Climate Change Impacts for New England Forests

This recorded presentation described observed and projected climate change impacts for forests across New England.  This presentation draws on information from a soon-to-be-published vulnerability assessment for New England forests. It will run for about 20 minutes.



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Regional Climate Change Assessments

Adaptation Subcommittee to the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change. 2010. The impacts of climate change on Connecticut agriculture, infrastructure, natural resources, and public health.

Anderson, M.G.; Clark, M.; Ferree, C.; Jospe, A.; Olivero Sheldon, A.; Weaver, K. 2013. Northeast habitat guides: A companion to the terrestrial and aquatic habitat maps. Boston, MA: The Nature Conservancy, Eastern Conservation Science, Eastern Regional Office.

Frumhoff, P.C.; McCarthy, J.J.; Melillo, J.M.; Moser, S.C.; Wuebbles, D.J. 2007. Confronting climate change in the U.S. Northeast: Science , impacts, and solutions. Synthesis report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA). Cambridge, MA: Union of Concerned Scientists. 160 p.

Galbraith, H. 2010. NEAFWA regional vulnerability assessment project - Report 1: forming the expert panel. Plymouth, MA: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Galbraith, H. 2011. NEAFWA regional vulnerability assessment project - Report 2: the habitat vulnerability model. Plymouth, MA: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Galbraith, H. 2011. Report to the NEAFWA vulnerability assessment expert panel: exposure information. Plymouth, MA: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Galford, G.L.; Hoogenboom, A.; Carlson, S.; Ford, S.; Nash, J.; Palchak, E.; Pears, S.; Underwood, K.; Baker, D.V.; (eds.). 2014. Considering Vermont’s Future in a Changing Climate: The First Vermont Climate Assessment. Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Univerisity of Vermont.

Jacobson, G.L.; Fernandez, I.J.; Mayewski, P.A.; Schmit, C.V.; (eds.). 2009. Maine’s Climate Future: An Initial Assessment. Orono, ME: University of Maine.

Kunkel, K.E.; Stevens, L.E.; Stevens, S.E.; Sun, L.; Janssen, E.; Wuebbles, D.; Rennells, J.; DaGaetano, A.; Dobson, J.G. 2013. Regional climate trends and scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Part 1. Climate of the Northeast U.S. Washington, DC: US

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences; Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. 2010. Climate change and Massachusetts fish and wildlife: Introduction and background (Volume 1). Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences; National Wildlife Federation. 2012. The vulnerabilities of fish and wildlife in the Northeast to climate change: a report to the Northeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and to the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Plymouth, MA: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. 49. Available at

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences; National Wildlife Federation. 2012. The vulnerabilities of Northeastern fish and wildlife habitats to sea level rise: a report to the Northeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and to the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Plymouth, MA: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. 49. 

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences; National Wildlife Federation. 2013. Implementing climate smart conservation in northeastern upland forests: a report to the Wildlife Conservation Society and Northeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Montpelier, VT: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences; National Wildlife Federation. 2012. Climate change and cold water fish habitat in the Northeast - a vulnerability assessment: a report to the Northeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and to the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Plymouth, MA: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. 2010. Climate change and biodiversity in Maine: A climate change exposure summary for participants of the Main climate change species vulnerability assessment. Brunswick, ME: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

New Hampshire Climate Change Policy Task Force. 2009. The New Hampshire climate action plan: a plan for New Hampshire’s energy, environmental and economic development future. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. 2013. Ecosystems and wildlife climate change adaptation plan: Amendment to the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. Responding to Climate Change in New York State. Albany, NY: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Rustad, L.; Campbell, J.; Dukes, J.S.; Huntington, T.; Fallon Lambert, K.; Mohan, J.; Rodenhouse, N. 2012. Changing climate, changing forests: The impacts of climate change on forests of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

Stager, J.C.; Thill, M. 2010. Climate change in the Champlain Basin: What natural resource managers can expect and do. Montpelier, VT: The Nature Conservancy.

Tetra Tech Inc. 2013. Climate change adaptation framework: Full report. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Wake, C.P.; Burakowski, E.; Wilkinson, P.; Hayhoe, K.; Stoner, A.; Keeley, C.; LaBranche, J. 2014. Climate change in northern New Hampshire: past, present, and future. Durham, NH: Sustainability Institute of New Hampshire.

Wake, C.P.; Burakowski, E.; Wilkinson, P.; Hayhoe, K.; Stoner, A.; Keeley, C.; LaBranche, J. 2014. Climate change in southern New Hampshire: past, present, and future. Durham, NH: Sustainability Institute of New Hampshire.

Whitman, A.; Vickery, B.; deMaynadier, P.; Stockwell, S.; Walker, S.; Cutko, A.; Houston, R. 2013. Climate change and biodiversity in Maine: A climate change exposure summary for species and key habitats (revised). Brunswick, ME: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Whitman, A.; Cutko, A.;deMaynadier, P.; Walker, S.; Vickery, B.; Stockwell, S.; Houston, R. 2014. Climate change and biodiversity in Maine: vulnerability of habitats and priority species. Brunswick, ME: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.