Climate Science Briefs
We are developing a series of 'briefs' on the biological impacts of climate change in New England. These are written at a nontechnical level, for use in many settings. Eventually, there will be briefs on several different groups (birds, reptiles and amphibians ("herps"), plants, insects, marine organisms). Each series starts with a general overview of climate change for that group, then there will be briefs on range shifts, phenology, and other ways organisms respond. Each series ends with suggestions for opportunities to participate in related citizen science programs in New England. Go to our Species Impact List to see the growing list of species for which climate responses have been documented to date.
We want these briefs to be used widely. If you want to customize some of these for use in your educational activities, please contact us. If you have suggestions for improvement or new topics, contact us . And if you make use of them, we'd love to hear!