Research Highlights

Sep 24, 2020

New CASC Research Identifies Two Classifications of Adaptive Capacity

This post describes the research of two CASC researchers, NCASC scientist Laura Thompson and Northeast CASC scientist Olivia LeDee, who recently published Persist in place or shift in space? Evaluating the adaptive capacity of species to climate change in Frontiers […]

Sep 16, 2020

SE CASC Researchers Simulate Climate Changes in Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

A new SE CASC-supported publication, High-resolution dynamically downscaled rainfall and temperature projections for ecological life zones within Puerto Rico and for the US Virgin Islands, was published on August 23 in the International Journal of Climatology. The following post was […]

Sep 4, 2020

Former Global Change Fellow Adapts Research Scope in Response to Natural Disaster

Research by 2015-2016 Global Change Fellow, Erica Henry was highlighted by NC State News for a new series highlighting the impacts of climate change. The following post was written by Erica Henry and was originally published on NC State News […]

Sep 3, 2020

SE CASC Faculty Affiliate Describes Changes in NC Climate Trends

SE CASC Faculty Affiliate and State Climatologist of North Carolina, Kathie Dello detailed climate trends in North Carolina for a new series by NC State News highlighting the impacts of climate change. The following post was written by Kathie Dello […]

Aug 28, 2020

Conservation Priorities Will Vary as Climate and Land Use Changes

A new article led by SE CASC Researcher and Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Jennifer Costanza, “Preserving connectivity under climate and land-use change: No one-size-fits-all approach for focal species in similar habitats,” was released in the August 2020 edition of the journal […]

Aug 17, 2020

Engaging Diverse Stakeholders to Adapt to Climate Change

A new article, “Building adaptive capacity in a coastal region experiencing global change” published on August 10, 2020 in Ecology and Society, details the social process of adaptation planning in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. This article was co-authored […]

Jul 21, 2020

New SE CASC Research Gives Insight Into Prescribed Fire Windows for Future Forests

SE CASC Consortium PI, John Kupfer, SE CASC USGS Research Ecologist, Adam Terando, SE CASC Researcher, Kevin Hiers, and co-authors have a new publication in the International Journal of Wildland Fire, Climate change projected to reduce prescribed burning opportunities in […]

Jul 10, 2020

SE CASC Researchers Determine Thermal Tolerance of Gloomy Scale Insects

2013-14 Global Change Fellow, Michael Just was lead author on a paper co-authored with SE CASC PI, Steve Frank,  Thermal Tolerance of Gloomy Scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in the Eastern United States published in February 2020.  This research was supported by SE […]

Jul 8, 2020

Full Slate of Southeast CASC FY19 Actionable Science Projects Underway

Research funded by the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center encompasses a range of science activities that contribute to understanding the exposure and impacts of global change on resources that matter to our partners and to framing decisions about adaptation strategies, […]

Jun 25, 2020

Global Change Fellow Investigates Insect and Bird Abundance in Urban Forests vs. Street Trees

Fall 2017 & 2016-2017 Global Change Fellow, Larry Long was recently featured by The Wildlife Society in an interview exploring a paper of which he was the lead author, Risk of bird predation and defoliating insect abundance are greater in […]