NECSC presents at Ecological Society of America in August!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Several of our NE CSC Fellows and Principal Investigators are presenting at this year's Ecological Society of America conference in Sacramento, CA.  If you're at ESA next month, come see what we're up to!

 

Wen J. Wang, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Hong S. He, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Frank R. Thompson III, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Jacob S. Fraser, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Brice B. Hanberry, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
William D. Dijak, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
 
Jacob S. Fraser, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Hong S. He, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Frank R. Thompson III, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
William D. Dijak, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Brice B. Hanberry, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Wen J. Wang, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

 

Wenchi Jin, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Hong S. He, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Frank R. Thompson III, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Stephen R. Shifley, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Columbia, MO


Climate change and the Northeast United States (IGN 1-1) -- Monday, August 11

Radley Horton, Columbia University

Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University
Robert Kates, University of Maine
Fredric Lipschultz, NASA, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Matthias Ruth, University of Maryland
Edna Sussman, Fordham University School of Law
Adam Whelchel, The Nature Conservancy
David Wolfe, Cornell University
 
 

In addition, the NE CSC has organized a session at the meeting, Tuesday, August 12, 1:30-5:00 PM, entitled "Breaking from the Center: Increasing Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Events from the Sierra Nevada to the Atlantic Ocean" (get it?!).

This session will highlight research at the nexus of the scientific and conservation communities: cutting edge science that addresses specific management needs. It will cover a variety of analytical approaches to addressing the effects of extreme events and climate change on a wide breadth of focal systems. The objective is to showcase innovative research that is identifying important climate adaptation options in response to the increasing occurrence of catastrophic weather events and changing climate. Reflecting the oceans to mountains theme of the conference, the opening speaker will address the use of refugia as a tool for climate adaptation in the Sierra Nevada, and the final speaker will discuss how communities and trophic webs change in response to sea level rise and coastal erosion. Other presentations will cover research on species responses to variation in weather and changes in climate, evolutionary capacity to adapt to environmental change, the implications of landscape changes and connectivity for biodiversity and conservation in the southern Great Plains, and decision frameworks to address climate adaptation in freshwater systems. Research presented in this session was supported by the Department of Interior Climate Science Centers, whose mission is to provide natural and cultural resource managers with the tools and information they need to develop and execute management strategies that address the impacts of climate change on a broad range of natural and cultural resources.

This session includes presentations from CSCs across the country, including these projects and researchers funded by the NE CSC:

A test of climate change refugia in the mountains of California
Toni Lyn Morelli, Northeast Climate Science Center; Sean P. Maher, University of California Berkeley; Marisa Lim, Stony Brook University; Christina Kastely, University of California Berkeley; Lindsey Eastman, University of California Berkeley; Steven R. Beissinger, University of California at Berkeley; Craig Moritz, Australia National University
 
Shifting variance structure as an indicator of large-scale ecological change
Brian Irwin, U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit; Tiffany Vidal, University of Georgia; Tyler Wagner, U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit; James R. Bence, Michigan State University; James R. Jackson, Cornell University; Lars G. Rudstam, Cornell University; William W. Fetzer, Michigan State University
 
A structured decision framework to identify shared opportunities for decision making among multiple resource management agencies
Evan H. Campbell Grant, US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, SO Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory; Michael Runge, US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; Rachel Katz, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; Benjamin H. Letcher, US Geological Survey, SO Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center; Allison Roy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USGS Cooperative Research Unit
 
Responding to sea level rise and extreme events through climate change adaptation strategies: A case study using the network of Atlantic National Wildlife Refuges
Mary J. Ratnaswamy, USGS; Michelle D. Staudinger, USGS; Toni Lyn Morelli, Northeast Climate Science Center; Gerard McMahon, USGS; Fred Johnson, USGS; Addie R. Holland, Northeast Climate Science Center; Richard N. Palmer, University of Massachusetts; Linda A. Deegan, Marine Biological Laboratory; Christopher Neill, Marine Biological Laboratory; Radley Horton, Columbia University; Mitchell J. Eaton, USGS; Adam Terando, Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center; David Salvesen, UNC-Chapel Hill; Dave J. Case, DJ Case and Associates
 
Moderated by Jeremy S. Littell, Alaska CSC USGS Scientist