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 mark your calendars for this exciting event!
Over much of the past year, NE CASC has engaged in a wide-ranging discussion to determine how we can best help create a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just community of scholars, practitioners and stakeholders. This reflection has resulted in a variety of actions to advance our goal. Most recently, we have articulated our vision in a statement that we are now pleased to share publicly.
Insect pests and climate change constitute significant separate threats to forest health. But their combined impact is even greater. In this new handout, RISCC researchers identify several key strategies for managing challenges posed by the convergence of these dangers to many tree species.
A team led by John Delaney and Kristen Bouska recently completed a study, "Mapping climate change vulnerability of aquatic-riparian ecosystems using decision-relevant indicators," which has been published in the journal Ecological Indicators.
How can the resilience of black ash forests, which serve a central role in the cultural lifeways and traditions of Indigenous peoples, be increased in the face of the threat posed by emerald ash borer? A team of scientists and managers led by NE CASC principal investigator Anthony D'Amato explored this question via a large-scale experiment in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest. Their results were recently published in Forest Ecology and Management.
A new study by NE CASC researchers Brian Yellen and Jon Woodruff reveals that man-made dams built in the Lower Hudson watershed do not trap as much sediment from riverways as previously believed. These findings are particularly important for the many Hudson River communities seeking to remove existing man-made dams that are no longer needed for industrial use and may negatively impact wetlands or interfere with local river restoration efforts.
NE CASC University Director Richard Palmer has organized a Spring Environmental & Water Resources Engineering webinar Series for Spring Semester 2021. All members of the NE CASC community are enthusiastically invited to participate!