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11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science develops synthesis products, fosters communication, and pursues science in the following focus areas:

Climate change

[image:] A low waterfall in a small stream. Changes in the timing of spring snowmelt due to climate change can have an impact on water cycling.Changes in the earth's climate are having substantial effects on forest ecosystems and may reduce the ability of forests to provide important environmental benefits.
Learn more about our work to help land managers and others respond to these impacts >>>

Carbon science and management

[image:] A mix of tree species in a forest. Forests store carbon in all components and levels, from soils to shrubs to tall trees.Forests play an important role in the global carbon cycle, and forest management activities can affect the amount of carbon that is stored in forest ecosystems.
Learn more about our work to synthesize information for decision-makers on carbon science and management >>>


[image:] A biomass harvester selectively cutting trees that will be used to produce bioenergy.Bioenergy creates electricity, heat, and fuel from renewable energy sources, including woody materials from forests.
Learn more about our work to communicate current research on using woody biomass for energy >>>

Featured Resource

Video: Islands in Transition: How Will Climate Change Alter the Apostle Islands?

Chris Swanston on climate change impacts in the Apostle Islands National Park


In June 2016, NIACS was honored by the Natural Resources Joint Implementation Working Group of the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy with the group’s first ever Climate Adaptation Leadership Award - for incorporating climate vulnerability into over 185 forest management projects across the Midwest, Central Appalachians, and the Northeast.

Last Modified: 06/07/2016