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Date published: October 15, 2019

Where Animals and Plants Might Survive Climate Change

KQED recently published an article about refugia, or pockets on the landscape that may experience less change in climate compared to the surrounding landscape. Acadia National Park in Maine has many initiatives underway identifying refugia locations, work that has been led by Northeast CASC research ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli. 

Date published: September 25, 2019

CASCs Represented Among Those Honored with the 2019 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award

Southeast and National CASC fellows, a Northwest CASC-funded PI, and a team led by the Northeast CASC tribal liaison were among those honored at the 2019 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting.

Date published: September 23, 2019

Climate Crisis Heats Up Rhode Island the Quickest

Eco RI News posted an article on how the smallest state by land area in the United States is heating up faster than the other Lower 48 states. Researchers at the NE CASC predicted this reality nearly three years ago. 

Date published: September 18, 2019

Introduced Species Dilute the Effects of Evolution on Diversity

Researchers from the University of Göttingen's German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), and the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center explore biodiversity in young and old forests across the Hawaiian islands.

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. ...

Date published: July 26, 2019

CASC Presentations at the 2019 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting

2019 Ecological Society of America meeting (August 11-16, 2019) Session Information

Date published: July 22, 2019

Tribal Liaison in Focus: Malinda Chase

Learn more about Malinda Chase, tribal liaison for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, in this Tribal Resilience Liaison feature conducted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP).

Date published: July 15, 2019

California's Future Weather Will Alternate Between Drought and Atmospheric Rivers

A recent study funded in part by the Southwest CASC describes future changes in precipitation in California that will result in both wet and dry extremes. The paper was published in the scientific journal Nature and was recently highlighted by SFGATE.

Date published: July 3, 2019

Drones on Ice: Scientists Take to the Air to Study Suicide Basin

Juneau Empire recently posted an article about the work of measuring water and ice levels in Alaska's Suicide Basin using drones that University of Alaska researchers have been doing with help from the Alaska CASC. 

Date published: July 1, 2019

Factsheet Series Now Available from the PI CASC Workshop, “Drought in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands”

On August 14-15, 2018, the Pacific Islands CASC hosted a workshop on drought in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands and the associated impacts on ecological and human communities across the vast region’s diverse landscapes.