Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
DOINews: SE CSC Welcomes New Global Change Fellows for 2014-15!
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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. The Global Change Fellowship is a year long opportunity for graduate-level scientists and social scientists, across disciplines, to engage monthly on numerous topics, including science communication, structured decision analysis, and other professional development opportunities.
Nina Caraway, PhD Student, College of Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Advisor: Sankar Arumugam
Research focus: Hydroclimatology, investigating the role of climate predictors on hydrologic extremes.
Adam Dale, PhD Student, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dept. of Entomology.
Advisor: Steve Frank
Research focus: Studying the effects of urban habitat characteristics and warming on the abundance and distribution of herbivorous arthropods on street trees, and the subsequent effects on tree ecosystem services.
Michaela Foster, Masters Student, College of Natural Resources, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources.
Advisor: Nils Peterson
Research focus: Exploring environmental policy and decision making involved in natural resource management.
Liliana Velasquez Montoya, PhD Student, College of Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Advisor: Margery Overton
Research focus: Studying numerical modeling of dune response to extreme weather events.
Nitin Singh, PhD Student, College of Natural Resources, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources.
Advisor: Ryan Emanuel
Research focus: Understanding the role of climate, topography and vegetation on hydrological processes in the Southern Appalachians.
Marketa Zimova, PhD Student, College of Natural Resources, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources.
Advisor: L. Scott Mills
Research focus: Studying how snowshoe hares are affected by camouflage mismatch due to decreased duration of snowpack caused by climate change. Exploring whether snowshoe hares will be able to adapt to the new stressor through evolutionary change.