Studying Berries in Bear Country

AUG 14, 2017     LINDSEY PARKINSON Photo: http://www.arkive.org/american-black-bear/ursus-americanus/ Summer ‘tis the season of studies from geology to ornithology and everything in between. I study wild berry species to try to find what environmental factors have the strongest influence on berry productivity. With no other wild fruits in Alaska, berries are an important natural and cultural resource, one that … Continue reading Studying Berries in Bear Country

Notes from the Field: An Educational Swamp Tour

Students listen to Dean Stacie Haynie (standing) of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences discuss possibilities at LSU. JUL 31, 2017     CLAY TUCKER For three weeks every summer, undergraduate students from the South Central United States, representing a wide range of cultural backgrounds participate in the “Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities” program to visit … Continue reading Notes from the Field: An Educational Swamp Tour

Notes from the field: Summer Undergraduate Internship on Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

JUL 24, 2017     RACHEL BRATTON A newly hatched Guillemot chick about to be measured and weighed (pre-manicure!). Photo: R. Bratton. This summer, I spent two weeks on a seabird research island as part of my internship with the Northeast Climate Science Center, Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences Program, and Audubon Project Puffin. Project Puffin, based out of Bremen, … Continue reading Notes from the field: Summer Undergraduate Internship on Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Lessons from an early-career social scientist

MAY 15, 2017     TYLER BEETON My interest in understanding the biological, cultural, and historical context of the human experience started at a very young age, and continues to this day. I am an environmental anthropologist, and currently an NC CSC fellow and PhD student in Ecology at Colorado State University. My training has been broad, and … Continue reading Lessons from an early-career social scientist

Analyzing and Communicating Extreme Climate Risk

APR 17, 2017    by CLAY TUCKER High water road closure. Photo: C. Tucker Public opinion and scientific consensus are not always on the same page. For example, the theory of heliocentrism (the Earth revolving around the Sun) was first proposed by Greek theorists 2,500 years ago and later confirmed by Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac … Continue reading Analyzing and Communicating Extreme Climate Risk

Crafting Stories at the 2016 Northwest Climate Boot Camp

JAN 23, 2017     MEAGHAN GUCKIAN I was a bit taken aback on our third day of training at the 6th annual Northwest Climate Boot Camp (NW CBC), which was held at the University of Idaho’s (UI) McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) in McCall, Idaho.  During our interactive lesson on producing podcasts using Audacity, we were asked to head into McCall and interview … Continue reading Crafting Stories at the 2016 Northwest Climate Boot Camp

In case you blinked, here’s a review of the 2-day, action-packed, breakneck-paced, 1st ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training

Facebook Twitter  NOV 8, 2016     ANDREW BATTLES Last week, I attended the National CSC Student and Early Career Training held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and left feeling inspired, empowered, and with many new friends. From November 2-3rd, students, postdocs, and professionals from the Department of the Interior’s National Climate Science Centers came together to … Continue reading In case you blinked, here’s a review of the 2-day, action-packed, breakneck-paced, 1st ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training

Planet at the crossroads: Intersecting in Hawaiʻi

SEP 26, 2016     LAUREN R. KAISER Hawaiʻi was fortunate enough to have the honor to host the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress this September. This was the first time in its 70-year history that the Congress has ever been held in the United States. Around 10,000 participants came together in Honolulu and embraced … Continue reading Planet at the crossroads: Intersecting in Hawaiʻi

The last call of the rail in California?

AUG 15, 2016     JORDAN ROSENCRANZ Light-footed Ridgway’s Rail (Rallus obsoletus levipes) perched on artificial nesting platform in tidal wetlands at Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge during fall high tide event. Photo credit: Kirk Gilligan - USFWS When I tell people that I study the vulnerability of salt marshes to sea-level rise in California, the typical responses are … Continue reading The last call of the rail in California?

High Stakes for our High Peaks: Working to Conserve Montane Birds of the Northern Forest in the Face of Climate Change

JUL 18, 2016     TIMOTHY DUCLOS Taking a break atop Mt. Webster, White Mountain National Forest, NH. Photo: Tim Duclos While the mountains of the Northeast may not be the tallest nor the most remote compared to others within North America, they contribute just as much to the natural and cultural value of the surrounding landscape as … Continue reading High Stakes for our High Peaks: Working to Conserve Montane Birds of the Northern Forest in the Face of Climate Change