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.