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Date published: November 29, 2021

CreelCat Database: Development, Applications, and Opportunities

In a new article in Fisheries Magazine, National CASC researchers and co-authors introduce the U.S. Inland Creel and Angler Survey Catalog (CreelCat), a first-of-its-kind, publicly available national database of angler survey data that establishes a baseline of national inland recreational fishing metrics, and highlight its research and management applications. 

Date published: November 23, 2021

Friday's Findings - December 3 2021

Climate Change Refugia for Landscape Conservation

Date: December 3, 2021, from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Toni Lyn Morelli, Research Ecologist, USGS Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center


Date published: November 17, 2021

How Can Managers Respond to Changing Ecosystems? New BioScience Special Section Provides In-Depth Exposition of the Resist-Accept-Direct Framework

A new Special Section in the journal BioScience provides an in-depth exposition of the Resist-Accept-Direct framework, a new approach to guide natural resource decision making. Articles in the Special Section explore the practical application of the framework, compatibility of existing tools, social barriers and opportunities, and future science needs. 

Date published: November 16, 2021

Winter Ticks, Moose, and Climate Change

A recent article in Jackson Hole News & Guide highlights National CASC supported research on how climate change could affect the impact of winter ticks on moose and other ungulates in Wyoming. 

Date published: November 16, 2021

National CASC Chief Presents at the COP26 Conference

National CASC Chief Douglas Beard highlighted climate adaptation science from the Pacific Islands and Alaska CASCs at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Date published: November 2, 2021

The USGS One Health Approach to Wildlife Disease and Environmental Change

One Health is a collaborative approach – working at the local, regional, national, and global levels – with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.  USGS researchers conduct surveillance and research to support a One Health approach to respond to zoonotic diseases and environmental change.   ...

Date published: November 2, 2021

The Future of Climate Change on Coastal Biodiversity in the Boston Harbor Islands

CASC researchers are partnering with the National Park Service to inventory intertidal biodiversity in the Boston Harbor Islands to support future coastal adaptation projects. 

Date published: October 28, 2021

Project Spotlight: Alaska CASC Helps Juneau Community Understand Mysterious Glacial Outburst Floods

In 2011, Juneau residents were surprised by a historic flood on a clear sunny day – its first glacial outburst flood. As the community learns to live with the now-common phenomenon, a multi-agency group of researchers supported by the Alaska CASC works to understand how climate change contributed to the new hazard and how the community can anticipate and mitigate the effects moving forward. ...

Date published: September 29, 2021

Welcome to the New Midwest CASC Host and Consortium!

The Midwest CASC is the ninth and final member to the CASC network. It will be hosted at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities that will lead a consortium of universities and natural resource organizations that are dedicated to advancing science in response to climate change in the Midwest.

Date published: September 29, 2021

Department of the Interior Announces Host for Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

WASHINGTON - The Department of the Interior today announced the location of the newest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), the ninth and final CASC in the national network dedicated to providing science to help managers of the country's fish and wildlife resources adapt to climate change. 

Date published: September 27, 2021

Comparing Individual Climate Projections Generates Most Divergent Climate Futures Across Different Timescales

A new study by North Central CASC researcher Brian Miller and the National Park Service Climate Change Response Program finds that not all approaches for developing climate futures are equally effective across different time spans.

Date published: September 24, 2021

Scientist Spotlight: Shawn Carter, Actionable Science, and Multi-Agency Collaborations

Learn about the research of Shawn Carter, Senior Scientist for the National Climate Adaptation Science Center.