals are now being accepted for the AAAS Annual Meeting. The 2019 meeting will take place February 14-18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Submission deadline is April 19.  Read More >>  

Tribal Climate Change 201 Online Course     Facilitated Cohorts – Developing a Strategic Climate Change Adaptation Plan for a Particular Sector.  Presented by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. Applications due April 25th. Read More >> 

Adaptation: Planning and Tools Course     Participants will work in teams to apply the climate-smart cycle to regionally focused projects, starting with creation of climate-informed goals and objectives. May 14-18, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. Read More >> 



CAKE Highlight: PREPdata     A new open-source platform helps adaptation planners analyze vulnerability, prepare for future disasters and build resilience to slow onset events like sea level rise.  PREPdata allows users around the world to explore climate, physical and socioeconomic datasets curated from highly credible sources like NASA, ESA and more; map them to visualize a specific region's vulnerability; track the indicators most relevant to their work on customizable dashboards; and share their stories with adaptation professionals around the world.  Read More >> 


————OTHER NEWS——————

National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Turns 10!     To celebrate, start with “10 Things You May Not Know About the NCCWSC and CSC Network.”  Read More >> 

NE CSC Researchers Talk About Our Warmer Winters     Richard Palmer, NE CSC University Director, and Michael Rawlins, NE CSC Affiliated Investigator are quoted about trends in temperature and the hydrological cycle.  Read More >>

College of Menominee Nations Awarded Grant to Create New Degree Program     The NE CSC Consortium Institution will be offering a Bachelor of Arts degree program in Integrative Studies built upon the Menominee model of sustainable development. Read More >> 

USGS Science Snapshot on Maple     Read the synopsis of this NE CSC-funded project in “Maple Syrup Industry Adapting to Climate Change.” Read More >> 

Tree Range Shifts Among Discover Magazine's Top 100 Stories of 2017     USDA Forest Service researchers and their partners showing that the ranges of 86 tree species in the eastern United States are shifting north or west. Researchers attribute these dramatic shifts to changes in temperature and precipitation. Read More >> 



Recorded Maple Sugar and Climate Change Talks     From the Forest Ecosystem and Monitoring Cooperative Annual Conference session “Can We Manage the Impacts of Climate Change on Sugar Maple and Maple Sugaring?” in December 2017 in Burlington, VT.  Read More >>

NOAA Regional Climate Services Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook Reports     Now available for the for the Northeast, Gulf of Maine, and Midwest. Read More >> 

Balancing Grad School and a Career      Early Career Climate Forum blog written by two North Central CSC colleagues.  Read More >>  

National Tribal Water Council (NTWC) Website    This new website contains: NTWC’s policy analysis on water related policies that impact Tribes, important water quality resources for Tribes, and current water quality news.  Read More >> 

NW CSC Actionable Science Skills-Building     Webinar series exploring ways to support effective collaborations between scientific researchers and natural resources managers.  Read More >> 

Phenological Forecasts of Invasive Species     These maps show when management actions should be taken for key pest species.  Read More >> 

CAKE Highlight: Resilience in Land Management Planning     The Resilience Alliance has produced a workbook that offers a useful approach to planning for social-ecological resilience. Read More >> 

Shinnecock Indian Nation Climate Change Adaptation Plan     Addresses impacts on surface water, acidification, and shoreline erosion.  Read More >> 

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Akwesasne     The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division is investigating the impacts of climate change on the resources, assets, and community of Akwesasne and is developing recommendations for actions to adapt to projected climate change impacts.  Read More >> 

Publication: Solving Problems in Fisheries Management     Proof of concept using structured decision-making at the undergraduate level. Read More >> 

Publication: The Role of a Historical Focus in Climate Change Adaptation Research     A sub-discipline of historical climatology has engaged with theories from mainstream adaptation to understand societies in the past. Read More >> 



Funding Opportunity: Wildlife Conservation Society     Climate Adaptation Fund to implement effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change.  Due April 6.  Read More >> 

Funding Opportunities for Tribes    Maintained by Northern Arizona University on the Tribes & Climate Change Website. Read More >> 

Funding Opportunities for Tribes      Tribal Climate Change Guide maintained by the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project at the University of Oregon. Read More >>  

Nominations for Leadership Awards     The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and partners are seeking nominations for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards.  Due April 13.  Read More >> 

Student Internship Opportunities    Paid positions with the College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute.  Read More >> 

US Graduate Summer School Scholarships     15th Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology, University of Urbino, Italy July 11-27.   Due April 13.  Read More >> 

Job Opportunity: Tribal Climate Science Liaison     With the Southwest CSC.  Due April 16.  Read More >> 

Postdoc Opportunity: Phenological Mismatch    Multi-year NSF-funded Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Connecticut, in collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill and Georgetown University. Spatio-temporal patterns and ecological consequences of phenological mismatch across three trophic levels. Read More >>

Postdoc Opportunity:  Quantitative Social Scientist     2-year post-doc position with The Nature Conservancy’s Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities and Global Lands Science Teams. Due April 30.  Read More >> 



Thursday, April 6, 12:00 pm EDT

USFWS Northeast Regional Office

Important Stopover Sites for Migratory Landbirds

Dr. Jeff Buler and colleagues at the University of Delaware

Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office or to join remotely, visit:


Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 pm EDT

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Natural Shoreline Infrastructure: Working with Nature to Increase Coastal Resilience

Jenna Judge, PhD, San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative, NOAA

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Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 pm EDT

OneNOAA Webinar Series

Introducing Gulf TREE a New Resource for Climate Resilience Tools

Speaker: Mikaela Heming 

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Wednesday, April 11, 3:00 pm EDT


Vista Listening Session: Conservation NGOs and Aid Agencies

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Wednesday, April 11, 3:30 pm EDT

Northeast Climate Science Center

Quantifying Variability in Fish Populations Due to Climate Change and Implications for Management 

Tiffany Cunningham, Massachusetts DMF

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Thursday, April 12, 10:00 am PDT

Conservation Biology Institute

SCGIS Webinar: Improved conservation outcomes through distribution modeling of threatened and endangered species

Healy Hamilton, Chief Scientist, NatureServ

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Thursday, April 12, 2:30 pm EDT


Vista Listening Session: Land & Resource Management Agencies 

To register, visit:, Webinar ID: 269-476-019


Wednesday, April 18, 3:30 pm EDT

Northeast Climate Science Center

From Identifying to Integrating Stakeholder Preferences in Design of Conservation Plans for Adaptation to Climate Change 

Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Oregon State University and Ajay Singh, Sacramento State

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Thursday, April 19, 3:00 pm EDT

EBM Tools Network

What do you need your conservation planning software to do? A listening session for the modernization of NatureServe Vista 

Patrick Crist of NatureServe

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Monday, April 16, 10:15-11:45 am PDT

Arizona State University "Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Series"

Climate Adaptation Policy at the State and Local Level

Michael McCormick, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and Guy Williams, Detroit Climate Action Plan

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Wednesday, April 25, 3:30 pm EDT

Northeast Climate Science Center

NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program: Regional Activities in the East FEATURED SPEAKERS- Ellen Mecray, NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region and Arthur DeGaetano, Northeast Regional Climate Science Center Director, Cornell University

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Thursday, April 26, 3:00pm EDT

National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center

Implications of Changing Winter Severity for Waterfowl in the Great Lakes Basin

Michael Schummer and Michael Notaro

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Tuesday, May 1st, 11:00 AM PT

Northwest Climate Science Center

An Introduction to Collaborative Research Methods 

Alison Meadow, University of Arizona

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Tuesday, May 8, 1:00PM ET

OneNOAA Webinar Series

Rapid Vulnerability Assessment Tool

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