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Newsletter                                              November 2016
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FSU Leading Next Phase of the Florida Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Program
A team led by FSU assistant professor of geography Dr. Chris Uejio and state climatologist David Zierden has received a $1.07 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help county health departments across Florida adapt to problems created by changing environmental factors such as climate change. More >
Dr. Andrea Dutton is the Invited Sea Level Rise Expert at the 2016 Miami City Lab Summit
Dr. Andrea Dutton (UF) spoke to an audience of mayors and city innovators at the CityLab 2016 summit in Miami on October 24 about considering the longer term future of their cities when planning for adaptations to sea-level rise. CityLab is a venue for Mayors of cities from around the globe to come together to discuss innovative solutions for cities, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Atlantic, and The Aspen Institute. More (incl. video) >
FCI-India Initiative
Dr. O.S. Mbuya was recently invited to India as one of the keynote speakers at the International Conference on Food, Water, Energy Nexus in Arena of Climate Change representing Florida A&M University and the FCI. Topics discussed under the umbrella of FCI included climate change, ClimateSmart agriculture and international collaborative research. More >
UF Climate Science Concentration Bridges Science and Communication
In less than a year, Russell Anderson plans to be working hands-on, surveying coastal planning projects worldwide. Anderson is a master's student studying sustainable development and one of a number of students pursuing UF's Concentration in Climate Science, an interdisciplinary program through the School of Natural Resources and Environment and in collaboration with the FCI. More >
New International Group "The Adaptation Project" Formed by UF and UNESCO Experts
Following the First UNESCO Field Workshop in New York and Miami and six months of international coordinated efforts, the organizing parties, The UNESCO CHAIR in Sustainable Urban Quality and Culture, notably in Africa; the Universita' La Sapienza of Rome, Italy; and the Consortium from Hydro-Generated Urbanism, University of Florida, convened in Rome. Download the event report and program.
King Tide in South Florida
A "king tide" brought sunny day flooding to homes and businesses in South Florida this year, and communities want solutions. US Congressman Ted Deutch partnered with Dr. Colin Polsky, director of Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University, to bring awareness to the issue. More >
Compact and FCI Partners Attend Meeting in China on Food, Water, and Energy Nexus
Dr. Jennifer Jurado presented an invited Keynote Talk at the 2016 China-US Joint Symposium entitled, "International Nexus of Food, Energy, Water and Soil" held in Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China on October 26-29. The title of her Keynote address was "Building Community Resilience through Integrated Natural Resource and Urban Planning in Broward County, Florida" and included the FCI-Compact partnership as an example of how communities and academia are working together. More >
Additional News
● An America Adapts podcast episode features Dr. Evelyn Gaiser (FAU) and her research on the Everglades and adaptation planning in South Florida.

Sea Level Solutions Day Summary
Last month, FIU's Sea Level Solutions Center and various other community groups in South Florida teamed up to collect data on king tides and flooding. The measurements collected through the Sea Level Solutions Day event have contributed valuable data to the Eyes On The Rise app, which is helping people to visualize future flooding scenarios under sea level rise. More >
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Allard, J., Vincent, P. C., McElwaney, J. R., & Hoogenboom, G. (2016). A Comparison of Temperature Data from Automated and Manual Observing Networks in Georgia and Impacts of Siting Characteristics. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 33(7), 1473-1494.

Bakker, D. C. E., Pfeil, B., Landa, C. S., ... Barbero, L., ... Millero, F. J., ... Pierrot, D., ... Sullivan, K. F., et al. (2016). A multi-decade record of high-quality fCO(2) data in version 3 of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT). Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8(2), 383-413.

Bilskie, M. V., Hagen, S. C., Medeiros, S. C., Cox, A. T., Salisbury, M., & Coggin, D. (2016). Data and numerical analysis of astronomic tides, wind-waves, and hurricane storm surge along the northern Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(5), 3625-3658.

Bowers, A. W., Monroe, M. C., & Adams, D. C. (2016). Climate change communication insights from cooperative Extension professionals in the US Southern states: finding common ground. Environmental Communication, 10(5), 656-670.

Brachert, T. C., Reuter, M., Krüger, S., Klaus, J. S., Helmle, K., & Lough, J. M. (2016). Low Florida coral calcification rates in the Plio-Pleistocene. Biogeosciences, 13(15), 4513-4532.

Bush, M. B., & McMichael, C. N. H. (2016). Holocene variability of an Amazonian hyperdominant. J Ecol, 104(5), 1370-1378.

Butler, W. H., Deyle, R. E., & Mutnansky, C. (2016). Low-Regrets Incrementalism: Land Use Planning Adaptation to Accelerating Sea Level Rise in Florida's Coastal Communities. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 36(3), 319-332.

Cai, M., Yu, Y., Deng, Y., van den Dool, H. M., Ren, R., Saha, S., et al. (2016). Feeling the Pulse of the Stratosphere: An Emerging Opportunity for Predicting Continental-Scale Cold-Air Outbreaks 1 Month in Advance. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97(8), 1475-1489.

Canfield Jr., D. E., Hoyer, M. V., Bachmann, R. W., Bigham Stephens, D., & Ruiz-Bernard, I. (2016). Water quality changes at an Outstanding Florida Water: influence of stochastic events and climate variability. Lake and Reservoir Management, 32(3), 297-313.

Cheng, Y., Putrasahan, D., Beal, L., & Kirtman, B. (2016). Quantifying Agulhas Leakage in a High-Resolution Climate Model. J. Climate, 29(19), 6881-6892.

Cooper, J. A., Loomis, G. W., Amador, J. A., & Singer, A. C. (2016). Hell and High Water: Diminished Septic System Performance in Coastal Regions Due to Climate Change. PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0162104.

Cui, X., Bianchi, T. S., Jaeger, J. M., & Smith, R. W. (2016). Biospheric and petrogenic organic carbon flux along southeast Alaska. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 452, 238-246.

Cui, X., Bianchi, T. S., Savage, C., & Smith, R. W. (2016). Organic carbon burial in fjords: Terrestrial versus marine inputs. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 451, 41-50.

Deryng, D., Elliott, J., Folberth, C., ... Boote, K. J., ... Jones, J. W., et al. (2016). Regional disparities in the beneficial effects of rising CO2 concentrations on crop water productivity. Nature Climate change, 6(8), 786-790.

Dowsett, H., Dolan, A., Rowley, D., Moucha, R., Forte, A. M., Mitrovica, J. X., et al. (2016). The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Clim. Past, 12(7), 1519-1538.

Feldpausch, T. R., Phillips, O. L., Brienen, R. J. W., ... Baraloto, C., et al. (2016). Amazon forest response to repeated droughts. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 30(7), 964-982.

Frishkoff, L. O., Karp, D. S., Flanders, J. R., Zook, J., Hadly, E. A., Daily, G. C., & M'Gonigle, L. K. (2016). Climate change and habitat conversion favour the same species. Ecol Lett, 19(9), 1081-1090.

Griffies, S. M., Danabasoglu, G., Durack, P. J., ... Chassignet, E. P., et al. (2016). OMIP contribution to CMIP6: experimental and diagnostic protocol for the physical component of the Ocean Model Intercomparison Project. Geosci. Model Dev., 9(9), 3231-3296.

Grimsditch, G., Tamelander, J., Mwaura, J., Zavagli, M., Takata, Y., & Gomez, T. Coral Recruitment and Coral Reef Resilience on Pemba Island, Tanzania. In ESTUARIES: A LIFELINE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN (pp. 277-287). New York, NY: Springer.

Han, R., Wang, H., Hu, Z. - Z., Kumar, A., ... LaRow, T. E., et al. (2016). An Assessment of Multimodel Simulations for the Variability of Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones and Its Association with ENSO. J. Climate, 29(18), 6401-6423.

Havens, K. E., Hoyer, M. V., & Phlips, E. J. Natural Climate Variability Can Influence Cyanobacteria Blooms in Florida Lakes and Reservoirs. Gainesville, FL: Florida Sea Grant College Program, UF/IFAS Extension.

Lin, K. - H. E., & Polsky, C. (2016). Indexing livelihood vulnerability to the effects of typhoons in indigenous communities in Taiwan. The Geographical Journal, 182(2), 135-152.

Lopez, H., Dong, S., Lee, S. - K., & Campos, E. (2016). Remote influence of Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation on the South Atlantic meridional overturning circulation variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(15), 8250-8258.

Martin, J. B., Kurz, M. J., & Khadka, M. B. (2016). Climate control of decadal-scale increases in apparent ages of eogenetic karst spring water. Journal of Hydrology, 540, 988-1001.

Mozdzer, T. J., Caplan, J. S., Hager, R. N., Proffitt, C. E., & Meyerson, L. A. (2016). Contrasting trait responses to latitudinal climate variation in two lineages of an invasive grass. Biol Invasions, 18(9), 2649-2660.

Nelson, M., Zak, K., Davine, T., & Pau, S. (2016). Climate Change and Food Systems Research: Current Trends and Future Directions. Geography Compass, 10(10), 414-428.

Okazaki, R. R., Towle, E. K., van Hooidonk, R., Mor, C., Winter, R. N., Piggot, A. M., Cunning, R., Baker, A. C., Klaus, J. S., Swart, P. K., & Langdon, C. (2016). Species-specific responses to climate change and community composition determine future calcification rates of Florida Keys reefs. Glob Change Biol, .

Putrasahan, D., Kirtman, B. P., & Beal, L. M. (2016). Modulation of SST Interannual Variability in the Agulhas Leakage Region Associated with ENSO. J. Climate, 29(19), 7089-7102.

Romera-Castillo, C., Letscher, R. T., & Hansell, D. A. (2016). New nutrients exert fundamental control on dissolved organic carbon accumulation in the surface Atlantic Ocean. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 113(38), 10497-10502.

Santiago, L. S., & Goldstein, G. (2016). Is Photosynthesis Nutrient Limited in Tropical Trees? In G. Goldstein, & L. S. Santiago (Eds.), Tropical Tree Physiology: Adaptations and Responses in a Changing Environment (Vol. 6, pp. 299-315). New York, NY: Springer.

Soltani-Sobh, A., Heaslip, K., Bosworth, R., & Barnes, R. (2016). Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles: Financially Viable Option? Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2572, 28-36.

Ulrey, C., Quintana-Ascencio, P. F., Kauffman, G., Smith, A. B., & Menges, E. S. (2016). Life at the top: Long-term demography, microclimatic refugia, and responses to climate change for a high-elevation southern Appalachian endemic plant. Biological Conservation, 200, 80-92.

Venkata Mahalakshmi, D., Paul, A., Dutta, D., Ali, M. M., Reddy, R. S., Jha, C., et al. (2016). Estimation of net surface radiation from eddy flux tower measurements using artificial neural network for cloudy skies. Sustainable Environment Research, 26(1), 44-50.

West, T. A. P. (2016). Indigenous community benefits from a de-centralized approach to REDD+ in Brazil. Climate Policy, 16(7), 924-939.

Xu, X., Rhines, P. B., & Chassignet, E. P. (2016). Temperature-Salinity Structure of the North Atlantic Circulation and Associated Heat and Freshwater Transports. J. Climate, 29(21), 7723-7742.

Zhang, H., Holmes, C. D., & Wu, S. (2016). Impacts of changes in climate, land use and land cover on atmospheric mercury. Atmospheric Environment, 141, 230-244.

Zhang, Y. J., Cristiano, P. M., Zhang, Y. F., Campanello, P. I., Tan, Z. H., Zhang, Y. P., Caso, K.-F., & Goldstein, G. (2016). Carbon Economy of Subtropical Forests. In G. Goldstein, & L. S. Santiago (Eds.), Tropical Tree Physiology: Adaptations and Responses in a Changing Environment (Vol. 6, pp. 337-355). New York, NY: Springer.

Zheng, X., Li, A., Kao, S. J., ... Zhang, H., et al. (2016). Synchronicity of Kuroshio Current and climate system variability since the Last Glacial Maximum. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 452, 247-257.

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