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Melting Greenland Ice Sheet May Affect Global Ocean Circulation, Future Climate
Scientists from the University of South Florida, along with colleagues in Canada and the Netherlands, have determined that the influx of fresh water from the Greenland ice sheet is "freshening" the North Atlantic Ocean. This could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, an important component of global ocean circulation, and could impact the future climate in places such as portions of Europe and North America. More >
Monroe County Commission Holds Workshop on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
On January 26, Thomas Ruppert (UF; FL Sea Grant) co-presented a workshop on climate change and sea level rise to the Monroe County Commissioners in the Florida Keys. Mr. Ruppert discussed how Monroe County can work to balance the costs of maintaining roads impacted by sea level rise and the rights of property owners to access their property via impacted roads. More >
New Funding to Study Climate Effects on Microbial Processes and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Grazing Lands
Soils in grazing lands are influencing greenhouse gas concentrations via the release of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide produced by microbes. A new study conducted by UF and ASU and funded by USDA-AFRI will investigate how grazing land management and environmental factors affect the microbial community, and how microbial activity and greenhouse gas production are shaped by these factors. More >
Dr. Clyde Fraisee Joining World Meteorological Organization Team
Clyde Fraisse (UF) has been nominated to the World Meteorological Organization's Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM) Expert Team on Agricultural Decision-Support and Extension Services on Climate Extremes.
State Climatologist David Zierden on Capitol Hill for El Niño "101"
Florida state climatologist David Zierden was one of four scientists invited to a congressional briefing in Washington, DC, where he provided background and explained the implications of the 2015-16 El Niño event. More >
New FCI Co-Directer at UF: Ellen Martin
Dr. Ellen Martin of the University of Florida's Department of Geological Sciences has been named the new Co-Director of the Florida Climate Institute branch at UF. Dr. Martin is a Professor of Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology and has been involved with many FCI activities at UF.

New FIU Graduate Course on Sea Level Rise
FIU's Sea Level Solutions Center is convening its inaugural Interdisciplinary Studio course. This studio will provide the basis for an interdisciplinary framework for developing and conducting design and analyses for the natural-built environment under future sea level rise. More >
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FCI affiliates and/or authors from FCI member universities are in bold.
Acevedo, M. A., Sefair, J. A., Smith, J. C., Reichert, B., Fletcher Jr, R. J., & Fuller, R. (2015). Conservation under uncertainty: optimal network protection strategies for worst-case disturbance events. J Appl Ecol, 52(6), 1588-1597.

Balling Jr., R. C., Kiany, M. S. K., & Roy, S. S. (2016). Anthropogenic signals in Iranian extreme temperature indices. Atmospheric Research, 169, 96-101.

Barrett, R. T. S., Hollister, R. D., Oberbauer, S. F., & Tweedie, C. E. (2015). Arctic plant responses to changing abiotic factors in northern Alaska. American Journal of Botany, 102(12), 2020-2031.

Chang, N. B., Imen, S., & Bai, K. (2015). Impacts of Global Non-leading Teleconnection Signals on Terrestrial Precipitation across the United States. In Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 9610).

Chung, E. - S., & Soden, B. J. (2015). An assessment of methods for computing radiative forcing in climate models. Environ. Res. Lett., 10(7), 074004.

Ciner, B., Wang, Y., Deng, T., Flynn, L., Hou, S., & Wu, W. (2015). Stable carbon and oxygen isotopic evidence for Late Cenozoic environmental change in Northern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 440, 750-762.

Dukhovskoy, D. S., Myers, P. G., Platov, G., ... Chassignet, E. P., et al. (2015). Greenland freshwater pathways in the sub-Arctic Seas from model experiments with passive tracers. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, early release.

Enochs, I. C., Manzello, D. P., Donham, E. M., Kolodziej, G., ... Valentino, L., ... Carlton, R., Burton, T., et al. (2015). Shift from coral to macroalgae dominance on a volcanically acidified reef. Nature Climate change, 5(12), 1083-1088.

Ewert, F., Rötter, R. P., Bindi, M., ... Asseng, S. (2015). Crop modelling for integrated assessment of risk to food production from climate change. Environmental Modelling & Software, 72, 287-303.

He, L., Asseng, S., Zhao, G., Wu, D., Yang, X., Zhuang, W., et al. (2015). Impacts of recent climate warming, cultivar changes, and crop management on winter wheat phenology across the Loess Plateau of China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200, 135-143.

Heve, W. K., Olesen, J. E., Chirinda, N., & Adiku, S. G. K. (2016). Targeted management of organic resources for sustainably increasing soil organic carbon: Observations and perspectives for resource use and climate adaptations in northern Ghana. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B -- Soil & Plant Science, 66(2), 178-190.

Hoffmann, H., Zhao, G., van Bussel, L., ... Cammarano, D., Asseng, S., et al. (2015). Variability of effects of spatial climate data aggregation on regional yield simulation by crop models. Clim. Res., 65, 53-69.

Kassie, B. T., Asseng, S., Rotter, R. P., Hengsdijk, H., Ruane, A. C., & Van Ittersum, M. K. (2015). Exploring climate change impacts and adaptation options for maize production in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia using different climate change scenarios and crop models. Climatic Change, 129(1-2), 145-158.

Lammertsma, E. I., Donders, T. H., Pearce, C., Cremer, H., Gaiser, E. E., & Wagner-Cremer, F. (2015). Sensitivity of wetland hydrology to external climate forcing in central Florida. Quaternary Research, 84(3), 287-300.

Liu, B., Zhou, T., & Lu, J. (2015). Quantifying contributions of model processes to the surface temperature bias in FGOALS-g2. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 7(4), 1519-1533.

Lu, J. (2016). Some Fundamental Problems of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 40(1), 78-85.

Maynard, J. A., McKagan, S., Raymundo, L., ... van Hooidonk, R., et al. (2015). Assessing relative resilience potential of coral reefs to inform management. Biological Conservation, 192, 109-119.

McClanahan, T. R., Starger, C. J., & Baker, A. C. (2015). Decadal changes in common reef coral populations and their associations with algal symbionts (Symbiodiniumspp.). Mar Ecol, 36(4), 1215-1229.

Mitchell, B. C., & Chakraborty, J. (2015). Landscapes of thermal inequity: disproportionate exposure to urban heat in the three largest US cities. Environ. Res. Lett., 10(11), 115005.

Passeri, D. L., Hagen, S. C., Medeiros, S. C., & Bilskie, M. V. (2015). Impacts of historic morphology and sea level rise on tidal hydrodynamics in a microtidal estuary (Grand Bay, Mississippi). Continental Shelf Research, 111, 150-158.

Pirttioja, N., Carter, T., Fronzek, S., ... Asseng, S., et al. (2015). Temperature and precipitation effects on wheat yield across a European transect: a crop model ensemble analysis using impact response surfaces. Clim. Res., 65, 87-105.

Rowell, D. P., Booth, B. B. B., Nicholson, S. E., & Good, P. (2015). Reconciling Past and Future Rainfall Trends over East Africa. J. Climate, 28(24), 9768-9788.

Stukel, M. R., Kahru, M., Benitez-Nelson, C. R., Décima, M., Goericke, R., Landry, M. R., et al. (2015). Using Lagrangian-based process studies to test satellite algorithms of vertical carbon flux in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120(11), 7208-7222.

Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel (incl. various FCI affiliates). (2015). Recommended Projection of Sea-Level Rise in the Tampa Bay Region.

Wang, B., Chen, C., Liu, D., Asseng, S., Yu, Q., & Yang, X. (2015). Effects of climate trends and variability on wheat yield variability in eastern Australia. Clim. Res., 64(2), 173-186.

Wang, B., Liu, D. L., Asseng, S., Macadam, I., & Yu, Q. (2015). Impact of climate change on wheat flowering time in eastern Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 209-210, 11-21.

Wang, L., Hui, C., Sandhu, H. S., Li, Z., & Zhao, Z. (2015). Population dynamics and associated factors of cereal aphids and armyworms under global change. Sci. Rep., 5, 18801.

Xu, X., Arpan, L. M., & Chen, C. -fei. (2015). The moderating role of individual differences in responses to benefit and temporal framing of messages promoting residential energy saving. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 44, 95-108.

Zhao, G., Hoffmann, H., van Bussel, L., ... Cammarano, D., Asseng, S., et al. (2015). Effect of weather data aggregation on regional crop simulation for different crops, production conditions, and response variables. Clim. Res., 65, 141-157.

Zhu, X., Yee, J. - H., Cai, M., Swartz, W. H., Coy, L., Aquila, V., et al. (2016). Diagnosis of Middle-Atmosphere Climate Sensitivity by the Climate Feedback-Response Analysis Method. J. Atmos. Sci., 73(1), 3-23.

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