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Clark Valley
5/5/2016

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen T. Jackson, Director of the Southwest Climate Science Center, for receiving the Excellence in Leadership Award at the 2016 USGS Honor Awards Ceremony, held May 3, 3016 in Reston, Virginia!

Arizona, Climate Change, Native Americans, Science, Blog Post
TribalSummitReport Cover
4/10/2016

The Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change was held in November 2015 and focused on climate adaptation planning and implementation. The meeting report summarizing the summit objectives, outcomes, presentations, and breakout sessions is now available.

U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Harvard Seminar Series Poster
3/25/2016

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Dr. Stephen Jackson, USGS Director of the Southwest Climate Science Center, will give a seminar as part of the “Ecological Systems in the Anthropocene” seminar series hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Colorado River downstream from Glen Canyon Dam. Credit: Kyrie Fry, USGS
3/14/2016

Scientists at the University of Arizona, University of Nevada, and USGS have found that since the 1980s, temperature has had a larger impact on the Colorado River than precipitation.

U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Science, External News
Ponderosa Pine
12/15/2015
Scientists from the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey have reconstructed the recent migration history of ponderosa pine trees in the central Rocky Mountains. Their recently published study on the movement of this species, through centuries and across complex terrain, is unprecedented in its methodology and scope. The investigation informs an uncertain climate and ecological future.
Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Science Journal & AAAS Logo
12/8/2015

Stephen T. Jackson, Director of the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC), has been appointed to the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science, a weekly journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Science, External News
Grizzly Peak
9/15/2015
In the Mediterranean climate of California, with its warm, wet winters and hot, dry summers, the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains plays a critical role. It serves as a natural water storage system that feeds waterways and reservoirs during the dry summer months.
Press Release
Sunrise on Sacramento
8/10/2015

You are invited to attend the 2015 Southwest Climate Summit when we'll move Climate-Smart Conservation forward by bringing together managers and scientists from across the Southwest.

Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
8/7/2015

Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC) Principal Investigators Dr. Glen MacDonald and Dr. Jonathan T. Overpeck have been selected as 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows. Being elected a Union Fellow is a tribute to those AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by section and focus group committees. This honor is bestowed on only 0.1% of the membership in any given year.

Climate Change, Press Release
Red Woods Mariposa Grove
6/8/2015

A new paper published in the American Meteorological Society journal discusses the importance of coproduction of knowledge in climate science.

U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona, California, Nevada, Press Release
California Rolling Hills
6/3/2015

Join the Southwest Climate Science Center for a 2-day conference that brings together scientists and managers to share emerging climate science, Climate-Smart Conservation results, management and policy responses, and lessons learned across the Southwest.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Arizona, Colorado, Press Release
Calling Pika Nevada
5/28/2015

How can land managers better determine which lands are most suitable for conservation? Sound science helps. A research team, supported by the Southwest Climate Science Center, recently created a framework to identify lands with high conservation value.

Climate Change, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
5/1/2015

SW CSC's Glen M. MacDonald was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing contributions in original research.

Climate Change, Conservation, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
3/9/2015

A new approach, described in a new publication, can provide guidance for the identification and protection of lands that may facilitate the conservation of species in the face of climate change.

Arizona, Climate Change, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
12/29/2014

Over the past several months, the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC) has welcomed three new members to its team to contribute to the research, outreach, and other initiatives conducted at the center.

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