Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Publications

Since its inception in 2008, CASC-funded research projects have generated over 2,000 publications in academic journals across the sciences, including articles in high-impact journals such as Science and Nature. Browse a selection of publications from CASC-funded projects below. For a complete list of our scientific projects, publications, and data, explore our Project Explorer database.

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Regional CASC Annual Reports

Regional CASC Annual Reports

On an annual basis, each regional CASC produces a report documenting the activities of the host university and consortium institutions. Explore past reports from each CASC.

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CASC Network Annual Reports

CASC Network Annual Reports

The CASC Network develops a comprehensive annual report document each year, highlighting particularly successful and interesting activities from across the network that have occurred over the past year. Explore past network reports.

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Year Published: 2021

Cape Romain partnership for coastal protection

This final report summarizes activities, outcomes, and lessons learned from a 3-year project titled “Climate Change Adaptation for Coastal National Wildlife Refuges” with the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and local partners in the surrounding South Carolina Lowcountry. The Lowcountry is classified as the 10-county area encompassing...

Eaton, Mitchell J.; Johnson, Fred A.; Mikels-Carrasco, Jessica; Case, David J.; Martin, Julien; Stith, Bradley; Yurek, Simeon; Udell, Bradley; Villegas, Laura; Taylor, Laura; Haider, Zulquarnain; Charkhgard, Hadi; Kwon, Changhyun
Eaton, M.J., Johnson, F.A., Mikels-Carrasco, J., Case, D.J., Martin, J., Stith, B., Yurek, S., Udell, B., Villegas, L., Taylor, L., Haider, Z., Charkhgard, H., and Kwon, C., 2021, Cape Romain Partnership for Coastal Protection: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1021, 158 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211021.

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Year Published: 2021

Daily patterns of river herring (Alosa spp.) spawning migrations: Environmental drivers and variation among coastal streams in Massachusetts

The timing of life history events in many plants and animals depends on the seasonal fluctuations of specific environmental conditions. Climate change is altering environmental regimes and disrupting natural cycles and patterns across communities. Anadromous fishes that migrate between marine and freshwater habitats to spawn are particularly...

Legett, Henry; Jordaan, Adrian; Roy, Allison; Sheppard, John; Somos-Valenzuela, Marcelo; Staudinger, Michelle

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Year Published: 2021

A review of spatially resolved techniques and applications of organic petrography in shale petroleum systems

This review examines new techniques and applications of organic petrography in source-rock reservoir petroleum systems that have occurred along with development of the global ‘shale revolution’ in energy resources. The review is limited to techniques and instrumentation that provide spatially resolved information, typically at...

Hackley, Paul C.; Jubb, Aaron M.; McAleer, Ryan J.; Valentine, Brett J.; Birdwell, Justin E.

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Year Published: 2021

How does climate change affect emergent properties of aquatic ecosystems?

Emergent properties of ecosystems are community attributes, such as structure and function, that arise from connections and interactions (e.g., predator–prey, competition) among populations, species, or assemblages that, when viewed together, provide a holistic representation that is more than the sum of its individual parts. Climate change is...

Staudinger, Michelle; Lynch, Abigail; Gaichas, Sarah; Fox, Michael; Gibson-Reinemer, Daniel; Langan, Joseph; Teffer, Amy K.; Thackeray, Stephen; Winfield, Ian

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Year Published: 2021

Water reliability in the west -- SECURE Water Act Section 9503(C)

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McGuire, Marketa; Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu; Martin, Justin; Pederson, Gregory T.; Woodhouse, Connie A.; Littell, Jeremy S.
Reclamation (Bureau of Reclamation) 2021. Water Reliability in the West -- SECURE Water Act Section 9503(C). Prepared for the United States Congress. Bureau of Reclamation, Water Resources and Planning Office. Denver, Colorado.

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Year Published: 2021

Assessing the impact of an online climate science community: The Early Career Climate Forum

Online science communities can serve as powerful platforms for advancing scientific knowledge, capacity, and outreach by increasing collaboration and information sharing among geographically distant peers, practitioners, and the public. Here, we examine the value and role of the Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF), a climate-focused online science...

Guckian, Meaghan; Markowitz, Ezra; Tucker, Clay; Kiekebusch, Elsita; Klemm, Toni; Middleton, Lindsey; Wootten, Adrienne; Staudinger, Michelle

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Year Published: 2021

Connectivity and climate change toolkit

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Climate Adaptation Committee charged a small working group in September of 2019 to develop a toolkit focused on climate-informed landscape connectivity. The purpose is to provide state fish and wildlife agency planners and managers with the information necessary to ensure climate considerations are...

Albright, Whitney; Ament, Rob; Callahan, Renee; Frantz, Mack W.; Grabau, Matthew R. ; Ernest Johnson, Maggie; Jones-Farrand, Todd; Malpeli, Kate; Millmann, Maureen; Muenks, Nathan; Quiñones, Rebecca; Stys, Beth; Tenggardjaja, Kimberly

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Year Published: 2021

Stewardship and management of freshwater ecosystems: From Leopold's land ethic to a freshwater ethic

In 1949, Aldo Leopold formalized the concept of the ‘land ethic’, in what emerged as a foundational and transformational way of thinking about natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, and stewardship in terrestrial systems. Yet, the land ethic has inherent linkages to aquatic ecosystems; Leopold himself conducted research on rivers...

Cooke, Steven J.; Lynch, Abigail J; Piccolo, John J.; Olden, Julian D.; Reid, Andrea J.; Ormerod, Steve J.

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Year Published: 2021

Culturally diverse expert teams have yet to bring comprehensive linguistic diversity to intergovernmental ecosystem assessments

Multicultural representation is a stated goal of many global scientific assessment processes. These processes aim to mobilize a broader, more diverse knowledge base and increase legitimacy and inclusiveness of these assessment processes. Often, enhancing cultural diversity is encouraged through involvement of diverse expert teams and sources of...

Lynch, Abigail; Fernandez-Llamazares, Alvaro; Palomo, Ignacio; Jaureguiberry, Pedro; Amano, Tatsuya; Basher, Zeenatul; Lim, Michelle; Mwampamba, Tuyeni H.; Samakov, Aibek; Selomane, Odirilwe

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Year Published: 2021

Tectonic and magmatic controls on the metallogenesis of porphyry deposits in Alaska

Porphyry Cu and Mo deposits and occurrences are found throughout Alaska; they formed episodically during repeated subduction and arc-continent collisions spanning the Silurian to Quaternary. Porphyry systems occur in continental-margin and island arcs, which are broadly grouped into pre-accretionary or post-accretionary arcs. Pre-Mesozoic...

Kreiner, Douglas; Jones, James V.; Kelley, Karen D.; Graham, Garth E.

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Year Published: 2021

Integrated hierarchical models to inform management of transitional habitat and the recovery of a habitat specialist

Quantifying the contribution of habitat dynamics relative to intrinsic population processes in regulating species persistence remains an ongoing challenge in ecological and applied conservation. Understanding these drivers and their relationship is essential for managing habitat‐dependent species, especially those that specialize in transitional...

Eaton, Mitchell; Breininger, David; Nichols, James D.; Paul, F.; McGee, Samantha; Smurl, Michelle; DeMeyer, David; Baker, Jonny; Zondervan, Maria B.

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Year Published: 2021

Advancing the national fish, wildlife, and plants climate adaptation strategy into a new decade

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Burns, Joe; Camel-Means, Whisper; Cooley, Nikki; Cozzetto, Karen; Croll, Rob; Delach, Aimee; Ernest Johnson, Maggie; Griffis, Roger; Langston, Michael A; Marks-Marino, Dara; Melvin, Tracy; Novak, Rachael; Rubenstein, Madeleine A.; Newman, Robert; Weber, Ted