December 11, 2013
Galen McKinley and Dan Vimont spoke at an informational forum: “Climate Change: What it Means for Wisconsin’s Economy and Natural Resources," hosted by Representatives Fred Clark (D) and Jeff Mursau (R) of the Wisconsin Legislature and co-hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters. The forum agenda stated, “The purpose of the forum [was] to begin the discussion of how a changing climate affects Wisconsin’s many natural resources and, consequently, Wisconsin’s business practitioners that depend on these natural resources.”
November 14, 2013
Dr. Michael Notaro presented on the topic of "21st Century Projections of Ameliorated Winter Conditions, Yet More Intense Snowstorms, Across the Central-Eastern North American Landscape Conservation Cooperatives" in a webinar in November 2013 for the Science Team for Climate Change and Forests.
October 18, 2013
On October 18th, 2013, CCR celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was an extremely successful and well attended event hosted at the Fluno Center.
October 15, 2013
In October 2013, Dr. Notaro taught at a climate data workshop at The Wildlife Society Workshop, in which he presented the use of 4 softwares (ncview, NCO, ncdump, and NCL) for manipulating netcdf data, particularly focused on the recently-developed statistical downscaling product for the central-eastern North American LCCs (Landscape Conservation Cooperatives).
October 10, 2013
In October 2013, Dr. Notaro spoke at The Wildlife Society Conference in Milwaukee on the topic of North American snowfall projections and implications to wildlife, particularly dabbling ducks and white-tailed deer.
June 5, 2013
Jack Williams is featured in Discover Magazine about the spring break fieldwork in St Paul Island.
May 25, 2013
CCR scientists Jessica Blois and Jack Williams article in PNAS use global climate models and fossil pollen data from the last deglaciation to test a fundamental assumption in biodiversity modeling: that the spatial relationships between biodiversity and climate relationships can be used to predict climate-driven changes in biodiversity over time. Good news: it can, at least for the recent past, with space-for-time models achieving 72% predictive skill.
May 17, 2013
CCR contributes to exhibit at the Oregon Area Historical Society Museum. Former CCR member Dr. Marjorie Winkler's PhD thesis on the Hook Lake Study is part of the display. Photos and other material were provided by Dr. Samantha Kaplan and Dr. Patricia Sanford. Another former CCR member, Melanie Woodworth, now volunteers and serves as the Museum Coordinator for the OAHS Museum.
May 14, 2013
Steve Vavrus is featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) discussing how humans have probably been transforming land cover on a global scale far earlier in time than is commonly believed.