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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

Developing the Good Map for the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Shared from Addie’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (better known as SERPPAS) has been collaborating at the intersection of protecting military readiness, conserving natural and working lands and sustaining communities for the last 14 years. The critical equation for accomplishing this mission in the [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Developing the Good Map for the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Functional diversity of South Atlantic fish communities

There’s nothing fishy about functional diversity! I am pleased to announce that back in October (2018), my co-authors and I published a research article in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society titled “State and Regional-Scale Patterns and Drivers of Freshwater Fish Functional Diversity in the Southeastern US.” This work was primarily conducted to assess the [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Functional diversity of South Atlantic fish communities
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Introducing SARP’s new tool to prioritize aquatic barriers across the Southeast

Cross-posted with permission from SARP's online news. IT’s HERE! The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) just released a NEW tool to prioritize dams and road-stream crossing barriers across the entire SARP region. This tool created by the Conservation Biology Institute and SARP allows partners to prioritize dams and road-stream crossings for potential removal or remediation [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Introducing SARP’s new tool to prioritize aquatic barriers across the Southeast