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

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

When Does Synthesizing Begin? Contributing to Broader Theory During Early Career

 AUG 13, 2013     WINSLOW HANSEN After getting my undergraduate degrees from the University of Montana, I moved to Alaska to work as a research technician. I was looking for a big adventure and I found it. I spent a year traveling around the state of Alaska to rural indigenous villages. I worked with a post doc … Continue reading When Does Synthesizing Begin? Contributing to Broader Theory During Early Career

Managing for Change: New Insights on Practitioner Challenges & Needs

 MAY 6, 2013     PATRICIA TILLMANN Dynamic and beautiful coastal temperate rainforests traverse the Pacific coastline from southern Alaska to northwest California. Left: Cape Flattery, WA. Right: Auke Bay, AK. Photo credit: Patricia Tillmann North America’s resource managers and conservation practitioners protect and preserve lands, waters, and wildlife in the face of land use change, development pressure, … Continue reading Managing for Change: New Insights on Practitioner Challenges & Needs

Changing Boreal Wildfire and Bark Beetle Outbreak: Implications for Ecosystems and People

 MAR 19, 2013     WINSLOW HANSEN The following is a report of my Master’s research. To view a recording of my full defense click here. Across the North American boreal forest, warming temperature trends have led to increases in the frequency and severity of wildfire and spruce bark beetle outbreak. For example, studies suggest that, by the end … Continue reading Changing Boreal Wildfire and Bark Beetle Outbreak: Implications for Ecosystems and People