07
AUG
2017

NC State University Leads University Consortium In Second Phase of Southeast Climate Science Center

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Federal-University Partnerships, Renewed Funding Boost Climate Research With five new university consortium partners and a renewed five-year funding award, NC State University will continue to host the DOI Southeast Climate Science Center, broadening its access to expertise and...
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13
JUL
2017

Risk of “The Big One”: Future Wildfire Uncertainty in the Southeast

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Wildfire is a natural hazard that causes extensive damage to life and property, while also acting as a necessary disturbance agent for many forest ecosystems, including the plants and animals that depend on them. In the southeastern U.S., frequent, low-intensity wildfires were an...
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15
JUN
2017

Research Spotlight: Understanding Habitat Connectivity to Inform Conservation Decisions

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Habitat fragmentation, in combination with climate change, is already affecting biodiversity in the Southeastern U.S., in particular as species shift their ranges to move to cooler places.  The most common recommended strategy to protect wildlife as they move is to connect their...
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31
MAY
2017

Climate Adaptation Planning Stronger with Multiple Ways of Knowing

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  For centuries indigenous peoples and communities in the United States have relied on natural resources to sustain their families, communities, traditional ways of life, and cultural identities. These important ongoing relationships with both land and water ecosystems make...
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22
MAY
2017

Researcher Spotlight – Elsita Kiekebusch and Ryann Rossi

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Global Change Fellows make strides in climate change ecology Two of our Global Change Fellows Ph.D. students were recently featured in NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine, featuring their research on climate science and ecology. Learn more about...
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28
APR
2017

Research Spotlight: Winter Climate Change and Coastal Wetlands: Mangroves vs. Salt Marshes

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Coastal wetlands in the southeastern United States provide many benefits to society. In addition to supporting fish and wildlife habitat, these productive and abundant ecosystems protect coastlines, improve water quality, sequester carbon, subsidize coastal fisheries, and provide...
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30
MAR
2017

Research Spotlight: Got Uncertainty? How to Deal with Uncertainty When Making Conservation Decisions

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Consider the following example of how we deal with uncertainty in our everyday lives: It’s 6:00 am. You look, bleary-eyed, out the window to see a calm sky with some clouds in the distance. You get up, get dressed, and prepare for the day. You pack your bag, grab your coffee, and...
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08
MAR
2017

Research Spotlight: Cape Romain Partnership for Coastal Protection

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Coastal regions of the southeastern US are experiencing dramatic changes affecting critical habitat for wildlife as well as threatening the safety and livelihoods of millions of residents living near the coast. Increased flooding results in habitat loss and pollution runoff that...
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09
FEB
2017

Budgeting for Climate Change

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This post was written by Brittany Sweeney, College of Natural Resources, NC State University, for CNR News, 3 Feb 17. In a time of budget cuts, aging historic sites, and climate change, who decides what projects receive updates and restorations and which ones don’t? Dr. Erin...
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