Science at the North Central CSC

Priority science activities of CSCs include:

  • Use and creation of high-resolution climate models and derivative products to help forecast ecological and population responses at national, regional, and local scales
  • Integration of physical climate models with ecological, habitat, and population response models
  • Development of methods to assess vulnerability of species, habitats, and human communities
  • Development of standardized approaches to modeling, monitoring, data management and decision support 

The research direction taken by the North Central CSC will be guided by a climate science agenda that establishes priorities and helps ensure that the scientific program, with its partners, addresses priority management needs. In developing this agenda, the CSC will receive advice and guidance from a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and work to implement the agenda through collaboration between the North Central University Consortium and USGS Centers withing the region.

projects button NC CSC Projects

Regional Climate Change Challenges:
  • Biological Carbon Sequestration
  • Climate Impacts on Agriculture and Grazing
  • Fish and Wildlife Response to Climate Change
  • Invasive Species
  • Wildland Fire
  • Protection of Native American Cultural Resources
  • Protection of Trust Species, including Migratory Waterfowl
  • Energy extraction and integrated energy development
  • Water Availability and Water Quality for Humans and Ecosystems
  • Wildlife Disease
  • Wildlife Recovery and Restoration