Climate change is expected to alter stream temperature and flow regimes over the coming decades, and in turn influence distributions of aquatic species in those freshwater ecosystems. To better anticipate these changes, there is a need to compile both short- and long-term stream temperature data for managers to gain an understanding of baseline conditions, historic trends, and future projections.
Have you ever wondered what type of forest grows on the hill behind your house or in the wilds of maritime Canada, which birds you might find in a North Atlantic salt marsh, or how protected are the Northeast’s alpine summits? Now this information is at your fingertips through a unique interactive map, covering 13 US states and 4 Canadian provinces.
A new paper led by U.S. Geological Survey Ecologists Erik Beever (Research Ecologist, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center) and Michelle Staudinger (Science Coordinator, Northeast Climate Science Center) addresses the importance of including adaptive capacity of species as a fundamental component when assessing vulnerability to rapid climate change.
The Department of the Interior Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) has released a report today synthesizing the latest information on the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to climate change in a 22-state region in the Northeast and Midwest U.S.
Jack pine forests are critical in the upper Great Lakes region and regeneration of these forests is challenging due to drought and other stressors. John Almendinger, MN DNR, is grateful for NE CSC Fellow Kyle Gill's research on jack pine forest dynam
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring research activities and accomplishments for a variety of events and projects held over the last year.
Graduate Fellow with the NE CSC, Paul Damkot studies how brook trout are affected by and adapt to climate change.