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

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

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

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 C.; 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.; Fackler, Paul; 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

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Habitat use as indicator of adaptive capacity to climate change

AimPopulations of cold‐adapted species at the trailing edges of geographic ranges are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change from the combination of exposure to warm temperatures and high sensitivity to heat. Many of these species are predicted to decline under future climate scenarios, but they could persist if they can...

Teitelbaum, Claire S.; Siren, Alexej P. K.; Coffel, Ethan; Foster, Jane R.; Frair, Jacqueline L.; Hinton, Joseph W.; Horton, Radley W.; Kramer, David W.; Lesk, Corey; Raymond, Colin; Wattles, David; Zeller, Katherine; Morelli, Toni Lyn

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Year Published: 2021

A global perspective on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on freshwater fish biodiversity

The COVID-19 global pandemic and resulting effects on the economy and society (e.g., sheltering-in-place, alterations in transportation, changes in consumer behaviour, loss of employment) have yielded some benefits and risks to biodiversity. Here, we considered the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced (or may influence) freshwater fish...

Cooke, Steve J.; Twardek, William M.; Lynch, Abigail; Cowx, Ian G.; Olden, Julian D.; Funge-Smith, Simon; Lorenzen, Kai; Arlinghaus, Robert; Chen, Yushen; Weyl, Olaf L. F.; Nyboer, Elizabeth A.; Pompeu, Paulo S.; Carlson, Stephanie M.; Koehn, John D.; Pinder, Adrian C.; Raghavan, Rajeev; Phang, Sui C.; Koning, Aaron A.; Taylor, William W.; Bartley, Devin M.; Britton, J. Robert

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Year Published: 2021

Is there enough water? How bearish and bullish outlooks are linked to decision-maker perspectives on environmental flows

Policies that mandate environmental flows (e-flows) can be powerful tools for freshwater conservation, but implementation of these policies faces many hurdles. To better understand these challenges, we explored two key questions: (1) What additional data are needed to implement e-flows? and (2) What are the major socio-political barriers to...

Wineland, Sean M.; Fovargue, Rachel; York, Betsey; Lynch, Abigail; Paukert, Craig; Neeson, Thomas M.

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Year Published: 2021

A Bayesian Dirichlet process community occupancy model to estimate community structure and species similarity

Community occupancy models estimate species‐specific parameters while sharing information across species by treating parameters as sampled from a common distribution. When communities consist of discrete groups, shrinkage of estimates towards the community mean can mask differences among groups. Infinite mixture models using a Dirichlet process (...

Sollmann, Rahel; Eaton, Mitchell; Link, William; Mulundo, Paul; Ayebare, Samuel; Prinsloo, Sarah; Plumptre, Andrew J.; Johnson, D.S.

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Year Published: 2021

High‐resolution dynamically downscaled rainfall and temperature projections for ecological life zones within Puerto Rico and for the U.S. Virgin Islands

The weather research and forecasting (WRF) model and a combination of the regional spectral model (RSM) and the Japanese Meteorological Agency Non‐Hydrostatic Model (NHM) were used to dynamically downscale selected CMIP5 global climate models to provide 2‐km projections with hourly model output for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two 20‐...

Bowden, Jared H.; Terando, Adam; Misra, Vasu; Wootten, Adrienne; Bhardwaj, Amit; Boyles, Ryan; Gould, William A.; Collazo, Jaime; Spero, Tanya

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Year Published: 2020

Multilocus metabarcoding of terrestrial leech bloodmeal iDNA increases species richness uncovered in surveys of vertebrate host biodiversity

Leech-derived invertebrate DNA (iDNA) has been successfully leveraged to conduct surveys of vertebrate host biodiversity across the Indo Pacific. However, this technique has been limited methodologically, typically only targeting mammalian 16S rDNA, or both 16S and vertebrate 12S rDNA for leech host determination. To...

Fahmy, Mai; Williams, Kalani; Tessler, Michael; Weiskopf, Sarah R.; Hekkala, Evon; Siddall, Mark E.