Watching the Seasons Change Scientific Resources
- Finding the sweet spot: Shifting optimal climate for maple syrup production in North America.
- Declines in northern forest tree growth following snowpack decline in soil freezing.
Burakowski, E.A., A.R. Contosta, D. Grogan, S.J. Nelson, S. Garlick, N. Casson, 2022. The future of winter in northeastern North America: climate indicators portray continued or accelerated warming and loss of snow that will impact ecosystems and communities, Northeastern Naturalist 28(SI11), 180-207. https://scholars.unh.edu/faculty_pubs/1394/
Casson, N.J., A.R. Contosta, E.A. Burakowski, J.L. Campbell, M.S. Crandall, I.F. Creed, M. C. Eimers, S. Garlick, D.A. Lutz, M.Q. Morison, A.T. Morzillo, and S.J. Nelson, 2019. Winter weather whiplash: impacts of meteorological events misaligned with natural and human systems in seasonally snow-covered regions. Earth’s Future, 7(12): 1434-1450. DOI: 10.1029/2019EF001224 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2019EF001224
Contosta, A.R., N.J. Casson, S. Garlick, S.J. Nelson, M.P. Ayres, E.A. Burakowski, J. Campbell, I. Creed, C. Eimers, C. Evans, I. Fernandez, C. Fuss, T. Huntington, K. Patel, R. Sanders-DeMott, K. Son, P. Templer, C. Thornbrugh, 2019. Northern forest winters have lost cold, snowy conditions that are important for ecosystems and human communities. Ecological Applications, 29(7), p.e01974.
Summarized in: Confronting our Changing Winters – see digital report here: https://hubbardbrook.org/science-links/confronting-our-changing-winters/
Contosta, A.R., N.J. Casson, S.J. Nelson, S. Garlick, 2020. Defining frigid winter illuminates its loss across seasonally snow-covered areas of eastern North America. Environmental Research Letters, 15(3), p.034020. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab54f3 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab54f3
Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, 2021. Online Book: A Synthesis of Scientific Research at Hubbard Brook. Climate Change, J. Campbell, ed. https://hubbardbrook.org/online-book-chapter/climate-change/
HBRF, 2017. Facts About Climate Change, Science Links FS-01, published 1/11/2017. https://hubbardbrook.org/wp-content/uploads/Facts-Climate-Change-PRINT-compressed.pdf https://hubbardbrook.org/public-reports-and-fact-sheets/
Maine Climate Council, 2020. Maine won’t wait: A four-year plan for climate action. Augusta,
ME. 124 pp. Available onlne at https://www.maine.gov/future/sites/maine.gov.future/files/inline-files/MaineWontWait_December2020.pdf
Murray, G.L.D., A.M. Colgan, S.J. Nelson, E. Kelsey, K.D. Kimball, 2021. Climate trends on the highest peak of the Northeast: Mount Washington, NH, Northeastern Naturalist 28(SI11): 64-82.
Rapp, J.D., D.A. Lutz, R.D. Huish, B. Dufour, S. Ahmed, T.L. Morelli, K.A. Stinson, 2019. Finding the sweet spot: Shifting optimal climate for maple syrup production in North America, Forest Ecology and Management, 448: 187-197, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.05.045
Reinmann, A.B., J.R. Susser, E.M.C. Demaria, P.H. Templer, 2017. Declines in northern forest tree growth following snowpack decline and soil freezing. Global Change Biology, 25:420-430. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.14420
Tourville, J., M. Dovciak, D. Publicover, S. Nelson, 2021. Forests on the Move: Tracking Climate Related Changes of Treelines in Montane Systems of the Northeast. Presentation, Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) Conference, Dec. 16, 2021.