Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Northeast CASC

Scientists supported by the Northeast CASC are conducting projects on a range of topics throughout the region, including how climate change may impact wildlife health, projected changes in the quality and quantity of water in the Upper Mississippi watershed, how managers may be able to increase the resilience of vulnerable plants and animals, and much more. 

Explore Northeast CASC Science Projects>>

Map showing the Northeast CASC region with the locations of university consortium partners

Map of the Northeast CASC region and consortium members. Click to enlarge.


  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Host)
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Michigan State University
  • Woods Hole Research Center
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Vermont
  • USFS Northern Research Station


Key Documents & Reports


Learn more on the Northeast CASC consortium-led website


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Katherine Smith, Ph.D.

Center Director
Northeast and Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Centers
Phone: 828-200-4885

Olivia LeDee, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Northeast CASC
Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Phone: 651-649-5033

Richard Palmer, Ph.D.

University Director, Northeast CASC
University of Massachusetts
Phone: 413-545-2508