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Warming Global Temperatures May Not Affect Carbon Stored Deep in Northern Peatlands
Deep stores of carbon in northern peatlands may be safe from rising temperatures, according to a study in Nature Communications co-authored by Rachel Wilson (FSU). That means if these northern peatlands - found in the upper half of the northern hemisphere - remain flooded, a substantial amount of carbon will not be released into the atmosphere. More >
Spotlight on Coral Bleaching
New climate model projections of the world's coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching. The projections show that reefs in Taiwan and around the Turks and Caicos archipelago will be among the world's first to experience annual bleaching. Other reefs, like those off the coast of Bahrain, in Chile and in French Polynesia, will be hit decades later, according to research led by Ruben van Hooidonk (NOAA/UM). More >
Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Sixth Biennial Review, 2016
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assesses the progress toward achieving the goals of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a multibillion-dollar effort between the state of Florida and federal government launched in 2000 to reverse the decline of the Everglades. Sun Sentinel Article >
Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities
A report from the Kresge Foundation examines in depth actions that multiple municipalities are taking to address climate-change fueled events like flooding, heat waves, wildfires and intense storms. The study found that more municipalities are preparing for climate risks than is conventionally believed.
1/19 Lecture & Webcast w/ Juan Carlos Vargas-Moreno
Dr. Vargas-Moreno is Managing Principal at GeoAdaptive - an urban and regional consulting group in Boston. He will speak on "Integrating Climate Change into Urban Development Scenarios: The Case of Emerging Latin-American Cities." The lecture will be broadcast live from Gainesville at 2pm ET and archived online. More >
Climate Adaptation Science Specialization at Utah State U.
This new NSF Research Traineeship program for graduate students provides trainees with direct experience in actionable science through a training-internship-research cycle. The deadline for Fall 2017 applications is January 31, 2017. More >
Florida Events
Dec 2, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017 | CLIMA 2016 Art Exhibit & Special Events | Hialeah, FL

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Anandhi, A. (2017). CISTA-A: Conceptual model using indicators selected by systems thinking for adaptation strategies in a changing climate: Case study in agro-ecosystems. Ecological Modelling, 345, 41-55.

Aronson, R. B.
, & Precht, W. F. (2016). Physical and Biological Drivers of Coral-Reef Dynamics. In Coral Reefs at the Crossroads (Vol. 6, pp. 261-275). Springer.

Bao, Y., Hoogenboom, G., McClendon, R., & Vellidis, G. (2017). A comparison of the performance of the CSM-CERES-Maize and EPIC models using maize variety trial data. Agricultural Systems, 150, 109-119.

Boucek, R. E., Gaiser, E. E., Liu, H., & Rehage, J. S. (2016). A review of subtropical community resistance and resilience to extreme cold spells. Ecosphere, 7(10), e01455.

Brandt, L. A., Benscoter, A. M., Harvey, R., Speroterra, C., Bucklin, D., Romañach, S. S., Watling, J. I., & Mazzotti, F. J. (2017). Comparison of climate envelope models developed using expert-selected variables versus statistical selection. Ecological Modelling, 345, 10-20.

Bunting, E. L., Fullman, T., Kiker, G., & Southworth, J. (2016). Utilization of the SAVANNA model to analyze future patterns of vegetation cover in Kruger National Park under changing climate. Ecological Modelling, 342, 147-160.

Caughlin, T. T., Elliott, S., & Lichstein, J. W. (2016). When does seed limitation matter for scaling up reforestation from patches to landscapes? Ecol Appl, 26(8), 2439-2450.

Correa-Metrio, A., Vélez, M. I., Escobar, J., St-Jacques, J. - M., López-Pérez, M., Curtis, J., et al. (2016). Mid-elevation ecosystems of Panama: future uncertainties in light of past global climatic variability. J. Quaternary Sci., 31(7), 731-740.

De la Cruz, F. B., Green, R. B., Hater, G. R., Chanton, J. P., Thoma, E. D., Harvey, T. A., et al. (2016). Comparison of Field Measurements to Methane Emissions Models at a New Landfill. Environ. Sci. Technol., 50(17), 9432-9441.

De Laender, F., Rohr, J. R., Ashauer, R., Baird, D. J., Berger, U., Eisenhauer, N., et al. (2016). Reintroducing Environmental Change Drivers in Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning Research. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(12), 905-915.

Deslatte, A., & Swann, W. L. (2016). Is the Price Right? Gauging the Marketplace for Local Sustainable Policy Tools. Journal of Urban Affairs, 38(4), 581-596.

Díaz, P., Stanek, P., Frantzeskaki, N., & Yeh, D. H. (2016). Shifting paradigms, changing waters: Transitioning to integrated urban water management in the coastal city of Dunedin, USA. Sustainable Cities and Society, 26, 555-567.

Domingues, R., Baringer, M., & Goni, G. (2016). Remote sources for year-to-year changes in the seasonality of the Florida Current transport. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(10), 7547-7559.

Dourte, D., Bartel, R. L., George, S., Marois, J. J., & Wright, D. L. (2016). A sod-based cropping system for irrigation reductions. Renew. Agric. Food Syst., 31(06), 485-494.

Elsner, J. B., Jagger, T. H., & Fricker, T. (2016). Statistical Models for Tornado Climatology: Long and Short-Term Views. PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166895.

Enochs, I. C., Manzello, D. P., Kolodziej, G., Noonan, S. H. C., Valentino, L., & Fabricius, K. E. (2016). Enhanced macroboring and depressed calcification drive net dissolution at high-CO2coral reefs. Proc. R. Soc. B, 283(1842), 20161742.

Fu, X., Song, J., Sun, B., & Peng, Z. - R. (2016). "Living on the edge": Estimating the economic cost of sea level rise on coastal real estate in the Tampa Bay region, Florida. Ocean & Coastal Management, 133, 11-17.

Gardner, E. E., Walker, S. E., & Gardner, L. I. (2016). Palaeoclimate, environmental factors, and bird body size: A multivariable analysis of avian fossil preservation. Earth-Science Reviews, 162, 177-197.

Her, Y., & Heatwole, C. (2016). Comparing impacts of parameter and spatial data uncertainty for a grid-based distributed watershed model. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 18(6), 961-974.

Her, Y., Chaubey, I., Frankenberger, J., & Smith, D. (2016). Effect of conservation practices implemented by USDA programs at field and watershed scales. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 71(3), 249-266.

Heron, S. F., Maynard, J. A., van Hooidonk, R., & Eakin, C. M. (2016). Warming Trends and Bleaching Stress of the World's Coral Reefs 1985-2012. Sci. Rep., 6, 38402.

Hua, W., Zhou, L., Chen, H., Nicholson, S. E., Raghavendra, A., & Jiang, Y. (2016). Possible causes of the Central Equatorial African long-term drought. Environ. Res. Lett., 11(12), 124002.

Huang, W., Hagen, S. C., Wang, D., Hovenga, P. A., Teng, F., & Weishampel, J. F. (2016). Suspended sediment projections in Apalachicola Bay in response to altered river flow and sediment loads under climate change and sea level rise. Earth's Future, 4(10), 428-439.

Infanti, J. M., & Kirtman, B. P. (2016). Prediction and predictability of land and atmosphere initialized CCSM4 climate forecasts over North America. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121(21), 12,690-12,701.

Kang, M. - S., Srivastava, P., Song, J. - H., Park, J., Her, Y., Kim, S., et al. (2016). Development of a Component-Based Modeling Framework for Agricultural Water-Resource Management. Water, 8(8), 351.

Kharel, G., Zheng, H., & Kirilenko, A. (2016). Can land-use change mitigate long-term flood risks in the Prairie Pothole Region? The case of Devils Lake, North Dakota, USA. Reg Environ Change, 16(8), 2443-2456.

Kim, J., & Grunwald, S. (2016). Assessment of Carbon Stocks in the Topsoil Using Random Forest and Remote Sensing Images. Journal of Environment Quality, 45(6), 1910.

Krause, M. J., Chickering, G. W., & Townsend, T. G. (2016). Translating landfill methane generation parameters among first-order decay models. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 66(11), 1084-1097.

Krumhansl, K. A., Okamoto, D. K., Rassweiler, A., Novak, M., Bolton, J. J., Cavanaugh, K. C., et al. (2016). Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 113(48), 13785-13790.

Lintner, B. R., Langenbrunner, B., Neelin, J. D., Anderson, B. T., Niznik, M. J., Li, G., et al. (2016). Characterizing CMIP5 model spread in simulated rainfall in the Pacific Intertropical Convergence and South Pacific Convergence Zones. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121(19), 11,590-11,607.

Marshall, D. J., Burgess, S. C., & Connallon, T. (2016). Global change, life-history complexity and the potential for evolutionary rescue. Evol Appl, 9(9), 1189-1201.

Miyamoto, Y., Yamaura, T., Yoshida, R., Yashiro, H., Tomita, H., & Kajikawa, Y. (2016). Precursors of deep moist convection in a subkilometer global simulation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121(20), 12,080-12,088.

Montenegro, J., Barrantes, E., & DiLorenzo, N. (2016). Methane emissions by beef cattle consuming hay of varying quality in the dry forest ecosystem of Costa Rica. Livestock Science, 193, 45-50.

Msowoya, K., Madani, K., Davtalab, R., Mirchi, A., & Lund, J. R. (2016). Climate Change Impacts on Maize Production in the Warm Heart of Africa. Water Resources Management, 30(14), 5299-5312.

O'Corry-Crowe, G., Mahoney, A. R., Suydam, R., Quakenbush, L., Whiting, A., Lowry, L., et al. (2016). Genetic profiling links changing sea-ice to shifting beluga whale migration patterns. Biol. Lett., 12(11), 20160404.

O'Donnell, J. A., Aiken, G. R., Butler, K. D., Guillemette, F., Podgorski, D. C., & Spencer, R. G. M. (2016). DOM composition and transformation in boreal forest soils: The effects of temperature and organic-horizon decomposition state. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 121(10), 2727-2744.

Palmer, J. G., Turney, C. S. M., Cook, E. R., ... Clement, A., et al. (2016). Changes in El Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions during the Greenland Stadial 1 (GS-1) chronozone revealed by New Zealand tree-rings. Quaternary Science Reviews, 153, 139-155.

Pendleton, L., Comte, A., Langdon, C., ... van Hooidonk, R. J., et al. (2016). Coral Reefs and People in a High-CO2 World: Where Can Science Make a Difference to People? PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0164699.

Pollock, A., van Beynen, P., DeLong, K., Polyak, V., Asmerom, Y., & Reeder, P. (2016). A mid-Holocene paleoprecipitation record from Belize. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 463, 103-111.

Precht, W. F., & Aronson, R. B. (2016). Stability of Reef-Coral Assemblages in the Quaternary. In Coral Reefs at the Crossroads (Vol. 6, pp. 155-173). Springer.

Reed, D., Washburn, L., Rassweiler, A., Miller, R., Bell, T., & Harrer, S. (2016). Extreme warming challenges sentinel status of kelp forests as indicators of climate change. Nat Comms, 7, 13757.

Schädel, C., Bader, M. K. - F., Schuur, E. A. G., Biasi, C., Bracho, R., Capek, P., et al. (2016). Potential carbon emissions dominated by carbon dioxide from thawed permafrost soils. Nature Climate change, 6(10), 950-953.

Stevens, P. W., Blewett, D. A., Boucek, R. E., Rehage, J. S., Winner, B. L., Young, J. M., et al. (2016). Resilience of a tropical sport fish population to a severe cold event varies across five estuaries in southern Florida. Ecosphere, 7(8), e01400.

Tabachnick, W. J. (2016). Climate Change and the Arboviruses: Lessons from the Evolution of the Dengue and Yellow Fever Viruses. Annu. Rev. Virol., 3(1), 125-145.

van Hooidonk, R., Maynard, J., Tamelander, J., Gove, J., Ahmadia, G., Raymundo, L., et al. (2016). Local-scale projections of coral reef futures and implications of the Paris Agreement. Sci. Rep., 6, 39666.

van Leuken, J. P. G., Swart, A. N., Droogers, P., van Pul, A., Heederik, D., & Havelaar, A. H. (2016). Climate change effects on airborne pathogenic bioaerosol concentrations: a scenario analysis. Aerobiologia, 32(4), 607-617.

Wallach, D., Mearns, L. O., Ruane, A. C., Rötter, R. P., & Asseng, S. (2016). Lessons from climate modeling on the design and use of ensembles for crop modeling. Climatic Change, 139(3-4), 551-564.

Wightman, M., Martin, T., Gonzalez-Benecke, C., Jokela, E., Cropper Jr., W., & Ward, E. (2016). Loblolly Pine Productivity and Water Relations in Response to Throughfall Reduction and Fertilizer Application on a Poorly Drained Site in Northern Florida. Forests, 7(10), 214.

Wilson, R. M., Hopple, A. M., Tfaily, M. M., ... Chanton, J. P., et al. (2016). Stability of peatland carbon to rising temperatures. Nat Comms, 7, 13723.

Xing, S., Bonebrake, T. C., Tang, C. C., ... & Scheffers, B. R. (2016). Cool habitats support darker and bigger butterflies in Australian tropical forests. Ecol Evol, 6(22), 8062-8074.

Xiong, W., Skalský, R., Porter, C. H., Balkovic, J., Jones, J. W., & Yang, D. (2016). Calibration-induced uncertainty of the EPIC model to estimate climate change impact on global maize yield. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8(3), 1358-1375.

Zhang, Y., Vogel, J. G., Meek, C., Will, R., Wilson, D., & West, J. (2016). Wood decomposition by microbes and macroinvertebrates, and soil CO2 efflux vary in response to throughfall reduction and fertilization in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation. Forest Ecology and Management, 382, 10-20.

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