Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Science Fact Sheets
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2019-1: South Carolina Project Highlights
This 2-page fact sheet provides short descriptions of projects and their impacts funded by the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center that are relevant to the state of South Carolina.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2019-2: Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Informational Fact Sheet
A one-page informational fact sheet that provides basic information about the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center and some of its research and capacity-building activities in the context of projected climate and land use change in the region.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2018-2: Tennessee Project Highlights
This 2-page fact sheet provides short descriptions of projects and their impacts funded by the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center that are relevant to the state of Tennessee.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2018-3: North Carolina Project Highlights
This 2-page fact sheet provides short descriptions of projects and their impacts funded by the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center that are relevant to the state of North Carolina.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2018-4: Review of State Wildlife Action Plans Report Summary
This executive summary highlights the key observations and recommendations from the full report by the Vital Futures Project — a collaboration among the National Wildlife Federation, North Carolina State University, and University of South Carolina — which assessed how states have addressed current and projected climate change in their recently updated Wildlife Action Plans.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2017-1: Ecological Drought in the Southeast United States
A summary of a Southeast CASC workshop aimed at collating existing knowledge about ecological drought, defined as a prolonged and widespread deficit in naturally available water supplies that create multiple stresses across ecosystems.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2017-2: Ecological Drought Management Challenges
A one-page summary deriving from regional workshops on ecological drought, describing management challenges in each U.S. region, with highlights of SE CASC projects that address management challenges in the Southeast.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2016-03: Ecosystem Vulnerability to Climate Change in the Southeastern United States
Two recent investigations of climate-change vulnerability for 19 terrestrial, aquatic, riparian, and coastal ecosystems of the southeastern United States have identified a number of important considerations, including potential for changes in hydrology, disturbance regimes, and interspecies interactions. Together, these studies help create a foundation for ecosystem-level analysis of climate-change vulnerability to support effective biodiversity conservation in the southeastern United States.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2016-02: Turning Uncertainty into Useful Information for Conservation Decisions
Uncertainty is always present in conservation and other socio-ecological decisions, which can make choices uncomfortable and challenging. All choices have consequences – including the choice to do nothing. This fact sheet discusses the pervasiveness of uncertainty, the importance of understanding varying perceptions of uncertainty, and avenues for progress in the presence of uncertainty and differing risk tolerances.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2016-01: Keeping Pace: A short guide to navigating SLR models
A four-page guide that walks decision makers, community planners, and resource managers through the importance of model selection, some need-to-know concepts, model categories, and an example. The fact sheet summarizes the USGS Sea-Level Rise Modeling Handbook and includes links to that document and a new categorized list of sea-level rise models.
SE CASC Fact Sheet 2015-01: Downscaled Climate Projections for the Southeast: Evaluation and Use for Ecological Applications
This fact sheet summarizes information from a comprehensive U.S. Geological Survey report, Wootten et al, 2014, that evaluates six widely used downscaled climate projections that cover the southeastern United States and recommends best practices for use of downscaled datasets for ecological modeling and decision-making.