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Newsletter                                                         May 2017
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FCI Researchers Testify at Field Hearing
On April 10, FCI researchers Ben Kirtman (UM) and Len Berry (FAU/Coastal Risk Consulting) gave witness testimony at a field hearing convened by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The topic was: Extreme Weather and Coastal Flooding: What Is Happening Now, What Is The Future Risk, and What Can We Do About It? More >
First FCI Field Course Completed Spring 2017
The first FCI Field Course was held this spring and hosted by the University of Florida. The course, titled Sea Level Rise and Coastal Ecology: Science, Policy, and Practice, was formed in order to provide opportunities for graduate students to practice collaborating across disciplines to solve complex natural resource problems. The FCI intends to offer additional courses in the future. More (incl. video) >
Public Input Survey: SE FL Regional Climate Action Plan
Nearly 100 people joined the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact last week to share feedback and comments on the first draft of the revised Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) at a public comment session. Please share your feedback on the first draft of the RCAP 2.0, which is open for public comment online now through May 12. More >
Call for Entries: Infrastructure Projects That Could Change Cities
100 Resilient Cities and AECOM are partnering to recognize resilience-building infrastructure projects - 10 projects globally that are either underway or completed, and 10 shovel-ready projects in the United States. Submit your nominations by May 5 here.
New Trait - Arboreality - Linked to Resilience and Climate Instability
Dispersal has become one of the most studied traits in ecology and conservation as scientists attempt to understand species distributions and species resilience to environmental instability. A recent paper led by Brett Scheffers (UF) presents a new trait associated with resilience to environment instability - arboreality. More >
Species on the Move Having A Big Impact
In response to climate change, land-based species are moving towards the poles by 17 kilometres per decade, and marine species by 72 kilometres per decade, on average, according to a new study co-authored by Brett Scheffers (UF). The article was the result of the international Species on the Move conference co-organized by Scheffers in 2016. More >
Project Updates

The South Florida Regional Planning (SFRPC) and Keren Bolter (FAU) are pleased to announce several project updates related to coastal flood hazards. More >

Michael Volk (UF) has been awarded a grant from the California Landscape Architectural Student Scholarship Fund for a project titled, Incorporating Climate Change into Landscape Architectural Projects and Practice. More >
New Leadership of Environmental and Ocean Science Research at FAU
Anton Post has been appointed as the executive director of FAU Harbor Branch, leading Environmental and Ocean Science research at FAU. The world renowned oceanographer and leading phytoplankton researcher previously served as executive director of the University of Rhode Island's Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography. More >
Jeff Chanton Named FSU's 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor
Jeff Chanton, an acclaimed climate scientist who has also done extensive work investigating the effects of the BP oil spill, has been named the 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, the highest honor given by the Florida State University faculty to one of its own. More >
Florida Events
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FCI affiliates and/or authors from FCI member universities are in bold.
Bekele, D., Alamirew, T., Kebede, A., Zeleke, G., & Melese, A. M. (2017). Analysis of rainfall trend and variability for agricultural water management in Awash River Basin, Ethiopia. J Water Climate Change, 8(1), 127-141.

Bush, M. B. (2017). Climate science: The resilience of Amazonian forests. Nature, 541(7636), 167-168. 

Chambers, D. P., Cazenave, A., Champollion, N., Dieng, H., Llovel, W., Forsberg, R., et al. (2017). Evaluation of the Global Mean Sea Level Budget between 1993 and 2014. Surv Geophys, 38(1), 309-327.

Divate, N., Solis, D., Thomas, M. H., Alvarez, S., & Harding, D. (2017). An Economic Analysis of the Impact of Cogongrass among Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowners in Florida. Forest Science, 63(2), 201-208.

Dobbs, B. N., Volk, M. I., & Nawari, N. O. (2017). Living Shoreline Treatment Suitability Analysis: A Study on Coastal Protection Opportunities for Sarasota County. J. Sustainable Development, 10(1), 55.

Feeley, K. J., Stroud, J. T., & Perez, T. M. (2017). Most 'global' reviews of species' responses to climate change are not truly global. Diversity Distrib., 23(3), 231-234.

Feng, X., Huang, B., Kirtman, B. P., Kinter, J. L., & Chiu, L. S. (2017). A multi-model analysis of the resolution influence on precipitation climatology in the Gulf Stream region. Clim Dyn, 48(5-6), 1685-1704.

Fleisher, D. H., Condori, B., Quiroz, R., Alva, A., Asseng, S., ... Boote, K. J., ... Hoogenboom, G., ... Raymundo, R., et al. (2017). A potato model intercomparison across varying climates and productivity levels. Glob Change Biol, 23(3), 1258-1281.

Friedman, M., Fernandez, M., Backer, L., Dickey, R., Bernstein, J., Schrank, K., ... Stephan, W., ... Weisman, R., ... Ayyar, R., et al. (2017). An Updated Review of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Clinical, Epidemiological, Environmental, and Public Health Management. Marine Drugs, 15(3), 72.

Guo, H., Weaver, C., Charles, S. P., Whitt, A., Dastidar, S., D'Odorico, P., ... Kominoski, J. W., et al. (2017). Coastal regime shifts: rapid responses of coastal wetlands to changes in mangrove cover. Ecology, 98(3), 762-772.

Harrison, S., & Noss, R. (2017). Endemism hotspots are linked to stable climatic refugia. Ann Bot, 119(2), 207-214.

Hensley, R. T., & Cohen, M. J. (2017). Flow reversals as a driver of ecosystem transition in Florida's springs. Freshwater Science, 36(1), 14-25.

Holden, P. B., Birks, H. J. B., Brooks, S. J., Bush, M. B., Hwang, G. M., Matthews-Bird, F., Valencia, B. G., & van Woesik, R. (2017). BUMPER v1.0: a Bayesian user-friendly model for palaeo-environmental reconstruction. Geosci. Model Dev., 10(1), 483-498.

Hsu, S. - L. (2017). Capital Transitioning: An International Human Capital Strategy for Climate Innovation. Transnational Environmental Law, 6(01), 153-176.

Hu, M., Ren, H., Ren, P., Li, J., Wilson, B. J., & Tong, C. (2017). Response of gaseous carbon emissions to low-level salinity increase in tidal marsh ecosystem of the Min River estuary, southeastern China. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 52, 210-222.

Irvine, P. J., Kravitz, B., Lawrence, M. G., ... Kassie, B. T., et al. (2017). Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering. Earth's Future, 5(1), 93-106.

Kidwell, D. M., Dietrich, J. C., Hagen, S. C., & Medeiros, S. C. (2017). An Earth's Future Special Collection: Impacts of the coastal dynamics of sea level rise on low-gradient coastal landscapes. Earth's Future, 5(1), 2-9.

Kuang, C., Chen, W., Gu, J., Su, T. - C., Song, H., Ma, Y., et al. (2017). River discharge contribution to sea-level rise in the Yangtze River Estuary, China. Continental Shelf Research, 134, 63-75.

Le Quéré, C., Andrew, R. M., Canadell, J. G., ... Barbero, L., ... Millero, F., ... Pierrot, D., et al. (2016). Global Carbon Budget 2016. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8(2), 605-649.

Lin, H., Fan, Z., Shi, L., Arain, A., McCaughey, H., Billesbach, D., ... Bracho, R., et al. (2017). The Cooling Trend of Canopy Temperature During the Maturation, Succession, and Recovery of Ecosystems. Ecosystems, 20(2), 406-415.

Lynch, A. J., Cooke, S. J., Beard Jr., T. D., Kao, Y. - C., Lorenzen, K., ... Allen, M. S., ... Camp, E. V., ... Freedman, J. A., ... Siders, Z. A., et al. (2017). Grand Challenges in the Management and Conservation of North American Inland Fishes and Fisheries. Fisheries, 42(2), 115-124.

Monzon-Alvarado, C. M., & Keys, E. (2017). Synergistic vulnerabilities: climate variability and fire management policy increase farming challenges in southeastern Mexico. Regional Environmental Change, 17(2), 489-500.

Muhling, B. A., Brill, R., Lamkin, J. T., Roffer, M. A., Lee, S. K., Liu, Y. Y., & Muller-Karger, F. (2017). Projections of future habitat use by Atlantic bluefin tuna: mechanistic vs. correlative distribution models. ICES J Mar Sci, 74(3), 698-716.

Ng, N. L., Brown, S. S., Archibald, A. T., Atlas, E., Cohen, R. C., Crowley, J. N., et al. (2017). Nitrate radicals and biogenic volatile organic compounds: oxidation, mechanisms, and organic aerosol. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17(3), 2103-2162.

Nowakowski, A. J., Watling, J. I., Whitfield, S. M., Todd, B. D., Kurz, D. J., & Donnelly, M. A. (2017). Tropical amphibians in shifting thermal landscapes under land-use and climate change. Conservation Biology, 31(1), 96-105.

Pecl, G. T., Araujo, M. B., Bell, J. D., ... Scheffers, B. R., et al. (2017). Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science, 355(6332), eaai9214.

Reddy, S. M. W., Montambault, J., Masuda, Y. J., Keenan, E., Butler, W., Fisher, J. R. B., et al. (2017). Advancing Conservation by Understanding and Influencing Human Behavior. Conservation Letters, 10(2), 248-256.

Scheffers, B. R., Shoo, L., Phillips, B., Macdonald, S. L., Anderson, A., VanDerWal, J., et al. (2017). Vertical (arboreality) and horizontal (dispersal) movement increase the resilience of vertebrates to climatic instability. Global Ecol. Biogeogr., .

Schoonover, J., Dewar, W. K., Wienders, N., & Deremble, B. (2017). Local Sensitivities of the Gulf Stream Separation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47(2), 353-373.

Seimon, T. A., Seimon, A., Yager, K., Reider, K., Delgado, A., Sowell, P., et al. (2017). Long-term monitoring of tropical alpine habitat change, Andean anurans, and chytrid fungus in the Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru: Results from a decade of study. Ecol Evol, 7(5), 1527-1540.

Shin, D. W., Baigorria, G. A., Romero, C. C., Cocke, S., Oh, J. - H., & Kim, B. - M. (2017). Assessing crop yield simulations driven by the NARCCAP regional climate models in the southeast United States. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122(5), 2549-2558.

Stubbins, A., Mann, P. J., Powers, L., ... & Spencer, R. G. M. (2017). Low photolability of yedoma permafrost dissolved organic carbon. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 122(1), 200-211.

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Vincze, O., Kosztolányi, A., Barta, Z., ... Pruner, R., et al. (2017). Parental cooperation in a changing climate: fluctuating environments predict shifts in care division. Global Ecol. Biogeogr., 26(3), 347-358.

Zhou, Z., Coco, G., Townend, I., Olabarrieta, M., van der Wegen, M., Gong, Z., et al. (2017). Is "Morphodynamic Equilibrium" an oxymoron? Earth-Science Reviews, 165, 257-267.

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