We're looking back at our most popular Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts from 2016 highlighting research from the USGS National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and the DOI Climate Science Centers (CSCs).
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.
Researchers from the Northwest Climate Science Center use a new Landsat satellite-based monitoring technique to identify historic changes to wetlands and project how they might change in the future due to climate change.
Using species abundance and over 35 years of data from thousands of locations in Hawaii, a research team has constructed maps which detail plant community characteristics related to aspects of the climate.
A new publication shows that climate change driven expansion of mangrove forests may bring about both above-ground (more vegetation) and below-ground (more peat) changes to coastal wetland ecosystems in the Southeast U.S.
Aspen groves serve as important ecological hotspots in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists affiliated with the Northwest Climate Science Center are studying how projected climate change impacts like increased drought and fire will affect these trees.