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Northwest CSC News

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CSCs Converge at the Second State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference

MON, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014, 10:39 AM EST

Multiple projects funded by the DOI Climate Science Centers were represented at the Second State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference that was held on September 16-18, 2014 in Fort Collins, CO. Read More >

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Northwest Climate Science Center to Host Plenary Session at the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

WED, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, 03:50 PM EST

The NW CSC will present the opening plenary of the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference on September 10th in Seattle, WA. The session, titled "Dancing with the Management Stars: Science-Management Partnerships that Provide Actionable Science". Read More >


Upcoming Webinar on Managing Well-Connected Landscapes

FRI, JULY 18, 2014, 01:37 PM EST

Northwest Climate Science Center-funded scientist, Meade Krosby will give a webinar on July 24 at 10:00-11:00 AM PST titled "Mapping Pacific Northwest Riparian Areas: Measuring Current Condition and Prioritizing for Climate Change Adaptation". Read More >

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Precipitation Matters More than Warming Temperature in Determining Future Bird Distributions Across the West

MON, JULY 14, 2014, 02:17 PM EST

For most bird species across the west, regional warming is not as likely to influence population trends as will changes in precipitation. So suggests a Northwest Climate Science Center-funded paper recently published in the journal Global Change Biology. Read More >

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Recent Publication Explores Indigenous Community Health and Climate Change

MON, JULY 14, 2014, 12:24 PM EST

In this study, members of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, and the USGS applied recently developed Indigenous community health indicators to identify climate adaptation priorities for their coastal communities. Read More >

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NW CSC Fellow's App Chosen as a Finalist in Esri's Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 10:33 AM EST

A big congratulations to Northwest Climate Science Center Fellow Ronda Strauch! An app she developed to help manage transportation infrastructure in a changing climate was chosen by Esri as one of 13 finalists in the Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014! Read More >

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Upcoming Webinar on "Climate Change, Mountain Pine Beetles, and Whitebark Pine Forests of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem"

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 10:16 AM EST

On July 22nd Northwest Climate Science Center-funded P.I., Polly Buotte, will discuss results from a study aimed at understanding the causes of the recent mountain pine beetle outbreak, and estimating future outbreak potential given climate change. Read More >

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Registration is Now Open for the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

FRI, JUNE 13, 2014, 10:39 AM EST

Registration is Now Open for the Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference! This conference brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to climate impacts. Read More >

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New Research Links Climate Change to Declines in Cutthroat Trout Populations

TUE, MAY 27, 2014, 04:24 PM EST

In a new study, researchers have found evidence of a linkage between climate change and the genetic decline of the native westslope cutthroat trout in the Flathead basin. Read More >

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NW CSC Graduate Fellow Receives Award for Academic Excellence

TUE, MAY 20, 2014, 12:23 PM EST

On May 30, 2014 NW CSC Graduate Fellow, Sihan Li, will be one of two recipients honored with this year's Wayne V. Burt award, given for academic excellence to a graduate student in physical oceanography or atmospheric sciences. Read More >

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Research Provides Essential Information that may Help Reduce Declines in Frog and Salamander Populations

MON, MAY 19, 2014, 03:17 PM EST

Predatory trout, introduced for fishing in many western ecosystems, combined with the already noticeable effects of climate change are causing a decline in frog and salamander populations. New research provides important information for resource managers. Read More >

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Upcoming National Climate Assessment Webinar Highlights Northwest Region

WED, MAY 14, 2014, 04:58 PM EST

On May 23rd Phil Mote, co-leader of the NW CSC, will present information about how the National Climate Assessment is used for local decision making as part of a Union of Concerned Scientists webinar series. Read More >

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NW CSC Fellow Conducts Outreach about Projected Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change

MON, APRIL 28, 2014, 03:25 PM EST

Northwest Climate Science Center Graduate Fellow Ronda Strauch helped organize an interactive exhibit for the University of Washington's Engineering Discovery Days April 25 - 26. Read More >

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The Northwest Climate Science Center Welcomes Two New Graduate Fellows

WED, APRIL 16, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

University of Washington graduate students Harry Podschwit and Erika Sutherland have become the two most recent fellows to receive NW CSC support for their graduate research! Read More >

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IPCC Releases “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” Report

MON, MARCH 31, 2014, 12:52 PM EST

Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report, “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”, summarizing global vulnerability to climate change and its expected effects on ecological systems, socio-economic sectors and public health. Read More >

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Opportunities to Learn More About Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment

FRI, MARCH 21, 2014, 10:53 AM EST

Please join us at two upcoming events to learn more about "Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment", a research initiative being conducted by researchers in the Northwestern U.S. A webinar will be held April 3 and a workshop April 17. Read More >

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Powell Center Funding Opportunity for Research on Sage-Grouse

MON, FEBRUARY 10, 2014, 09:17 AM EST

The Climate Science Centers and the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area are interested in promoting synthesis activities surrounding questions about the implications of climate change effects on Greater sage-grouse and sagebrush habitat in the semi-arid west. Read More >

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Save the Date: Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

MON, FEBRUARY 10, 2014, 09:01 AM EST

The PNW Climate Science Conference will be held on September 9-10, 2014 in Seattle, WA. This event brings together researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss the impacts of climate on people, resources, and infrastructure. Read More >


Secretary Jewell Holds Roundtable with Scientists on Climate Change Impacts to the Pacific Northwest

WED, FEBRUARY 5, 2014, 09:20 AM EST

Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, met with leading scientists and stakeholders to discuss the impacts of climate change on the Pacific Northwest region. Gustavo Bisbal, Director of the Northwest CSC attended the roundtable. Read More >

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CSC Climate Research Featured in DOI Weekly Video

MON, DECEMBER 30, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

The Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) were recently featured in the Department of the Interior "This Week at Interior" video on December 20, 2013. Watch Video >

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NW CSC Annual Report for FY13 Released

MON, DECEMBER 30, 2013, 01:40 PM EST

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) is pleased to announce the release of the NW CSC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013 (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013). Read More >

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Interior Announces New 2013 Research Projects at the Northwest Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Northwest CSC is awarding nearly $1.3 million to universities and other partners for research to guide resource managers in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More >

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Northwest CSC Adopts Education and Training Strategy for 2013-2015

TUE, NOVEMBER 19, 2013, 12:08 PM EST

The NW CSC provides education and training services to groom the next generation of climate scientists and practitioners and deliver science-based knowledge and educational opportunities to various audiences. Read More >


NW CSC Releases Annual Workplan for Fiscal Year 2014

MON, NOVEMBER 4, 2013, 01:14 PM EST

The Northwest Climate Science Center has released its annual workplan for 2014. The workplan describes the tasks the NW CSC plans to accomplish and is guided by the NW CSC Strategic Plan and input from the Executive Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Read More >


New Publication: Evaluation of CMIP5 20th century climate simulations for the Pacific Northwest USA

THU, OCTOBER 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

A new publication, "Evaluation of CMIP5 20th century climate simulations for the Pacific Northwest USA", was recently released. This research was conducted as a part of a 2012 NW CSC supported project. Read More >

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Northwest CSC Adopts Tribal Engagement Strategy for 2012-2015

FRI, AUGUST 30, 2013, 08:52 AM EST

The NW CSC announces the adoption of the NW CSC Tribal Engagement Strategy for 2012-2015. The purpose of the Strategy is to describe the opportunities for collaboration between the NW CSC and the 52 Native American tribes within its geographic area. Read More >

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Research Highlight: Extended Monitoring and Modeling of Climate Change Effects on Pacific Northwest Wetlands

TUE, AUGUST 13, 2013, 06:03 PM EST

Listen to a recent National Public Radio story about NW CSC supported-research on Cascades frogs and climate change here: Read More >


NW CSC 2013 Climate Boot Camp: Grooming the Next Generation of Climate Experts

MON, JULY 29, 2013, 04:39 PM EST

The Northwest Climate Science Center hosts the third Annual Climate Boot Camp this week, July 28-August 2, 2013, at the University of Idaho McCall Campus in central Idaho. Read More >


NW CSC Announces FY 13 Tribal Project Portfolio

FRI, JUNE 28, 2013, 09:52 AM EST

The portfolio of tribal projects supported by the Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) in Fiscal Year 2013 continues to grow, bringing the total number of projects to five. Read More >


Official launch of the Early Career Climate Forum

TUE, JUNE 11, 2013, 02:24 PM EST

The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) is a network of early career climate science researchers and professionals dedicated to improving research and practice through collaboration and communication. Read More >