North Carolina State University acts as 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 resource management organizations, and academic institutions.
NC State is the lead university for a consortium of academic 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 Universities (and PIs):
- Auburn University (Karen McNeal)
- Duke University (Lydia Olander)
- University of Florida (Wendy Graham)
- University of South Carolina (John Kupfer)
- University of Tennessee (Paul Armsworth)
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 and biological research, ecological forecasting, and multi-scale modeling.