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ECCN News – January 2021

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Seminars, Webinars, Lectures & Resources

Adaptation Planning and Practices Online Workshop

Jan 25, 2021 – March 15, 2021
The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online course for forest and natural resource managers. This unique opportunity provides hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for natural resources management professionals working in forests and natural ecosystems. Participants will receive coaching and feedback while using the Adaptation Workbook to develop their own real-world climate adaptation project. The course consists of seven web sessions with work time occurring between sessions.

Ecological Drought: An Introduction

February 3, 2021

This webinar is the first in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness. The series is co-hosted by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System and the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center.

NDSU Communication Workshop Series

Every Tuesday until February 23, 2021

Join North Dakota State University Extension Specialist Dr. Abbey Wick and her colleagues on weekly, 60-minute communication workshops covering team building, using data to evaluate programs, interacting with TV, radio, and print journalists, and building collaborations across organizations. Every Tuesday, 9.30 to 10.30 am CST.


Climate Change Research in the News

Future Too Warm for Baby Sharks (SciTechDaily)

New research has found as climate change causes the world’s oceans to warm, baby sharks are born smaller, exhausted, undernourished, and into environments that are already difficult for them to survive in.

Researchers discover a new tool for reconstructing ancient sea ice to study climate change (Brown University)

Sea ice is a critical indicator of changes in the Earth’s climate. A new discovery by Brown University researchers could provide scientists a new way to reconstruct sea ice abundance and distribution information from the ancient past, which could aid in understanding human-induced climate change happening now.

2020 Ties 2016 as Earth’s Hottest Year on Record, Even Without El Niño to Supercharge It (Inside Climate News)

European climate scientists concluded that 2020 was tied with 2016 as the hottest year on record for the planet. It’s the first time the global temperature has peaked without El Niño, a cyclical Pacific Ocean warm phase that typically spikes the average annual global temperature to new highs.

Jobs, Internships, MS & Ph.D. Positions
Senior Research Scientist (North Carolina Institute of Climate Studies) Open Until Filled

The North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) is seeking a Senior Research Scientist to provide innovative scientific contributions to the Institute in two climate science project areas. First, to develop a rapid response capability to evaluate the causes of extreme climate events in collaboration with several NOAA agencies. Second, to provide foundational climate science support for the sustained National Climate Assessment. 

Earth System Science Professor (San José State University)

Starting Date: August 2021

The Department of Geology at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Earth System Science, with an emphasis on climatic change that integrates oceanography, coastal processes, and human-environment interactions. Areas of expertise may include shoreline evolution and dynamics, paleoceanography, wetland or estuarine science, risk assessment associated with climate change, and impacts of human-induced modifications of the environment.

Research positions at NCICS

The North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) in Asheville, NC, has three open positions for various types of climate science research: a Senior Research Scientist (open until filled), a Research Associate (deadline Jan 22), and Postdoctoral Research Scholar (no deadline listed).


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