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SE FL Regional Climate Change Compact & FCI Partner for More Resilient Florida
The partnership will increase the effectiveness of current collaborations among Florida's institutions of higher learning and the local governments and regional agencies of Southeast Florida. More >
Florida's Climate Boosts Soil-Carbon Storage, Cuts Greenhouse Emissions
Warm temperatures and a wet landscape increase soil's ability to store carbon, which in turn helps mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study led by Dr. Sabine Grunwald. More >
Addressing Impact of Sea Level Rise & Climate Change on Coastal Stormwater 
Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, Rahim Harji, and Thomas Ruppert were awarded a grant from Florida Sea Grant to assist Pinellas County in implementing an effective, efficient, and resilient stormwater system in the Cross Bayou Watershed of Pinellas County. More >

Research Offers New Way to Predict Hurricane Strength, Destruction
A new study by Dr. Vasu Misra and Michael Kozar demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane's strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm's potential for destruction. More >
Video: Rain Intensity Changes in the Southeasteastern USA
This media production was developed by the Southeast Climate Extension, funded by USDA-NIFA, and directed by Dr. Clyde Fraisse.  Watch Video >
Website: Florida Climate Center Kids
This site, developed by Melissa Griffin, is packed with teacher resources, interactive tools, educational videos, and even links to games that kids can play to better understand climate and weather! Visit Website >

Daniel Solis Receives FAMU 2014-Faculty Research Award
The award recognizes Dr. Solis's research project titled "The Effect of IFQs on the Total Productivity of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Industry." More >
A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future
Dr. Reed Noss (UCF) was interviewed by NPR for a story on sea level rise in Florida. Transcript >
Join the US-Netherlands Connection Professional Program, May 11-15, 2015
The delegation will explore Dutch expertise in water management and infrastructure, especially as it relates to sea-level rise adaptation and resilience. More >

Nov 18-20, Daytona Beach - Training: Climate Adaptation for Coastal Communities

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Bloetscher, F., Hammer, N. H., & Berry, L. (2014). How Climate Change Will Affect Water UtilitiesJAWWA106, 176-192.


Brachert, T. C., Reuter, M., Krüger, S., Lohmann, H., Petuch, E. J., & Klaus, J. S. (2014). A 4.2 million years record of interglacial paleoclimate from sclerochronological data of Florida carbonate platform (Early Pliocene to recent). Global and Planetary Change, 120, 54-64.


Everill, P. H., Primack, R. B., Ellwood, E. R., & Melaas, E. K. (2014). Determining past leaf-out times of New England's deciduous forests from herbarium specimens. American Journal of Botany, 101(8), 1293-1300.

Fakhoury, W. A., & Gosnell, J. S. (2014). Limits to local adaptation: some impacts of temperature on Nucella emarginata differ among populations, while others do not. Mar Biol, 161(8), 1943-1948.


Gornish, E. S., & Prather, C. M. (2014). Foliar functional traits that predict plant biomass response to warming. J Veg Sci, 25(4), 919-927.


Hodges, R. E., Jagger, T. H., & Elsner, J. B. (2014). The sun-hurricane connection: Diagnosing the solar impacts on hurricane frequency over the North Atlantic basin using a space-time model. Nat Hazards, 73(2), 1063-1084.


Kozar, M. E., & Misra, V. (2014). Statistical Prediction of Integrated Kinetic Energy in North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones. Monthly Weather Review, .


Ndjondo, M., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Manlay, R. J., Engone Obiang, N., Ngomanda, A.,

Romero, C., et al. (2014). Opportunity costs of carbon sequestration in a forest concession in central Africa. Carbon Balance and Management, 9(1), 4.


Panchen, Z. A., Primack, R. B., Nordt, B., Ellwood, E. R., Stevens, A. - D., Renner, S. S., et al. (2014). Leaf out times of temperate woody plants are related to phylogeny, deciduousness, growth habit and wood anatomy. New Phytol, 203(4), 1208-1219.


Stevens, K. A., & Ruscher, P. H. (2014). Large scale climate oscillations and mesoscale surface meteorological variability in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 517, 700-714.


Weihs, R. R., & Bourassa, M. A. (2014). Modeled diurnally varying sea surface temperatures and their influence on surface heat fluxes. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119(7), 4101-4123.


Weng, F., Zou, X., & Qin, Z. (2014). Uncertainty of AMSU-A derived temperature trends in relationship with clouds and precipitation over ocean. Clim Dyn, 43(5-6), 1439-1448.


Yang, H., & Zou, X. (2014). Optimal ATMS Remapping Algorithm for Climate Research. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 52(11), 7290-7296.


Yi, H., & Feiock, R. C. (2014). Renewable Energy Politics: Policy Typologies, Policy Tools, and State Deployment of Renewables: Renewable Energy Politics. Policy Stud J, 42(3), 391-415.

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