Northeast CSC News

NE region 200x200

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 >

Pine_Birch_trnstn 200x200

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 >

NE CSC Fellows Video 200x200

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 >

shifting-seasons-NECSC-Fellow-Marie-Shaefer 167x167

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 >

2014 Fellows Retreat 200x200

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 >

SC CSC undergrad interns group photo_small 200x200

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 >

AFS2014 logo

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 >

MORAP Logo_175x135

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 >

logo 2014 ESA 200x200

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 >

Shifting Seasons banner 2014 200x200

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 >

Frameworks_Stylized_350 - Forest Service 200x200

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 >

Climate Change Mapper

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 >

NCA-cover-thumb-small 200x200

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 >

2013 Annual Report thumb 200x200

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 >

Biodiversity & Ecos Map 200x200

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 >

New Hampshire (www

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 >

CMN logo

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 >

NE & SE meeting with NWR (March 2014) 200x200

SE and NE CSCs Host Climate Change Meeting for NWR Managers

FRI, MARCH 14, 2014, 09:11 AM EST

The Southeast and Northeast Climate Science Centers held an ‘Impacts of Climate Change’ meeting for National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) leaders from Alligator River, Cape Romain, and Blackwater NWRs at the Alligator River NWR on March 5-6, 2014. Read More >

noaa csc hub lcc @ NOAA Meeting (March 2014) 200x200

NE CSC Director Participates in Midwest Regional Climate Meeting

THU, MARCH 13, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

This week (March 12-13), Mary Ratnaswamy, Federal Director of the Northeast Climate Science Center, participates in the Midwest Regional Climate Meeting. Dr. Ratnaswamy's participation included delivering a keynote speech to meeting attendees. Read More >

1029_SR_SANDY-bloomberg news

Webinar Tomorrow: "Hurricanes and Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate"

TUE, MARCH 11, 2014, 12:53 PM EST

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12, at 3:30 pm ET, Kerry Emanuel from MIT will will review hurricanes, the various kinds of hazards they present to us, and how geology, history, and physics can all be used to help assess the risk of these hazards. Read More >

1029_SR_SANDY-bloomberg news

Upcoming Webinar: “Why Was Hurricane Sandy So Damaging? Sea-Level Rise and Geomorphic Dominance on Storm Impacts"

SAT, FEBRUARY 22, 2014, 06:15 PM EST

On Wednesday, Feb 26, at 3:30pm ET, Jonathan Woodruff, UMass Amherst will discuss how changes in storm climatology, relative sea level rise, and the form and behavior of shorelines have governed past changes in coastal flooding by storms in the northeast. Read More >


NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Hydro-climatology, Surface Water Hydrology, Climate Science

SAT, FEBRUARY 22, 2014, 06:01 PM EST

Postdoctoral (or more senior) research positions in hydro-climatology, surface water hydrology, climate science, and evaluation of climate change impacts are available in the NE CSC and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UMass. Read More >

Science Agenda 2013 thumb

Northeast Climate Science Center Strategic Science Agenda Finalized

TUE, FEBRUARY 18, 2014, 01:17 PM EST

The Northeast CSC’s Strategic Science Agenda is now finalized and available! This document establishes the seven science priorities that the NE CSC will address through research activities, as well as collaborations with regional partners. Read More >

2014 webinar series

NE CSC Spring 2014 Webinar Series to Focus on Extreme Events and Climate Change!

FRI, JANUARY 24, 2014, 12:50 PM EST

The NE CSC will continue their webinar series for the spring semester under the theme, "Extreme Events and Climate Change: Adapting to an Uncertain Future" Topics include sea level rise, hurricane risk, and sustainable forestry. Read More >


Grassland Bird Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Meeting

WED, JANUARY 22, 2014, 04:11 PM EST

On Dec 4-5, a group of NE CSC-supported scientists met with managers involved in grassland bird conservation to begin to build a demographic database for a select group of grassland bird species. Read More >