Wildfires in the American West are becoming more frequent due to global warming. This spells change for familar Northwest forests and plains on both sides of the Cascades. Scientists at the Conservation Biology Institute funded by the Northwest Climate Science Center have modeled projected vegetation changes under different emissions and management scenarios to give us the best available picture of what we can expect in the decades to come.
Scientists funded by the Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) have written a chapter titled “Using a dynamic global vegetation model to help inform management decisions” for a recently published book about the MC1 dynamic global vegetation model.
A joint effort of the NW Climate Science Center, the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the Climate Impacts Research Consortium (NOAA RISA).
The Sixth Annual Pacific Northwest (PNW) Climate Science Conference will be held Nov. 4-5, 2015, in Coeur d'Alene, ID! The conference brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss the impacts of climate in the Pacific Northwest.
Researchers modeled projected shifts in vegetation distributions and potential sage-grouse habitat across 23.5 million acres in southeastern Oregon. Results from this study are in a new publication in AIMS Environmental Science.
Climate change is likely to make extreme events like flooding, drought and fire more common. A recently completed NW CSC project aimed to model climatic extremes in ways that would help resource managers understand likely outcomes of climate change.
The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) is pleased to announce its 2015 Climate Boot Camp, to be held in Pack Forest, Washington, August 16-21.
USGS aquatic ecologist, Jason Dunham recently completed the final report on a Northwest Climate Science Center-funded study to determine how climate-related threats will influence bull trout.
In a new paper in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, researchers discuss the complex nature of the factors influencing genomic variation and evolutionary processes. The authors highlight the need for a more holistic, interdisciplinary perspective.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12pm PST, Jason Dunham will present his research which aims to elaborate how certain climate-related threats influence bull trout across five western states (OR, WA, ID, MT, NV).