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From the expansion of invasive species to wildfire, from drought to sea-level rise, changes in climate have created new and evolving challenges for our nation’s resource managers and communities. Our science helps managers of fish, wildlife, and ecosystems understand these impacts and strategically adapt to changing conditions. 

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The CASCs develop data and tools that address the informational needs of natural and cultural resource managers. Projects cover topics that address the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, ecosystems, & the communities they support.

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The Regional CASCs

Our network is comprised of the National CASC and eight regional CASCs, covering the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawai'i, and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Learn more about each CASC here.

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Our Climate Adaptation Insights Newsletter shares our latest news on webinars, events, publications, funding opportunities, and other items of interest from the National and Regional CASCs. Updates are sent out every two weeks.

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Date published: November 19, 2019

Scientist Spotlight: Bonnie Myers & the Shifting Assemblages of Freshwater Fish

Learn about the work and research of Bonnie Myers, Research Fish Biologist for the National Climate Adaptation Science Center.

Date published: November 18, 2019

Apply for the 2020 Science to Action Fellowship!

The National Climate Adaptation Science Center will be accepting Statements of Interest for the 2020 Science to Action Fellowship through January 31, 2019.

Date published: November 15, 2019

Unraveling the History of Avalanches in Juneau

Scientific American recently published an article detailing how imformation learned from tree rings can help researchers understand the history of avalanches in the Juneau area. Alaska CASC-funded researcher Gabriel Wolken is working with the State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys and local partners to model past and future avalanches at sites around Alaska.

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Year Published: 2019

Drought in the U.S. Caribbean: Impacts to freshwater ecosystems

Healthy and functioning freshwater ecosystems are needed for successful conservation and management of native fish and invertebrate species, and the services they provide to human communities, across the U.S. Caribbean. Yet streams, rivers, and reservoirs are vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather events, urbanization, energy and water...

Myers, Bonnie

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Examining progress toward achieving the Ten Steps of the Rome Declaration on Responsible Inland Fisheries

Inland capture fisheries provide food for nearly a billion people and are important in the livelihoods of millions of households worldwide. Although there are limitations to evaluating many of the contributions made by inland capture fisheries, there is growing recognition by the international community that these services make critical...

Lynch, Abigail; Bartley, Devin M.; Beard, Douglas; Cowx, Ian. G.; Funge-Smith, Simon; Taylor, William W.; Cooke, Steve J.

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Temporal changes in avian community composition in lowland conifer habitats at the southern edge of the boreal zone in the Adirondack Park, NY

Climate change represents one of the most significant threats to human and wildlife communities on the planet. Populations at range margins or transitions between biomes can be particularly instructive for observing changes in biological communities that may be driven by climate change. Avian communities in lowland boreal habitats in the...

Glennon, Michale; Langdon, Stephen; Rubenstein, Madeleine A.; Cross, Molly S.