SE CSC Science Fact Sheets

SE CSC Fact Sheet 2017-1:
Ecological Drought in the Southeast United States
A summary of a Southeast CSC 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. Southeastern ecosystems are dependent on abundant and predictable water supplies, and as climate change influences temperature, precipitation, and circulation patterns within the region, drought conditions may become more prevalent.

 

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SE CSC Fact Sheet 2016-4:
Southeast Climate Science Center Informational Fact Sheet
A one-page informational fact sheet that provides basic information about the DOI Southeast Climate 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 CSC 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 CSC 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 CSC 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.  This also includes links to the USGS Sea-Level Rise Modeling Handbook and a new categorized list of sea-level rise models.

 

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SE CSC 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.

 

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U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3138:
SE CSC Science Plan Fact Sheet
The Southeast Climate Science Center Science Plan identifies six science themes and frames the activities related to each theme that are needed to achieve the objectives of the SE CSC.