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

The new ECCF celebrates its one-year anniversary!

JUL 5, 2016     MICHELLE STAUDINGER When we relaunched the ECCF a year ago, we wondered how our products would be adopted by the Climate Science Center (CSC) community. A year later, we are pleasantly surprised by our success and can’t help but thanking all of you for the support and enthusiasm that has fueled our accomplishments. … Continue reading The new ECCF celebrates its one-year anniversary!

6 Tips for Designing and Conducting an Online Survey

MAY 9, 2016     TONI KLEMM Photo: Craig Taylor, Flickr Online surveys are everywhere these days, and with free tools like SurveyMonkey or Google Forms, anyone can conduct a survey. Preparing and conducting a survey for research, however, is no small endeavor and requires careful preparation and consideration. Here are 6 tips for how to get the most out of … Continue reading 6 Tips for Designing and Conducting an Online Survey

ESA 100 Preview: Climate Change

AUG 3, 2015     LINDSEY THURMAN The Ecological Society of America is having its 100th Anniversary Conference August 9-14 in Baltimore. The organizers of this year’s centennial meeting have challenged us to put together talks and symposia that celebrate 100 years of advancements in ecological research and peer into the future of 21st Century challenges. This has … Continue reading ESA 100 Preview: Climate Change

Understanding Climate Projections: Guidance for Climate Change Adaptation Planning

 JUL 30, 2015     ALEX BRYAN Example output generated from the Regional Climate Model (RegCM) developed by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Climate change threatens our lands and seas, our wildlife, and our natural and cultural resources. To conserve our natural environment, managers rely on climate model projections to determine where to take action, what … Continue reading Understanding Climate Projections: Guidance for Climate Change Adaptation Planning

Looking Forward, Looking Back

 JUN 26, 2015     TONI KLEMM The 2012 Northwest Climate Boot Camp, birthplace of ECCF.Photo credit: Mark Schulze, Oregon State University The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) was started about two and a half years ago, in December 2012. After a small group of students and post-docs attended a great early career training hosted by the Northwest Climate … Continue reading Looking Forward, Looking Back

Introducing the Revamped Early Career Climate Forum: What, Why, How and Where

 JUN 24, 2015     MICHELLE STAUDINGER NE CSC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger and UMass Amherst Dept. of Env. Conservation Assistant Professor Ezra Markowitz Welcome to the new and improved Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF)! We (Michelle Staudinger, Science Coordinator of the Northeast Climate Science Center and Ezra Markowitz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at … Continue reading Introducing the Revamped Early Career Climate Forum: What, Why, How and Where

Leaking of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and The Philosophy of Publishing

 JAN 21, 2013     WINSLOW HANSEN Photo: IPCC As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change prepares to release its fifth assessment report, they asked for reviewers to read the draft and comment. Nearly anyone can sign up as and “expert reviewer” as long as they agree to confidentiality. In early December, one reviewer by the name of … Continue reading Leaking of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and The Philosophy of Publishing

Welcome to the National Climate Science Center Early Career Affiliate’s Website

OCT 3, 2012     WINSLOW HANSEN 2012 Bootcamp | Working hard This project grew out of a week long workshop known as Climate Bootcamp, sponsored by the Pacific North West Climate Science Center. Graduate students, early career scientists, and people working at the science-management interface gathered from around the country to learn about the most recent advancements … Continue reading Welcome to the National Climate Science Center Early Career Affiliate’s Website