News & Announcements

Sockeye salmon. Credit - BLM In Hot Water: Climate Change is Affecting North American Fish

Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America -- including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live, according to four new studies

Date published: June 30th, 2016


Keywords: Fish, Publications

Old growth forest in Oregon - Credit: David Patte, FWS Old Growth May Help Protect Northwest Forest Birds from the Impacts of Climate Change

Scientists recently found air temperatures in old growth forest to be a surprising 2.5 degrees cooler than in similar closed canopy plantations that were logged 60 years ago.

Date published: June 30th, 2016

CSC(s): Northwest CSC

Keywords: Birds, Forests

Elk in Colorado - Credit: NPS New Research Details How Big Game Follow Spring Green-Up

New research measures how animal movements are aligned with spring green-up

Date published: June 23rd, 2016


Keywords: Mammals, Plants & Vegetation, Publications

Downscaled data for Alaska Alaska CSC Scientists Build a Foundation for Climate Adaptation in Alaska

A team of Alaska Climate Science Center researchers have undertaken a three-year effort to create a dynamically downscaled model that can better estimate climate and weather conditions across Alaska for the next 100 years.

Date published: June 13th, 2016

CSC(s): Alaska CSC

Keywords: Tools

Smallmouth Bass - Credit: Gretchen Hansen Upcoming Special Issue of "Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries" on Climate Change

Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries is accepting manuscripts for a special issue on climate change and fisheries, for which NCCWSC staff member Abigail Lynch is acting as Lead Guest Editor!

Date published: June 8th, 2016


Keywords: Fish, Staff

Migratory elk - Credit: Jonathan Armstrong USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Program Receives Award for Leadership in Climate Adaptation

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers have been awarded honorable mention for the inaugural Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources for outstanding...

Date published: June 8th, 2016


Keywords: Staff

Big Thompson River Valley - Credit: Alan Cressler Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, and USGS Receive 2016 Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards

Colorado’s latest State Wildlife Action plan now includes an assessment of how key habitat types could be impacted by a changing climate – and the collaborative effort that produced the analysis has received a national award.

Date published: June 7th, 2016

CSC(s): North Central CSC

Keywords: Partners, Vulnerability

Aerial of Beaver Creek, Alaska New Report Calculates Alaska’s Greenhouse Gas Potential

Alaska Climate Science Center researchers made significant contributions to a new report that outlines the carbon sources and sinks for Alaska through the end of this century.

Date published: June 2nd, 2016

CSC(s): Alaska CSC

Keywords: Publications

Ralph Tingley conducts field work Statements of Interest Being Accepted for 2017 Science to Action Fellowship

The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center is now accepting Statements of Interest for the 2017 Science to Action Fellowship, to identify interested applicants and pair them with a mentor to co-develop a project proposal.

Date published: June 2nd, 2016


Keywords: Students & Youth

Bleached bent sea rod coral Amid ‘Bad Year’ for Coral New Tool Helps Prioritize Reefs Threatened by Bleaching

A new dataset released last week helps prioritize coral reef management in the face of climate change. The dataset was developed by the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center in partnership with the UNEP, NOAA, and WWF.

Date published: May 31st, 2016

CSC(s): Pacific Islands CSC

Keywords: Data, Marine, Tools