Research Highlights

Oct 19, 2021

New Open-source Software Supports Spatial Conservation Planning

Southeast CASC Research Ecologist Mitch Eaton, along with USGS Researchers Julien Martin and Simeon Yurek and researchers at the University of South Florida and University of Florida, published SiteOpt: an Open-source R-package for Site Selection and Portfolio Optimization, an open-access […]

Sep 21, 2021

New Report: Testing the Transferability of the Optimal Preservation Model at Gulf Islands National Seashore

A SE CASC research team comprised of Erin Seekamp, Xiao Xiao, Max Post van der Berg, and Mitch Eaton were supported by National Park Service to continue development of the Optimal Preservation (OptiPres) model, a climate adaptation planning and decision […]

Aug 24, 2021

Integrating Multiple Factors, Complex Tradeoffs to Evaluate Adaptation of Historic Structures

An article by a SE CASC research team including Erin Seekamp (SE CASC co-PI) and Xiao Xiao (SE CASC Researcher) along with Arizona State University student Peizhe Li, “Climate adaptation planning for cultural heritages in coastal tourism destinations: A multi-objective […]

Jun 22, 2021

Using an Ecosystem-based Approach to Solve Multispecies Conservation Challenges

An article by a SE CASC research team led by Jennifer Cartwright (USGS Biologist) and Dwayne Estes (Southeastern Grasslands Initiative) and including SE CASC Deputy Director Ryan Boyles, Improving Species Status Assessments under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and Implications […]

Jun 22, 2021

A Decade of SE CASC Conservation Research Highlighted by the Wildlife Management Institute

In 2011, the Southeastern Regional Assessment Program prioritized the creation of high-resolution climate change projections for the islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. That effort led to the  development of high-resolution dynamically downscaled climate projections for Puerto […]

Jun 16, 2021

Partnership Enables Climate Change Adaptation for Coastal National Wildlife Refuges

A team of SE CASC researchers led by SE CASC Research Ecologist, Mitch Eaton, published Cape Romain Partnership for Coastal Protection: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1021, available June 8, 2021. The report summarizes work supported by SE CASC project, […]

Jun 9, 2021

National CASC Spotlight: Coastal Resilience and Restoration on Ship Island, MS

A SE CASC funded project used the process of structured decision making (SDM) to inform a coastal restoration effort which was recently completed on Ship Island – a small barrier island in Mississippi. This work was funded through the SE […]

Jun 9, 2021

Research Projects Shifts in Fire Regimes Through the End of Century

SE CASC Research Ecologist, Adam Terando and SE CASC Consortium PI, John Kupfer, are co-authors to Robust projections of future fire probability for the conterminous United States, published in the Oct 2021 edition of the journal, Science of The Total Environment, […]

Jun 8, 2021

New SE CASC Publication: Frameworks for Communicating About Wildlife Disease Transmission

A new publication, Cultural Cognition and Ideological Framing Influence Communication About Zoonotic Disease in the Era of COVID-19, was published in Frontiers in Communication on May 31, 2021. This work was supported through the SE CASC Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy […]

May 24, 2021

SE CASC Report Provides a Framework for Species Status Assessments of Grassland Species

A team of SE CASC researchers led by Jennifer Cartwright (USGS Biologist)  and Dwayne Estes (Southeastern Grasslands Initiative) and including SE CASC Deputy Director Ryan Boyles, published Science needs of southeastern grassland species of conservation concern—A framework for species status […]