Seven new University of Idaho Graduate Fellows have recently been awarded support by the NW CSC to conduct climate-related research and to network with other climate-focused graduate students, professionals and faculty throughout the Northwest. The Fellows will function as a cohort with other NW CSC Graduate Fellows at Oregon State University and the University of Washington. Cohort activities include participation in the annual NW CSC Climate Boot Camp, and the annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference. Learn more about our newest Fellows here.
The NW CSC recently compiled a selection of web-based resources including datasets, maps, and tools related to climate change and climate change impacts in the Northwest. Organized by topics of importance to the Northwest community, the portal also includes links to species and ecosystem vulnerability assessments and climate adaptation databases. This information is intended to support local, landscape, or regional planning and adaptation efforts. As ongoing projects are completed additional datasets will be added. The portal can be reached here.
On March 10th at 12:00 PDT NW CSC- funded USGS scientist, Jason Dunham, will give a webinar titled "Rangewide climate vulnerability assessment for threatened bull trout." Dr. Dunham will discuss results from a study aimed at understanding how climate-related environmental changes will impact bull trout in OR, WA, ID, MT, and NV. Using temperature projections for streams, Dunham and his research team mapped stretches of coldwater suitable for spawning and rearing. This work will help inform management of the species in a changing climate. Register Here!