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Date published: July 28, 2021

Northeast CASC Contributes to NOAA’s Efforts to Support Right Whale Conservation

Northeast CASC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger participated in a scenario planning activity led by NOAA Fisheries supporting future recovery efforts of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Date published: July 27, 2021

Midwest CASC and Forest Service Partnership Leads to Creation of the “Wildlife Adaptation Menu”

Researchers from the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station and Midwest CASC have partnered up to provide actionable information to support climate-informed decision making for wildlife and habitat managers. 

Date published: July 26, 2021

Call for Nominations: Experts for Two New IPBES Assessments

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is currently seeking policymakers and experts in natural science, social science, and/or the humanities to develop two new thematic assessments.

Date published: July 26, 2021

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Go High Tech for Herring Restoration

A Northeast CASC fellow is working with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and its partners to improve the spawning habitat of river herring through high tech tracking.

Date published: July 23, 2021

Visualizing Vulnerability: A Customizable Assessment of Climate Vulnerability in the Midwest Puts Climate Change on the Map

USGS researchers developed, in collaboration with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managers, an interactive watershed vulnerability online dashboard that integrates indicators of climate exposure and adaptive capacity to allow users to create custom spatial vulnerability assessments to inform management practices and prepare for future climate conditions.

Date published: July 14, 2021

Call for Papers: RAD Special Issue in "Fisheries Management and Ecology"

The journal Fisheries Management and Ecology is pleased to announce a special issue on the Resist-Adapt-Direct (RAD) Framework. The special issue will feature RAD thematic articles and case studies focused on fish and fisheries. Submissions are due November 15, 2021.

Date published: July 13, 2021

Data Spotlight: Predicting Conifer Regeneration After Fire and Drought

Southwest CASC supported researchers collected seed count and post-fire conifer seedling observational data, matching these observations with available data on climate, topography, and burn severity, over multi-year periods in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California to create a model predicting post-fire regeneration.

Date published: July 13, 2021

Shifting Seasons Summit Brings Indigenous Community Together for Climate Adaptation Planning

The 2021 Shifting Seasons Summit focused on “Sharing Adaptation and Resilience Knowledge ​Across Indigenous Communities”. Northeast CASC Tribal Liaison and an event organizer, Sara Smith, helped Indigenous communities come together to discuss climate adaptation planning through this event.

Date published: July 13, 2021

Partner Collaborations Support Climate Change Adaptation for Coastal National Wildlife Refuges

A team of Southeast CASC researchers summarize their activities, outcomes, and lessons learned from a three-year project with the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and local partners in the surrounding South Carolina Lowcountry to help the region adapt to climate change.

Date published: July 8, 2021

USGS Participation in the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop

This year's Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, coordinated by the Natural Hazards Center at CU Boulder on July 11 – 14, 2021, is the 46th and will be organized around the theme of The Hazards and Disaster Workforce: Preparing to Meet 21st Century Challenges. Check out these sessions, posters, and research highlights featuring the USGS Risk Community of Practice members...

Date published: July 8, 2021

When Resistance is Futile, New Paper Advises RAD Range of Conservation Options

A new paper in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment presents a set of guiding principles for applying a “RAD” strategy – a framework that involves either resistingaccepting or directing ecosystem changes.

Date published: June 29, 2021

Job Opportunity: Midwest CASC Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Midwest CASC is funding a post-doctoral research associate position on "Public acceptance and preferences for climate change adaptation in the Mid-West" based out of the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.