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Established in 2010, the Southeast CASC provides regionally-relevant scientific information, tools, and techniques to resource managers and communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, and the U.S. Caribbean. 

Map of the Southeast CASC showing consortium members
Map of the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) region and consortium members. The SE CASC serves North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The SE CASC consortium includes North Carolina State University (Host), Auburn University, Duke University, University of Florida, University of South Carolina, and University of Tennessee.

North Carolina State University serves as the host institution for the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC), providing organizational leadership to implement the CASC mission through capacity building, project management, communications, partnership development, and connections with scientific capabilities in the region. The SE CASC consortium of academic institutions brings together a breadth of expertise and capacity in natural, physical, and social sciences and management of natural and cultural resources. The SE CASC works with regional partners in the Southeast U.S. to identify global change-related information needed by natural and cultural resource managers, including physical and biological research, ecological forecasting, and multi-scale modeling.

To facilitate communication and collaboration with Tribal Nations in the region, the Southeast CASC is joined by a Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Liaison. Their current liaison is Casey Thornbrugh with the United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET).

 

Consortium

  • North Carolina State University (Host)
  • Auburn University
  • Duke University
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee

 

Science Priorities Include

  • Invasive Species
  • Coastal Adaptation
  • Climate Sensitive Landscapes
  • Future Water Scenarios
  • Urbanization Patterns and Effects
  • Structured Decision Making

 

Key Documents & Reports

 

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