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February 14, 11am ET: SE CASC Science Seminar – Introduction to New SE CASC Projects

Join us for a special virtual science seminar highlighting SE CASC funded projects supporting resource management actions across the Southeast. SE CASC researchers will provide an overview of their work and the management implications of their research findings.

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Introduction to New SE CASC Projects

Principal Investigators for Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center projects that have recently been initiated will give lightning talks introducing the challenge their project will address, intended results, and impact of their work. There will be time for discussion with all the researchers.

February 14, 2023 | 11AM ET
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Informing Climate-adaptive Forest Management for Breeding Bird Habitat in the Southern Appalachians:

Principal Investigator: Robert Scheller, North Carolina State University
Proposed Project Completion: December 2023
Samuel Flake, North Carolina State University
Tina Mozelewski, Conservation Science Partners

Water, Water Everywhere: Adapting Water Control Operations and Floodplain Conservation Planning to Global Change:

Principal Investigator: Simeon Yurek, U.S. Geological Survey
Proposed Project Completion: May 2024
Julie DeMeester, The Nature Conservancy
Charlie Stillwell, USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center
Barbara Doll, North Carolina State University
Jack Kurki-Fox, North Carolina State University
Danica Schaffer-Smith, The Nature Conservancy
Wilson Laney, North Carolina State University
Mitch Eaton, USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Chuck Peoples, The Nature Conservancy
Brian Boutin, The Nature Conservancy

Examining Diverse Management Objectives and Broadening Stakeholder Engagement for Climate Adaptation Planning of Historic Structures Within the National Park System:

Principal Investigator: Erin Seekamp, North Carolina State University
Proposed Project Completion: August 2024
Xiao Xiao, Arizona State University
Mitchell Eaton, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center

Developing a Cave Conservation Management Toolbox by Exploring Cave Microclimates and Biodiversity Patterns:

Principal Investigator: Skylar Hopkins, North Carolina State University
Proposed Project Completion: July 2024
Co-Investigator: Matt Niemiller, University of Alabama in Huntsville 

Integrating Sea Level Rise Scenarios into Everglades Restoration Planning:

Principal Investigator: Laura D’Acunto, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Proposed Project Completion: September 2023
Co-Investigator: Stephanie Romañach, US Geological Survey

Climate Impacts on Southeastern Rare Plants:

Image credit: Brittany Salmons

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Cartwright, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Proposed Project Completion: January 2024
Co-Investigator: Post-Doctoral Associate

Advancing Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Sensitive Amphibian Species in the U.S. Caribbean:

Melodious coquí. Image credit: Alberto Puente

Principal Investigator: Jaime Collazo, North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Proposed Project Completion: August 2025
Adam Terando, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Mitchell Eaton, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Kathie Dello, North Carolina State Climate Office
Eloy Martínez, Eastern Illinois University
Alberto R. Puente Rolón, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez