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Newsletter                                                    March 2014
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AgroClimate Mobile App Help's Florida's Growers Make Informed Decisions
Growers can check current weather conditions at FAWN weather stations and summarize observations during the last 7, 14 and 30 days. They can also register farms and fields for customized reports based on crop, planting /start date, soil texture and irrigation management. More >
Helping Communities Prepare for Sea Level Rise Health Effects
The Kresge Foundation is awarding a 2-year, $250k grant to The Florida Public Health Institute (FPHI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). FPHI is working to establish public health as a primary consideration in sea level rise adaptation planning efforts and will partner with researchers from FAU to identify and model the health impacts of sea level rise on South Florida. More >
Climate Change: Evidence & Causes
This new publication from the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences is a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information. More >

May 14-16 Workshop: Teaching about Risk and Resilience: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Earthquakes
This workshop, hosted by the FL Center for Environmental Studies in Boca Raton, will bring together educators from the variety of disciplines that prepare students to address natural disasters with those currently engaged in addressing these challenges. More >
Tri-State Climate Working Group for Row Crop Agriculture Assesses Adaptation Options
This FCI-supported climate learning network held their ninth workshop on Feb. 20th in Headland, Alabama, at the Wiregrass Research Station. Workshops emphasize hands-on, peer-to-peer learning through on-farm field visits, in-depth discussions, and experimentation. More >.
Sea Level Rise in Florida: Meeting the Needs of Your Constituents
The Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at Florida Atlantic University with its partners, the CLEO Institute, the Good Government Initiative, UCS and WRI recently collaborated to host a workshop for 40 local elected officials in Miami-Dade County, FL. More >

Duarte Apr 28, Gainesville & Online - Seminar with Dr. Carlos Duarte: The Role of Coastal Vegetation in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

May 7-9, Tallahassee - Southeast Climate Consortium Spring Program Review

May 12-13, Gainesville - Florida Energy Systems Consortium Workshop

May 14-16, Boca RatonTeaching about Risk and Resilience: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Earthquakes

Sep. 24-26, New York, NY - Rising Seas Summit

FCI authors are in bold.


Deng, Y., Park, T. - W., & Cai, M. (2013). Radiative and Dynamical Forcing of the Surface and Atmospheric Temperature Anomalies Associated with the Northern Annular Mode. J. Climate, 26(14), 5124-5138.


Gerber, S., & Brookshire, E. N. J. (2014). Scaling of Physical Constraints at the Root-Soil Interface to Macroscopic Patterns of Nutrient Retention in Ecosystems. The American Naturalist, 183, 418-430.


Griscom, B., Ellis, P., & Putz, F. E. (2014). Carbon emissions performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Glob Change Biol, 20(3), 923-937.


Heaton, M. J., Sain, S. R., Greasby, T. A., Uejio, C. K., Hayden, M. H., Monaghan, A. J., et al. (2014). Characterizing urban vulnerability to heat stress using a spatially varying coefficient model. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 8, 23-33.


Mora, C., Wei, C. - L., Rollo, A., Amaro, T., Baco, A. R., Billett, D., et al. (2013). Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century. PLoS Biol, 11(10), e1001682.


Reece, J. S., & Noss, R. F. (2014). Prioritizing species by conservation value and vulnerability: a new index applied to species threatened by sea-level rise and other risks in FloridaNatural Areas Journal, 34(1), 31-45. 


Strazzo, S., Elsner, J. B., LaRow, T., Halperin, D. J., & Zhao, M. (2013). Observed versus GCM-Generated Local Tropical Cyclone Frequency: Comparisons Using a Spatial Lattice. J. Climate, 26(21), 8257-8268.


Uejio, C. K., Yale, S. H., Malecki, K., Borchardt, M. A., Anderson, H. A., & Patz, J. A. (2014). Drinking Water Systems, Hydrology, and Childhood Gastrointestinal Illness in Central and Northern Wisconsin. Am J Public Health, , e1-e8.


Vanderwel, M. C., Cropper, W. P., Lichstein, J. W., & Putz, F. E. (2013). Predicting broad-scale carbon loss and recovery in managed tropical forests. Carbon Management, 4(6), 575-577.


West, T. A. P., Vidal, E., & Putz, F. E. (2014). Forest biomass recovery after conventional and reduced-impact logging in Amazonian Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management, 314, 59-63.


Wojcik, D. J., Monroe, M. C., Adams, D. C., & Plate, R. R. (2014). Message in a Bottleneck? Attitudes and Perceptions of Climate Change in the Cooperative Extension Service in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(1), 51-70.


Yatagai, A., Krishnamurti, T. N., Kumar, V., Mishra, A. K., & Simon, A. (2014). Use of APHRODITE Rain Gauge-Based Precipitation and TRMM 3B43 Products for Improving Asian Monsoon Seasonal Precipitation Forecasts by the Superensemble Method. J. Climate, 27(3), 1062-1069. 

Student Opportunities    

Apply now for the MA in Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida!

The deadline for applications from International Students is May 1. The regular deadline for applications from US Citizens and US Permanent Residents is June 1. More >

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Director and Professor (Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University; apply by Mar 14)

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