Southeast CSC News

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Summer Events Heating Up International Global Change Discussion

FRI, MAY 29, 2015, 01:36 PM EST

Save the Dates: Global Change Symposium, August 28, 2015 and French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) on August 27, 2015 Read More >


Upcoming Webinar: U.S. Protected Lands Mismatch Biodiversity Priorities, Implications for the Southeast

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 01:24 PM EST

Former North Carolina State University researcher Clinton Jenkins will present a webinar: U.S. Protected Lands Mismatch Biodiversity Priorities, Implications for the Southeast Read More >

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Newly Published Paper Compares Hydrologic Models for Ecological Flows and Water Availability

TUE, FEBRUARY 24, 2015, 05:20 PM EST

A new article, “A comparison of hydrologic models for ecological flows and water availability“, was funded by the Southeast Climate Science Center to help resource managers decide which hydrologic model to use in forecasting streamflow in the southeast. Read More >


Scientists Work to Understand Conservation Decision Making in the Face of Sea-Level Rise

THU, FEBRUARY 19, 2015, 01:50 PM EST

What happens to the value of coastal habitat and wildlife as shorelines continue to be lost to rising sea levels and increasingly frequent extreme weather events? This question is particularly important for coastal National Wildlife Refuge managers. Read More >


SE CSC Global Change Fellow Studies the Effects of Wildfire on Savanna Ecosystems

WED, FEBRUARY 18, 2015, 09:58 AM EST

The Southeast Climate Science Center recently had the chance to dig a little deeper into the work of 2014 Global Change Fellow, Michael Just. Michael's research focuses on fire ecology and the impact that wildfires have on vegetation and habitats. Read More >

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New Paper Explores Forest Resilience to Climate Change and Urbanization

THU, JANUARY 8, 2015, 03:09 PM EST

A team of North Carolina State University and U.S. Geological Survey researchers authored a recently released article that explores the impact of climate change and urbanization on fire-dependent ecosystems. Read More >


Researchers Study the Effects of Habitat, Identity, and Diversity on Refuse Consumption by Insects

TUE, DECEMBER 30, 2014, 10:39 AM EST

A research team, supported by the Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC), recently conducted a study to understand the effects that habitat, species identity, and diversity have on the levels of food removal by these urban arthropods. Read More >


Secretary Jewell Announces New Research Projects at the Southeast Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 02:20 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Southeast Climate Science Center is awarding nearly $150,000 for research to guide natural and cultural resource managers in helping wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More >


Southeast CSC Participates at United South and Eastern Tribes Meeting

TUE, DECEMBER 9, 2014, 09:46 AM EST

Aranzazu Lascurain, Program Coordinator at the Southeast Climate Science Center, was a presenter at the Natural Resources Committee of the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) meeting on Oneida Indian lands in New York state on December 2, 2014. Read More >


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 >