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Newsletter                                                  January 2015
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Climate Change Already Showing Effects at Kennedy Space Center
Drs. Peter Adams and John Jaeger (UF Geology) say climate change could affect operations at the space center within the next decade. More >
Caribbean Gorgonian Corals & Ocean Acidification
Dr. Chris Langdon (UM) and collaborators found that tropical shallow-water soft corals, known as gorgonians, are able to calcify and grow under elevated carbon dioxide concentrations. More >
Dr. Berry Honored with Service Medallion
Dr. Leonard Berry has been awarded FAU's President's Distinguished Service Medallion for over 40 years of work on climate change issues locally, nationally, and globally. More >

Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Advances in Meteorology
Papers related to large-scale dynamics, anomalous flows, and teleconnections are due February 13, 2015. More >
Reminder: ASABE 1st Climate Change Symposium, May 3-5, Chicago
The FCI is an endorser of this event, and FCI members are helping organize a special session on the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). More >
CES Announces 3rd Sea Level Rise Summit
Please join us in December 2015 to explore "A Warming Arctic: Shared Futures from Alaska to Florida," the 3rd Sea-Level Rise Summit hosted by the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at FAU. More >
Other Events

Jan 27-29, 2015 | 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change | Washington, DC

Jan 28-30, 2015 | NCSE 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Building Climate Solutions | Washington, DC

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

Mar 15-17, 2015 | Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference | Chapel Hill, NC

May 11-15, 2015 | Data Harmonization Workshop | Beltsville, MD
(organized by UF)

Funding Opportunities
University of Florida Water Institute Graduate Fellows Program | Due Jan 23, 2015

NOAA Florida Sea Grant Biennial Call for Proposals | Statement of Interest Due Feb 13, 2015

NOAA Sea Grant South Atlantic Regional Research on Coastal Community Resilience | Pre-Proposal Due Feb 13, 2015


Postdoctoral Research Associate - Agricultural and Biological Engineering | University of Florida IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center | Homestead, FL | Application Review Begins Jan 15, 2015

Assistant Professor - Atmospheric Sciences | University of Miami | Miami, FL | Open until Filled

National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs

FCI authors are in bold.


Arruda, W., Zharkov, V., Deremble, B., Nof, D., & Chassignet, E. (2014). A New Model of Current Retroflection Applied to the Westward Protrusion of the Agulhas Current. 
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44 (12), 3118-3138.

Asseng, S., Ewert, F., Martre, P., Rotter, R. P., Lobell, D. B., Cammarano, D., et al. (2014). Rising temperatures reduce global wheat production. Nature Climate Change, online release.

Bassu, S., Brisson, N., Durand, J. - L., Boote, K., Lizaso, J., Jones, J. W., et al. (2014). How do various maize crop models vary in their responses to climate change factors? Glob Change Biol, 20(7), 2301-2320.

Das, O., Wang, Y., Donoghue, J., Xu, X., Coor, J., Elsner, J., Xu, Y. (2013). Reconstruction of paleostorms and paleoenvironment using geochemical proxies archived in the sediments of two coastal lakes in northwest Florida. Quaternary Science Reviews, 68, 142-153.

Edmunds, P. J., Burgess, S. C., Putnam, H. M., Baskett, M. L., Bramanti, L., Fabina, N. S., et al. (2014). Evaluating the causal basis of ecological success within the scleractinia: an integral projection model approach. Mar Biol, 161(12), 2719-2734.

Goly, A., Teegavarapu, R. S. V., & Mondal, A. (2014). Development and Evaluation of Statistical Downscaling Models for Monthly Precipitation. Earth Interact., 18(18), 1-28.

Gómez, C. E., Paul, V. J., Ritson-Williams, R., Muehllehner, N., Langdon, C., & Sánchez, J. A. (2014). Responses of the tropical gorgonian coral Eunicea fusca to ocean acidification conditions. Coral Reefs.

Gustafson, D. I., Jones, J. W., Porter, C. H., Hyman, G., Edgerton, M. D., Gocken, T., et al. (2014). Climate adaptation imperatives: untapped global maize yield opportunities. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 12(4), 471-486.

Kwon, M., Jang, H. S., & Feiock, R. C. (2014). Climate protection and energy sustainability policy in California cities: what have we learned? Journal of Urban Affairs, 36(5), 905-924.

LaRow, T. E., Stefanova, L., & Seitz, C. (2014). Dynamical Simulations of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity Using Observed Low-Frequency SST Oscillation Imposed on CMIP5 Model RCP4.5 SST Projections. J. Climate, 27(21), 8055-8069.

Lee, M. - K., Natter, M., Keevan, J., Guerra, K., Saunders, J., Uddin, A., Humayun, M., Wang, Y., & Keimowitz, A. R. (2013). Assessing Effects of Climate Change on Biogeochemical Cycling of Trace Metals in Alluvial and Coastal Watersheds. Bjecc, , 44-66.

Martre, P., Wallach, D., Asseng, S., Ewert, F., Jones, J. W., Rötter, R. P., Boote, K. J., et al. (2014). Multimodel ensembles of wheat growth: many models are better than one. Glob Change Biol, online release.

Negm, L. M., Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Chescheir, G. M., & Jones, J. (2014). DRAINMOD-DSSAT model for simulating hydrology, soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, and crop growth for drained crop land. Agricultural Water Management, 137, 30-45.

O'Leary, G. J., Christy, B., Nuttall, J., Huth, N., Cammarano, D., Stöckle, C., Basso, B., Shcherbak, I., Fitzgerald, G., Luo, Q., Farre-Codina, I., Palta, J., & Asseng, S. (2014). Response of wheat growth, grain yield and water use to elevated CO2 under a Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiment and modelling in a semi-arid environment. Glob Change Biol, accepted.

Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Russell, J. M., Clark, P. U., Liu, Z., Overpeck, J. T., Konecky, B., deMenocal, P., Nicholson, S. E., et al. (2014). Coherent changes of southeastern equatorial and northern African rainfall during the last deglaciation. Science, 346(6214), 1223-1227.

Porter, C. H., Villalobos, C., Holzworth, D., Nelson, R., White, J. W., Athanasiadis, I. N., Janssen, S., Ripoche, D., Cufi, J., Raes, D., Zhang, M., Knapen, R., Sahajpal, R., Boote, K., & Jones, J. W. (2014). Harmonization and translation of crop modeling data to ensure interoperability. Environmental Modelling & Software, 62, 495-508.

Putz, F. (2014). Finding Home in the Sandy Lands of the South: A Naturalist's Journey in Florida. Cypress Highlands Press of Florida.

Salmerón, M., Cavero, J., Isla, R., Porter, C. H., Jones, J. W., & Boote, K. J. (2014). DSSAT Nitrogen Cycle Simulation of Cover Crop-Maize Rotations under Irrigated Mediterranean Conditions. Agronomy Journal, 106(4), 1283.

Wang, Y., Gu, B., Lee, M. - K., Jiang, S., & Xu, Y. (2014). Isotopic evidence for anthropogenic impacts on aquatic food web dynamics and mercury cycling in a subtropical wetland ecosystem in the US. Science of The Total Environment, 487, 557-564.

Wang, Y., Xu, Y., Khawaja, S., Passey, B. H., Zhang, C., Wang, X., et al. (2013). Diet and environment of a mid-Pliocene fauna from southwestern Himalaya: Paleo-elevation implications. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 376, 43-53.

Wiseman, H. J. (2014). Regulatory islands. New York University Law Review, 89(5), 1661-1742.

Woli, P., Jones, J. W., Ingram, K. T., & Hoogenboom, G. (2014). Predicting Crop Yields with the Agricultural Reference Index for Drought. J Agro Crop Sci, 200(3), 163-171.

Wu, Z., Chassignet, E. P., Ji, F., & Huang, J. (2014). Reply to 'Spatiotemporal patterns of warming'. Nature Climate change, 4(10), 846-848.

Zhang, X., Niu, G. - Y., Elshall, A. S., Ye, M., Barron-Gafford, G. A., & Pavao-Zuckerman, M. (2014). Assessing five evolving microbial enzyme models against field measurements from a semiarid savannah-What are the mechanisms of soil respiration pulses? Geophys. Res. Lett., 41(18), 6428-6434.

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