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Nova Southeastern University Joins FCI
The Florida Climate Institute is pleased to welcome Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, as our 10th member university. The NSU FCI branch will be directed by Dr. Bernard Riegl of the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Thomas Wuerzer of the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.
UF Hosts Competition for Student Communication of Climate Research
The Florida Climate Institute at the University of Florida hosted a 3-Minute Thesis/2-Minute Video Competition on February 28 in which graduate students presented their climate-related research. The event included students from several disciplines who all needed to use one slide to create a compelling story about the importance of their research for a lay audience. Watch the presentations here. More >
How Untreated Water is Making Our Kids Sick: Researcher Explores Possible Climate Change Link
Dr. Chris Uejio (FSU) has published a study, "Drinking-water treatment, climate change, and childhood gastrointestinal illness projections for northern Wisconsin (USA) communities drinking untreated groundwater," in Hydrogeology Journal. The study explores the benefits of additional drinking water treatment compared to the risks created by climate change. More >
Long-Term Research Proves Effective in Global Conservation
For more than 16 years, scientists in FIU's Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE LTER) Program have been studying how water, climate, and people affect the Everglades. In a new paper, researchers outline the value of international long-term research, how it has played into what is known about the Everglades and other wetlands, and how it can help solve current and future ecological problems. More >
Sunlight or Bacteria? Scientists Investigate What Breaks Down Permafrost Carbon
Dr. Robert Spencer (FSU) is delving into the complexities of exactly how permafrost thawing in the Earth's most northern regions is cycling back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and further fueling climate change. Answer: It has a lot to do with tiny little bugs called microbes and little to do with sunlight. More >
Winter 2017 Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Newsletter
The latest edition of Compact Currents, a quarterly newsletter from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, is now available. The newsletter highlights the progress of the Compact, counties, and municipalities in Southeast Florida in addressing climate change.
● Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Solís (FAMU) on receiving a grant from USDA-McIntire-Stennis to assess the impact of climatic effects and forest disturbances on timber supply in Florida.

● Congratulations to Dr. Young Gu Her (UF) on receiving the 2017 UF/IFAS Early Career Scientist Seed Fund of $49,640 for research entitled "Development of a Simulation Tool for Holistic Assessment of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Impacts on South Florida's Agriculture and Hydrology." Dr. Her has also been named an Outstanding Reviewer for the Natural Resources & Environmental System community of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
National Climate Assessment Regional Engagement Workshop: Register Now for March 16 
The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) is in development. The Southeast Chapter Team asks for your input on their preliminary climate impacts focal areas at their upcoming Regional Engagement Workshops (REW) on March 16. The Florida satellite location will be at the Broward County Governmental Center West in Fort Lauderdale. Register >
Abstracts Due March 15 for iNTA2017 Conference
Abstracts are due March 15 for the 6th International Network of Tropical Architecture (iNTA) Conference: Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture, to be held December 1-3, 2017, in Gainesville. The event will provide a platform for research projects pertaining to tropical and subtropical regions that address pressing social and environmental problems associated with an increasingly dense world facing climate variability, sea level rise, and flooding risks. More >
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FCI affiliates and/or authors from FCI member universities are in bold.
Alizad, K., Hagen, S. C., Morris, J. T., Medeiros, S. C., Bilskie, M. V., & Weishampel, J. F. (2016). Coastal wetland response to sea-level rise in a fluvial estuarine system. Earth's Future, 4(11), 483-497.

Anandhi, A., Omani, N., Chaubey, I., Horton, R., Bader, D., & Nanjundiah, R. S. (2016). Synthetic Scenarios from CMIP5 Model Simulations for Climate Change Impact Assessments in Managed Ecosystems and Water Resources: Case Study in South Asian Countries. Transactions of the ASABE, 59(6), 1715-1731.

Baker-Austin, C., Trinanes, J., Gonzalez-Escalona, N., & Martinez-Urtaza, J. (2017). Non-Cholera Vibrios: The Microbial Barometer of Climate Change. Trends in Microbiology, 25(1), 76-84.

Chaubey, I., Bosch, D. D., Munoz-Carpena, R., Harmel, R. D., Douglas-Mankin, K. R., Nejadhashemi, A. P., et al. (2016). Climate Change: A Call for Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies. Transactions of the ASABE, 59(6), 1709-1713.

Crosby, S. C., Angermeyer, A., Adler, J. M., Bertness, M. D., Deegan, L. A., Sibinga, N., et al. (2017). Spartina alterniflora Biomass Allocation and Temperature: Implications for Salt Marsh Persistence with Sea-Level Rise. Estuaries and Coasts, 40(1), 213-223.

Dumitru, O. A., Forray, F. L., Fornós, J. J., Ersek, V., & Onac, B. P. (2017). Water isotopic variability in Mallorca: a path to understanding past changes in hydroclimate. Hydrol. Process., 31(1), 104-116.

Herman, B. C., Feldman, A., & Vernaza-Hernandez, V. (2017). Florida and Puerto Rico Secondary Science Teachers' Knowledge and Teaching of Climate Change Science. Int J of Sci and Math Educ, 15(3), 451-471.

Hertzberg, J. E., Lund, D. C., Schmittner, A., & Skrivanek, A. L. (2016). Evidence for a biological pump driver of atmospheric CO2 rise during Heinrich Stadial 1. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(23), 12,242-12,251.

Huang, Y., Gerber, S., Huang, T., & Lichstein, J. W. (2016). Evaluating the drought response of CMIP5 models using global gross primary productivity, leaf area, precipitation, and soil moisture data. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 30(12), 1827-1846.

Jung, E., & Kirtman, B. P. (2016). ENSO modulation of tropical Indian Ocean subseasonal variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(24), 12,634-12,642.

Lou, S., Huang, W., Liu, S., Zhong, G., & Johnson, E. (2016). Hurricane impacts on turbidity and sediment in the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida, USA. International Journal of Sediment Research, 31(4), 330-340.

Louis, Y. D., Bhagooli, R., Kenkel, C. D., Baker, A. C., & Dyall, S. D. (2017). Gene expression biomarkers of heat stress in scleractinian corals: Promises and limitations. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, 191, 63-77.

Mihelcic, J. R., Naughton, C. C., Verbyla, M. E., Zhang, Q., Schweitzer, R. W., Oakley, S. M., Wells, E. C., & Whiteford, L. M. (2017). The Grandest Challenge of All: The Role of Environmental Engineering to Achieve Sustainability in the World's Developing Regions. Environmental Engineering Science, 34(1), 16-41.

Moseman-Valtierra, S., Abdul-Aziz, O. I., Tang, J., Ishtiaq, K. S., Morkeski, K., Mora, J., et al. (2016). Carbon dioxide fluxes reflect plant zonation and belowground biomass in a coastal marsh. Ecosphere, 7(11), e01560.

Ngwa, M. C., Liang, S., Kracalik, I. T., Morris, L., Blackburn, J. K., ... Yang, Y., ... & Morris Jr., J. G. (2016). Cholera in Cameroon, 2000-2012: Spatial and Temporal Analysis at the Operational (Health District) and Sub Climate Levels. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 10(11), e0005105.

Piponiot, C., Sist, P., Mazzei, L., Pena-Claros, M., Putz, F. E., ... Baraloto, C., et al. (2016). Carbon recovery dynamics following disturbance by selective logging in Amazonian forests. eLife, 5.

Prasad, S., & Stoler, J. (2016). Mobile Home Residents and Hurricane Vulnerability in South Florida: Research Gaps and Challenges. Int J Disaster Risk Sci, 7(4), 436-439.

Samuelson, L. J., Stokes, T. A., Butnor, J. R., Johnsen, K. H., Gonzalez-Benecke, C. A., Martin, T. A., Cropper Jr., W. P., et al. (2017). Ecosystem carbon density and allocation across a chronosequence of longleaf pine forests. Ecol Appl, 27(1), 244-259.

Sihi, D., Inglett, P. W., & Inglett, K. S. (2016). Carbon quality and nutrient status drive the temperature sensitivity of organic matter decomposition in subtropical peat soils. Biogeochemistry, 131(1-2), 103-119.

Sullivan, M. J. P., Talbot, J., Lewis, S. L., ... Baraloto, C., et al. (2017). Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome. Sci. Rep., 7, 39102.

Vanderbilt, K., & Gaiser, E. (2017). The International Long Term Ecological Research Network: a platform for collaboration. Ecosphere, 8(2), e01697.

Voigt, A., Biasutti, M., Scheff, J., ... Mapes, B., et al. (2016). The tropical rain belts with an annual cycle and a continent model intercomparison project: TRACMIP. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8(4), 1868-1891.

Wynn, J. G., Robbins, L. L., & Anderson, L. G. (2016). Processes of multibathyal aragonite undersaturation in the Arctic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(11), 8248-8267.

Yin, Z., Balmant, K., Geng, S., Zhu, N., Zhang, T., ... & Chen, S. (2017). Bicarbonate Induced Redox Proteome Changes in Arabidopsis Suspension Cells. Front. Plant Sci., 8.

Zhang, J., Hao, Y., Hu, B. X., Huo, X., Hao, P., & Liu, Z. (2017). The effects of monsoons and climate teleconnections on the Niangziguan Karst Spring discharge in North China. Clim Dyn, 48(1-2), 53-70.

Zuidema, P., Chang, P., Medeiros, B., Kirtman, B. P., ... Jung, E., et al. (2016). Challenges and Prospects for Reducing Coupled Climate Model SST Biases in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic and Pacific Oceans: The U.S. CLIVAR Eastern Tropical Oceans Synthesis Working Group. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97(12), 2305-2328.

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