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Newsletter                                             September 2014
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FCI Submits Legislative Budget Request to FL Board of Governors
The Florida CARES center will bring together universities, state and regional agencies, and the business community to create an economy more resilient to risks from hurricane damage, periodic droughts and floods, higher sea levels, and future climate trends. More >
Florida A&M University Joins FCI
The FCI is pleased to welcome FAMU as its 8th member university! We are working on finalizing approvals with branch director Dr. Odemari Stephen Mbuya of FAMU's College of Agriculture and Food Sciences.
Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise in Florida: Biological Conservation Priorities
This report was led by the FCI's Dr. Reed Noss and funded by the Kresge Foundation and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. More >

New Module for Climate and Sea Level Rise Education by UF/IFAS
The module includes a PowerPoint presentation, notes, lesson plan/facilitator outline, evaluation and post-test, action plan, and resources list. More >
White House Climate Data Initiative Includes AgMIP Program
The Agricultural Model Intercomparison & Improvement Program, co-led by FCI director Dr. James W. Jones, will be part of a new public-private partnership on open data and open-source code modeling to enhance the climate-resilience of food systems. More >
NSF Dynamic Earth: GEO Priorities & Frontiers 2015-2020
A draft document outlines imperatives and frontier areas for NSF's Directorate for Geosciences on a 5-year time horizon. More >

Register today! Last year's event sold out!

Oct 9, St. TeresaLecture with Dr. Tom Miller: Population Growth, Climate Change, and Fisheries
Other Events

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

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

Feb 23-25, 2015, Washington, DC - Climate Leadership Conference

Abstract submissions due Sep 30, 3014!

Funding Opportunities


USGS Support for the Scientific Research Activities for the DOI Climate Science Centers (Due Sep 30, 2014)


NASA ROSES 2014: Land Cover / Land Use Change: Multi-Source Land Imaging Science (NOI Due Oct 1, 2014 ; Proposal Due Dec 1, 2014)


NSF Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (Due Oct 15, 2014)


NOAA Climate Program Office 2015 (LOI Due Aug 10/15, 2014 ; Proposal Due Oct 20/Nov 14, 2014)

FCI authors are in bold.


Aiken, G. R., Spencer, R. G. M., Striegl, R. G., Schuster, P. F., & Raymond, P. A. (2014). Influences of glacier melt and permafrost thaw on the age of dissolved organic carbon in the Yukon River basin: DOC Age in the Yukon River Basin. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 28(5), 525-537.


Brown, P. J., Meredith, M. P., Jullion, L., Naveira Garabato, A., Torres-Valdes, S., Holland, P., et al. (2014). Freshwater fluxes in the Weddell Gyre: results from delta O-18. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 372(2019), 20130298.


Dong, H., & Zou, X. (2014). Variations of sea ice in the Antarctic and Arctic from 1997-2006. Front. Earth Sci., 8(3), 385-392.


Feiock, R. C., Krause, R. M., Hawkins, C. V., & Curley, C. (2014). The Integrated City Sustainability Database. Urban Affairs Review, 50(4), 577-589.


Heng, Z., Fu, Y., Liu, G., Zhou, R., Wang, Y., Yuan, R., et al. (2014). A Study of the Distribution and Variability of Cloud Water Using ISCCP, SSM/I Cloud Product, and Reanalysis Datasets. J. Climate, 27(9), 3114-3128.


Jacques, P. (2015). Sustainability: The Basics. Routledge.


Klemas, V., Finkl, C. W., & Kabbara, N. (2014). Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture: An Overview in Relation to Coastal Soils. Journal of Coastal Research, 296, 685-696.


Marinucci, G., Luber, G., Uejio, C., Saha, S., & Hess, J. (2014). Building Resilience against Climate Effects--A Novel Framework to Facilitate Climate Readiness in Public Health Agencies. IJERPH, 11(6), 6433-6458.


Sejas, S. A., Cai, M., Hu, A., Meehl, G. A., Washington, W., & Taylor, P. C. (2014). Individual Feedback Contributions to the Seasonality of Surface Warming. J. Climate, 27(14), 5653-5669.


Shakya, S. K., Goss, E. M., Dufault, N. S., & van Bruggen, A. H. C. (2014). Potential effects of diurnal temperature oscillations on potato late blight with special reference to climate change. Phytopathology, accepted.


Tfaily, M. M., Cooper, W. T., Kostka, J. E., Chanton, P. R., Schadt, C. W., Hanson, P. J., Iversen, C. M., Chanton, J. P. (2014). Organic matter transformation in the peat column at Marcell Experimental Forest: Humification and vertical stratification: Organic matter dynamics. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 119(4), 661-675.


Tian, D., & Martinez, C. J. (2014). The GEFS-Based Daily Reference Evapotranspiration (ETo) Forecast and Its Implication for Water Management in the Southeastern United States. J. Hydrometeor, 15(3), 1152-1165.


Tian, D., Martinez, C. J., & Graham, W. D. (2014). Seasonal Prediction of Regional Reference Evapotranspiration Based on Climate Forecast System Version 2. J. Hydrometeor, 15(3), 1166-1188.


Wang, H., Long, L., Kumar, A., Wang, W., Schemm, J. - K. E., Zhao, M., Vecchi, G. A., LaRow, T. E., et al. (2014). How Well Do Global Climate Models Simulate the Variability of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Associated with ENSO? J. Climate, 27(15), 5673-5692.


Wentz, E., Anderson, S., Fragkias, M., Netzband, M., Mesev, V., Myint, S., et al. (2014). Supporting Global Environmental Change Research: A Review of Trends and Knowledge Gaps in Urban Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing, 6(5), 3879-3905.

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