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E&E News: We've Got Your Sea-Level-Rise Studies Right Here
A recent E&E News article on sea level rise research featured interviews with FCI scientists Andrea Dutton (UF) and Ben Kirtman (UM), as well as the Eyes on the Rise tool developed at FIU. The article was in response to a senior White house official's comment expressing interest in reviewing studies on sea level rise and potential impacts to the U.S.A.
Tiffany Troxler (FIU) to Join NASEM Committee on Carbon Dioxide Removal
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has appointed a committee of experts, including Tiffany Troxler (FIU), to conduct a study on Developing a Research Agenda on Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration. This study will develop the agenda needed to assess the benefits, risks, and sustainable scale potential for CDR and sequestration approaches and increase their commercial viability. More >
Warm Water Rings Fueling Hurricane Intensification in the Caribbean Sea
Last year's devastating Hurricane Matthew may be one of example of a tropical storm fueled by massive rings of warm water that exist in the upper reaches of the Caribbean Sea. In a recent study, a team at the University of Miami deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments to measure ocean temperature, salinity, and currents to understand the structure of these warm-water eddies. More >
New Book by Kristine Harper (FSU): Make It Rain
Kristine Harper (FSU) has published a new book with the University of Chicago Press: Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America. In the book, Harper tells the history of state-funded attempts to manage, manipulate, and deploy the weather in America and implications for climate change today.
What Climate Change Means for Leaf Litter
According to a study co-authored by John Kominoski (FIU), temperature is not the only factor in how quickly insects and micro-organisms convert food into energy and, as a byproduct, release carbon dioxide into the air via leaf litter decay. This finding contradicts a long-held belief that this process would accelerate with rising temperatures. More >
Is Climate Change Producing Too Many Female Sea Turtles?
A recent news article published in Scientific American features a new method developed by Jeanette Wyneken and colleagues at FAU to identify the gender of sea turtle hatchlings. Warmer temperatures may lead to an increase in female turtles, and a skewed gender ratio could affect the future of the species.
Florida Events
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FCI affiliates and/or authors from FCI member universities are in bold.
Abed-Elmdoust, A., Miri, M. - A., & Singh, A. (2016). Reorganization of river networks under changing spatiotemporal precipitation patterns: An optimal channel network approach. Water Resour. Res., 52(11), 8845-8860.

Burgman, R. J., Kirtman, B. P., Clement, A. C., & Vazquez, H. (2017). Model evidence for low-level cloud feedback driving persistent changes in atmospheric circulation and regional hydroclimate. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44(1), 428-437.

Dutton, A., Rubin, K., McLean, N., Bowring, J., Bard, E., Edwards, R. L., et al. (2017). Data reporting standards for publication of U-series data for geochronology and timescale assessment in the earth sciences. Quaternary Geochronology, 39, 142-149.

Flower, H., Rains, M., Lewis, D., Zhang, J. - Z., & Price, R. (2017). Saltwater intrusion as potential driver of phosphorus release from limestone bedrock in a coastal aquifer. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 184, 166-176.

Follstad Shah, J. J., Kominoski, J. S., Ardón, M., Dodds, W. K., Gessner, M. O., Griffiths, N. A., et al. (2017). Global synthesis of the temperature sensitivity of leaf litter breakdown in streams and rivers. Glob Change Biol, .

Gbegbelegbe, S., Cammarano, D., Asseng, S., Robertson, R., Chung, U., Adam, M., et al. (2017). Baseline simulation for global wheat production with CIMMYT mega-environment specific cultivars. Field Crops Research, 202, 122-135.

Guo, L., Cheng, J., Luedeling, E., Koerner, S. E., He, J. - S., Xu, J., et al. (2017). Critical climate periods for grassland productivity on China's Loess Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 233, 101-109.

Han, W. - Y., Huang, J. - G., Li, X., Li, Z. - X., Ahammed, G. J., Yan, P., & Stepp, J. R. (2017). Altitudinal effects on the quality of green tea in east China: a climate change perspective. Eur Food Res Technol, 243(2), 323-330.

Harper, K. C. (2017). Make it Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Hertzberg, V., Mac, V., Elon, L., ... Flocks, J., et al. (2017). Novel Analytic Methods Needed for Real-Time Continuous Core Body Temperature Data. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(1), 95-111.

Heymsfield, A., Krämer, M., Wood, N. B., Gettelman, A., Field, P. R., & Liu, G. (2017). Dependence of the Ice Water Content and Snowfall Rate on Temperature, Globally: Comparison of in Situ Observations, Satellite Active Remote Sensing Retrievals, and Global Climate Model Simulations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56(1), 189-215.

Kennedy, J. P., Garavelli, L., Truelove, N. K., Devlin, D. J., Box, S. J., Chérubin, L. M., et al. (2017). Contrasting genetic effects of red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle L.) range expansion along West and East Florida. J. Biogeogr., 44(2), 335-347.

Ma, J., Foltz, G. R., Soden, B. J., Huang, G., He, J., & Dong, C. (2016). Will surface winds weaken in response to global warming? Environ. Res. Lett., 11(12), 124012.

Maiorano, A., Martre, P., Asseng, S., ... Tassie, B. T., ... Cammarano, D., et al. (2017). Crop model improvement reduces the uncertainty of the response to temperature of multi-model ensembles. Field Crops Research, 202, 5-20.

Marazzi, L., Gaiser, E. E., Jones, V. J., Tobias, F. A. C., & Mackay, A. W. (2017). Algal richness and life-history strategies are influenced by hydrology and phosphorus in two major subtropical wetlands. Freshw Biol, 62(2), 274-290.

Mays, J. L., Brenner, M., Curtis, J. H., Curtis, K. V., ... Escobar, J., Dutton, A. L., Zimmerman, A. R., et al. (2017). Stable carbon isotopes of total organic carbon and long-chain n-alkanes as proxies for climate and environmental change in a sediment core from Lake Peten-Itza, Guatemala. J Paleolimnol, 57(4), 307-319.

Owens, J. D., Lyons, T. W., Hardisty, D. S., Lowery, C. M., Lu, Z., Lee, B., et al. (2017). Patterns of local and global redox variability during the Cenomanian-Turonian Boundary Event (Oceanic Anoxic Event 2) recorded in carbonates and shales from central Italy. Sedimentology, 64(1), 168-185.

Perez-Portela, R., Rius, M., & Villamor, A. (2017). Lineage splitting, secondary contacts and genetic admixture of a widely distributed marine invertebrate. J. Biogeogr., 44(2), 446-460.

Price, S. F., Hoffman, M. J., Bonin, J. A., ... Chambers, D. P., et al. (2017). An ice sheet model validation framework for the Greenland ice sheet. Geosci. Model Dev., 10(1), 255-270.

Raymundo, R., Asseng, S., Prassad, R., ... Zotarelli, L., ... Graham, W., & Porter, C. (2017). Performance of the SUBSTOR-potato model across contrasting growing conditions. Field Crops Research, 202, 57-76.

Rolando, J. L., Turin, C., Ramírez, D. A., Mares, V., Monerris, J., & Quiroz, R. (2017). Key ecosystem services and ecological intensification of agriculture in the tropical high-Andean Puna as affected by land-use and climate changes. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 236, 221-233.

Song, J., Fu, X., Gu, Y., Deng, Y., & Peng, Z. - R. (2017). An examination of land use impacts of flooding induced by sea level rise. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17(3), 315-334.

Them II, T. R., Gill, B. C., Caruthers, A. H., Gröcke, D. R., Tulsky, E. T., Martindale, R. C., et al. (2017). High-resolution carbon isotope records of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (Early Jurassic) from North America and implications for the global drivers of the Toarcian carbon cycle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 459, 118-126.

Yi, H., Srinivasan, R. S., Braham, W. W., & Tilley, D. R. (2017). An ecological understanding of net-zero energy building: Evaluation of sustainability based on emergy theory. Journal of Cleaner Production, 143, 654-671.

Zhang, C., Ding, W., Li, Y., Tang, Y., & Wang, D. (2016). Catchments' hedging strategy on evapotranspiration for climatic variability. Water Resour. Res., 52(11), 9036-9045.

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