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Southeast CSC News


Southeast Climate Science Center Global Change Fellow Recognized for Barrier Island Research

TUE, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 10:22 AM EST

Congratulations to Ayse Karanci, Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University and Global Change Fellow through the Southeast Climate Science Center, who received the Student Educational Award from the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association! Read More >


Southeast Climate Science Center Appoints New University Director

TUE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 11:08 AM EST

The SE CSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan Boyles as the center’s new university director. He is also the State Climatologist and Extension Associate Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Read More >

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CSCs Converge at the Second State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference

MON, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014, 10:39 AM EST

Multiple projects funded by the DOI Climate Science Centers were represented at the Second State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference that was held on September 16-18, 2014 in Fort Collins, CO. Read More >

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Student Interns Made Important Contributions to CSCs Last Academic Year

TUE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

Providing education and training opportunities for the next generation of scientists and managers is a priority at the Climate Science Centers (CSCs). These opportunities include internships, research fellowships, retreats, and networking events. Read More >

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Southeast 'Megalopolis' Research Gets Widespread Attention!

THU, AUGUST 7, 2014, 01:53 PM EST

New research that predicts that the extent of urbanization in the Southeast could increase by 101% to 192% in 50 years, and describes a megalopolis that stretches from Atlanta, GA up to Raleigh, NC, has been highlighted by numerous regional news sources! Read More >


New Report Predicts Creation of 'Megalopolis' in Southeast U.S.

WED, JULY 23, 2014, 09:47 AM EST

Researchers from the Department of the Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University have found from a new study that urban areas in the Southeast U.S. may double in size in the next 45 years. Read More >


SE CSC Researcher Briefs Secretary Jewell on Climate Change Impacts

MON, JUNE 9, 2014, 05:09 PM EST

Secretary Jewell held a roundtable discussion last week in Jamestowne to discuss how climate change is affecting the region. Adam Terando, Research Ecologist with the SE CSC had the opportunity to brief the Secretary at this event. Read More >

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New Southeast Global Change Monitoring Portal Available

MON, JUNE 9, 2014, 04:30 PM EST

This new monitoring portal was developed to provide a centralized, comprehensive catalog of observational networks associated with aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the southeastern United States that may be influenced by climate change. Read More >

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Apply for FY 2015 Research Funds from the Southeast CSC

TUE, APRIL 29, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers are seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC/NCCWSC priority science needs. Read More >

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New Research Suggests that Urbanization & Higher Temperatures Influence Butterfly Emergence Patterns

MON, APRIL 28, 2014, 12:57 PM EST

Researchers focused on 20 common butterfly species in Ohio to examine the effect of temperature and urban density on butterfly emergence patterns. Results revealed a wide range of responses to urbanization across species, but one finding stood out. Read More >

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April 8th Lecture: Power to Save Nature?

FRI, APRIL 4, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

We hope you can join us on April 8 for a lecture, "Power to Save Nature? The Role of Nuclear Energy and ‘Techno-fixes’ in Conserving Climate and Ecosystems". This talk is part of the NCSU Global Environmental Change Distinguished Speaker Series. Read More >

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Upcoming Webinar: "Can forests take the heat? Managing pests and ecosystem services in a warming climate"

TUE, MARCH 25, 2014, 11:58 AM EST

On April 17, at 10:00 AM EST, Steve Frank, NCSU, will present a webinar describing results from a research project titled "Tree Eaters: Predicting the Response of Herbivores to the Integrated Effects of Urban and Global Change". Read More >

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SE and NE CSCs Host Climate Change Meeting for NWR Managers

FRI, MARCH 14, 2014, 09:11 AM EST

The Southeast and Northeast Climate Science Centers held an ‘Impacts of Climate Change’ meeting for National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) leaders from Alligator River, Cape Romain, and Blackwater NWRs at the Alligator River NWR on March 5-6, 2014. Read More >

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SE CSC Welcomes New Global Change Fellows for 2014-15!

MON, MARCH 10, 2014, 12:05 PM EST

The SE Climate Science Center has named six new Global Change Fellows for the academic year 2014-15. These exceptional NC State graduate students are honing their research on a wide array of global change processes. Read More >

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SE CSC FY12-13 Annual Report Now Available!

THU, FEBRUARY 6, 2014, 02:26 PM EST

The Southeast Climate Science Center Annual Report for FY 2012-2013 is now available! The report highlights new research projects, CSC Fellows, and other ongoing initiatives. Read More >

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SE CSC Grand Opening Receives Attention from State Officials and DOI Leaders

FRI, JANUARY 24, 2014, 08:57 AM EST

The Southeast Climate Science Center held its Grand Opening at NCSU on Wednesday, January 22, 2014! Attendees to the event included NC Congressman David Price and USGS Climate & Land Use Change Associate Director, Matt Larsen. Read More >

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SE CSC to Co-sponsor Screening of Documentary: Shored Up

WED, JANUARY 22, 2014, 04:57 PM EST

On February 5, the Southeast Climate Science Center is co-sponsoring the screening of documentary, Shored Up, with a post film panel including the film Director, Ben Kalina. Read More >

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CSC Climate Research Featured in DOI Weekly Video

MON, DECEMBER 30, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

The Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) were recently featured in the Department of the Interior "This Week at Interior" video on December 20, 2013. Watch Video >

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Interior Announces New 2013 Research Projects at the Southeast Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Southeast CSC is awarding more than $800,000 to universities and other partners for research to guide resource managers in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More >

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Upcoming Events of Interest to the SE CSC Community!

TUE, DECEMBER 3, 2013, 04:56 PM EST

Save the dates for several upcoming events in December including lectures, conferences, and panel discussions! Read More >

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SE CSC Grand Opening Planned for January 2014!

TUE, NOVEMBER 26, 2013, 11:22 AM EST

On January 22, 2014, the Southeast Climate Science Center will hold its Grand Opening in Raleigh, NC! Read More >

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Documentary Initiates Climate Change Discussion

TUE, OCTOBER 29, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

The Southeast Climate Science Center recently co-sponsored a viewing of the documentary "Chasing Ice" on campus at North Carolina State University. A lively discussion panel followed the viewing. Read More >


SE CSC Director and Staff Present at United South and Eastern Tribes Annual Meeting

MON, OCTOBER 28, 2013, 09:33 AM EST

Jerry McMahon, Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) Director, and Adam Terando, SE CSC Research Ecologist, will participate in the Climate Change Adaptation Planning session of the United South and Eastern Tribes Annual Meeting this week. Read More >

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Upcoming Seminar: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change: A Climate Futures Market

MON, OCTOBER 21, 2013, 11:41 AM EST

On November 14, the Southeast Climate Science Center is jointly hosting a seminar by Michael Vandenbergh on "The Private Governance Response to Climate Change: A Climate Futures Market". Read More >


SE CSC Welcomes Mitch Eaton as its new Research Ecologist

THU, OCTOBER 17, 2013, 09:08 AM EST

Mitchell Eaton has joined the staff at the SE Climate Science Center as a Research Ecologist and will be serving as Adjunct Faculty in the Applied Ecology Department at NC State University. Read More >

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Sept. 11: Upcoming SE CSC/Global Change Forum Seminar

THU, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013, 09:56 AM EST

At the upcoming seminar on Sept. 11 Sarah Fritts will present on her experience in this summer’s NW Climate Boot Camp and Adrienne Wootten will present information about the Early Career Climate Forum. Read More >


New SE CSC Global Change Fellows for 2013-14

THU, AUGUST 15, 2013, 02:51 PM EST

The Southeast Climate Science Center is excited to announce eight new Global Change Fellows for 2013-14! Read More >


Recent Publication: Urban Warming Drives Insect Pest Abundance on Street Trees

THU, AUGUST 8, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

A recent publication from Southeast Climate Science Center supported researchers examines how warming in cities affects abundance of insect pests in street trees. Read More >

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New Study Looks at Coral Reef Monitoring Protocols

THU, JULY 11, 2013, 11:01 AM EST

A new paper in Coral Reefs by lead author and SE Climate Science Center funded researcher, Ilsa Kuffner, posts results from a study exploring the systematic measurements of calcification of the coral, Siderastrea siderea. Read More >


New Cicada Citizen Science Project

TUE, JUNE 4, 2013, 10:29 AM EST

The Your Wild Life Team at NC State is launching an exciting new citizen science project to look at the effects of urbanization on 17-year cicadas. Read more to see how you can help! Read More >