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Predicting Ecological Responses of the Florida Everglades to Possible Future Climate Scenarios
A special issue of the Environmental Management journal, which includes several FCI co-authors, describes results of a workshop where a regional hydrologic model was used to simulate the hydrology expected in the Florida Everglades in 2060 with climate changes. More >
FCI Responds to Inquiries about Governor's Ban on Usage of Climate-Related Terms in State Agencies
In response to several inquiries about the allegations of Governor Scott's unwritten rules regarding the use of the words "climate change" and "global warming" by state agencies in communications, a statement was provided to news agencies and local media.
Refuges for Corals in a Changing Climate
New evidence from FIT Ph.D. student Chris Cacciapaglia and his advisor, Robert van Woesik, shows there may be some climate refuges where corals will survive in the future. Although their models show significant loss of corals as the oceans warm, they also highlight 12 areas -- 5 in the Indian Ocean and 7 in the Pacific -- where corals are likely to survive at least until 2100. More >

New Funding to Study Storage of Carbon Dioxide in Deep Saline Aquifers
Drs. Jeff Cunningham and Maya Trotz (USF) have received a grant from the US Geological Survey to study the storage of carbon dioxide in deep saline aquifers as a method of slowing climate change. The project is titled "Development and Application of New Modeling Capabilities in the Geochemist's Workbench®: Subsurface Sequestration of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Deep Saline Aquifers."
False Pause Explained by Michael Mann at FAU
What is the "false pause" in climate change data recently under debate? Distinguished Professor of Meteorology from Penn State Michael Mann presented his research to a rapt audience at a Geosciences Colloquium co-hosted by Center for Environmental Studies at FAU on February 27. More >
Florida Museum Opens New Exhibit Detailing World Climate Change
Visitors can discover 70 million years of climate change on Earth in a new exhibit now open at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. "Our Changing Climate: Past and Present" presents the story of Earth's changing climate over geologic time and what global trends are affecting life today. More >
UF One of 10 Schools Named in White House STEM Initiative
UF is one of 10 institutions selected to be part of a White House initiative aimed at keeping students enrolled in STEM fields. During its 5th annual science fair earlier this week, the White House announced its $240 million pledge to further boost STEM initiatives around the country. Included was a description of the new University Innovation Freshman (#uifresh) campaign that will aim to improve retention rates among STEM students in their first year of college. More >
2015-16: A Busy Year at FAU's CES
Under the direction of Dr. Colin Polsky, at the helm of FAU's Center for Environmental Studies (CES) since August 2014, a number of workshops and opportunities for climate-related exchange and collaboration are on the horizon for FCI researchers and the wider community of stakeholders in Florida. For the Spring, CES will host a workshop allowing representatives from FCI Universities and Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact to meet and exchange ideas for research and collaboration. More >
Other Events

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

May 11-15, 2015 | Data Harmonization Workshop | Beltsville, MD
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area | Due Jun 4, 2015

NSF Decision, Risk and Management Sciences | Due Aug 18, 2015

NSF Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events | Due Sep 15, 2015

FWS The Coastal Program | Due Sep 30, 2015

NSF Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities | Ongoing


Post Doc - Evaluating the Impacts of Cropping System Innovations in Africa | University of Bonn | Bonn, Germany | Apply by April 10, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Conservation Science and Private Lands | Colorado State University | Ft Collins, CO | Apply By Apr 15, 2015, for Full Consideration

Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) Postdoctoral Fellowships | UCAR | Various Host Institutions | Apply By May 15, 2015

Various Openings | ClimateWorks | San Francisco, CA | Open until Filled

Meteorologist | Climate Central | Princeton, NJ | Open Until Filled

FCI authors are in bold.


Abichou, T., Kormi, T., Yuan, L., Johnson, T., & Francisco, E. (2015). Modeling the effects of vegetation on methane oxidation and emissions through soil landfill final covers across different climates. Waste Management, 36, 230-240.

Aumen, N. G., Havens, K. E., Best, G. R., & Berry, L. (2015). Predicting Ecological Responses of the Florida Everglades to Possible Future Climate Scenarios: Introduction. Environmental Management, 55(4), 741-748.


Briceño, H., Miller, G., & Davis, S. E. (2014). Relating Freshwater Flow with Estuarine Water Quality in the Southern Everglades Mangrove Ecotone. Wetlands, 34(S1), 101-111.


Cacciapaglia, C., & van Woesik, R. (2015). Reef-coral refugia in a rapidly changing ocean. Glob Change Biol, early online release.


Daloz, A. S., Camargo, S. J., Kossin, J. P., Emanuel, K., Horn, M., Jonas, J. A., ... LaRow, T., et al. (2015). Cluster Analysis of Downscaled and Explicitly Simulated North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks. J. Climate, 28(4), 1333-1361.


Havens, K. E., & Steinman, A. D. (2015). Ecological Responses of a Large Shallow Lake (Okeechobee, Florida) to Climate Change and Potential Future Hydrologic Regimes. Environmental Management, 55(4), 763-775.  


Holmes, M. E., Chanton, J. P., Tfaily, M. M., & Ogram, A. (2015). CO2 and CH4 isotope compositions and production pathways in a tropical peatland. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 29(1), 1-18.


Liu, Y., Wu, J., Liu, Y., Hu, B. X., Hao, Y., Huo, X., et al. (2015). Analyzing effects of climate change on streamflow in a glacier mountain catchment using an ARMA model. Quaternary International, 358, 137-145.


Medeiros, S., Hagen, S., Weishampel, J., & Angelo, J. (2015). Adjusting Lidar-Derived Digital Terrain Models in Coastal Marshes Based on Estimated Aboveground Biomass Density. Remote Sensing, 7(4), 3507-3525.  


Meyers, S. D., Wilson, M., & Luther, M. E. (2015). Observations of hysteresis in the annual exchange circulation of a large microtidal estuary. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, accepted.


Nungesser, M., Saunders, C., Coronado-Molina, C., Obeysekera, J., Johnson, J., McVoy, C., & Benscoter, B. (2015). Potential Effects of Climate Change on Florida's Everglades. Environmental Management, 55(4), 824-835.  


Obeysekera, J., Barnes, J., & Nungesser, M. (2015). Climate Sensitivity Runs and Regional Hydrologic Modeling for Predicting the Response of the Greater Florida Everglades Ecosystem to Climate Change. Environmental Management, 55(4), 749-762.  


Selman, C., & Misra, V. (2015). Simulating diurnal variations over the southeastern United States: Simulation of SEUS Diurnal Variations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120(1), 180-198.


Shaevitz, D. A., Camargo, S. J., Sobel, A. H., Jonas, J. A., Kim, D., Kumar, A., LaRow, T. E., et al. (2014). Characteristics of tropical cyclones in high-resolution models in the present climate. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6(4), 1154-1172.


Zick, S. E., & Matyas, C. J. (2015). Tropical cyclones in the North American Regional Reanalysis: An assessment of spatial biases in location, intensity, and structure. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120(5), 1651-1669.

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