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Earth Institute Research Projects

A proposal to the Department of the Interior to Establish the Northeast Climate Science Center

Lead PI: Dr. Radley M. Horton

Unit Affiliation: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

March 2012 - December 2018
Inactive
North America ; United States ; Northeast United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The members of the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) are pioneering new analytical and science support tools for landscape scale analyses of climate change effects, and regional conservation networks for developing climate adaptation and mitigation strategies by diverse stakeholders. NECSC is part of a federal network of eight Climate Science Centers created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. The members of the Northeast Climate Consortium will develop a Climate Science Plan to determine the research goals and priorities of the NECSC.

OUTCOMES: The Climate Science Plan will result from consultation with federal and state agencies, Tribes, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Nongovernmental Organizations, landowners, and business groups with concerns about regional climate impacts. Two advisory groups will be identified to assist the NECC in development and execution of the Science Plan: The Climate Science Plan will result from consultation with federal and state agencies, Tribes, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Nongovernmental Organizations, landowners, and business groups with concerns about regional climate impacts. Two advisory groups will be identified to assist the NECC in development and execution of the Science Plan: a Stakeholder Advisory Council will guide the research planning process and approve the Climate Science Plan; and a Science Implementation Panel will participate in proposal review and maintain focus on the science priorities of the Climate Science Plan.

SPONSOR:

University of Massachusetts Amherst

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Department of the Interior

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$658,490

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), College of Menominee Nation (CMN), Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), University of Minnesota (UMN), University of Missouri Columbia (UMO), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWI) 

KEYWORDS

paleoclimate analyses native americans fish and wildlife management landscape ecology climate impacts sustainable forestry regional climate ecosystems modeling