The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is part of a network of nine Climate Adaptation Science Centers managed by the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Adaptation Science Center. Our mission is to deliver science to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people adapt to a changing climate.
How We Work
North Carolina State University is the host institution for the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, providing organizational leadership to implement the CASC mission through capacity building, project management, communications, partnership development, and connections with scientific capabilities in the region. The mission is implemented through collaborative partnerships among USGS, natural and cultural resource management organizations, and academic institutions. SE CASC is part of a national network of nine regional CASCs along with a USGS national managing entity.
NC State is the lead university for a consortium of academic and non-profit institutions across the Southeast, bringing together a breadth of expertise and capacity in natural, physical, and social sciences and management of natural and cultural resources.
SE CASC Consortium Institutions (and PIs):
- Auburn University (Karen McNeal)
- Duke University (Lydia Olander)
- Savannah State University (Dwight Ebanks)
- United South and Eastern Tribes (Jerry Pardilla)
- University of Arkansas at Monticello (Michael Blazier)
- University of Florida (Wendy Graham)
- University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras (Carla Restrepo)
- University of South Carolina (John Kupfer)
- University of Tennessee (Paul Armsworth)
- University of Virgin Islands (Kim Waddell)
The Southeast CASC works with regional partners in the Southeast to identify global change-related information needed by natural and cultural resource managers, including physical, biological, and social research, ecological forecasting, and multi-scale modeling.