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Date published: June 1, 2020

New Study Highlights Findings and Predictions for Juneau Glacial Outburst Flood

A new paper in Frontiers in Earth Science explores the evolving dynamics of Suicide Basin, a glacier-dammed lake in Juneau that releases annual outburst floods, causing inundation and erosion in the Mendenhall Valley.

Date published: June 1, 2020

Climate-Change Refugia Special Issue: Buying Time for Biodiversity to Adapt in a Changing World

A special issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, organized by Northeast CASC Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli, highlights a range of topics related to climate-change refugia. Refugia, or areas that are relatively buffered from changes in climate, can shelter wildlife, ecosystems, and other natural resources as temperatures and precipitation patterns change.

Date published: June 1, 2020

Job Opportunity: NCASC "Scientific Programmer/Data Analyst (Fisheries)" Position

The National CASC is seeking to hire a student or recent graduate to assist in the compilation, summarization, and management of national and global datasets that will be used to analyze threats to fishery resources. This position will be coordinated with USGS Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) which provides critical data, services, and capabilities to USGS, DOI, and other organizations....

Date published: May 22, 2020

Effects of Climate and Land-use Changes on Fish Catches in Global Lakes can be Positive or Negative, New Study Finds

New research published in Nature Communications, co-authored by the National CASC’s Chief Doug Beard and Research Fish Biologist Abby Lynch, demonstrates the impacts of climate and land-use change on fish production in lake fisheries globally.

Date published: May 21, 2020

New Research Uses Tree Ring Data to Assess Drought Severity in the Missouri River Basin

A newly-published article, partially funded by the North Central CASC and co-authored by Alaska CASC scientists Stephen Gray and Jeremy Littell, examined data collected from tree-rings to reconstruct historic natural streamflows and aid drought management and adaptation planning efforts in the Upper Missouri...

Date published: May 20, 2020

2019 CASC Spotlight Series: Publications

The CASC Network’s science research and findings address the informational needs of natural and cultural resource managers. In 2019, many CASC researchers published on topics around drought, fire, partnerships, and wildlife and habitats.

Date published: May 20, 2020

2019 CASC Spotlight Series: Capacity Building

The CASC network supports training opportunities that enable scientists and managers to convene to better understand the impacts of a changing climate on fish and wildlife resources.

Date published: May 20, 2020

2019 CASC Spotlight Series: Students and Fellows

The CASCs provide early career scientists the opportunity to learn about how a changing climate can impact natural and cultural resources across the U.S. and how science can inform resource management decisions. The CASCs support early career scientists’ research and publications.

Date published: May 20, 2020

2019 CASC Spotlight Series: Tribes and Indigenous Communities

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the USGS, and tribal organizations collaborated to establish a team of Tribal Resilience Liaisons at the regional CASCs. The Tribal Liaisons facilitate communication, engagement, and research between Indigenous peoples and the CASCs and do so via research projects, training workshops, stakeholder meetings, and other activities.

Date published: May 20, 2020

2019 CASC Spotlight Series: Achievements and Awards

The high-quality science produced by CASC researchers hasn't gone unnoticed. CASC researchers and their work were recognized by their peers and community through various awards in 2019.

Date published: May 19, 2020

CASC-Led Paper on Changing Phenology in the Gulf of Maine Among Top Downloaded Papers in the Journal Fisheries Oceanography

A 2019 paper led by Northeast CASC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger on changing phenology in the Gulf of Maine is among the top 10% most downloaded papers on the journal Fisheries Oceanography’s website.

Date published: May 19, 2020

Balancing Impacts of Range-shifting Species: Invasives vs. Biodiversity

In a new perspective paper published in Nature Climate Change and highlighted by EurekAlert!, the Northeast CASC’s Toni Lyn Morelli and coauthors discuss the need for a framework to assess potential impacts of species range shifts in the face of climate change.