Retreating Glacier in Alaska Ecological Drought in Alaska: Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on a Large, Diverse, Remote Landscape

Climate change is threatening Alaska’s landscape and its water resources. The state is getting warmer earlier in the year, burning more and more often, and getting less snow. Scientists are actively working to understand these changes.

Date published: February 3rd, 2016

CSC(s): Alaska CSC

Keywords: Drought

Haleakala_silversword Native Hawaiian Silverswords Threatened by Shifting Climate Patterns

A new study published in Climate Change Responses by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers shows how shifting atmospheric circulation patterns that may be caused by climate change are threatening populations of the iconic silversword on Haleakalā.

Date published: February 2nd, 2016

CSC(s): Pacific Islands CSC

Keywords: Plants & Vegetation, Water

Colorado River Runs Dry Ecological Drought Across the Country: Understanding the Impacts Region by Region

Long periods without rainfall can alter the delicate balance of natural ecosystems and harm many fish and wildlife species. Keep an eye out over the coming months for a new series of posts on our website about Ecological Drought across the U.S.

Date published: January 26th, 2016

CSC(s): Alaska CSC, NCCWSC, North Central CSC, Northeast CSC, Northwest CSC, Pacific Islands CSC, South Central CSC, Southeast CSC, Southwest CSC

Keywords: Drought

Snowshoe Hare. Credit: L. Scott Mills Research Photo Evolutionary Clock Ticks for Snowshoe Hares Facing Climate Change

New research from NCCWSC-funded scientists at North Carolina State University and the University of Montana shows that the evolutionary clock is ticking for snowshoe hares, which may not be able to keep up with the seasonal shifts caused by climate...

Date published: January 21st, 2016

CSC(s): NCCWSC, Southeast CSC

Keywords: Mammals, Publications

Fellow Ralph Tingley 2016 Science to Action Fellowship: OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

​The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and Michigan State University's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife are proud to announce the 2016 Science to Action Fellowship is now accepting applications.

Date published: January 14th, 2016


Keywords: Students & Youth

SC CSC Interns 2014 2016 Undergraduate Internship with the South Central Climate Science Center

The South Central Climate Science Center is offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2016 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Date published: January 5th, 2016

CSC(s): South Central CSC

Keywords: Students & Youth

Abby Lynch No Damsel in Distress: Abby Lynch Recounts her Path to Becoming a Research Fisheries Biologist

As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Abigail (Abby) Lynch, now a Research Fisheries Biologist with the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC), nurtured her passion and fascination with fish. One ...

Date published: January 4th, 2016


Keywords: Fish, Staff

Snapshot of EDDI New Report Describes the Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI)

EDDI is a drought index that can serve as an indicator of both rapidly evolving “flash” droughts (developing over a few weeks) and sustained droughts (developing over months but lasting up to years).

Date published: December 21st, 2015

CSC(s): North Central CSC

Keywords: Drought, Tools

Ponderosa Pine Climate Past as Prologue for Ponderosa Pines

Scientists from the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey have reconstructed the recent migration history of ponderosa pine trees in the central Rocky Mountains.

Date published: December 15th, 2015

CSC(s): Southwest CSC

Keywords: Plants & Vegetation, Publications

AGU Logo Come See Us at AGU in San Francisco!

If you are heading to the Fall 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting, stop by and see some of our researchers and staff from the Climate Science Centers (CSCs)!

Date published: December 11th, 2015

CSC(s): Alaska CSC, North Central CSC, Northeast CSC, Northwest CSC, South Central CSC, Southeast CSC, Southwest CSC

Keywords: Workshops & Meetings