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InTeGrate: Teaching about Risk and Resilience
At the latest in a series of workshops known as InTeGrate: Teaching about Risk and Resilience, educators and managers gathered at FAU to learn about transferring actionable knowledge on climate change and disaster preparedness to relevant sectors, including policy-makers and the general public. More >
FAQs About Climate Change, Climate Variability, and Florida
The FCI Working Groups have developed a new webpage of Frequently Asked Questions related to climate and Florida. Topics include sea level rise, beaches and coastal resilience, and ports and navigational channels. To submit a question, please email us.
Hunting Hurricanes and Data to Improve Offshore Wind Turbines
Drs. Mark Powell (NOAA/FSU) and Steve Cocke (FSU) are part of a new collaboration between NOAA and the Dept. of Energy to collect data that could lead to improved offshore wind turbine designs. Powell's efforts will involve boundary layer research, and Cocke will work on hurricane risk modelling. More >

Corene Matyas Named UF Colonel Allan R. & Margaret G. Crow Term Professor
Dr. Matyas, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Florida, was awarded this 2014-2015 term professorship by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in recognition of her scholarship and teaching.
New Funding for Agricultural Research
Drs. Michael Thomas and Daniel Solis of Florida A&M University have been awarded a grant from the USDA-APHIS to "Estimate the Potential Economic Benefits of Biological Control as a Mitigation Measure in Controlling the Damage Resulting from the Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama) in Florida".
We the Geeks: Submerged
Watch this archived video of scientists discussing the interconnectivity of the ocean and climate (hosted by the White House and the Weather Channel). Dr. Laura Petes, formerly of FSU and now a White House senior policy advisor, is one of the featured speakers.

Jul 28-Aug 1, New Orleans, LA - Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration

Jul 29-30, Perkinston, MS - NOAA Coastal Inundation Mapping Course

Aug 10-30, Oxford, UK - Oxford Adaptation Academy

Sep 8-10, Asheville, NC - Water Education Summit

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


FCI authors are in bold.


Barrett, P. M., Resing, J. A., Buck, N. J., Feely, R. A., Bullister, J. L., Buck, C. S., Landing, W. M. (2014). Calcium carbonate dissolution in the upper 1000 m of the eastern North Atlantic: Atlantic Ocean CaCO3 dissolutionGlobal Biogeochem. Cycles, 28(4), 386-397. 


Bloetscher, F., Berry, L., Rodriguez-Seda, J., Hammer, N. H., Romah, T., Jolovic, D., Heimlich, B., Cahill, M. A. (2014). Identifying FDOT's Physical Transportation Infrastructure Vulnerable to Sea Level RiseJ. Infrastruct. Syst., 20(2), 04013015. 


Chen, X., & Zou, X. (2014). Postlaunch calibration and bias characterization of AMSU-A upper air sounding channels using GPS RO DataJ. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119(7), 3924-3941. 


Doel, R. E., Friedman, R. M., Lajus, J., Sörlin, S., & Wråkberg, U. (2014). Strategic Arctic science: national interests in building natural knowledge - interwar era through the Cold WarJournal of Historical Geography44, 60-80.


Doel, R. E., Wråkberg, U., & Zeller, S. (2014). Science, Environment, and the New ArcticJournal of Historical Geography44, 2-14.


Feng, J., Wu, Z., & Liu, G. (2014). Fast Multidimensional Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition Using a Data Compression TechniqueJ. Climate, 27(10), 3492-3504. 


Lichstein, J. W., Golaz, N. - Z., Malyshev, S., Shevliakova, E., Zhang, T., Sheffield, J., et al. (2014). Confronting terrestrial biosphere models with forest inventory dataEcological Applications, 24(4), 699-715.


Murphy, P. D. (2014). Pessimism, Optimism, Human Inertia, and Anthropogenic Climate ChangeInterdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 21(1), 149-163. 


Nicholson, S. E. (2014). The Predictability of Rainfall over the Greater Horn of Africa. Part I: Prediction of Seasonal RainfallJ. Hydrometeor15(3), 1011-1027. 

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