WICCI Working Group Activity Descriptions provide a glimpse into the current projects each group is working on. Some of the projects have been completed while others are ongoing. Below you can find the project titles, headline titles and lead researchers. For more details you can download the Activity Description PDF.

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Climate

Project Title: Assessment of Flood Risk Across Wisconsin’s Upper Fox River Basin in Response to Heavy Precipitation Events
Headline Title: Flood Risk Upper Fox River
Contacts: Michael Notaro and Dan Vimont

Project Title: Downscaled Climate Projections for the Great Lakes Region With Implications to Natural Resources
Headline Title: Climate Projections for Great Lakes Basin
Contacts: Michael Notaro and Dan Vimont

Project Title: Statistical Downscaling of Daily Wind Speed Variations
Headline Title: Downscaling Wind Speed
Contacts: Michael Notaro and Dan Vimont

Forestry

Project Title: Adaptation and Forest Management in Wisconsin: a flexible workbook approach and real-world examples
Headline Title: Adaptation and Forest Management
Contacts: Stephen Handler

Project Title: Forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis for northern Wisconsin and western Upper Michigan
Headline Title: Northern Forests Vulnerability Assessment
Contacts: Stephen Handler

Human Health

Project Title: Building Local Capacity to Address the Public Health Impacts of Climate and Extreme Weather
Headline Title: BRACE LPHA Pilot Projects
Contacts: Meg Christenson

Project Title: BRACE Program Climate and Health Profile Report (CHPR)
Headline Title: BRACE Climate and Health Profile Report
Contacts: Meg Christenson

Project Title: BRACE Climate and Vector-borne Disease Surveillance
Headline Title: Climate and Vector-borne Diseases
Contacts: Meg Christenson

Project Title: BRACE Program Climate and Extreme Weather Toolkits
Headline Title: BRACE Climate and Extreme Weather Toolkits
Contacts: Meg Christenson

Project Title: The Milwaukee Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) identifies census blocks of greatest risk for negative health impacts due to extreme heat in Milwaukee County
Headline Title: Milwaukee Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI)
Contacts: Meg Christenson

Project Title: Wisconsin’s Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) identifies areas of greatest risk for negative health impacts due to extreme heat
Headline Title: Wisconsin’s Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI)
Contacts: Meg Christenson

Milwaukee

Project Title: Impact of climate change on CSOs and SSOs in Milwaukee Watersheds
Headline Title: Impact on CSOs and SSOs in Milwaukee
Contacts: Mike Martin and Sandra McLellan

Project Title: Climate Change Risks and Impacts on Urban Coastal Water Resources in the Great Lakes
Headline Title: Impacts on Great Lakes Coastal Water Resources
Contacts: Mike Martin and Sandra McLellan

Stormwater

Project Title: Using extreme storm transposition to evaluate impact vulnerability and adaptation opportunities
Headline Title: Extreme Storm Transposition
Contacts: David Liebl and Ken Potter

Fisheries

Project Title: Brook Trout vulnerability to projected climate changes in Driftless Area streams in Wisconsin
Headline Title: Brook Trout Vulnerability Driftless Area
Contacts: Gretchen Hansen and Matt Mitro

Agriculture

Project Title: Challenges to Wisconsin Agriculture in a Rapidly-Changing Climate
Headline Title: Wisconsin Agriculture
Contacts: Bill Bland and Chris Kucharik

Wildlife

Project Title: Determining climate change management priorities for Wisconsin’s wildlife
Headline Title: Determining climate change management priorities
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: Envisioning the Future of Wildlife in a Changing Climate: Collaborative Learning for Adaptation Planning
Headline Title: Future of wildlife under climate change
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: Climate Change Adaptation in Wildlife Management, Policy, and Research
Headline Title: Adaptation in wildlife management
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title:Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Wisconsin’s Wildlife
Headline Title: Assessment of climate change and wildlife
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: Building partnerships and establishing consensus on regional priorities across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Cooperative
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: Warming winters and decaying subnivium conditions in the Great Lakes Region
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: Climate change vulnerability of species of conservation concern
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: Assessing climate change vulnerability using demographically-informed species distribution models
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: Range boundary shift of snowshoe hares in Wisconsin
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: Demographic consequences of attenuating winters: Cryptic declines of ruffed grouse throughout the Upper Midwest
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Project Title: An “ecological time machine” to restore cyclical population dynamics in forested ecosystems
Contacts: Mike Meyer and Ben Zuckerberg

Water

Project Title: Modeling past and future temperature and oxygen profiles in Wisconsin Lakes
Headline Title: Wisconsin lake temperatures
Contacts: Tim Asplund and Jen Hauxwell

Project Title: Energy Budget Considerations for hydro-climatic impact assessment in the Great Lakes watersheds
Headline Title: Climate change, Evapotranspiration, Hydrologic models
Contacts: Tim Asplund and Jen Hauxwell

Project Title: Monitoring stream flow, lake level, and water temperature for climate change impacts
Headline Title: Stream and Lake Monitoring
Contacts: Tim Asplund and Jen Hauxwell

Project Title: Regional regression models for hydro-climate change impact assessment
Headline Title: Climate change; Regional regression models; Hydrologic models
Contacts: Tim Asplund and Jen Hauxwell