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(Patricia) Danielle Shannon

Danielle coordinates the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, focusing on efforts to integrate climate change information into land-use planning and decision-making, by helping land managers respond to the challenges of climate change through climate adaptation across the Midwest and Northeast.

As staff in the Forest Resources department at Michigan Technological University, and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), Danielle works with the National Hub program and regional Hub partners to build partnerships with regional stakeholders.  Leveraging her M.S. from the University of Minnesota in Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, Danielle is responsible for expanding the suite of adaptation resources at NIACS and the Northern Forests Climate Hub into the field of forest hydrology and the management of forested watersheds. These resources bridge forests and water, and are tailored for natural resource professionals and landowners seeking to help forests cope with and adapt to a changing climate.

Outside of work Danielle can be found chasing her super energetic and enthusiastic kids somewhere in the woods or along Lake Superior. 

Northern Forests Climate Hub Coordinator


  • Northern Forests Climate Hub coordinator


Michigan Technological University, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science


1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

Phone Number

906-482-6303 ext. 1325


Focus Area

  • Forest and water resources
  • GIS
  • Communications, graphic design and outreach