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Newsletter                                                     March 2015
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New Device to Change How Florida Monitors Sea Level Rise, Water Quality and Hurricanes
Sensing devices developed by Dr. Jason Hallstrom, (FAU) can collect information about the surrounding environment and transmit that information to cloud-based computing systems that store, analyze and present that information to educators, researchers and decision-makers. More >
Florida Tech Study Links Coral Disease, Warming Atlantic
Over the last four decades, the iconic elkhorn and staghorn corals that dominated Caribbean reefs for millions of years have all but disappeared. According to a new study from Carly Randall and Dr. Robert van Woesik (FIT), ocean warming has played a significant role in this dramatic decline. More >
USF College of Marine Science Awarded $4.5M to Map West Florida Reefs and Fish
The project will deploy a towed camera system called C-BASS (Camera-Based Survey Assessment System). Developed at the USF Center for Marine Technology, C-BASS will be deployed to determine the density, species composition and size structure of fishes using the various habitats. More >

Broward County, Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Named Climate Action Champions by Federal Government
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Broward County and the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact ("Compact") as Climate Action Champions following a nationwide competition. The designation honors the "decisive action to cut carbon pollution and build resilience" already undertaken by the four Compact counties: Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, and Monroe. More >
Workshops at UF Draw 250 from around the Globe
The FCI at UF hosted 2 international events to explore the impacts of climate on global agriculture. The Advancing Pest and Disease Modeling Workshop brought together pest and disease specialists from 10 countries for 2.5 days of team building and solution-oriented research collaborations. The AgMIP 5th Global Workshop brought together researchers in agronomy, economics, climate, and data optimization to work toward solutions for food security issues facing the growing population globally.
Broward County, USGS and CES: 2 Slides, 2 Minutes
Collaboration between US Geological Service and Florida Atlantic University scientists will continue to flourish and hopefully increase, thanks to a jointly-hosted event held on February 6, 2015 at the Florida Center for Environmental Studies. After opening remarks, each of the 30 researchers had two minutes to present two slides highlighting their individual research backgrounds and interests. More >
Other Events

Mar 18, 2015 | Webinar: Get to Know the Gulf of Mexico Alliance | Online

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
Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Adaptation Fund | Pre-Proposal Due Apr 10, 2015

NOAA Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes | Due Apr 13, 2015


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Oceanography | University of South Florida | St. Petersburg, FL | Open Until Filled

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biological Oceanography | University of South Florida | St. Petersburg, FL | Open Until Filled

FCI authors are in bold.


Chauhan, A., Pathak, A., Rodolfo-Metalpa, R., Milazzo, M., Green, S. J., & Hall-Spencer, J. M. (2015). Metagenomics Reveals Planktonic Bacterial Community Shifts across a Natural CO2 Gradient in the Mediterranean Sea. Genome Announc., 3(1), e01543-14.  

Randall, C. J., & van Woesik, R. (2015). Contemporary white-band disease in Caribbean corals driven by climate change. Nature Climate Change, online.

Strazisar, T., Koch, M. S., & Madden, C. J. (2015). Seagrass (Ruppia maritima L.) Life History Transitions in Response to Salinity Dynamics Along the Everglades-Florida Bay Ecotone. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(1), 337-352.

Trepanier, J. C., Needham, H. F., Elsner, J. B., & Jagger, T. H. (2015). Combining Surge and Wind Risk from Hurricanes Using a Copula Model: An Example from Galveston, Texas. The Professional Geographer, 67(1), 52-61.

Yu, Y., Cai, M., Ren, R., & van den Dool, H. M. (2015). Relationship between Warm Airmass Transport into the Upper Polar Atmosphere and Cold Air Outbreaks in Winter. J. Atmos. Sci., 72(1), 349-368.

Zhang, F., Zhang, H., Hagen, S. C., Ye, M., Wang, D., Gui, D., et al. (2015). Snow cover and runoff modelling in a high mountain catchment with scarce data: effects of temperature and precipitation parameters. Hydrol. Process., 29(1), 52-65. 
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