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Tuesday, February 7 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Poster Display. The Northeast Climate Science Center: Improving the Way Climate Science Informs Resource Management

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AUTHORS: Nigel Golden, University of Massachestts - Northeast Climate Science Center
Toni Lyn Morelli, U.S. Geological Survey - Northeast Climate Science Center

ABSTRACT: The Department of Interior Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) is part of a federal network of eight Climate Science Centers created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. Recognizing the critical threats, unique climate challenges, and expansive and diverse nature of the northeast region, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Missouri Columbia, University of Minnesota, College of Menominee Nation, Columbia University, and the Marine Biological Laboratory have formed a consortium to host the NE CSC, providing the U.S. Geological Survey with unparalleled expertise, resources, and established professional collaborations in climate science and natural and cultural resources management for successfully meeting the regional needs for climate impact science assessment, education, and stakeholder outreach throughout the northeast region. Thus, the NE CSC conducts research, both through its general funds and its annual competitive award process, that responds to the needs of natural resource management partners that exist, in part or whole, within the NE CSC bounds, including the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes, Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks, and Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). For example, researchers are working with state partners to produce user-friendly vulnerability assessment information; developing techniques to monitor tree range dynamics as affected by natural disturbances which can enable adaptation of projected climate impacts; studying the effects of changes in the frequency and magnitude of drought on brook trout habitats, spatial distribution and population persistence; conducting assessments of regional climate projections and high-resolution downscaling; and examining species interactions with each other and their environment to better understand and predict the effects of climate change.

Tuesday February 7, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Lancaster Ballroom

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