News & Announcements

Drought-related tree mortality at a low elevation forest in Sequoia National Park Prescribed Fires Reduce Tree Death from Drought

A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service shows that thinning forests with prescribed fire can reduce the effects of drought. Climate change is expected to amplify drought conditions in California so using science to better...

Date published: May 24th, 2016

CSC(s): Southwest CSC

Keywords: Drought, Fire

Honey bee extracts nectar No Junk-Food Diet for Urban Honey Bees

New research from Southeast Climate Science Center supported researchers finds that honey bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food.

Date published: May 23rd, 2016

CSC(s): Southeast CSC

Keywords: Insects

Fish as Food and Livelihood How Fish Stats Stack Up: Food and Livelihoods

Fish provide food for billions and livelihoods for millions of people worldwide and contribute significantly to food and economic security. Here are a few fisheries statistics to illustrate.

Date published: May 12th, 2016


Keywords: Fish

The Colorado River in Grand County, UT Colorado River Flows Reduced by Warmer Spring Temperatures

Scientists at the University of Arizona, University of Nevada, and USGS have found that temperature has a larger impact on the Colorado River streamflow and drought conditions than previously expected.

Date published: May 11th, 2016

CSC(s): Southwest CSC

Keywords: Drought, Water

Calling Pika in the East Humboldt Range of Nevada New Study Encourages Inclusion of Adaptive Capacity when Assessing Vulnerability

A new paper led by U.S. Geological Survey Ecologists Erik Beever and Michelle Staudinger addresses the importance of including adaptive capacity of species as a fundamental component when assessing vulnerability to rapid climate change.

Date published: May 10th, 2016

CSC(s): Northeast CSC

Keywords: Mammals, Vulnerability

USGS Headquarters Building Student Opportunity with NCCWSC to Assist with Research Data Collection and Assimilation!

The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is looking for a student (graduate or undergraduate) to assist with online research data collection and assimilation.

Date published: May 9th, 2016


Keywords: Staff

Announcement Thumbnail Applications Being Accepted to Host Climate Science Centers in Alaska, the Northwest, Southeast, and Midwest

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a Program Announcement via to request applications to host Climate Science Centers (CSCs) in four regions: Alaska, Northwest, Southeast, and Midwest.

Date published: May 5th, 2016

CSC(s): Alaska CSC, NCCWSC, Northwest CSC, Southeast CSC

Keywords: Partners

View of North Central Mountains Postdoc Research Opportunity on Species Vulnerability to Climate Change

An exciting research opportunity is opening at the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center for a passionate postdoctoral researcher interested in patterns of species vulnerability and resilience to contemporary climate change.

Date published: May 5th, 2016


Keywords: Students & Youth, Vulnerability

Science Communications Word Cloud Job Opportunity: Science Communications Coordinator

The Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is looking for a scientist who excels in taking scientific results to new places and who can link scientific findings to resource, land, or community management decisions as Alaskan communities.

Date published: May 5th, 2016

CSC(s): Alaska CSC

Keywords: Staff

Steve Jackson headshot SW CSC Director Steve Jackson Receives USGS Excellence in Leadership Award

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen T. Jackson, Director of the Southwest Climate Science Center, for receiving the Excellence in Leadership Award at the 2016 USGS Honor Awards Ceremony, held May 3, 2016 in Reston, Virginia!

Date published: May 5th, 2016

CSC(s): Southwest CSC

Keywords: Staff