Research Highlights

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 […]

Jun 24, 2020

Researchers Investigate Couplings Between Human and Natural Systems

Last year at the joint conference of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society, a group of fisheries and wildlife researchers from an assortment of universities collaborated to explore the interconnectedness of humans and the natural world that surrounds them. […]

Jun 16, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey Uses Global Climate Models to Inform Resource Managers about Risk Management

SE CASC Research Ecologist, Adam Terando is lead author and SE CASC Acting USGS Director, David Reidmiller is a co-author of the new USGS publication, Using Information From Global Climate Models to Inform Policymaking—The Role of the U.S. Geological Survey. […]

May 20, 2020

Building Adaptive Capacity in a Coastal Region Experiencing Global Change

Southeast CASC project, Climate Change Adaptation for Coastal National Wildlife Refuges, was recently completed. The project team included Mitch Eaton, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center; Jennifer Costanza, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NCSU; Fred Johnson, Wetland and Aquatic Research […]

May 19, 2020

New Publication and Data Release: Land Use Change and Water Demand Projections for Southeast

2015 – 2016 Global Change Fellow, Georgina Sanchez, USGS Research Ecologist, Adam Terando, SE CASC Faculty Affiliate, Ross Meentemeyer, and others authored a recent SE CASC supported publication, “Forecasting water demand across a rapidly urbanizing region,” in the journal Science […]

May 19, 2020

New SE CASC Publication Investigates Predation in Urban Forest Fragments Versus Street Trees

2016-2017 Global Change Fellow, Larry Long, and SE CASC Researcher, Steve Frank published a new article in the journal Urban Ecosystems entitled, “Risk of bird predation and defoliating insect abundance are greater in urban forest fragments than street trees.” Their […]

Apr 29, 2020

New Fish and Climate Change Database Informs Freshwater Fisheries Management

2018-2019 Global Change Fellow, Bonnie Myers, and SE CASC Faculty Affiliate, Thomas Kwak, in collaboration with a group of researchers at the National Climate Adaptation Science Center, USGS Cooperative Research Units, and other partners, created a public, searchable database that […]

Apr 17, 2020

Researcher Spotlight – Emily Reed

2019-20 Global Change Fellow PhD Student, Department of Biological Sciences Advisor: Dr. Martha Burford Reiskind Every year the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center funds a multi-disciplinary cohort of Global Change Fellows representing colleges across NC State University. Here are some highlights […]

Apr 14, 2020

New SE CASC Publication Provides an Extended Framework to Address Conservation Planning Problems

SE CASC Research Ecologist, Mitch Eaton, co-authored the paper, Spatial conservation planning under uncertainty using modern portfolio theory and Nash bargaining solution, which was recently published in the journal, Ecological Modelling. This publication derived from work on the SE CASC […]