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Adaptation Pathways 1.0: A Guide for Navigating Sea-Level Rise in the Built Environment
A new report summarizes the 3rd Sea-Level Rise Summit organized by the Florida Center for Environmental Studies (FAU). The goal of the Summit was to produce a first-generation roadmap for adaptation by translating knowledge and ideas into action. More >
Biodiversity in Salt Marshes Builds Climate Resilience
New research led by Christine Angelini (UF) shows that a mutualistic relationship -- where two organisms benefit from each other's activities -- between ribbed mussels and salt marsh grasses may play a critical role in helping salt marshes bounce back from extreme climate events such as drought. More >
Study Measures Methane Release from Arctic Permafrost
A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led research project co-authored by Jeff Chanton (FSU) has provided the first modern evidence of a landscape-level permafrost carbon feedback, in which thawing permafrost releases ancient carbon as climate-warming greenhouse gases. More >
Researchers Pinpoint Abrupt Onset of Modern Day Indian Ocean Monsoon System
A new international study with participants from the University of Miami reveals the exact timing of the onset of the modern monsoon pattern in the Maldives 12.9 million years ago, and its connection to past climate changes and coral reefs in the region. More >
New Study Analyzes African Dust Crossing Atlantic Ocean
Scientists at the University of Miami took advantage of this year's dust season to study the aging of these aerosol particles that travel across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Florida. The study took place this summer and will help improve weather and climate forecasts, including our understanding of the early development of tropical storms. More >
Studying the Effects of Smoke on Earth's Climate
Paquita Zuidema (UM) is leading an international research campaign to study a significant contributor to regional climate warming - smoke. The first-of-its-kind research experiment began June 1 from Ascension Island in the southeastern Atlantic Ocean. More >
Impact of Man-Made Structures on Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands
As Louisiana's wetlands continue to disappear at an alarming rate, a new study from the University of Miami pinpoints the man-made structures that disrupt the natural water flow and threaten these important
 ecosystems.  More >
Podcast on Florida Climate Change Adaptation
In Episode #4 of his new America Adapts podcast, Doug Parsons, former Climate Change Coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), talks with current FWC research scientist Bob Glazer about how Florida is adapting to climate change. More >
Sea Level Solutions Center Opens at Miami Beach Urban Studios
The Sea Level Solutions Center (FIU) is announcing its official opening at the Miami Beach Urban Studios. This unique partnership will enable continued interdisciplinary activities and data-driven work on sea level solutions and further partnerships in the Miami Beach community. More >
Ahead of the Tide Video Premier & Webinar Series
Ahead of the Tide, in partnership with the CLEO Institute, will launch a FREE interactive webinar series to create a platform for the general public to interact with nationally recognized experts to create community-based solutions to sea level rise. The series will kick off with a  video premiere and live forum at the University of Miami on Sept. 20.
Save the Date! 10/12 UF Climate Communications Summit
Please join us October 12 for the University of Florida's 2nd annual campus-wide climate communications summit: Higher Ground: Science, Storytelling and the Climb toward Better Understanding of Climate Change. The event will be streamed online and feature speakers from Yale, InsideClimate News, and The Miami Herald. More >
Call for Abstracts: World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
Abstracts are due October 2 for the 2017 EWRI Congress scheduled for May 21-25, 2017, in Sacramento, California. Abstract Submission >
Florida Events

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FCI affiliates and/or authors from FCI member universities are in bold.
Angelini, C., Griffin, J. N., van de Koppel, J., Lamers, L. P. M., Smolders, A. J. P., Derksen-Hooijberg, M., et al. (2016). A keystone mutualism underpins resilience of a coastal ecosystem to drought. Nat Comms, 7, 12473.

Betzler, C., Eberli, G. P., Kroon, D., Wright, J. D., Swart, P. K., ... Mee, A. L. H., et al. (2016). The abrupt onset of the modern South Asian Monsoon winds. Sci. Rep., 6, 29838.

Bianchi, T. S., Schreiner, K. M., Smith, R. W., Burdige, D. J., Woodard, S., & Conley, D. J. (2016). Redox Effects on Organic Matter Storage in Coastal Sediments During the Holocene: A Biomarker/Proxy Perspective. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 44(1), 295-319.

Bilskie, M. V., Hagen, S. C., Alizad, K., Medeiros, S. C., Passeri, D. L., Needham, H. F., et al. (2016). Dynamic simulation and numerical analysis of hurricane storm surge under sea level rise with geomorphologic changes along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Earth's Future, 4(5), 177-193.

Blanc-Betes, E., Welker, J. M., Sturchio, N. C., Chanton, J. P., & Gonzalez-Meler, M. A. (2016). Winter precipitation and snow accumulation drive the methane sink or source strength of Arctic tussock tundra. Glob Change Biol, 22(8), 2818-2833.

Budny, M. L., & Benscoter, B. W. (2016). Shrub Encroachment Increases Transpiration Water Loss from a Subtropical Wetland. Wetlands, 36(4), 631-638.

Conlon, K., Kintziger, K., Jagger, M., Stefanova, L., Uejio, C., & Konrad, C. (2016). Working with Climate Projections to Estimate Disease Burden: Perspectives from Public Health. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 13(8), 804.

Dee, L. E., Miller, S. J., Peavey, L. E., Bradley, D., Gentry, R. R., Startz, R., Gaines, S. D., & Lester, S. E. (2016). Functional diversity of catch mitigates negative effects of temperature variability on fisheries yields. Proc. R. Soc. B, 283(1836), 20161435.

DeLorme, D. E., Kidwell, D., Hagen, S. C., & Stephens, S. H. (2016). Developing and managing transdisciplinary and transformative research on the coastal dynamics of sea level rise: Experiences and lessons learned. Earth's Future, 4(5), 194-209.

Di Nezio, P. N., Timmermann, A., Tierney, J. E., Jin, F. - F., Otto-Bliesner, B., Rosenbloom, N., Mapes, B., et al. (2016). The climate response of the Indo-Pacific warm pool to glacial sea level. Paleoceanography, 31(6), 866-894.

Doel, R. E., Harper, K. C., & Heymann, M. (Eds.). (2016). Exploring Greenland: Cold War Science and Technology on Ice. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Douglas, P. M. J., Demarest, A. A., Brenner, M., & Canuto, M. A. (2016). Impacts of Climate Change on the Collapse of Lowland Maya Civilization. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 44(1), 613-645.

Hodgkins, S. B., Tfaily, M. M., Podgorski, D. C., McCalley, C. K., Saleska, S. R., Crill, P. M., Rich, V. I., Chanton, J. P., & Cooper, W. T. (2016). Elemental composition and optical properties reveal changes in dissolved organic matter along a permafrost thaw chronosequence in a subarctic peatland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 187, 123-140.

Hovenga, P. A., Wang, D., Medeiros, S. C., Hagen, S. C., & Alizad, K. (2016). The response of runoff and sediment loading in the Apalachicola River, Florida to climate and land use land cover change. Earth's Future, 4(5), 124-142.

Jermier, J. M., & Forbes, L. C. (2016). Metaphors, organizations and water: Generating new images for environmental sustainability. Human Relations, 69(4), 1001-1027.

Kozar, M. E., Misra, V., & Powell, M. D. (2016). Hindcasts of Integrated Kinetic Energy in Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: A Neural Network Prediction Scheme. Mon. Wea. Rev., .
Mapes, B. E. (2016). Gregarious convection and radiative feedbacks in idealized worlds. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8(2), 1029-1033.

Morris, J. T., Barber, D. C., Callaway, J. C., ... Troxler, T., et al. (2016). Contributions of organic and inorganic matter to sediment volume and accretion in tidal wetlands at steady state. Earth's Future, 4(4), 110-121.

Passeri, D. L., Hagen, S. C., Plant, N. G., Bilskie, M. V., Medeiros, S. C., & Alizad, K. (2016). Tidal hydrodynamics under future sea level rise and coastal morphology in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Earth's Future, 4(5), 159-176.

Romanach, S. S., Benscoter, A. M., & Brandt, L. A. (2016). Value-focused framework for defining landscape-scale conservation targets. Journal for Nature Conservation, 32, 53-61.

Ross, M. S., Sah, J. P., Ruiz, P. L., Spitzig, A. A., & Subedi, S. C. (2016). Inferring implications of climate change in south Florida hardwood hammocks through analysis of metacommunity structure. Diversity Distrib., 22(7), 783-796.

Stephens, S. H., DeLorme, D. E., & Hagen, S. C. (2016). Evaluation of the design features of interactive sea-level rise viewers for risk communication. Environmental Communication, , 1-15.

Tautenhahn, S., Lichstein, J. W., Jung, M., Kattge, J., Bohlman, S. A., Heilmeier, H., et al. (2016). Dispersal limitation drives successional pathways in Central Siberian forests under current and intensified fire regimes. Glob Change Biol, 22(6), 2178-2197.

Vaughan, M. M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E. A., ... McAuslane, H. J., et al. (2016). Interactive Effects of Elevated [CO2] and Drought on the Maize Phytochemical Defense Response against Mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides. PLoS ONE, 11(7), e0159270.

Vella, K., Butler, W. H., Sipe, N., Chapin, T., & Murley, J. (2016). Voluntary Collaboration for Adaptive Governance: The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. Journal of Planning Education and Research, online release.

Walter Anthony, K., Daanen, R., Anthony, P., Schneider von Deimling, T., Ping, C. - L., Chanton, J. P., et al. (2016). Methane emissions proportional to permafrost carbon thawed in Arctic lakes since the 1950s. Nature Geosci, .

Whitfield, S. M., Lips, K. R., & Donnelly, M. A. (2016). Amphibian Decline and Conservation in Central America. Copeia, 104(2), 351-379.

Zuidema, P., Redemann, J., Haywood, J., Wood, R., Piketh, S., Hipondoka, M., et al. (2016). Smoke and Clouds above the Southeast Atlantic: Upcoming Field Campaigns Probe Absorbing Aerosol's Impact on Climate. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97(7), 1131-1135.

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