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Identifying the pollen of an extinct spruce species in the Late Quaternary sediments of the Tunica Hills region, south-eastern United States

Late Quaternary fluvial deposits in the Tunica Hills region of Louisiana and Mississippi are rich in spruce macrofossils of the extinct species Picea critchfieldii, the one recognized plant extinction of the Late Quaternary. However, the morphology of P. critchfieldii pollen is unknown, presenting a barrier to the interpretation of...

Luke Mander; Jacklyn Rodriguez; Pietra G. Mueller; Jackson, Stephen T.; Surangi W. Punyasena
MANDER, L., RODRIGUEZ, J., MUELLER, P. G., JACKSON, S. T. and PUNYASENA, S. W. (2014), Identifying the pollen of an extinct spruce species in the Late Quaternary sediments of the Tunica Hills region, south-eastern United States. J. Quaternary Sci., 29: 711–721. doi:10.1002/jqs.2745

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Where the waters meet: sharing ideas and experiences between inland and marine realms to promote sustainable fisheries management

Although inland and marine environments, their fisheries, fishery managers, and the realm-specific management approaches are often different, there are a surprising number of similarities that frequently go unrecognized. We contend that there is much to be gained by greater cross-fertilization and exchange of ideas and strategies between realms...

Cooke, Steven J.; Arlinghaus, Robert; Bartley, Devin M.; Beard, T. Douglas; Cowx, Ian G.; Essington, Timothy E.; Jensen, Olaf P.; Lynch, Abigail J.; Taylor, William W.; Watson, Reg

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Downscaled climate projections for the Southeast United States: evaluation and use for ecological applications

Climate change is likely to have many effects on natural ecosystems in the Southeast U.S. The National Climate Assessment Southeast Technical Report (SETR) indicates that natural ecosystems in the Southeast are likely to be affected by warming temperatures, ocean acidification, sea-level rise, and changes in rainfall and evapotranspiration. To...

Wootten, Adrienne; Smith, Kara; Boyles, Ryan; Terando, Adam; Stefanova, Lydia; Misra, Vasru; Smith, Tom; Blodgett, David L.; Semazzi, Fredrick
Downscaled climate projections for the Southeast United States: evaluation and use for ecological applications; 2014; OFR; 2014-1190; Wooten, Adrienne; Smith, Kara; Boyles, Ryan; Terando, Adam J.; Stefanova, Lydia; Misra, Vasru; Smith, Tom; Blodgett, David L.; Semazzi, Fredrick

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Tribal engagement strategy of the South Central Climate Science Center, 2014

The South Central Climate Science Center was established by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2012 to increase understanding of climate change and coordinate an effective response to climate-change effects on Native American tribes and natural and cultural resources that the Department manages. The eight regional Climate Science Centers of...

Andrews, William J.; Taylor, April; Winton, Kimberly T.
Tribal engagement strategy of the South Central Climate Science Center, 2014; 2014; CIR; 1396; Andrews, William J.; Taylor, April; Winton, Kimberly T.

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Do cities simulate climate change? A comparison of herbivore response to urban and global warming

Cities experience elevated temperature, CO2, and nitrogen deposition decades ahead of the global average, such that biological response to urbanization may predict response to future climate change. This hypothesis remains untested due to a lack of complementary urban and long-term observations. Here, we examine the response of an herbivore, the...

Youngsteadt, Elsa; Dale, Adam G.; Terando, Adam; Dunn, Robert R.; Frank, Steven D.
Do cities simulate climate change? A comparison of herbivore response to urban and global warming; 2014; Article; Journal; Global Change Biology; Youngsteadt, Elsa; Dale, Adam G.; Terando, Adam J.; Dunn, Robert R.; Frank, Steven D.

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Inter-sectoral conflict and recreational fisheries of the developing world : opportunities and challenges for co-operation

The recreational fishing sector is growing rapidly in the developing world with the potential to realize economic benefits estimated at tens of billions of dollars annually. These opportunities are accompanied by numerous ecological risks such as overfishing and habitat disturbance. To date, there has been little focus on sociological issues...

Bower, Shannon D.; Nguyen, Vivian M.; Danylchuk, Andy J.; Beard, T. Douglas; Cooke, Steven J.

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Landscape and climate science and scenarios for Florida

The Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PFLCC) is part of a network of 22 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) that extend from Alaska to the Caribbean. LCCs are regional-applied conservation-science partnerships among Federal agencies, regional organizations, States, tribes, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), private...

Terando, Adam; Traxler, Steve; Collazo, Jaime
Landscape and climate science and scenarios for Florida; 2014; OFR; 2014-1150; Terando, Adam; Traxler, Steve; Collazo, Jaime

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The southern megalopolis: using the past to predict the future of urban sprawl in the Southeast U.S.

The future health of ecosystems is arguably as dependent on urban sprawl as it is on human-caused climatic warming. Urban sprawl strongly impacts the urban ecosystems it creates and the natural and agro-ecosystems that it displaces and fragments. Here, we project urban sprawl changes for the next 50 years for the fast-growing Southeast U.S....

Terando, Adam; Costanza, Jennifer; Belyea, Curtis; Dunn, Robert R.; McKerrow, Alexa; Collazo, Jaime
The southern megalopolis: using the past to predict the future of urban sprawl in the Southeast U.S.; 2014; Article; Journal; PLoS One; Terando, Adam J.; Costanza, Jennifer; Belyea, Curtis; Dunn, Robert R.; McKerrow, Alexa; Collazo, Jaime A.

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Integrating land cover modeling and adaptive management to conserve endangered species and reduce catastrophic fire risk

Land cover modeling is used to inform land management, but most often via a two-step process, where science informs how management alternatives can influence resources, and then, decision makers can use this information to make decisions. A more efficient process is to directly integrate science and decision-making, where science allows us to...

Breininger, David; Duncan, Brean; Eaton, Mitchell J.; Johnson, Fred; Nichols, James
Integrating land cover modeling and adaptive management to conserve endangered species and reduce catastrophic fire risk; 2014; Article; Journal; Land; Breininger, David; Duncan, Brean; Eaton, Mitchell; Johnson, Fred; Nichols, James

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The changing role of history in restoration ecology

In the face of rapid environmental and cultural change, orthodox concepts in restoration ecology such as historical fidelity are being challenged. Here we re-examine the diverse roles played by historical knowledge in restoration, and argue that these roles remain vitally important. As such, historical knowledge will be critical in shaping...

Eric Higgs; Falk, Donald A.; Guerrini, Anita; Hall, Marcus; Harris, Jim; Hobbs, Richard J.; Jackson, Stephen T.; Rhemtulla, Jeanine M.; Throop, William

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The impact of climate change on coastal ecosystems

In this chapter we stress two important features of coasts and coastal ecosystems. First, these are dynamic systems which continually undergo adjustments, especially through erosion and re-deposition, in response to a range of processes. Many coastal ecosystems adjust naturally at a range of time scales and their potential for response is examined...

Woodroffe, Colin D.; Nicholls, Robert J.; Burkett, Virginia; Forbes, Donald L.

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The Pacific Islands Climate Science Center five-year science agenda, 2014-2018

From the heights of Mauna Kea on Hawaiʻi Island to the depths of the Mariana Trench, from densely populated cities to sparse rural indigenous communities and uninhabited sandy atolls, the Pacific region encompasses diverse associations of peoples and places that are directly affected by changes to the atmosphere, ocean, and land. The peoples of...

Helweg, David; Nash, Sarah A.B.; Polhemus, Dan A.
The Pacific Islands Climate Science Center five-year science agenda, 2014-2018; 2014; OFR; 2014-1075; Helweg, David; Nash, Sarah A. B.; Polhemus, Dan A.