Southwest CSC News

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Southwest Climate Science Center Welcomes Carolyn Enquist as new Deputy Director

TUE, AUGUST 26, 2014, 01:31 PM EST

Dr. Carolyn Enquist has been in the biodiversity conservation field for two decades, having worked for the USA National Phenology Network, The Wildlife Society, The Nature Conservancy and other organizations. Read More >

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ESA Participants Discuss Ecological Drought in California Forests

MON, AUGUST 18, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

The SW CSC and the CA LCC cosponsored a session on "Ecological Drought in California Forests: Linking Climate Science and Resource Management" at the Ecological Society of America's 2014 Meeting. Read More >

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SW CSC Director Named Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

WED, AUGUST 13, 2014, 10:10 AM EST

Three USGS scientists were recognized as 2014 Ecological Society of America fellows for making exceptional contributions to an array of ecological fields. Dr. Stephen Jackson, Director of the Southwest Climate Science Center, is one of these fellows. Read More >

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New Online Tool Connects Climate Information, Data and Tools with User Needs

THU, MAY 22, 2014, 02:44 PM EST

The Southwest Climate and Environmental Information Collaborative (SCENIC), a new online application, provides access to climate data, analysis tools, and other climate and weather information for the full extent or part of the Southwest region. Read More >


Apply for FY 2015 Research Funds from the Southwest 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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Upcoming Climate-Smart Conservation Class in Tucson, AZ

MON, MARCH 31, 2014, 05:14 PM EST

Don't miss this opportunity to be involved in the May 19-21 Climate-Smart Conservation Class in Tucson, AZ. This special class offering is being hosted by the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative and the Southwest Climate Science Center. Read More >

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New Research Analysis Examines Future Effects of Climate Change on a Daily Basis

THU, MARCH 13, 2014, 01:59 PM EST

A new study by researchers from the USGS and Scripps Institution of Oceanography finds that the Mediterranean Sea region, parts of Central and South America, and western Indonesia could experience up to 30 more dry days per year in the future. Read More >

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SW CSC 2015 Science Workplan Released!

WED, MARCH 12, 2014, 12:32 PM EST

The Southwest Climate Science Center has released its 2015 Annual Science Workplan. This Annual Science Workplan details the specific research priorities and planned actions for the SW CSC during federal fiscal year 2015. Read More >

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Upcoming SW CSC Webinars that Focus on Extreme Events in the Southwestern U.S.

MON, FEBRUARY 17, 2014, 01:45 PM EST

Check out several new upcoming webinars in the 2014 Southwest Climate Science Center Webinar Series! This series will focus on extreme events in the Southwestern U.S. 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 Southwest Climate Science Center

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

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Southwest CSC is awarding nearly $1.2 million 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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Final Webinar in 2013 - Projecting and Detecting Species-Level Responses to Variations in Weather and Changes in Climate

MON, DECEMBER 16, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

Join the Southwest Climate Science Center this Thursday, December 19 for the last webinar in the 2013 series! Erica Fleishman, from UC Davis, will discuss Projecting and Detecting Species-Level Responses to Variations in Weather and Changes in Climate. Read More >

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Upcoming Webinar - Sea Level Rise and Impacts to Coastal Habitats

TUE, NOVEMBER 26, 2013, 12:39 PM EST

We hope you can join the SW CSC for their upcoming webinar on December 5: "Sea Level Rise and Impacts to Coastal Habitats", presented by Glen MacDonald. Read More >

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Save the Dates for the New SW CSC Webinars!

WED, NOVEMBER 6, 2013, 11:12 AM EST

The Southwest Climate Science Center is pleased to announce a new webinar series focused on climate science and resource management decisions in the Southwest. The first webinar in the new series will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 11 AM PST. Read More >

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SW CSC Supported Publication on Last Generation and New Generation Climate Models

WED, JUNE 19, 2013, 09:51 AM EST

Southwest CSC supported researcher Suraj Polade is the lead on a recent study that analyzed the ways that global climate models from the last generation of projections compared to the new generation of projections that have been generated more recently. Read More >


CSC Research Funding Opportunity for FY14

FRI, MAY 31, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

The U.S. Department of the Interior Northeast, South Central, and Southwest Climate Science Centers (CSCs) are seeking proposals for FY 2014. The deadline for submission of Statements of Interest is June 25, 2013. Read More >

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SW CSC Director Attended Adirondack Research Consortium as Featured Speaker

TUE, MAY 21, 2013, 05:47 PM EST

Steve Jackson, Southwest Climate Science Center Director, recently attended the Adirondack Research Consortium meeting and presented research to attendees as a Featured Speaker. Read More >

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Interior Appoints New Climate Change Advisory Committee

WED, MAY 8, 2013, 01:47 PM EST

The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will advise the Secretary of the Interior about the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers. Read More >

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New Book Outlines Challenges Posed by Climate Change in the Southwest

FRI, MAY 3, 2013, 08:36 PM EST

A consortium of researchers recently published a book that focuses on current and predicted climate conditions in the Southwest U.S. Researchers affiliated with the SW CSC contributed to this publication. Read More >


SW CSC Director Gives Climate Science Lecture on April 22

THU, APRIL 18, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

On April 22, Steve Jackson, Director of the Southwest CSC, will present "Climate, Ecology and Culture in a World of Change" at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. Read More >

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Upcoming Q&A, Information Session about SW CSC Research Funding Opportunity

MON, JANUARY 14, 2013, 02:02 PM EST

The SW CSC will host two Question and Answer sessions pertaining to the recently released Research Funding Opportunity. Read More >


Climate Science Centers Announce 2013/2014 Research Funding Opportunity

WED, JANUARY 9, 2013, 03:38 PM EST

Funding opportunities are now available from the eight U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs). Statements of Interest are due February 1, 2013. Read More >


Recruiting for Administrative Professional (Arizona or Oregon)

WED, NOVEMBER 14, 2012, 10:08 AM EST

The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is recruiting for an administrative professional to support several Climate Science Centers (CSC) in the Western United States. Read More >


Interior Secretary Announces Funding for 2012 CSC Climate Science Projects

WED, OCTOBER 10, 2012, 03:48 PM EST

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today the funding of more than $10 million in research for Interior’s Climate Science Centers. Read More >

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DOI Invites Nominations for NCCWSC & CSC Federal Advisory Committee

THU, OCTOBER 4, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

Today, October 4, 2012, the Department of the Interior published a Federal Register notice to invite nominations for a NCCWSC & CSC Federal Advisory Committee. Read More >

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Cronkite News Features the Southwest CSC

MON, OCTOBER 1, 2012, 11:21 AM EST

The Southwest CSC was recently featured in a story by Cronkite News of Arizona. The story addresses the Center's climate initiatives and overall goals. Read More >

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Stephen Jackson to Lead Southwest Climate Science Center

MON, AUGUST 27, 2012, 08:39 AM EST

Dr. Stephen Jackson has been selected as the center director for the U.S. Department of the Interior Southwest Climate Science Center, headquartered at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Read More >


Southwest Climate Science Center Participates in the American Indian / Alaska Native Climate Change Meeting

TUE, APRIL 17, 2012, 02:49 PM EST

On April 23 - 24, the Tohono O'odham Community College is hosting the 2012 Spring meeting of the American Indian Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group. Read More >


Save the Date - Southwest Climate Summit

TUE, FEBRUARY 28, 2012, 03:01 PM EST

The Southwest Climate Science Center is planning for the initial Southwest Climate Science Summit to be held in Tucson, Arizona, June 11 - 14, 2012. Read More >


Southwest Climate Science Center Research Program Ramps Up

WED, FEBRUARY 22, 2012, 03:16 PM EST

The Southwest Climate Science Center is initiating both long- and short-term planning for its climate and climate-effects research program. Read More >