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Florida Institute of Technology Joins the FCI
The Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) is formally joining the Florida Climate Institute as our 9th member institution! The FIT branch of the FCI will be led by Drs. Robert van Woesik and Mark Bush, both of FIT's Department of Biological Sciences. More >
Change in Environment Can Lead to Rapid Evolution
A new study co-authored by Kimberly Hughes (FSU) is giving researchers a glimpse at how organisms evolve in response to rapid environmental change. The findings could have a broad ripple effect on a number of research areas, including climate change and cancer treatment. More >
11/2 Lecture w/ Naomi Oreskes - Streamed LIVE
On 11/2 at 3pm ET, Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Harvard Professor on the History of Science and co-author of Merchants of Doubt (recently adapted as a documentary), will be giving a lecture at the UF's University Auditorium in Gainesville. This special event will be streamed and archived online here. More >

FSU Researchers Trek to North Pole
Three FSU researchers are part of the scientific team on board a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker that became the first American ship to make a solo trip to the North Pole. The expedition is in support of GEOTRACES, an international effort funded by the National Science Foundation to study the geochemistry of the world's oceans. More >
South Florida An Attractive Home for Invading Reptiles
South Florida is on the front lines in the war against invasive reptiles and amphibians because its warm climate makes it a place where they like to live, a new study shows. Using computer models and data showing where reptiles live in Florida, Ikuko Fujisaki (UF) and colleagues predicted where they could find non-native species in the future. More >
Funding for Climate Change Impacts on Vector-borne Disease
A new 5-year multi-institutional collaborative research grant of $1.85 million funded by NSF's Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program will support research on the effect of temperature on 13 different diseases that use insects for transmission. Sadie Ryan (UF), Leah Johnson (USF), and Jason Rohr (USF) are three of the investigators on the project. More >
New Funding for FAU Projects
Jeff HuberDiana Mitsova-Boneva, and Colin Polsky of Florida Atlantic University are receiving new funding to support a variety of projects, from adaptation design to infrastructure systems and extreme events to marshes and sea level rise. More >

King Tide Photo Contest
To promote public engagement with the topic of sea-level rise, Florida Atlantic University's Center for Environmental Studies invites the South Florida community to document their personal experience with King Tide October 26th-28th. Winning entries will be posted on Facebook, and the six best photographers will be invited to participate in a Sea-Level Rise Expedition highlighting challenges and solutions in South Florida in relation to sea-level rise. More >
Other Notes
* A joint project of the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM) and Coastal States Organization (CSO) invited Florida Sea Grant's Thomas Ruppert to serve on a 13-person Project Advisory Committee for the project "Improving Community Resiliency through the NFIP / CRS."More >

* Simone Athayde (UF) and colleagues have released a video and website on indigenous peoples and disaster risk reduction.

Oct 6, 2015 | Crowds & Climate Climate CoLab Conference | Cambridge, MA

Oct 11-14, 2015 | 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security | Ithaca, NY

Oct 15-16, 2015 | US CLIVAR Workshop: Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models | Princeton, NJ

Oct 19-20, 2015 | Southeast Climate Consortium Fall Meeting | Athens, GA

Oct 27-28, 2015 | Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation for Conservation Training & Coaching Session | Memphis, TN

Nov 12-13, 2015 | Rising Seas Summit | Cambridge, MA

May 9-13, 2016 | US-Netherlands Connection (USNC) Professional Program | The Netherlands

FCI authors are in bold.
Bastola, S., & Misra, V. (2015). Seasonal hydrological and nutrient loading forecasts for watersheds over the Southeastern United States. Environmental Modelling & Software, 73, 90-102.

Bush, M. B., Mosblech, N. A. S., & Church, W. (2015). Climate change and the agricultural history of a mid-elevation Andean montane forest. The Holocene, 25(9), 1522-1532.

Cammarano, D., Zierden, D., Stefanova, L., Asseng, S., O'Brien, J. J., & Jones, J. W. (2015). Using historical climate observations to understand future climate change crop yield impacts in the Southeastern US. Climatic Change, online release.

Coutts, C., & Hahn, M. (2015). Green Infrastructure, Ecosystem Services, and Human Health. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12(8), 9768-9798.

Deady, E. L., & Ruppert, T. (2015). The Link Between Future Flood Risk and Comprehensive Planning. ELULS Section Reporter, 37(1), 7-14.

Douglas, P. M. J., Brenner, M., & Curtis, J. H. (2015). Methods and future directions for paleoclimatology in the Maya Lowlands. Global and Planetary Change, in press.

Douglas, P. M. J., Pagani, M., Canuto, M. A., Brenner, M., Hodell, D. A., Eglinton, T. I., & Curtis, J. H. (2015). Drought, agricultural adaptation, and sociopolitical collapse in the Maya Lowlands. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 112(18), 5607-5612.

Downes, S. M., Farneti, R., Uotila, P., Griffies, S. M., Marsland, S. J., Bailey, D., ... Bozec, A., ... Chassignet, E., et al. (2015). An assessment of Southern Ocean water masses and sea ice during 1988-2007 in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations. Ocean Modelling, 94, 67-94.

Dukhovskoy, D. S., Ubnoske, J., Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, E., Hiester, H. R., & Proshutinsky, A. (2015). Skill metrics for evaluation and comparison of sea ice models. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, early online release.

Farneti, R., Downes, S. M., Griffies, S. M., Marsland, S. J., Behrens, E., Bentsen, M., ...Bozec, A., ... Chassignet, E., et al. (2015). An assessment of Antarctic Circumpolar Current and Southern Ocean meridional overturning circulation during 1958-2007 in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations. Ocean Modelling, 93, 84-120.

Ghalambor, C. K., Hoke, K. L., Ruell, E. W., Fischer, E. K., Reznick, D. N., & Hughes, K. A. (2015). Non-adaptive plasticity potentiates rapid adaptive evolution of gene expression in nature. Nature, 525, 372-375.

Han, G., Wu, X., Zhang, S., Liu, Z., Navon, I. M., & Li, W. (2015). A Study of Coupling Parameter Estimation Implemented by 4D-Var and EnKF with a Simple Coupled System. Advances in Meteorology, 2015, 1-16.

Hernandez Ayala, J. J., & Matyas, C. J. (2015). Tropical cyclone rainfall over Puerto Rico and its relations to environmental and storm-specific factors. Int. J. Climatol., early online release.

Jagger, T. H., Elsner, J. B., & Widen, H. M.J (2015). A Statistical Model for Regional Tornado Climate Studies. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0131876.

Nunez, J. C. B., Seale, T. P., Fraser, M. A., Burton, T. L., Fortson, T. N., Hoover, D., Travis, J., Oleksiak, M. F., & Crawford, D. L. (2015). Population Genomics of the Euryhaline Teleost Poecilia latipinna. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0137077.

Park, T. - W., Jeong, J. - H., Deng, Y., Zhou, R., & Cai, M. (2015). Quantitative decomposition of radiative and non-radiative contributions to temperature anomalies related to siberian high variability. Clim Dyn, 45(5-6), 1207-1217.

Proshutinsky, A., Dukhovskoy, D., Timmermans, M. - L., Krishfield, R., & Bamber, J. L. (2015). Arctic circulation regimes. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 373(2052).

Rosenmeier, M. F., Brenner, M., Hodell, D. A., Martin, J. B., Curtis, J. H., & Binford, M. W. (2015). A model of the 4000-year paleohydrology (δ18O) record from Lake Salpeten, Guatemala. Global and Planetary Change, .

Silva, J. A., Matyas, C. J., & Cunguara, B. (2015). Regional inequality and polarization in the context of concurrent extreme weather and economic shocks. Applied Geography, 61, 105-116.

Yi, H., & Feiock, R. C. (2015). Climate action plan adoptions in the US states. Int J of Cl Chan Strat and Man, 7(3), 375-393.

Zick, S. E., & Matyas, C. J. (2015). Tropical cyclones in the North American Regional Reanalysis: The impact of satellite-derived precipitation over ocean. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early online release.

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