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Wheat Yield To Decline As Temperatures Increase
For every degree Celsius that the temperature increases, the world stands to lose 6 percent of its wheat crop, according to a new global study led by Dr. Senthold Asseng (UF). More >
Melting Glaciers Have Big Carbon Impact
As glaciers melt, the amount of organic carbon exported in glacier outflow will increase 50 percent over the next 35 years, according to new research co-authored by Dr. Robert Spencer (FSU). More >
Climate Change Threatens 30 Years Of Sea Turtle Conservation Success
A new study led by Dr. Llewellyn Ehrhart (UCF) shows that how coastal communities choose to react to sea level rise could have dire consequences for sea turtles and other wildlife that rely on an unobstructed beach for survival. More >

Additional Notes

Dr. James O'Brien (FSU) Named IUGG Fellow

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis
Special Issue:
On A Tropical Island, Fossils Reveal The Past, And Possible Future, Of Polar Ice
By examining fossil corals found on the Seychelles, Dr. Andrea Dutton (UF) found evidence that global mean sea level ~125,000 years ago peaked at 20 to 30 feet above current levels, due in large part to polar ice sheet melt. More >
New Federal Flood Standard Will Help Communities Weather Climate Change, Extreme Storms
The White House has released a new flood risk management standard for new and rebuilt federally funded structures in and around floodplains. This new resilience standard will help ensure taxpayer dollars are well spent on infrastructure that can better withstand the impacts of flooding. More >
Florida Events
Nov 6, 2014 - Mar 4, 2015 | Exhibit: Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century | Coral Gables, FL

Feb 11, 2015 | Symposium: Fire, Floods, and Famine: What Can We Do about Climate Change? | Sarasota, FL

Feb 11, 2015 | Webinar: Victor Dover on Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns | Online 

Feb 12-14, 2015 | 21st Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference Powering the Planet: Energy for Today and Tomorrow | Gainesville, FL

Feb 12, 2015 | Lecture: Marine Turtles in A Changing World w/ Dr. Mariana Fuentes | St. Teresa, FL

Feb 19, 2015 | Lecture: Density-Driven Groundwater Flow: Seawater Intrusion, Natural Convection, and Other Phenomena | Miami, FL, & Online

Feb 20, 2015 | Seminar: Climate Action in an Era of Congressional Hostility | Gainesville, FL, & Online

Feb 22-25, 2015 | Advancing Pest and Disease Modeling Workshop | Gainesville, FL

Feb 25-28, 2015 | 5th AgMIP Global Workshop | Gainesville, FL

Mar 11, 2015 | Webinar: 2015 Florida Legislative Update | Online

Mar 25-28, 2015 | Conference: Envisioning a Sustainable Tropics | Gainesville, FL

Mar 26-28, 2015 | Int'l Summit on the Energy Water Food Nexus | Tallahassee, FL

More >

Other Events

Feb 15-17, 2015 | Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Feb 27, 2015 | Next South Conference and Career Fair | Atlanta, GA

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

Mar 24-26, 2015 | Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop | Las Cruces, NM

May 3-5, 2015 | ASABE 1st Climate Change Symposium: Adaptation and Mitigation | Chicago, IL

May 11-15, 2015 | Data Harmonization Workshop | Beltsville, MD
Funding Opportunities
NASA ROSES 2014: Climate Indicators and Data Products for Future National Climate Assessments | Due Feb 6, 2015

NASA ROSES 2014: Severe Storm Research | Due Mar 3, 2015

USGS Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program | Due Mar 12, 2015

The Lawrence Foundation Grants | Due Apr 30, 2015

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Security Challenge Area | Due Jun 4, 2015


Natural Resources Specialist I - Climate Resilience Specialist | Broward County | Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Apply By Feb 6, 2015

Agriculture/ Weather Product Manager | Schneider Electric | Burnsville, MN | Open Until Filled

Director, International Policy Analysis | Center for Clean Air Policy | Washington, DC | Open Until Filled

Meteorologist | Climate Prediction Center /NCEP/NWS | College Park, MD | Open Until Filled

Atmospheric Scientist | Climate Prediction Center /NCEP/NWS | College Park, MD | Open Until Filled

FCI authors are in bold.


Cai, Y., Huang, W., Teng, F., & Gu, S. (2014). Effects of Changing Climate on Glacier Shrinkage and River Flow in the Upper Heihe River Basin, China. Journal of Coastal Research, 68, 121-128.


Chen, Y., Huang, W., & Xu, S. (2014). Frequency Analysis of Extreme Water Levels Affected by Sea-Level Rise in East and Southeast Coasts of China. Journal of Coastal Research, 68, 105-112.


Ehrhart, L., Redfoot, W., Bagley, D., & Mansfield, K. (2014). Long-Term Trends in Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Nesting and Reproductive Success at an Important Western Atlantic Rookery. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 13(2), 173-181.


Fiske, S. J., Crate, S.A., Crumley, C.L., Galvin, K., Lazrus, H., Lucero, L. Oliver-Smith, A., Orlove, B., Strauss, S., Wilk, R. (2014). Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropology and Climate Change. Arlington, VA: American Anthropological Association.


Hauff, B., Cervino, J., Haslun, J., Krucher, N., Wier, A., Mannix, A., et al. (2014). Genetically divergent Symbiodinium sp. display distinct molecular responses to pathogenic Vibrio and thermal stress. Dis. Aquat. Org., 112(2), 149-159.


Hood, E., Battin, T. J., Fellman, J., O'Neel, S., & Spencer, R. G. M. (2015). Storage and release of organic carbon from glaciers and ice sheets. Nature Geosci, .


Nicholson, S. E. (2014). Spatial teleconnections in African rainfall: A comparison of 19th and 20th century patterns. The Holocene, 24(12), 1840-1848.


Oh, J. - H., Shin, D. W., Cocke, S. D., & Baigorria, G. A. (2014). ENSO Teleconnection Pattern Changes over the Southeastern United States under a Climate Change Scenario in CMIP5 Models. Advances in Meteorology, 2014, 1-16.


Sejas, S. A., Albert, O. S., Cai, M., & Deng, Y. (2014). Feedback attribution of the land-sea warming contrast in a global warming simulation of the NCAR CCSM4. Environ. Res. Lett., 9(12), 124005.


Sun, Z., Nie, H., Huang, S., Huang, S., Huang, W., Zhu, L., et al. (2014). Effects of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Reclamation Projects in Jiaojiang Estuary, China. Journal of Coastal Research, 68, 74-79.


Turetsky, M. R., Benscoter, B., Page, S., Rein, G., van der Werf, G. R., & Watts, A. (2014). Global vulnerability of peatlands to fire and carbon loss. Nature Geosci, 8(1), 11-14.


Wangt, Y., He, B., Herath, S., Basnayake, S., & Huang, W. (2014). Climate Change Scenarios Analysis in Coastal Region of Thailand. Journal of Coastal Research, 68, 160-167.


Zavala-Romero, O., Ahmed, A., Chassignet, E. P., Zavala-Hidalgo, J., Fernández Eguiarte, A., & Meyer-Baese, A. (2014). An open source Java web application to build self-contained web GIS sites. Environmental Modelling & Software, 62, 210-220.


Zhong, G., Liu, S., Han, C., & Huang, W. (2014). Urban Flood Maping for Jiaxing City Based on Hydrodynamic Modeling and GIS Analysis. Journal of Coastal Research, 68, 168-175.


Zhu, F., Huang, W., Cai, Y., Teng, F., Wang, B., & Zhou, Q. (2014). Development of a River Hydrodynamic Model for Studying Surface-Ground Water Interactions Affected by Climate Change in Heihe River, China. Journal of Coastal Research, 68, 129-135.

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