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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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Date published: August 29, 2019

CASC Participation at the 2019 The Wildlife Society (TWS) & American Fisheries Society (AFS) Meeting

 

Check out these presentations at the TWS & AFS meeting from leadership and staff of the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers! 

Date published: August 29, 2019

About 2.5 Million Acres in Alaska Have Burned. The State's Wildfire Seasons Are Getting Worse, Experts Say

Alaska CASC University Director Scott Rupp and AK CASC-funded researcher Peter Bieniek provide input on Alaska's 2019 wildfire season.

Date published: August 8, 2019

Island Drought Website and Factsheets Now Available

When drought hits an island, nearly all sectors of society and the environment are quickly impacted. The CASCs have been working with partners over the last year to identify key threats, challenges, and management needs related to drought in the U.S. Caribbean and U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. ...

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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.

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Drought in the U.S. Caribbean:Impacts to Coastal Estuary Ecosystems

Brent Murry; Miguel Garcia-Bermudez; Shelley Crausbay; Malpeli, Kate

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Rapid inundation of the southern Florida coastline despite low relative sea-level rise rates during the late-Holocene

Sediment cores from Florida Bay, Everglades National Park were examined to determine ecosystem response to relative sea-level rise (RSLR) over the Holocene. High-resolution multiproxy analysis from four sites show freshwater wetlands transitioned to mangrove environments 4–3.6 ka, followed by estuarine environments 3.4–2.8 ka, during a period of...

Jones, Miriam; Wingard, G. Lynn; Stackhouse, Bethany; Keller, Katherine; Willard, Debra A.; Marot, Marci E.; Landacre, Bryan D.; Bernhardt, Christopher E.