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Newsletter                                                    November 2013
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Green Infrastructure
11/25: FCI Distinguished Scholar Seminar w/ David Lobell
The FCI is pleased to welcome Dr. David Lobell of Stanford University as our distinguished scholar seminar speaker. Dr. Lobell will speak Monday, November 25, at 2pm in UF's Emerson Alumni Hall Classroom on "Feeding Nine Billion in a Hotter World." The event will be streamed live online here. Learn more.
Register for the 2014 Green Infrastructure Conference
This year's conference theme is "Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas." Learn more.
Southeast Winter Climate Outlook
2013-4 winter weather patterns for the southeast US are prone to be more variable, with swings between warmer, colder, wetter, and drier periods throughout the season. There is also an increased risk of damaging freezes. Learn more.
Florida Events

Nov. 4, Gainesville
- Seminar: Climate CSI: A Geologist Reports from Greenland's Melting Ice Sheet. With Ellen Martin.

Nov. 6, Tallahassee & Online
- Lecture: The Obama Administration, Climate Change & the Clean Air Act. With Ann E. Carlson.

Nov. 14, Tallahassee - Environmental Forum. FSU College of Law.

Nov. 15, Gainesville & Online - Faculty Fellows Seminar. With Matthew Cohen and Timothy Martin.

Nov. 19, Gainesville & Online for those with GatorLink logins
- Seminar: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines. With Michael Mann.

Nov. 25, Gainesville & Online - Seminar: Feeding 9 Billion in a Hotter World. With David Lobell.
Smart Irrigation Apps
Researchers at the University of Florida are developing smartphone apps for crops and urban lawncare that can help increase irrigation efficiency and promote water conservation. Learn more.
What Does the New Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report Mean for Florida?
By Florida's State Climatologist, David Zierden (FSU). Learn more.
University of Miami Receives Funding to Measure Changes in Ocean Circulation
The National Science Foundation award will be used to delopy a new observing system. Learn more.
Sea Level Rise Summit A Success
Florida Atlantic University  hosted its 2nd Annual "Sea Level Rise Summit: Resilience in the Face of Change" October 16-17 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The event included exceptional speakers, panel sessions, film screenings, and an adaptation workshop. Learn more.
Wasterwater Policy & Climate Change in the Caribbean
The FCI's Kala Vairavamoorthy (USF) recently met with Caribbean water ministers to discuss critical issues on integrated water resources management at the 9th High Level Session Ministerial Forum. Learn more.
Hydrologic Risk of Extreme Events
The FCI's Jayantha Obeysekera co-presented a short course entitled "Quantifying Hydrologic Risk of Extreme Events in Non-Stationary Environments" at the 2013 ASCE-EWRI meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio; in South Korea; and in Peru. Learn more.
Job Opportunities

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships (Columbia U. - New York, NY)

PhD Student Fellowships (University of Central FL - Orlando, FL)

Water Resources Engineering Faculty (University of Central FL - Orlando, FL)
In the Press

A year after Sandy, living dangerously by the sea (TIME, with the FCI's Len Berry)

Southeast climate note following global warming trend (Southeast Farm Press, with the FCI's David Zierden)

Rising Seas: A BURN Special (BURN Energy Journal, with FAU researchers)

The NOAA MAPP Climate Prediction Task Force (U.S. CLIVAR Variations Newsletter, with the FCI's Vasu Misra and Ben Kirtman)

With FCI authors/co-authors.

Bastola, S., Misra, V., & Li, H. (2013). Seasonal hydrological forecasts for watersheds over the Southeastern United States for boreal summer and fall seasonsEarth Interact.

Bauer, J. E., Cai, W. J., Raymond, P., Bianchi, T. S., Hopkinson, C. S., & Regnier, P. (2013). The Coastal Ocean as a Key Dynamic Interface in the Global Carbon Cycle. Nature, in press.

Convertino, M., Foran, C. M., Keisler, J. M., Scarlett, L., LoSchiavo, A., Kiker, G. A., et al. (2013). Enhanced Adaptive Management: Integrating Decision Analysis, Scenario Analysis and Environmental Modeling for the EvergladesSci. Rep., 3.

Bianchi, T. S., Allison, M. A., Zhao, J., Li, X., Comeaux, R. S., Feagin, R. A., et al. (2013). Historical reconstruction of mangrove expansion in the Gulf of Mexico: Linking climate change with carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 119, 7-16.

Bianchi, T. S., Garcia-Tigreros, F., Yvon-Lewis, S. A., Shields, M., Mills, H. J., Butman, D., et al. (2013). Enhanced transfer of terrestrially derived carbon to the atmosphere in a flooding event. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(1), 116-122.

Dunlap, R. E., & Jacques, P. J. (2013). Climate Change Denial Books and Conservative Think Tanks: Exploring the ConnectionAmerican Behavioral Scientist, 57(6), 699-731.

Dunlap, R. E., & Jacques, P. (2013). Manufacturing Uncertainty: Conservative Think Tanks and Climate Change Denial BooksYale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

Gerber, S., Hedin, L. O., Keel, S. G., Pacala, S. W., & Shevliakova, E. (2013). Land use change and nitrogen feedbacks constrain the trajectory of the land carbon sink. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(19), 5218-5222.

Li, H., & Misra, V. (2013). Global Seasonal Climate Predictability in a Two Tiered Forecast System. Part II: Boreal Winter and Spring SeasonsClim. Dyn.

Li, X., Bianchi, T. S., Allison, M. A., Chapman, P., & Yang, G. (2013). Historical reconstruction of organic carbon decay and preservation in sediments on the East China Sea shelf. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci.

Liu, Y., Yvon-Lewis, S. A., Thornton, D. C. O., Butler, J. H., Bianchi, T. S., Campbell, L., et al. (2013). Spatial and temporal distributions of bromoform and dibromomethane in the Atlantic Ocean and their relationship with photosynthetic biomass. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans.

Liu, Y., Yvon-Lewis, S. A., Thornton, D. C. O., Campbell, L., & Bianchi, T. S. (2013). Spatial distribution of brominated very short-lived substances in the eastern Pacific. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118(5), 2318-2328.

McKune, S. L., & Silva, J. A. (2013). Pastoralists under Pressure: Double Exposure to Economic and Environmental Change in NigerThe Journal of Development Studies, doi:10.1080/00220388.2013.822067.

Melesse, A., Abtew, W., & Setegn, S. G. (2014). Nile River Basin: Ecohydrological Challenges, Climate Change and Hydropolitics. Springer.

Misra, V., & Li, H. (2013). The seasonal predictability of the Asian summer monsoon in a two-tiered forecast systemClim. Dyn.

Murphy, P. D. (2013). Directing the Weather, Producing the Climate. In R. K. Alex (Ed.), Culture and Media: Explorations in Ecocriticism (in press). Cambridge.

Murphy, P. D. (2013). Transversal Ecocritical Praxis. Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield.

Obeysekera, J. (2013). Validating climate models for computing evapotranspiration in hydrologic studies: how relevant are climate model simulations over Florida? Reg Environ Change, 13(S1), 81-90.

Obeysekera, J., & Salas, J. D. (2013). Quantifying the Uncertainty of Design Floods Under Non-Stationary Conditions. J. Hydrol. Eng.

Reece, J. S., R.F. Noss, J. Oetting, T. Hoctor, and M. Volk. (2013). A vulnerability assessment of 300 species in Florida and threats from sea-level rise, land-use, and climate change. PLOS One, in press.

Rudzin, J. E., Morey, S. L., Bourassa, M. A., & Smith, S. R. (2013). The influence of Loop Current position on winter sea surface temperatures in the Florida Straits. Earth Interact., 17(16), 1-9.

Salas, J., & Obeysekera, J. (2013). Return Period and Risk for Nonstationary Hydrologic Extreme Events. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (pp. 1213-1223).

Salas, J. D., & Obeysekera, J. (2013). Revisiting the Concepts of Return Period and Risk for Nonstationary Hydrologic Extreme Events. J. Hydrol. Eng.

Schreiner, K. M., Bianchi, T. S., Eglinton, T. I., Allison, M. A., & Hanna, A. J. M. (2013). Sources of terrigenous inputs to surface sediments of the Colville River Delta and Simpson's Lagoon, Beaufort Sea, Alaska. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 118(2), 808-824.

Teegavarapu, R. S. V., Goly, A., & Obeysekera, J. (2013). Influences of Atlantic multidecadal oscillation phases on spatial and temporal variability of regional precipitation extremes. Journal of Hydrology, 495, 74-93.
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