NE CSC Newsletter

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Registration is Now Open for the Northeast Climate Science Center’s Regional Science Meeting     This meeting will provide a forum for resource management professionals and researchers who are currently engaged in climate-related projects in the Northeast and Midwest to discuss interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research topics.  The goal of the meeting is to share NE CSC research, discuss emerging themes for future work, and to identify opportunities and improve directions in actionable science, science communication, and advancing adaptation plans for resource professionals.  There is no registration fee, but space is limited.  May 15-17 on the UMass, Amherst campus. Read More >>  


***NEXT WEEK***  NE CSC Seminar by Toni Lyn Morelli      The seminar, “Using decision tools to assess vulnerability and inform management of wildlife in the Northeast” will be on Wednesday, March 29 @ 3:30pm EDT.  Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS Research Ecologist with the NE CSC will present in room 134, Morrill Science Center II on the UMass, Amherst campus with a remote connection available. Find out about advances in applying climate science to inform adaptation actions for the management of natural resources.   Read More >> 


Caring for Trees in a Changing Climate. This continuing education session will highlight the effects of climate change on trees and forests in the Delaware Valley of PA. March 29, 2017. Longwood Gardens, PA. Read More >> 

Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change     The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) is launching a new initiative that will build on the success of the Forest Adaptation Resources and associated Adaptation Workbook that have been developed for natural resource professionals in the Midwest and Northeast.  Workshop April 4-5 in Keene, NH.  Read More >> 

Living Waters, Animate Lands: Traditional Ecological Knowledge Symposium     Braiding Story, Skills and Sustenance with Hope for a Sustainable Future,  April 6-8 on the UMass, Amherst Campus.  Co-sponsored by the NE CSC consortium institution, College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute.  Read More >>  

Rising Voices 5: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions     The theme of the 5th Rising Voices workshop is “Pathways from Science to Action.” April 13-15, Boulder, CO. Read More >> 

Training:  Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment     Offered by the National Conservation Training Center, May 22nd-24th, Shepherdstown, WV.  Read More >> 

North American Symposium on Climate Change & Coastal Zone Management     August 10-11, Montreal.  Read More >> 

————OTHER NEWS———————

Climate Change and Forest Management in New England     NE CSC Principal Investigator, Tony D'Amato of the University of Vermont edited the The New England Society of American Forester's January 2017 issue of the News Quarterly, focused on climate change and forest management in New England. While New England forests were at the center of the publication, many of the ideas and resources are applicable across the Northeast. Read More >> 

SE CSC Partner Survey and Listening Tour     NC State University is seeking input on science and management needs related to strategic issues and problems that fish and wildlife agencies face in the southeastern US. Read More >> 


National Phenology Network Maps     Check out these neat maps, updated daily, from the National Phenology Network, which show how early spring has arrived in each state this year.  Read More >> 

Climate Opinion Maps Interactive Tool      Latest iteration of Yale’s program on Climate Change Communication updated with 2016 data and new features.   Read More  >> 

New Publication: Increase in Human-started Wildfires     NE CSC Affiliated Investigator, Bethany Bradley at UMass Amherst, and Jennifer Balch at the University of Colorado-Boulder report their findings in the current early online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Read More >> 

New Publication: Challenges for Inland Fisheries Management      In a recently published paper in Fisheries, a team of researchers, including USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Center fish biologists, identifies seven grand challenges that represent critical roadblocks to successful management and long-term conservation of inland fish and fisheries.  Read More >> 

New Publication: Using Climate Information in Great Lakes Watersheds    The paper, “Adaptation by stealth: climate information use in the Great Lakes region across scales” was publishes in Climatic Change.  Read More >> 

Future Landscape Scenarios for New England     The Scenarios, Services and Society Research Coordination Network team has finished a New England future landscape narrative scenarios report that emerged from the six New England stakeholder workshops.   Read More >> 



Funding Opportunity:  EPAs Healthy Community Grants     For eligible entities in the New England states.  Initial proposal deadline is April 7.  Read More >> 

Funding Opportunity:  USDA -Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands    Proposals due April 24, 2017. Read More >> 


Job Opportunity:  Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability Research Scientist     With the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Applications due April 1.  Read More >> 

Postdoctoral Opportunity:  Invasive Species Management in New York    The postdoc will work very closely with a diverse group including ecologists, computer scientists, and natural resource managers.  Due April 4.  Read More >> 

Postdoctoral Opportunity:  Strategic Decision Making for Enhancing Habitat Connectivity in Great Lakes Restoration Efforts     Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  Due May 31.  Read More >> 


Wednesday, March 29, 3:30pm ET 

Northeast Climate Science Center

Using decision tools to assess vulnerability and inform management of wildlife in the Northeast 

Speaker: Toni Lyn Morelli, NE CSC/ USGS

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Wednesday, April 5, 4:00pm ET

CCRUN Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series 

Urban planning and design implications 

Speakers: TBA


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Wednesday, April 12, 3:30pm ET 

Northeast Climate Science Center

Drought in the Northeast and Implications for Ecosystems

Speaker: Keith Nislow, Forest Service / UMass Amherst

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Wednesday, May 3, 4:00pm ET

CCRUN Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series 

Public health implications 

Speakers: TBA

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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