February 2021 Newsletter
Tune In Tomorrow at Noon!
The University of Miami is hosting a series of presentations and conversations focused on anti-racism and climate justice. ALL are welcome in the audience - UM community and beyond - please join us!

The conversation series includes three more webinars that will explore various aspects of injustices through the lens of climate change:
  • Miami Climate Justice Leadership | Monday, February 22, 2021 6:30-7:30 pm ET

  • Miami Climate Justice Activism | Monday, March 22, 2021 6:30-7:30 pm ET

  • Energy and Housing Justice in a Changing Climate | Monday, May 3, 2021 6:30-7:30 pm ET

The VoLo Foundation is hosting the 2021 Florida Climate Week, which will bring region-specific and topic-specific content on the impacts and solutions of climate change in the state of Florida. We will be hosting virtual and FREE sessions from organizations around the state.

Applications to host a virtual event are now open. The information can be found under the “Partners” tab on the website.

If the Legislature approves the new program, “Resilient Florida” will use revenues from the state documentary stamp tax to pay for the debt service on $1 billion in bonds for projects that address the impacts of climate change.

New Website Tells Climate Story from Visual Perspective
Gray Read from Florida International University has developed the website Climate Powers of 10. Using data from recent, peer-reviewed sources, the website tracks the full sweep of climate history and possible futures and makes the information accessible to students and general readers.

If you have any climate-related research, news items, or events that you would like to submit for consideration in the next newsletter, please email them to info@floridaclimateinstitute.org
Other Upcoming Events & Webinars
Job, Internship, and Fellowship Opportunities
National/International and Partial Remote
Science Policy Fellowship, Gulf Research Program, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine | Washington, DC
Early Career Research Fellowship, Gulf Research Program, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine | Washington, DC
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK
Coastal Program Analyst, California Coastal Commission | CA
Postdoctoral Scholar in Climate Change and Health Adaptation, University of Washington | Seattle, WA
Awards and Achievements
Jiangxiao Qiu, former FCI Global Climate Fellow, was awarded a $500,000 grant by The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to examine how climate change is threatening subtropical grasslands and the ways they sustain agriculture, wildlife biodiversity, and ecosystems and their benefits to humans.

Thomas Ruppert, Esq., Coastal Planning Specialist and Jerry Murphy, J.D.; CFM, received an award from the Association of State Floodplain Managers to lead a project to update the legal materials shared by ASFPM with its members and Certified Floodplain Managers.

Abhinav Alakshendra, A. K., Simi Mehta. (2020). Interlinkages between Urbanization and Climate Change: Identifying and Understanding the Challenges and the Prospects. Journal of Regional and City Planning, 31(3).

Ahmad, I., Singh, A., Fahad, M., & Waqas, M. M. (2020). Remote sensing-based framework to predict and assess the interannual variability of maize yields in Pakistan using Landsat imagery. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 178.

Bledsoe, R. B., Bean, E. Z., Austin, S. S., & Peralta, A. L. (2020). A microbial perspective on balancing trade-offs in ecosystem functions in a constructed stormwater wetland. Ecological Engineering, 158.

Cannon, D., Kibler, K., Donnelly, M., McClenachan, G., Walters, L., Roddenberry, A., et al. (2020). Hydrodynamic habitat thresholds for mangrove vegetation on the shorelines of a microtidal estuarine lagoon. Ecological Engineering, 158.

Christ, B., Bartels, W.L., Broughton, D., Seepaul, R., & Geller, D. (2020). In pursuit of a homegrown biofuel: Navigating systems of partnership, stakeholder knowledge, and adoption of Brassica carinata in the Southeast United States. Energy Research & Social Science, 70.

Christopher J. Garcia & Jennifer M. Proffitt. (2021). Elite Company: Sourcing Trends in 2014-2017 Prestige Press Climate Change Editorials. Environmental Communication.

Colverson, K. E., Harris, L. C. -, Galie, A., Moore, E. V., Munoz, O., McKune, S. L., et al. (2020). Evolution of a gender tool: WEAI, WELI and livestock research. Global Food Security, 26.

Elko, N., Briggs, T. R., Benedet, L., Robertson, Q., Thomson, G., Webb, B. M., et al. (2020). A century of U.S. beach nourishment. Ocean & Coastal Management, 199.

Estela Brown, C., Bhat, M. G., & Rehage, J. (2020). Valuing Ecosystem Services under Climate Risk: A Case of Recreational Fisheries in the Florida Everglades. J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 146(12).

Ghotbi, S., Wang, D., Singh, A., Mayo, T., & Sivapalan, M. (2020). Climate and Landscape Controls of Regional Patterns of Flow Duration Curves Across the Continental United States: Statistical Approach. Water Resour. Res., 56(11).

Grove, K., Barnett, A., & Cox, S. (2020). Designing justice? Race and the limits of recognition in greater Miami resilience planning. Geoforum, 117, 134–143.

Klinges, D. H., Klinges DH, Scheffers, B. R., & Scheffers BR. (2021). Microgeography, Not Just Latitude, Drives Climate Overlap on Mountains from Tropical to Polar Ecosystems. Am Nat, 197, 75–92.

Lowe, R., Lowe R, Ryan, S. J., Ryan SJ, Mahon, R., Mahon R, et al. (2020). Building resilience to mosquito-borne diseases in the Caribbean. PLoS Biol, e3000791.

Mack, L., Boote, K. J., Munz, S., Phillips, T. D., & GraeffHönninger, S. (2020). Adapting the CROPGRO model to simulate chia growth and yield. Agron.j., 112(5), 3859–3877.

McClenachan, G., Witt M, Walters, L. J., & Walters LJ. (2020). Replacement of oyster reefs by mangroves: Unexpected climate-driven ecosystem shifts. Glob Chang Biol.

Michée A. Lachaud and Boris E. Bravo, & Ureta. (2020). Agricultural productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: an analysis of climatic effects, catch-up and convergence. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Morbidelli, R., García-Marín, A. P., Mamun, A. A., Atiqur, R. M., Ayuso-Muñoz, J. L., Taouti, M. B., et al. (2020). The history of rainfall data time-resolution in a wide variety of geographical areas. Journal of Hydrology, 590.

Núñez-Regueiro, M. M., Branch, L. C., Derlindati, E., Gasparri, I., Marinaro, S., Nanni, S., et al. (2020). Open Standards for conservation as a tool for linking research and conservation agendas in complex socio-ecological systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 44, 6–15.

Serra, R., Kiker, G. A., Minten, B., Valerio, V. C., Varijakshapanicker, P., & Wane, A. (2020). Filling knowledge gaps to strengthen livestock policies in low-income countries. Global Food Security, 26.

Sharma, A., & Anandhi, A. (2021). Temperature based indicators to develop adaptive responses for crop production in Florida, USA. Ecological Indicators, 121.

Sharma, A., Ojha S.K., Dimov LD, et al. (2021). Long-term effects of catastrophic wind on southern US coastal forests: Lessons from a major hurricane. PLoS One, e0243362.

Shin, Cocke, S., Baigorria, G. A., Romero, C. C., Kim, B. - M., & Kim, K. - Y. (2020). Future Crop Yield Projections Using a Multi-model Set of Regional Climate Models and a Plausible Adaptation Practice in the Southeast United States. Atmosphere, 11(12).

Shultz JM, Kossin JP, Hertelendy A, et al. (2020). Mitigating the Twin Threats of Climate-Driven Atlantic Hurricanes and COVID-19 Transmission. Disaster Med Public Health Prep, 14(4), 494–503.

Wilson, S. T., Al-Haj, A. N., Bourbonnais, A., Frey, C., Fulweiler, R. W., Kessler, J. D., et al. (2020). Ideas and perspectives: A strategic assessment of methane and nitrous oxide measurements in the marine environment. Biogeosciences, 17, 5809–5828.

Wu, X., Bi, N., Syvitski, J., Saito, Y., Xu, J., Nittrouer, J. A., et al. (2020). Can Reservoir Regulation Along the Yellow River Be a Sustainable Way to Save a Sinking Delta? Earth's Future, 8(11).

Yang, K., Paramygin, V. A., & Sheng, Y. P. (2020). A Rapid Forecasting and Mapping System of Storm Surge and Coastal Flooding. Weather and Forecasting, 35(4), 1663-1681.

Zobel, C. W., MacKenzie, C. A., Baghersad, M., & Li, Y. (2021). Establishing a frame of reference for measuring disaster resilience. Decision Support Systems, 140.

Zolnikov, T. R., Garces, K. P., Bolter, K., McGuigan, K., & King, R. K. (2020). Enhancing public health preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities through the Florida Hurricane Response Hub. Climate Risk Management, 30.
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