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Date published: February 25, 2021

Funding Opportunity: CASCs Now Accepting FY 2022 Statements of Interest

The regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) are excited to announce a funding opportunity for FY 2022. The regional CASCs plan to award nearly $10 million for scientific research to address high-priority natural or cultural resource management issues that can benefit from climate-informed planning and adaptation management.

Date published: February 24, 2021

New Oyster Reef Model to Support Restoration Decision Making

The Southeast CASC recently posted an article discussing a new publication, co-authored by USGS scientists, that examines the self-organization process of oyster reef systems.  

Date published: February 24, 2021

New Study Indicates How Intergovernmental Ecosystem Assessments Could Better Integrate Non-English-Language Literature

In a newly-published article, National CASC scientist Abigail Lynch and co-authors present actionable steps for global science teams to recognize and incorporate non-English-language literature and contributors. 

Date published: February 24, 2021

Southeast CASC Develops Interactive Climate Visualization Tool

The Southeast CASC published an article highlighting a climate visualization platform for forestry professionals created by Southeast CASC researchers.

Read the original story posted by the Southeast CASC, here.

Date published: February 23, 2021

Native Hawaiian Leads Research Effort on Valuable Traditional Hawaiian Food Source

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently highlighted a project supported by the Pacific Islands CASC’s Manager Climate Corps program in which researchers are studying the effects of sea level rise on native shellfish populations. 

Date published: February 23, 2021

Southwest and South Central CASC Director’s Discovery Informs Quaternary Conundrum on Species Ability to Adapt to Change

A recent article in the online publication Undark highlights Southwest and South Central CASC Director Steve Jackson’s 1990’s discovery of the Critchfield Spruce, the only known plant species to go extinct at the end of the Pleistocene ice age. These fossils have informed conversations about the ability of plants to adapt to climate change.

Date published: February 9, 2021

Identifying the Impacts of Climate Change in the Republic of Palau, Guam, and the CNMI

Pacific Islands CASC-supported report describes challenges caused by climate change in the island nations of Palau and Guam.

Date published: February 9, 2021

Southeast CASC Develops Interactive Climate Visualization Tool

The Southeast CASC published an article highlighting a climate visualization platform for forestry professionals created by Southeast CASC researchers.

Date published: February 9, 2021

Project Spotlight: Tool Developed by the North Central CASC Helps National Parks Plan for Climate Change

The National Park Service Climate Change Response Program helps parks plan for and adapt to climate change, but they are often slowed by challenges wrangling large climate data sets. To solve this problem, the North Central CASC partnered with the National Park Service to create the Climate Futures Toolbox, a user-friendly software program designed to help "take the pain out of climate...

Date published: February 9, 2021

New Framework to Assess How Wildlife Management Activities and Weather Patterns are Driving Contact Rates in Elk

A new publication funded by the North Central CASC examines how human activity and weather are affecting the rate at which elk aggregate and gather, thus influencing wildlife disease transmission patterns.

Date published: February 9, 2021

Northeastern River Tidal Marshes May be Resilient to Accelerated Sea Level Rise

The Northeast CASC recently highlighted a new publication that documents the rapid development of human made tidal marshes that may be resilient to future sea level rise.