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Recent trends in Southeastern Ecosystems (2020) now available

Shared from Rua's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) blog This year’s report on progress toward the SECAS goal, Recent trends in Southeastern Ecosystems (2020), is now complete. Significant improvements over the last version include: A new indicator for areas without invasive plantsAn improved approach for water quality trends based on state dataUpdated data for [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Recent trends in Southeastern Ecosystems (2020) now available

Oct. 20: SE CASC science seminar on coastal mangroves in a warming climate

This fall and early winter the Southeast CASC will be hosting a virtual science seminar series highlighting SE CASC funded projects that support resource management actions across the Southeast. Join us on October 20 at 11am ET for the first presentation in the series by Dr. Mike Osland: Refining Tipping Points for Range Expansion of Coastal [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Oct. 20: SE CASC science seminar on coastal mangroves in a warming climate

Monitoring changes in wetland elevation on Southeast National Wildlife Refuges

Wetland ecosystems are critical for providing important ecological functions. For example, tidal marshes and coastal wetlands help in absorbing energy of storms and preserving shorelines, improving water quality in bays and estuaries, providing nutrients to marine food webs, and supplying critical habitat for both the reproduction of a suite of ocean species and for use [...]

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Climate-Conscious NC: Community conversations about climate change and climate-related extreme hazards

Climate-Conscious NC is a series of free programs on how to become a Climate-Conscious member of the North Carolina community! This program is made possible by a wonderful partnership between the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, the State Climate Office of North Carolina, the Climate Change and Society Program at NCSU, the Museum of Life [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Climate-Conscious NC: Community conversations about climate change and climate-related extreme hazards

Where the wild things are will be: Mapping the South’s future forest landscapes and the wildlife that depend on them

As development pressures increase, climatic patterns shift, and sea levels rise, the South’s forest resource is increasingly faced with fragmentation, degradation, and loss from land use conversion. Forestlands play a critical role in providing clean drinking water, wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities, and in supporting rural economies based on traditional and non-traditional forest products. To [...]

By |June 8th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Where the wild things are will be: Mapping the South’s future forest landscapes and the wildlife that depend on them

Habitat suitability maps for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine ecosystem

New data release! Gopher tortoise is one of five at-risk herps modeled in new habitat suitability maps. Through a massive, collaborative effort with Federal, State, and other partners, we have completed range-wide habitat suitability models (also called species distribution models) for five at-risk species of herpetofauna associated with the longleaf pine ecosystem. These [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Habitat suitability maps for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine ecosystem

Priorities for conservation in Southeastern states: Newly created list of “Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need”

Shared from this guest blog on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy website by John Kanter and Bruce Stein, National Wildlife Federation   To provide greater clarity and focus for regional conservation and multi-state collaborations, a new “Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need” list is now available for use in the Southeast and in support of [...]

By |October 8th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Priorities for conservation in Southeastern states: Newly created list of “Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need”

NC Sea Grant seeks coastal resilience specialist

Cross-posted by request from NC Sea Grant. Original news release available here: https://ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/news/2019/09/nc-sea-grant-coastal-resilience-specialist/ by Katie Mosher, Communications Director, North Carolina Sea Grant Contact: Frank Lopez, 919-515-3012, fmlopez@ncsu.edu    North Carolina Sea Grant is looking for a coastal resilience specialist to be stationed at the program’s Raleigh office. Requirements and other details are available in the online [...]

By |October 7th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on NC Sea Grant seeks coastal resilience specialist
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Strategic forest and wildland fire management is necessary to safeguard urban water supplies

Forest landscapes are key resource areas for urban water supplies. All forests combined generate an estimated 57% of runoff worldwide, and provide water for more than 4 billion people. Water supply is one of several critical water services provided by forests—other water services are hydropower, providing cooling water for electric power plants, water for irrigation, [...]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Strategic forest and wildland fire management is necessary to safeguard urban water supplies

Sharing science to support climate adaptation

On November 13-15, 2019 the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center will be hosting a Regional Science Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana. This symposium is intended for researchers and managers working in the southeastern United States, including the U.S. Caribbean, on climate impacts and adaptation for fish, wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources. Decision makers and practitioners [...]

By |August 13th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Sharing science to support climate adaptation