Southeast CSC News
Southeast 'Megalopolis' Research Gets Widespread Attention!
New research, presented in a recent paper, The Southern Megalopolis: Using the Past to Predict the Future of Urban Sprawl in the Southeast U.S., predicts that the extent of urbanization in this region could increase by 101% to 192% in the next 50 years, and describes a megalopolis that stretches from Atlanta, GA up to Raleigh, NC. As the publication describes, this kind of rapid and extensive urbanization can significantly affect forests, grasslands, and other non-urban areas and the capacity of species to respond to climate change. Urban growth models such as the one in this paper can help natural resource managers and urban planners make decisions.
Check out what people are saying about this research:
USGS issued press release, joint with NC State University:
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Dr. Robert Dunn’s YourWildlife Blog, The Rise of Charlanta:
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