The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) was established in 2011 to provide objective scientific information, tools, and techniques that land, water, wildlife, and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change impacts in the southwestern United States.
A new issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment published on December 1, 2017 focuses on the emerging field of translational ecology. Modeled after translational medicine, the field aims to connect researchers in ecology with the people who apply that research on a day-to-day basis—policy makers, local governments, and natural resource managers. The goal is to help these groups utilize ecological research for issues such as fire management strategies, forest and land management, and fish and wildlife habitat restoration, among others.Read More
Southwest Climate Science Center Annual Report 2016-2017
As the Department of the Interior (DOI) Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) marks its sixth year, many projects have reached completion, producing decision-relevant results, and maturing and newly initiated projects are on course to address critical information needs in the years ahead.View Full Report