The First Ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training

OCT 24, 2016     MICHELLE STAUDINGER In early November, the Northeast Climate Science Center will host the first ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This 2-day training, made possible with support from the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the eight CSC’s, will bring together CSC-associated students, post-docs and … Continue reading The First 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

SCCSC offers online class on climate change management

AUG 1, 2016     TONI KLEMM Earlier this year, I wrote an ECCF blog about a fall semester undergraduate class at the University of Oklahoma (OU) that taught students about climate science, the impacts of climate change, and that gave them a look behind the scenes of the climate negotiations at the Paris COP21 meeting last December. Well, I’m happy to … Continue reading SCCSC offers online class on climate change management

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

Maine’s First State Record of Ancient Murrelet: How it’s vagrancy could be a warning Climate Change

JUN 20, 2016     KEENAN YAKOLA Ancient Murrelet. Photo: Keenan Yakola During the summer I am beyond fortunate to be one of the research supervisors on Seal Island NWR (restricted access). In addition, I recently finished my first semester as a Master’s Fellow with the Northeast Climate Science Center at UMass Amherst. SINWR is one of the … Continue reading Maine’s First State Record of Ancient Murrelet: How it’s vagrancy could be a warning Climate Change

LiDAR Applications for Sea Level Rise Mapping

JUN 6, 2016     BENJAMIN IGNAC AND EMILY CAMPBELL Parts of Key West’s famous Duval Street flooded during rainstorms. Photo: Rob O’Neal/Florida Trend Magazine Have you ever wondered how we know what coastal sea rise is going to look like at the end of the century? Climate change and sea level rise are strongly connected and pose a … Continue reading LiDAR Applications for Sea Level Rise Mapping

Why is genetic diversity important?

APR 17, 2016     ABIGAIL (ABBY) LYNCH You could almost blame the greeness of the Chicago River on lack of genetic diversity. Well, at least, indirectly… The Chicago River turns green every St. Patrick’s Day. Many Irish Americans are descentants who migrated because of the potato famine. If it weren’t for the Irish potato famine, the Windy … Continue reading Why is genetic diversity important?

Corals under climate change: Hawai’i’s winners and losers

MAR 14, 2016     KEISHA BAHR The beauty of a healthy, thriving coral reef community is astonishing. These ‘rainforests of the sea’ are unique and their beauty is unmatched. While coral reefs only occupy less than 1% of the world’s ocean floor, they support more than 25% of all marine species. An estimated 85% of the United States’ … Continue reading Corals under climate change: Hawai’i’s winners and losers