July 2017 Newsletter
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2017 Hurricane Season Follows Year of Extremes

The 2016 hurricane season was the longest hurricane season since 1951, making it the second-longest hurricane season on record. That's the conclusion drawn in a paper just published in Geophysical Research Letters and led by Jennifer Collins (USF).

Simple Tactic Results in Dramatic Water Conservation

Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic developed by researchers Tara Root and Felicia Survis (FAU) that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.

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Oct. 12 Climate Communication Summit - Diving Deeper: Immersive Storytelling for Climate Science

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual University of Florida Climate Communications Summit on October 12, 2017, in Gainesville. Speakers include:
  • Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab
  • Sri Kalyanaraman, director of the UF College of Journalism and Communications' Media Effects and Technology Lab
  • Jenny Staletovich, environmental reporter for The Miami Herald
How Is Worldwide Sea Level Rise Driven by Melting Arctic Ice?

In this recent Scientific American article, Andrea Dutton (UF) helps explain how land ice thaw and the dynamics of warming water are raising ocean levels.
New Changing Seas Episode: The Fate of Carbon

This new 1/2-hour episode from WPBT2 South Florida examines how changes to the ocean environment will affect the way carbon is cycled through the seas.
Honors / Awards

Michael Martinez-Colon (FAMU) has been selected to receive a 2017 Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program.

Aavudai "Anandhi" Swamy (FAMU) has received ~$600,000 from USDA-NIFA for her proposal entitled "Building Capacity in the natUral resources engineering Research and Teaching using INnovative Strategies (B-CURTAINS)."

The University of Florida was ranked by College Factual as the 3rd best U.S. college for studying natural resources and conservation.
Additional News

Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students ( New York Times - Jun 4, 2017)

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article155213369.html#storylink=cpy
New Florida Law Lets Any Resident Challenge What's Taught in Science Classes (Washington Post, Jul 1, 2017)
Funding Opportunities
Job Opportunities

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Sustainable Coastal Systems University of Central Florida | Orlando, FL | Open until Filled

Director, Sea Level Solutions Center Florida International University | Miami, FL | Apply by Aug 1, 2017, for Full Consideration

Climate Signals Media Manager Climate Nexus | New York, NY | Open until Filled

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | Washington, DC | Apply by Nov 1, 2017

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FCI affiliates and/or authors from FCI member universities are in bold.

Acheampong, M., Ertem, F. C., Kappler, B., & Neubauer, P. (2017). In pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 7: Will biofuels be reliable? Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75, 927-937.

Agar, J., Shivlani, M., & Solis, D. (2017). The Commercial Trap Fishery in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: an Economic, Social, and Technological Profile. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 37(4), 778-788.

Baker, A. C., Correa, A. M. S., & Cunning, R. (2017). Diversity, Distribution and Stability of Symbiodinium in Reef Corals of the Eastern Tropical Pacific. In Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (Vol. 8, pp. 405-420). Springer.

Bell, R. J., Gray, S. L., & Jones, O. P. (2017). North Atlantic storm driving of extreme wave heights in the North Sea. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122(4), 3253-3268.

Brown, T. - R. W., Low-Decarie, E., Pillsbury, R. W., Fox, G. A., & Scott, K. M. (2017). The effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on freshwater periphyton in a temperate stream. Hydrobiologia, 794(1), 333-346.

Chenu, K., Porter, J. R., Martre, P., Basso, B., Chapman, S. C., Ewert, F., Bindi, M., & Asseng, S. (2017). Contribution of Crop Models to Adaptation in Wheat. Trends in Plant Science, 22(6), 472-490.

Collins, J. M., & Roache, D. R. (2017). The 2016 North Atlantic hurricane season: A season of extremes. Geophysical Research Letters, .

De Souza-Machado, S., Tangborn, A., Sura, P., Hepplewhite, C., & Strow, L. L. (2017). Non-Gaussian Analysis of Observations from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Compared with ERA and MERRA Reanalyses. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56(5), 1463-1481.

Dinerstein, E., Olson, D., Joshi, A., Vynne, C., ... Noss, R., et al. (2017). An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm. BioScience, 67(6), 534-545.

Fiehn, A., Quack, B., Hepach, H., Fuhlbrugge, S., ... Atlas, E., et al. (2017). Delivery of halogenated very short-lived substances from the west Indian Ocean to the stratosphere during the Asian summer monsoon. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17(11), 6723-6741.

Fraile-Jurado, P., Álvarez-Francoso, J. I., Guisado-Pintado, E., Sánchez-Carnero, N., Ojeda-Zújar, J., & Leatherman, S. P. (2017). Mapping inundation probability due to increasing sea level rise along El Puerto de Santa María (SW Spain). Nat Hazards, 87(2), 581-598.

Glicksman, R. L., Markell, D. L., & Monteleoni, C. (2017). Technological Innovation, Data Analytics, and Environmental Enforcement. Ecology Law Quarterly, 44(1), 41-88.

Glynn, P. W., Manzello, D. P., & Enochs, I. C. (2017). Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Persistence and Loss in a Dynamic Environment (Vol. 8). Springer.

Glynn, P. W., Alvarado, J. J., Banks, S., Cortes, J., Feingold, J. S., ... Riegl, B., et al. (2017). Eastern Pacific Coral Reef Provinces, Coral Community Structure and Composition: An Overview. In Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (Vol. 8, pp. 107-176). Springer.

Glynn, P. W., Mones, A. B., Podesta, G. P., Colbert, A., & Colgan, M. W. (2017). El Nino-Southern Oscillation: Effects on Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs and Associated Biota. In Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (Vol. 8, pp. 251-290). Springer.

Greenberg, C. H., Zarnoch, S. J., & Austin, J. D. (2017). Weather, hydroregime, and breeding effort influence juvenile recruitment of anurans: implications for climate change. Ecosphere, 8(5), e01789.

Hata, T., Madin, J. S., Cumbo, V. R., Denny, M., Figueiredo, J., Harii, S., et al. (2017). Coral larvae are poor swimmers and require fine-scale reef structure to settle. Sci Rep, 7(1).

Hu, X., Li, Y., Yang, S., Deng, Y., & Cai, M. (2017). Process-Based Decomposition of the Decadal Climate Difference between 2002-13 and 1984-95. J. Climate, 30(12), 4373-4393.

James, S. R., Knox, H. A., Abbott, R. E., & Screaton, E. J. (2017). Improved moving window cross-spectral analysis for resolving large temporal seismic velocity changes in permafrost. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44(9), 4018-4026.

Johnson, K. B., & Roberts, J. L. (2017). Florida Inlets and Intertidal Biofouling Communities. Mar. Technol. Soc. J., 51(2), 7-21.

Kubryakov, A. A., Stanichny, S. V., & Volkov, D. L. (2017). Quantifying the impact of basin dynamics on the regional sea level rise in the Black Sea. Ocean Sci., 13(3), 443-452.

Lema Velez, L. F., Hermelin, D., Fontecha, M., & Urrego, D. H. (2017). Climate Change Communication in Columbia. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Oxford University Press.

Lewis, C. L., Neely, K. L., Richardson, L. L., & Rodriguez-Lanetty, M. (2017). Temporal dynamics of black band disease affecting pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) following two consecutive hyperthermal events on the Florida Reef Tract. Coral Reefs, 36(2), 427-431.

Li, Y., Zhang, L., Qiu, J., Yan, J., Wan, L., Wang, P., et al. (2017). Spatially explicit quantification of the interactions among ecosystem services. Landscape Ecol, 32(6), 1181-1199.

Lumpkin, R., Özgökmen, T., & Centurioni, L. (2017). Advances in the Application of Surface Drifters. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci., 9(1), 59-81.

Mehterian, S., Pourmand, A., Sharifi, A., Lahijani, H. A. K., Naderi, M., & Swart, P. K. (2017). Speleothem records of glacial/interglacial climate from Iran forewarn of future Water Availability in the interior of the Middle East. Quaternary Science Reviews, 164, 187-198.

Oliveira, L. S. B. L., Oliveira, D. S. B. L., Bezerra, B. S., Silva Pereira, B., & Battistelle, R. A. G. (2017). Environmental analysis of organic waste treatment focusing on composting scenarios. Journal of Cleaner Production, 155, 229-237.

Perugini, L., Caporaso, L., Marconi, S., Cescatti, A., Quesada, B., de Noblet-Ducoudre, N., et al. (2017). Biophysical effects on temperature and precipitation due to land cover change. Environ. Res. Lett., 12(5), 053002.

Prather, M. J., & Holmes, C. D. (2017). Overexplaining or underexplaining methane's role in climate change. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114(21), 5324-5326.

Prevey, J., Vellend, M., Ruger, N., ... Oberbauer, S. F., et al. (2017). Greater temperature sensitivity of plant phenology at colder sites: implications for convergence across northern latitudes. Glob Change Biol, 23(7), 2660-2671.

Qu, B., Sillanpaa, M., Li, C., Kang, S., Stubbins, A., Yan, F., et al. (2017). Aged dissolved organic carbon exported from rivers of the Tibetan Plateau. PLoS ONE, 12(5), e0178166.

Romsdahl, R. J., Kirilenko, A., Wood, R. S., & Hultquist, A. (2017). Assessing National Discourse and Local Governance Framing of Climate Change for Adaptation in the United Kingdom. Environmental Communication, 11(4), 515-536.

Salas-Leiva, D. E., Meerow, A. W., Calonje, M., Francisco-Ortega, J., Griffith, M. P., Nakamura, K., et al. (2017). Shifting Quaternary migration patterns in the Bahamian archipelago: Evidence from the Zamia pumila complex at the northern limits of the Caribbean island biodiversity hotspot. Am. J. Bot., 104(5), 757-771.

Stockdale Walden, H. D., Slapcinsky, J. D., Roff, S., Mendieta Calle, J., Diaz Goodwin, Z., Stern, J., Corlett, R., Conway, J., & McIntosh, A. (2017). Geographic distribution of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in wild rats (Rattus rattus) and terrestrial snails in Florida, USA. PLoS ONE, 12(5), e0177910.

Subratie, K. C., Aditya, S., Mahesula, S., Figueiredo, R., Carey, C. C., & Hanson, P. C. (2017). GRAPLEr: A distributed collaborative environment for lake ecosystem modeling that integrates overlay networks, high-throughput computing, and WEB services. Concurrency Computat.: Pract. Exper., 29(13), e4139.

Survis, F. D., & Root, T. L. (2017). The rain-watered lawn: Informing effective lawn watering behavior. Journal of Environmental Management, 199, 109-115.

Tahsin, S., Medeiros, S. C., Hooshyar, M., & Singh, A. (2017). Optical Cloud Pixel Recovery via Machine Learning. Remote Sensing, 9(6), 527.

Toth, L. T., Macintyre, I. G., & Aronson, R. B. (2017). Holocene Reef Development in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. In Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (Vol. 8, pp. 177-201). Springer.

Traylor-Knowles, N., Rose, N. H., & Palumbi, S. R. (2017). The cell specificity of gene expression in the response to heat stress in corals. J Exp Biol, 220(10), 1837-1845.

Vachon, D., Prairie, Y. T., Guillemette, F., & del Giorgio, P. A. (2017). Modeling Allochthonous Dissolved Organic Carbon Mineralization Under Variable Hydrologic Regimes in Boreal Lakes. Ecosystems, 20(4), 781-795.

van Woesik, R., & Randall, C. J. (2017). Coral disease hotspots in the Caribbean. Ecosphere, 8(5), e01814.

Wang, B., Liu, D., Asseng, S., Macadam, I., Yang, X., & Yu, Q. (2017). Spatiotemporal changes in wheat phenology, yield and water use efficiency under the CMIP5 multimodel ensemble projections in eastern Australia. Clim. Res., 72(2), 83-99.

Wang, C. Z., Deser, C., Yu, J. Y., DiNezio, P., & Clement, A. (2017). El Nino and Southern Oscillation (ENSO): A Review. In Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (Vol. 8, pp. 85-106). Springer.

Whittleston, D., Nicholson, S. E., Schlosser, A., & Entekhabi, D. (2017). Climate Models Lack Jet-Rainfall Coupling over West Africa. J. Climate, 30(12), 4625-4632.

Xu, T., Valocchi, A. J., Ye, M., Liang, F., & Lin, Y. - F. (2017). Bayesian calibration of groundwater models with input data uncertainty. Water Resour. Res., 53(4), 3224-3245.

Yin, K., Xu, S., Huang, W., & Xie, Y. (2017). Effects of sea level rise and typhoon intensity on storm surge and waves in Pearl River Estuary. Ocean Engineering, 136, 80-93.

Yue, M. - F., Flory, S. L., Feng, L., Ye, W. - H., Shen, H., Tian, X. - S., et al. (2017). Effects of extreme temperatures on the growth and photosynthesis of invasive Bidens alba and its native congener B. biternata. Nordic Journal of Botany, 35(3), 377-384.

Zeng, R., Chini, A., Srinivasan, R. S., & Jiang, P. (2017). Energy efficiency of smart windows made of photonic crystal. International Journal of Construction Management, 17(2), 100-112.

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