The NW CSC Welcomes Two New Graduate Fellows

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Graduate Fellows, Ian Breckheimer and Diana Gergel, both of the University of Washington. Breckheimer, a student in the Department of Biology, uses field experiments and long-term observations to study the ecological mechanisms that determine sensitivity to climate change in plant communities. Gergel models the effects of climate change on snowpack in the Western U.S. as a student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. More information available here.

New Publication from a NW Climate Science Center Graduate Fellow

Ronda Strauch, a NW CSC Fellow, is lead author on a paper recently published in Climatic Change. It reports results of a collaboration with land managers from the National Park Service and US Forest Service to conduct a climate change vulnerability assessment and identify adaptation strategies for a large transportation network of roads and trails in north-central WA. The main climate impacts identified include projected increases in high flows and flooding; elevated winter soil moisture and landslide risk; and loss of snowpack. For more information contact Ronda Strauch at

NW CSC Announces Climate Boot Camp 2015

The Northwest Climate Science Center is getting ready for its 2015 Climate Boot Camp, to be held in Pack Forest, WA, Aug. 16-21. This annual retreat is designed to support and train graduate students and early career professionals to work at the interface of scientific research on climate and resource management decision-making. Participants include NW CSC Graduate Fellows, Graduate Fellows from other CSCs, and early career professionals working with northwest Tribes, NGOs, and state and federal resource management agencies. Find out more here