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Florida Sets the Standard for Water Efficiency in the South
Florida leads the south in water efficiency, according to a study examining water use across the United States. "Florida is the third most populous state in the country and it is largely urban, which accounts for its higher water efficiency compared to other southern states," said FIU biologist John Kominoski, a co-author of the study. More >
Migratory Birds Bumped Off Schedule as Climate Change Shifts Spring
Climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many familiar backyard bird species, according to research led by Stephen Mayor (UF). More >
Population Only Part of Tornado Casualty Story
Research by Tyler Fricker, James Elsner, and Thomas Jagger (FSU) found that, on average, a doubling of the population under the path of a tornado leads to a 21 percent increase in the casualty rate, while a doubling of the energy dispersed by the tornado leads to a 33 percent increase in the casualty rate.  More >
New Research Models Temperature-Driven Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya Transmission
A study co-authored by Jeremy Cohen, Leah Johnson, and Jason Rohr (USF) and Sadie Ryan and Cat Lippi (UF) confirm that temperature is the single most important factor for predicting the rate and geographic spread of epidemics of these mosquito-borne diseases. More >
Image courtesy Dany Krom
Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels, Ocean Acidity May Change Crucial Marine Process
Climate change may be putting cyanobacteria that are crucial to the functioning of the ocean at risk as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases and the acidity of ocean water changes, according to a study co-authored by Sven Kranz (FSU). More >
Scientists Study Atmospheric Waves Radiating out of Hurricanes
Researchers David Nolan and Jun Zhang (UM) believe they have found a new way to monitor the intensity and location of hurricanes from hundreds of miles away by detecting atmospheric waves radiating from the centers. More >
Sonia Chao Named New FCI Co-Director at UM
The FCI Executive Board is pleased to welcome Sonia Chao as a co-director of the University of Miami branch of the FCI. Dr. Chao is Director of UM's Center for Urban and Community Design.

FCI 2-Minute Student Video Competition - Fall 2017
The Florida Climate Institute is calling on all students across our universities to create compelling videos on climate challenges that will promote understanding of impacts and inspire action! More >

Additional News

* Call for papers for the Aug 4-5 Tidally United Summit in Hollywood, FL (Abstracts due June 15)

* Compact Currents Newsletter ( Southeast FL Regional Climate Change Compact - Spring 2017)

* Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Most Likely This Year ( NOAA - May 25, 2017)

* An Updated Message from the Director of Florida Sea Grant ( Florida Sea Grant - May 24, 2017)

* Scientists Say the Pace of Sea Level Rise Has Nearly Tripled Since 1990 ( Washington Post - May 22, 2017)

* In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally ( USGS - May 18, 2017)

* Globe Had 2nd Warmest April and Year to Date On Record ( NOAA - May 18, 2017)

* Miami Beach Spends Millions to Hold Back the Sea ( Yale Climate Connections - May 10, 2017)

* Compromise Yields Gift or the Everglades: 78 Billion Gallons of Cleaner Water ( Miami Herald - May 2, 2017)

* High Ground Is Becoming Hot Property as Sea Level Rises ( ClimateWire via Scientific American - May 1, 2017)
Florida Events

Job Opportunities
FCI affiliates and/or authors from FCI member universities are in bold.
Alirezaei, M., Onat, N., Tatari, O., & Abdel-Aty, M. (2017). The Climate Change-Road Safety-Economy Nexus: A System Dynamics Approach to Understanding Complex Interdependencies. Systems, 5(1), 6.

Alonso-Garcia, M., Kleiven, H.(K.) F., McManus, J. F., Moffa-Sanchez, P., Broecker, W. S., & Flower, B. P. (2017). Freshening of the Labrador Sea as a trigger for Little Ice Age development. Clim. Past, 13(4), 317-331.

Arienzo, M. M., Swart, P. K., Broad, K., Clement, A. C., Pourmand, A., & Kakuk, B. (2017). Multi-proxy evidence of millennial climate variability from multiple Bahamian speleothems. Quaternary Science Reviews, 161, 18-29.

Arumugam, S., Sabo, J. L., Larson, K. L., ... & Kominoski, J. (2017). Synthesis of Public Water Supply Use in the U.S.: Spatio-temporal Patterns and Socio-Economic Controls. Earth's Future, .

Asseng, S., Cammarano, D., Basso, B., Chung, U., Alderman, P. D., Sonder, K., et al. (2017). Hot spots of wheat yield decline with rising temperatures. Glob Change Biol, 23(6), 2464-2472.

Bianchi, T. S., Butman, D., Raymond, P. A., Ward, N. D., Kates, R. J. S., ... Arellano, A. R., et al. (2017). The experimental flow to the Colorado River delta: Effects on carbon mobilization in a dry watercourse. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 122(3), 607-627.

Chambers, S. M., Watkins Jr., J. E., & Sessa, E. B. (2017). Differences in dehydration tolerance among populations of a gametophyte-only fern. Am. J. Bot., 104(4), 598-607.

de Casas, R. R., Mort, M. E., & Soltis, D. E. (2016). The influence of habitat on the evolution of plants: a case study across Saxifragales. Ann Bot, 118(7), 1317-1328.

Elsner, J., Ryan, E., & Strode, G. (2017). Structural Property Losses from Tornadoes in Florida. SocArXiv, .

Fitzpatrick, L. G., & Kelly, D. L. (2017). Probabilistic Stabilization Targets. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 4(2), 611-657.

Fricker, T., Elsner, J. B., & Jagger, T. H. (2017). Population and energy elasticity of tornado casualties. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44(8), 3941-3949.

Fullman, T. J., Bunting, E. L., Kiker, G. A., & Southworth, J. (2017). Predicting shifts in large herbivore distributions under climate change and management using a spatially-explicit ecosystem model. Ecological Modelling, 352, 1-18.

Gonzalez-Benecke, C. A., Teskey, R. O., Dinon-Aldridge, H., & Martin, T. A. (2017). Pinus taeda forest growth predictions in the 21st century vary with site mean annual temperature and site quality. Global Change Biology, .

Heath, N. K., Fuelberg, H. E., Tanelli, S., ... & Freeman, S. (2017). WRF nested large-eddy simulations of deep convection during SEAC(4)RS. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122(7), 3953-3974.

Hong, H., Shen, R., Zhang, F., ... Kranz, S. A., et al. (2017). The complex effects of ocean acidification on the prominent N2-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. Science, .

Horner, A. A., Hoffman, E. A., Tye, M. R., Hether, T. D., & Savage, A. E. (2017). Cryptic chytridiomycosis linked to climate and genetic variation in amphibian populations of the southeastern United States. PLoS ONE, 12(4), e0175843.

Joyce, J., Chang, N. - B., Harji, R., Ruppert, T., & Imen, S. (2017). Developing a multi-scale modeling system for resilience assessment of green-grey drainage infrastructures under climate change and sea level rise impact. Environmental Modelling & Software, 90, 1-26.

Klavans, J. M., Poppick, A., Sun, S., & Moyer, E. J. (2017). The influence of model resolution on temperature variability. Clim Dyn, 48(9-10), 3035-3045.

Krishnamurti, T. N., Dubey, S., Kumar, V., Deepa, R., & Bhardwaj, A. (2017). Scale Interaction during an extreme rain event over South-East India. Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., .

Lopez, H., Goni, G., & Dong, S. (2017). A reconstructed South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation time series since 1870. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44(7), 3309-3318.

MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Ansong, J. K., ... Chassignet, E. P., et al. (2017). Climate Process Team on Internal-Wave Driven Ocean Mixing. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., .

Maggard, A. O., Will, R. E., Wilson, D. S., Meek, C. R., & Vogel, J. G. (2017). Fertilization can compensate for decreased water availability by increasing the efficiency of stem volume production per unit of leaf area for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) stands. Can. J. For. Res., 47(4), 445-457.

Majsztrik, J. C., Fernandez, R. T., Fisher, P. R., Hitchcock, D. R., Lea-Cox, J., Owen, J. S., et al. (2017). Water Use and Treatment in Container-Grown Specialty Crop Production: A Review. Water Air Soil Pollut, 228(4).

Mayor, S. J., Guralnick, R. P., Tingley, M. W., Otegui, J., Withey, J. C., Elmendorf, S. C., et al. (2017). Increasing phenological asynchrony between spring green-up and arrival of migratory birds. Sci Rep, 7(1).

McCarthy, G. D., Menary, M. B., Mecking, J. V., Moat, B. I., Johns, W. E., Andrews, M. B., et al. (2017). The importance of deep, basinwide measurements in optimized Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation observing arrays. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122(3), 1808-1826.

Misra, V., Mishra, A., & Bhardwaj, A. (2017). High-resolution regional-coupled ocean-atmosphere simulation of the Indian Summer Monsoon. Int. J. Climatol, .

Mordecai, E. A., Cohen, J. M., Evans, M. V., Gudapati, P., Johnson, L. R., Lippi, C. A., ... Rohr, J. R., Ryan, S. J., et al. (2017). Detecting the impact of temperature on transmission of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya using mechanistic models. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 11(4), e0005568.

Nolan, D. S., & Zhang, J. A. (2017). Spiral gravity waves radiating from tropical cyclones. Geophys. Res. Lett., .

Nouri, M., Homaee, M., Bannayan, M., & Hoogenboom, G. (2017). Towards shifting planting date as an adaptation practice for rainfed wheat response to climate change. Agricultural Water Management, 186, 108-119.

Ojea, E., Pearlman, I., Gaines, S. D., & Lester, S. E. (2017). Fisheries regulatory regimes and resilience to climate change. Ambio, 46(4), 399-412.

Packer, J. G., Meyerson, L. A., Richardson, D. M., Brundu, G., Allen, W. J., Bhattarai, G. P., et al. (2017). Global networks for invasion science: benefits, challenges and guidelines. Biol Invasions, 19(4), 1081-1096.

Parsons, D. B., Beland, M., Burridge, D., ... Majumdar, S. J., et al. (2017). THORPEX Research and the Science of Prediction. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98(4), 807-830.

Paulson, S. (2017). Degrowth: culture, power and change. J. Political Ecology, 24, 425-448.

Pomar, L., Baceta, J. I., Hallock, P., Mateu-Vicens, G., & Basso, D. (2017). Reef building and carbonate production modes in the west-central Tethys during the Cenozoic. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 83, 261-304.

Roopsind, A., Wortel, V., Hanoeman, W., & Putz, F. E. (2017). Quantifying uncertainty about forest recovery 32-years after selective logging in Suriname. Forest Ecology and Management, 391, 246-255.

Sassaman, K. E., Wallis, N. J., McFadden, P. S., Mahar, G. J., Jenkins, J. A., Donop, M. C., Mones, M. P., ... Boucher, A., Goodwin, J. M., et al. (2017). Keeping Pace With Rising Sea: The First 6 Years of the Lower Suwannee Archaeological Survey, Gulf Coastal Florida. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 12(2), 173-199.

Satoh, M., Tomita, H., Yashiro, H., Kajikawa, Y., Miyamoto, Y., Yamaura, T., et al. (2017). Outcomes and challenges of global high-resolution non-hydrostatic atmospheric simulations using the K computer. Prog. in Earth and Planet. Sci., 4(1).

Savage, A. C., Arbic, B. K., Richman, J. G., ... & Zamudio, L. (2017). Frequency content of sea surface height variability from internal gravity waves to mesoscale eddies. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122(3), 2519-2538.

Schile, L. M., Kauffman, J. B., Crooks, S., Fourqurean, J. W., Glavan, J., & Megonigal, J. P. (2017). Limits on carbon sequestration in arid blue carbon ecosystems. Ecol Appl, 27(3), 859-874.

Shealy, T., Valdes-Vasquez, R., Klotz, L., Potvin, G., Godwin, A., Cribbs, J., & Hazari, Z. (2017). Half of Students Interested in Civil Engineering Do Not Believe in Anthropogenic Climate Change. J. Prof. Issues Eng. Educ. Pract., 143(3), D4016003.

Shmelev, D., Veremeeva, A., Kraev, G., Kholodov, A., Spencer, R. G. M., Walker, W. S., et al. (2017). Estimation and Sensitivity of Carbon Storage in Permafrost of North-Eastern Yakutia. Permafrost and Periglac. Process., 28(2), 379-390.

Shukla, S., Shukla, A., Knowles, J. M., & Harris, W. G. (2017). Shifting nutrient sink and source functions of stormwater detention areas in sub-tropics. Ecological Engineering, 102, 178-187.

Silverstein, R. N., Cunning, R., & Baker, A. C. (2017). Tenacious D: Symbiodinium in clade D remain in reef corals at both high and low temperature extremes despite impairment. J Exp Biol, 220(7), 1192-1196.

Smith, S., & Berry, D. (2017). Expanding a 300-Year Record of Marine Climate. Eos, .

Smyth, M. P., Dunning, N. P., Weaver, E. M., van Beynen, P., & Zapata, D. O. (2017). The perfect storm: climate change and ancient Maya response in the Puuc Hills region of Yucatan. Antiquity, 91(356), 490-509.

Song, X., James Aaron, H., Brown, C., Cao, M., & Yang, J. (2017). Snow damage to the canopy facilitates alien weed invasion in a subtropical montane primary forest in southwestern China. Forest Ecology and Management, 391, 275-281.

Susaeta, A., Adams, D., Gonzalez-Benecke, C., & Soto, J. (2017). Economic Feasibility of Managing Loblolly Pine Forests for Water Production under Climate Change in the Southeastern United States. Forests, 8(3), 83.

Susan Lozier, M., Bacon, S., Bower, A. S., ... Johns, W. E., et al. (2017). Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program: A New International Ocean Observing System. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98(4), 737-752.

Swann, W. L. (2017). Examining the Impact of Local Collaborative Tools on Urban Sustainability Efforts: Does the Managerial Environment Matter? The American Review of Public Administration, 47(4), 455-468.

Uejio, C. K. (2017). Temperature Influences on Salmonella Infections across the Continental United States. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107(3), 751-764.

Walsh, J. J., Lenes, J. M., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Hu, C., Fanning, K. A., et al. (2017). More surprises in the global greenhouse: Human health impacts from recent toxic marine aerosol formations, due to centennial alterations of world-wide coastal food webs. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 116(1-2), 9-40.

Young, H. S., McCauley, D. J., Dirzo, R., ... Palmer, T. M., et al. (2017). Interacting effects of land use and climate on rodent-borne pathogens in central Kenya. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 372(1722), 20160116.

Youngflesh, C., Jenouvrier, S., Li, Y., Ji, R., Ainley, D. G., Ballard, G., et al. (2017). Circumpolar analysis of the Adelie Penguin reveals the importance of environmental variability in phenological mismatch. Ecology, 98(4), 940-951.

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