News & Announcements

Denali National Park - Tim Rains, NPS How Vulnerable are National Parks to Climate and Land Use Change?

August 25, 2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service. Here we feature the results of an assessment of the exposure of national parks to climate and land use change published in 2014.

Date published: July 25th, 2016

CSC(s): North Central CSC

Keywords: Publications, Vulnerability

Wood Thrush New Publication on the Effect of Climate Change on the Distribution of North American Birds

Researchers at NE CSC looked at data on 49 bird species from the last three decades to examine the effect of climate change on population growth and occupancy.

Date published: July 21st, 2016

CSC(s): Northeast CSC

Keywords: Birds

Example of MACA data New Statistically Downscaled Climate Data Available for the Conterminous U.S.

A new statistically downscaled climate model dataset covering the conterminous U.S. is now available for download in the USGS GeoData Portal.

Date published: July 20th, 2016

CSC(s): Northwest CSC, Southeast CSC

Keywords: Tools

Great Plains Climate Science Center Review Team Member Solicitation

Apply to be a member of a Science Review Team conducting 5-year reviews of the North Central or Southwest Climate Science Centers!

Date published: July 14th, 2016

CSC(s): North Central CSC, Southwest CSC

Keywords: Jobs & Opportunities, Partners

Tree mortality in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, California How Will Forests Respond to Future Drought?

Forests across the country have been impacted by increasingly prevalent drought conditions in the last two decades, according to a new study by scientists from 14 research institutions.

Date published: July 13th, 2016

CSC(s): Southwest CSC

Keywords: Drought, Forests

Red-naped sapsucker Some Birds and Reptiles Vulnerable to Climate Change in the Southwestern US

A new study supported by the Southwest CSC assesses the vulnerability of 31 species and offers insights to minimize projected climate impacts through proactive land-management activities.

Date published: July 11th, 2016

CSC(s): Southwest CSC

Keywords: Birds, Reptiles, Vulnerability

Rio Grande cutthroat trout - Credit: Craig Young Graduate Research Opportunity in Fisheries Science at New Mexico State University

An opportunity for a Master's student to conduct research on Rio Grande cutthroat trout – a project funded by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center – is available at New Mexico State University!

Date published: July 7th, 2016


Keywords: Fish, Jobs & Opportunities, Students & Youth

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, Freshwater, 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