In the western U.S., atmospheric rivers provide critical winter precipitation, but can also cause extreme flooding and may have other ecological impacts. Learn more about Southwest CSC research exploring how atmospheric rivers impact wildlife patterns.
Temperature increases caused by climate change were a major factor driving the outbreak of mountain pine beetles that killed whitebark pine across millions of acres in and around Yellowstone National Park in the early 2000s, according to a new study.
By increasing the amount of sediment entering streams, fire can reduce the quality of water supplies.The Southwest CSC calculated future erosion in the West as wildfire patterns change, and what this could mean for the region’s water supply.
Lack of connected habitats in the face of warming temperatures and urbanization is one of the biggest threats facing wildlife. Learn how the Southeast CSC is mapping landscape connections in the region and examining how these connections might change.
From retreating glaciers in Alaska to severe drought in the Southwest, climate change is set to dramatically alter our national parks. Here are 10 CSC and NCCWSC projects that provide a snapshot of our work in national parks.
The Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming has recently experienced frequent, severe drought, challenging water resource managers. Learn how the North Central CSC is working to improve drought preparedness on the reservation.
Wisconsin's walleye is an economically and culturally important fish in the state. Yet warming temperatures may be threatening this cool-water fishes habitat. Learn about how the Northeast CSC is modeling future walleye habitat in Wisconsin.