NE CSC Newsletter

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Announcing the Fall NE CSC Webinar Series!     Mark your calendars for the six webinars we are offering from September to December.  These highlight research from our funded projects, a featured presentation from Rob DeConto from UMass, Amherst, and great work from our NE CSC Fellows.  Read More >> 

Archived Webinars from the NE CSC     Take a look at the videos of past talks from our webinar series, “Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation.”  Topics ranged from understanding climate change in the Great Lakes, uncertainty and decision making in natural resources management, and an early career showcase with two of our NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellows.   Read More >>

The Great Lakes Adaptation Forum Early Bird Registration     The Great Lakes Adaptation Forum, co-sponsored by the NE CSC, will take place October 5-7 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Early-bird registration, with reduced fees, ends on September 9, with a rate of $55 for students and $160 for non-students. Read More >> 

Early Career Climate Forum Blog on Communicating Under Comic Pressure     NE CSC's Toni Lyn Morelli was put to the test to convey the importance of her research in a unique setting:  A stand-up comedy show!  Paula Poundstone visited Northampton, Massachusetts, where she asked Toni Lyn to explain what she does for a living before a sold-out crowd.  Read  More >> 

Recent Publication from the NE CSC

•Valiela, I., Owens, C., Elmstrom, E., Lloret, J. 2016. Eutrophication of Cape Cod estuaries: Effect of decadal changes in global-driven atmospheric and local-scale wastewater nutrient loads. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

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North Atlantic LCC:

            Vermont announces regional commitment to conserve forests across borders in face of climate change    

            Comings, goings, and new beginnings for North Atlantic LCC staff

            George Wright Forum highlights LCCs


Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

            SEP 29 Open Pine Habitat in Managed Forests webinar receives SAF forestry ed credit-registration now open!


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EPA Releases New Fact Sheets on Climate Change     "What Climate Change Means for Your State," which focus on the impacts of climate change in each of the 50 states and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico. Read More >> 

Fact Sheet: Polling the American Public on Climate Change    This fact sheet from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute provides information on climate change polling in the United States and internationally from Spring 2015 to Spring 2016.  Read More >> 

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Job Opportunity:  Assistant Professor Conservation Genetics      At the Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  Read More >>  

Native American Research Assistantships     The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Premier Partner of The Wildlife Society, is sponsoring a research assistantship program for Native American students.  Applications due October 28.  Read More >> 

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Tuesday, September 6, 12:00-3:00 pm CST

College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute

Global Indigeneity and Sustainability

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Tuesday, September 6, 7:30-9:30 pm EST


NOAA Climate Stewards- Climate Change, Learn and Contribute

John McLaughlin, NOAA's Citizen Science Coordinator

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Wednesday, September 7, 10:00-11:00 am EDT

Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) Contributor Webinars


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Monday, September 12, 9:00-10:00 am CDT

Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) Contributor Webinars


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Tuesday September 13, 2:00 pm ET

NOAA National Center for Climate Prediction

Seasonal to Sub-seasonal Projections

David DeWitt from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center 

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Thursday, September 15, 10:00 am ET

The Conservation Biology Institute presents

Navigating the Data Basin Platform: A Guided Tour

Tosha Commendant, CBI

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Wednesday, September 21, 3:30 pm ET

Northeast Climate Science Center

Integrating dynamic landscape population modeling and structured decision making to guide regional conservation under climate change

Thomas Bonnot, NE CSC and University of Missouri

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Thursday, September 22, 3 pm ET

NCCWSC webinar 

A Framework for Evaluating the Vulnerability of Multiple Wildlife Species to Climate Change at Regional Scales

Meryl Mims, USGS

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Wednesday, October 5, 3:30 pm ET

Northeast Climate Science Center

The future fate of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets and implications for New England

Robert DeConto, UMass Amherst

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Wednesday, October 12, 3:30pm ET

Northeast Climate Science Center

FishTail: a decision support tool for assessing the conservation status of stream fish habitats in the NE CSC region

Wesley M. Daniel, Michigan State University, Nick Sievert, University of Missouri & Jana Stewart, USGS/Wisconsin Water Science Center

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Northeast Climate Science Center


University of Massachusetts - Amherst

College of Menominee Nation

Columbia University

Marine Biological Laboratory

University of Missouri - Columbia

University of Minnesota

University of Wisconsin - Madison