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Northeast CSC News

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Understanding Climate Projections: Guidance for Climate Change Adaptation Planning

THU, APRIL 23, 2015, 04:49 PM EST

Learn about a new Northeast Climate Science Center project, Climate Assessments and Scenario Planning, led by Postdoctoral Fellow, Alex Bryan. Alex provides guidance to NE CSC stakeholders to help them better anticipate and prepare for future climate. Read More >

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Dynamic Dead Zones Alter Fish Catches in Lake Erie

TUE, APRIL 14, 2015, 10:29 AM EST

New research shows that Lake Erie’s dead zones are actually quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear. Read More >


TranStorm Tool Featured on US Climate Resilience Toolkit

TUE, MARCH 31, 2015, 02:48 PM EST

NE CSC affiliated scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a tool that allows communities to identify vulnerability to high runoff flows and flooding from extreme rainfall events, before damage occurs. Read More >


Designing Sustainable Landscapes in Partnership with Stakeholders

WED, MARCH 25, 2015, 12:50 PM EST

Dilemmas are tackled by the Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC), a federal-academic partnership that provides scientific information, tools and techniques that natural resource managers can use to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate change. Read More >


2014 Annual Report for the Northeast CSC is Now Available!

MON, MARCH 9, 2015, 09:58 AM EST

Featuring research activities and accomplishments for a variety of events and projects held over the last year. Read More >


Understanding and Protecting Brook Trout Habitat

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 02:33 PM EST

Graduate Fellow with the NE CSC, Paul Damkot studies how brook trout are affected by and adapt to climate change. Read More >


Scientists Work to Understand Conservation Decision Making in the Face of Sea-Level Rise

THU, FEBRUARY 19, 2015, 01:50 PM EST

What happens to the value of coastal habitat and wildlife as shorelines continue to be lost to rising sea levels and increasingly frequent extreme weather events? This question is particularly important for coastal National Wildlife Refuge managers. Read More >

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Upcoming Webinar Will Highlight New Tools for Projecting Impacts of Climate Change on Deer and Waterfowl

SUN, FEBRUARY 8, 2015, 07:03 PM EST

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11am EST (10am CST), researchers will present updates on the development of tools used to project the impact of climate change on deer and waterfowl populations. Read More >

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Researchers Evaluate Ecological Systems Classification and Mapping

WED, JANUARY 7, 2015, 12:33 PM EST

Researchers recently completed a project where they compared maps and classification systems from various producers to identify opportunities for consolidating the strongest qualities in each mapping system. Read More >


Secretary Jewell Announces New Research Projects at the Northeast Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Northeast Climate Science Center is awarding nearly $700,000 for research to guide natural and cultural resource managers in helping wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More >

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NE CSC Spring Webinars Announced! Save the Dates!

MON, DECEMBER 15, 2014, 10:17 AM EST

Mark your calendar for the dates of the Northeast Climate Science Center’s spring webinar series, "Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation". The series will feature several projects with strong stakeholder engagement at various phases of research. Read More >

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NE CSC Fellows Conduct Science to Help Resource Managers Prepare for Climate Change

FRI, DECEMBER 12, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

Learn more about the research being done by Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) Fellows and the impact their projects are having in a new video produced at the 2014 NE CSC Fellows Retreat! Read More >

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Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit

MON, NOVEMBER 10, 2014, 10:38 AM EST

On October 14-17, participants from tribal, federal, state, higher education and non-profit agencies and organizations came together for the Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit. Read More >

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NE CSC Fellows Gather at Retreat in Missouri

MON, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 03:00 PM EST

The University of Missouri hosted the Second Annual NE CSC Fellows Retreat, October 8-10, 2014, at Reis Biological Station near Steelville, MO. Twenty-two graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from six NE CSC partner institutions attended! Read More >

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Student Interns Made Important Contributions to CSCs Last Academic Year

TUE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

Providing education and training opportunities for the next generation of scientists and managers is a priority at the Climate Science Centers (CSCs). These opportunities include internships, research fellowships, retreats, and networking events. Read More >

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NE CSC Funded Projects Highlighted at American Fisheries Society 2014

TUE, AUGUST 12, 2014, 12:44 PM EST

A selection of projects funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center will be presented at the American Fisheries Society Meeting next week, August 18-21, 2014. Read More >

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Researchers Compare Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA

MON, JULY 28, 2014, 08:22 AM EST

On June 13th, 2014, the workshop “Comparing Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA” was held at USFWS in Hadley MA. Researchers led a discussion comparing the approaches, consistency, and challenges of aligning four ecological systems maps. Read More >

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NE CSC Fellows and PIs Present at 2014 Ecological Society of America Conference

TUE, JULY 22, 2014, 02:21 PM EST

Several of the Northeast Climate Science Center 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 they're up to! Read More >

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Upcoming Shifting Seasons Summit Provides Adaptation and Cooperative Training for Tribes and Partners

TUE, JULY 22, 2014, 02:05 PM EST

NE CSC Consortium Member College of Menominee Nation will be hosting the Shifting Seasons Summit on October 15-17, 2014, in Keshena, WI. The Summit will emphasize information and material relevant to Tribes, federal agencies and academic institutions. Read More >

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NE CSC Director Visits Upper Midwest Forest Service Partners

TUE, MAY 13, 2014, 01:26 PM EST

During the week of April 21, Mary Ratnaswamy, Northeast Climate Science Center Director, participated in a tour of the Upper Midwest Forest Service Partners to learn about collaborative opportunities in climate and forestry. Read More >

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Learn about the USGS National Climate Change Viewer! - May 14

THU, MAY 8, 2014, 10:22 AM EST

On May 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM ET, join the Northeast Climate Science Center to learn about the USGS National Climate Change Viewer, a web application used for visualizing climate change for the Continental US at the state, county and watershed scale. Read More >

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Third National Climate Assessment Describes Current and Future Impacts of Climate Change on U.S.

TUE, MAY 6, 2014, 02:22 PM EST

The Third National Climate Assessment provides a comprehensive summary of climate change impacts on the U.S. Researchers affiliated with the Northeast Climate Science Center contributed to the report. Read More >

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NE CSC 2013 Annual Report Now Available!

TUE, MAY 6, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

The Northeast Climate Science Center has released its annual report for 2013. The report describes 2013 NE CSC research funding, the training of graduate and postdoctoral fellows, and several other accomplishments and programs. Read More >


Apply for FY 2015 Research Funds from the Northeast CSC

MON, APRIL 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers are seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC/NCCWSC priority science needs. Read More >

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NE CSC Science Coordinator Discusses Climate Impacts on Ecological Systems in the Northeast

WED, APRIL 23, 2014, 10:03 AM EST

Michelle Staudinger, NE CSC Science Coordinator, will give a talk at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife "Brown Bag Lecture Series" on May 6th on "Climate Impacts on Ecological Systems in the Northeastern United States". Read More >

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NE CSC Director Discusses Climate Change Impacts with NH Senator Shaheen

MON, APRIL 21, 2014, 11:10 AM EST

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Mary Ratnaswamy, Northeast Climate Science Center Director, will participate in a roundtable discussion with New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen to discuss climate change and its impacts on the state. Read More >

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NE CSC Consortium Institution Receives Innovations in Climate Education Tribal Award

THU, APRIL 17, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

The College of Menominee Nation, a member of the NE CSC Consortium, has been awarded a 2014 Innovations in Climate Education Tribal Award from NASA to enhance learning through the use of NASA's Earth science resources. Read More >


Upcoming Webinar: "Extreme Climate Events and Species Population Dynamics: Overriding Influence or Not Such a Big Deal?" (April 23)

THU, APRIL 10, 2014, 05:15 PM EST

Join the NE CSC on April 23, 2014 for a presentation by Keith Nislow about population responses to extreme events. Keith will use case studies in his talk from natural populations in the northeastern region of the U.S. Read More >


Upcoming Webinar: "Sustaining Forests in the Face of Uncertainty"

FRI, MARCH 21, 2014, 04:01 PM EST

Join us on March 26 at 3:30pm (EST) for a webinar that will describe a set of forest adaptation resources that can be used by managers to incorporate information about climate change and potential adaptation strategies into on-the-ground management. Read More >


NE CSC Celebrates its 2 Year Anniversary!

MON, MARCH 17, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

On March 10, 2014, the Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) celebrated its 2 year anniversary! The NE CSC invited scientists, stakeholders, and other members of the NE CSC regional community to join them for an anniversary celebration. Read More >