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Adam Terando

USGS Research Ecologist

Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center


Dr. Adam Terando is a research ecologist with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center. His work focuses on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and the complex human-environment relationships that drive these processes. View Adam’s USGS profile.

Recent Publications:

Enquist, C., S. Jackson, G. Garfin, F. Davis, L. Gerber, J. Littell, J. Tank, A. Terando, et al. Foundations of Translational Ecology. Accepted, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Dowdy, K.E., J.A. Collazo, K. Pacifici, B.J. Reich, A.R. Puente-Rolón, and A.J. Terando. Elutherodactylus frog conservation in agroecosystems in Puerto Rico. Accepted, The Herpetological Journal.
Dowdy, K.E., J.A. Collazo, K. Pacifici, B.J. Reich, A.R. Puente-Rolón, and A.J. Terando. Occupancy and abundance of Elutherodactylus wightmanae and E. brittoni along elevational gradients in west-central Puerto Rico. Accepted, Caribbean Naturalist.
Schwartz, M., J.K. Hiers, F.W. Davis, G. Garfin, S.T. Jackson, A.J. Terando, et al., 2017: Developing a translational ecology workforce. Accepted, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Terando, A.J., B. Reich, K. Pacifici, J. Costanza, A. McKerrow, and J. Collazo, 2016: Uncertainty quantification and propagation for projections of extremes in monthly area burned under climate change: A case study in the coastal plain of Georgia, USA. In, Natural Hazard Uncertainty Assessment: Modeling and Decision Support, American Geophysical Union. K. Riley et al., Eds.
Wootten, A., J.H. Bowden, R. Boyles, and A. Terando, 2016: The sensitivity of WRF downscaled precipitation in Puerto Rico in cumulus parameterization and interior grid nudging. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55, 2263-2281.
Khalyani, A.H., W.A. Gould, E. Harmsen, A.J. Terando, and J. Collazo, 2016: Climate change implications for tropical islands: Interpolating and interpreting statistically downscaled GCM projections for management and planning. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55, 265-282.
Van Beusekom, W.A. Gould, A.J. Terando, and J. Collazo2015: Climate change and water resources in a tropical island system: Propagation of uncertainty from statistically downscaled climate models to hydrologic models. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4560.
Costanza, J., A. Terando, A.J. McKerrow, and J. Collazo, 2015: Climate change, urbanization, and management of a fire-dependent ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Management, 151, 186-199.
Wootten, A., K. Smith, R. Boyles, A. Terando, L. Stefanova, V. Misra, T. Smith, D. Blodgett, and F. Semazzi, 2014: Downscaled climate projections for the Southeast U.S.: Evaluation and use for ecological applications. USGS Open File Report 2014-1190.
Youngsteadt, E., A.G. Dale, A.J. Terando, R.R. Dunn, and S.D. Frank, 2014: Do cities simulate climate change? A comparison of herbivore response to urban and global warming. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12692.
Terando, A.J., J. Costanza, C. Belyea, R.R. Dunn, A. McKerrow, and J. Collazo, 2014: The Southern Megalopolis: Using the past to predict the future of urban sprawl in the Southeast U.S.  PLoS ONE 9(7): e102261. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102261
Terando, A., S. Traxler, and J. Collazo, 2014: Landscape and climate science and scenarios for Florida: A workshop sponsored by the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative and North Carolina State University. USGS Open File Report 2014-1150.
Sun, G., P.V. Caldwell, A.P. Georgakakos, S. Arumugam, J. Cruise, R.T. McNider, A. Terando, P.A. Conrads, J. Feldt, V. Misra, L. Romolo, T.C. Rasmussen, S.G. McNulty, and D.AMarion, 2013: Impacts of climate change and variability on water resources in the Southeast USA. In, Climate of the Southeast United States: Variability, Change, Impacts, and VulnerabilityWashington DC, Island PressK.T. Ingram, K. Dow, and L. Carter, Eds.
Dow, K., L. Carter, A. Brosius, E. Diaz, R. Durbrow, R. Evans, S. Fauver, T. Hayden, B. Howard, K. Jacobs, g. Landers, S. McNulty, J. Nicholson, D. Quattrochi, L. Rimer, S. Shuford, S. Stiles, and A. Terando, 2013: Climate adaptations in the Southeast USA. In, Climate of the Southeast United States: Variability, Change, Impacts, and Vulnerability. NCA Regional Input Reports. K.T. Ingram et al., Eds. DOI 10.5822/978-1-61091-509-0_13.
Terando, A., K. Keller, and W. E. Easterling, 2012: Probabilistic projections of agro-climate indices in North AmericaJournal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres117, D08115.
Terando, A., W.E. Easterling, K. Keller, and D.R. Easterling, 2012: Observed and modeled 20th century spatial and temporal patterns of agro-climate indices in North America. Journal of Climate, 25, 473-490.
Jacobs, K.R., A. Terando, and E.L. Diaz, 2012: Working Group 1: Geophysical and chemical scientific knowledge. In Puerto Rico’s State of the Climate: Assessing Puerto Rico’s Social-Ecological Vulnerabilities in a Changing Climate, E. Diaz and K. Jacobs, eds.
Easterling, W.E., C. Seipt, A. Terando, and X. Niu, 2012: Agricultural adaptation to climate change: Is uncertain information useful knowledge? In Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Navigating an Uncertain Future, T. Dietz and D. Bidwell, eds.
Bhat, K.S., M. Haran, A. Terando, and K. Keller, 2011: Climate projections using Bayesian Model Averaging and space-time dependence. Journal of Agricultural, Environmental, and Biological Statistics, 16, 606-628.
Chhetri, N., W.E. Easterling, A. Terando, and L. Mearns, 2010: Modeling path dependence in agricultural adaptation to climate variability and change. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100, 894 – 907.
Cook, B.I., A. Terando, and A. Steiner, 2010: Ecological forecasting and climate data uncertainties: a phenology modeling case study. Environmental Research Letters, 5, L044014.