Climate Assessments and Scenario Planning (CLASP)
This project compiled, synthesized, and communicated tailored climate change information to NE CASC stakeholders, including Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC), state and federal agencies, and tribal communities. Our mission is to make climate science actionable by getting to know our stakeholders and the decisions they face, and delivering climate information that is directly relevant to their decisions and priorities. Our project team served as a resource to answer individual inquiries related to climate model projections in order to aid climate change adaptation. Additionally, our team contributed to the development of a synthesis document to help the Midwest and Northeast states prepare their threatened wildlife for climate change through their State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs). Other efforts included assisting tribal communities to prepare their landscapes and economies for future climate, as well as helping planners in the region adapt and adjust their infrastructure for the future. Many resource managers need information about how the climate is changing and related uncertainties in the model projectionsto aid them in climate change adaptation planning.
- Alexander, K. E., W. B. Leavenworth, M. Staudinger, C. Hall, S. Mattocks, S. M. Bittner, J. Rosset, T. Willis, E. Klein, B. H. Carr, A. Bryan, A. Jordaan (2016), Tambora and the Mackerel Year: Phenology and Fisheries during an Extreme Climate Event, Ecology and Society
- Bryan, A. M., A. L. Steiner, and D. J. Posselt (2015), Regional modeling of surface-atmosphere interactions and their impact on Great Lakes Hydroclimate, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120.
- Climate change 101 and impact assessment for Fire Island National Seashore. Long Island. Aug/Sep, 2017
- Climate change 101 and impact assessment for New Bedford Whaling National Park in New Bedford, MA. June 28, 2017
- Bryan, A.M. "Scenario Planning: Managing for a Range of Possible Futures" NE CSC Regional Science Meeting. May 15, 2017.
- National Adaptation Forum session co-lead: "Incorporating Future Climate Projections into Adaptation Planning: A Layman's Guide" May 11, 2017.
- NE CASC Seminar Series: "A sticky situation: When maple syrup producers receive conflicting guidance from different climate models" March 8, 2017
- Kearney E, Bryan A M, Karmalkar A, Morelli T L: When does choice of downscaling method matter in decision making? A case study with maple syrup production, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, Dec 12, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M.: Climate Change Science: A Western Perspective, United Southern and Eastern Tribes (USET) Climate Workshop, Oneida, NY, Nov 9, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M.: Planning Under Uncertainty: Conveying our Science to Help Managers Move Forward, National Climate Science Centers Student and Early Career Training, Amherst, MA, Nov 3, 2016
- Bryan, A. M.: Different Climate Models, Different Forecasts: When does it affect my decision?, National Climate Science Centers Student and Early Career Training, Amherst, MA, Nov 2, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M.: Indigenous Communities: Approaches, Successes, and Challenges in Tribal and First Nations Adaptation Planning, Session Convener, Great Lakes Adaptation Forum, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 6, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M., Gates, Omar (GLISA): Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region, Great Lakes Adaptation Forum, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 5, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M., NE CSC: Adapting our land, water, wildlife and cultural resources to climate change, Great Lakes Adaptation Forum, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 5, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M.: Climate Change: An overview for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Menominee Reservation, WI, Sep 6, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M.: Climate Change - An overview for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Menominee Reservation, WI, Aug 1, 2016.
- Bradley, B.; Bryan, A. M.: Implications of climate change for invasive species, Northeast Invasive Species and Climate Change (NISCC) Workshop, Amherst, MA, Jul 21, 2016.
- Bryan, A.M.: Overview of climate change and impacts in the region, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) training: Climate Change Adaptation Planning, Red Cliff, WI, July 12, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M.: Climate Trends for COLO, Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, VA, June 1, 2016.
- Bryan, A. M. and T. L. Morelli: Informing climate change adaptation in the Northeast and Midwest United States: The role of Climate Science Centers, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 18 Dec 2015.
- Terando, A., A. Wootten, M. Eaton, M. Runge, J. Littell, A. Bryan, and S. Carter: Quantifying the Value of Downscaled Climate Model Information for Adaptation Decisions: When is Downscaling a Smart Decision?, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14 Dec 2015.
- Star, J., N. Fisichelli, A. M. Bryan, A. Babson, R. Cole-Will, A. Miller-Rushing. 2016. Acadia National Park Climate Change Scenario Planning Workshop Summary.
- Rubinoff, P. and collaborators from NPS Northeast Region and U Rhode Island: "First Workshop Summary: Assessing the Exposure and Sensitivity of Colonial National Historical Park (COLO) to Climate Change", Aug 9, 2016.
- News: Preparing Acadia National Park for Climate Change. October 29, 2015
- News: Understanding Climate Projections: Guidance for Climate Change Adaptation Planning. April 22, 2015.