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FIU Earns NEH Grant to Highlight Role of Humanities in Sea Level Rise
The National Endowment for the Humanities has chosen FIU's History Department as the only Florida recipient of a Humanities in the Public Square grant. The grant funds a series of public events, programs, and conversations showing how the humanities can help us come to terms with the threats to Miami from climate change. More >
New Report: Next Generation Earth System Prediction
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a new report on improving strategies for subseasonal to seasonal forecasts, which will inform critical planning and management decisions that must be made weeks to months in advance. The report was co-authored by FCI co-director Eric Chassignet (FSU). More >
Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change
It is now possible to estimate the influence of climate change on some types of extreme events, such as heat waves, drought, and heavy precipitation, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Access the Report >
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Sea rise could force millions in Florida to adapt or flee, study finds (Miami Herald, March 14, 2016)
Highlights: Authors find three times more people at risk from flooding in U.S. than earlier projected; Floridians alone make up nearly half that number if seas rise six feet; residents in Miami-Dade and Broward counties make up a quarter of U.S. citizens at risk.

Highlights: County teams up with Nature Conservancy and CH2M Hill to study flooding; two pilot projects will look at using mangroves and other natural defenses.
Register Today for the 3rd Sea-Level Rise Summit - May 3-5 in Ft. Lauderdale
Early bird registration ends April 4 for FAU's Sea-Level Rise Summit: Connected Futures from Alaska to Florida, hosted by the Center for Environmental Studies. On Day 1 we examine the science and impacts with experts from NASA JPL, NOAA, FWS and USF. Days 2 and 3 convene decision-makers and industry professionals to discuss public policy and private adaptation efforts. See full agenda >
Ahead of the Tide Video Series
All 10 parts of the Ahead of the Tide video series are now available online. The FCI is a proud partner of the series, which highlights the effects of sea level rise and climate change through the stories and voices of local Floridians, including several FCI researchers. Each short video (5 to 7 minutes) showcases various aspects concerning sea level rise and includes interviews with scientists, engineers, politicians, conservation directors, educators, authors, activists.
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Career Opportunities
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. Fellows have the option to participate in the program either in person in New York City, Washington DC, the San Francisco Bay Area, or online. The next program (both in-person and online) will be June 6 - July 29, 2016.
Funding Opportunities
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Barbara, L., Crosta, X., Leventer, A., Schmidt, S., Etourneau, J., Domack, E., et al. (2016). Environmental responses of the Northeast Antarctic Peninsula to the Holocene climate variability. Paleoceanography, 31(1), 131-147.

Chen, T., Wang, X., & Giannakis, G. B. (2016). Cooling-Aware Energy and Workload Management in Data Centers via Stochastic Optimization. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Signal Process., 10(2), 402-415.

Domack, E. (2016). Climate science: A great Arctic ice shelf. Nature, 530(7589), 163-164.

Dutra, E., Koch, M., Peach, K., & Manfrino, C. (2016). Tropical crustose coralline algal individual and community responses to elevated pCO(2) under high and low irradiance. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 73(3), 803-813.

Eisenlord, M. E., Groner, M. L., Yoshioka, R. M., Elliott, J., Maynard, J., Fradkin, S., Turner, M., Pyne, K., Rivlin, N., van Hooidonk, R., & Harvell, C. D. (2016). Ochre star mortality during the 2014 wasting disease epizootic: role of population size structure and temperature. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 371(1689), 20150212.

Enochs, I. C., Manzello, D. P., Wirshing, H. H., Carlton, R., & Serafy, J. (2016). Micro-CT analysis of the Caribbean octocoral Eunicea flexuosa subjected to elevated pCO(2). ICES J. Mar. Sci., 73(3), 910-919.

Hicks Pries, C.  E., Schuur, E. A.  G., Natali, S.  M., & Crummer, K.  G. (2015). Old soil carbon losses increase with ecosystem respiration in experimentally thawed tundra. Nature Climate Change, 6(2), 214-218.

Holstein, D. M., Paris, C. B., Vaz, A. C., & Smith, T. B. (2016). Modeling vertical coral connectivity and mesophotic refugia. Coral Reefs, 35(1), 23-37.

Huang, Y., & Gerber, S. (2016). Nitrogen restrictions buffer modeled interactions of water with the carbon cycle. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 121(1), 218-232.

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Sawakuchi, H. O., Bastviken, D., Sawakuchi, A. O., Ward, N. D., Borges, C. D., Tsai, S. M., et al. (2016). Oxidative mitigation of aquatic methane emissions in large Amazonian rivers. Glob Change Biol, 22(3), 1075-1085.

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