News & Announcements
Welcome to Kylie Palmer, our newest student fellow! Kylie comes to us from Florida by way of the University of North Carolina and she will be pursuing her doctoral degree studying coral paleoclimatology in the Gulf of Mexico. She is a South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center Fellow and will be collaborating with the science center members during her days at LSU. Kylie's master research involved conservation paleobiology and by analyzing past environments with fossilized clamshells.
Tropical Cyclone Landfall Frequency and Large-Scale Environmental Impacts along Karstic Coastal Regions (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)
A new paper, "Tropical Cyclone Landfall Frequency and Large-Scale Environmental Impacts along Karstic Coastal Regions (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)," by Victor H. Rivera-Monroy explores the impacts of tropical cyclones on the structure and function of coastal socio-ecosystems. Read the full paper via MDPI.
Dr. Renee McPherson from the University of Oklahoma will cover how our climate projections were developed, interpretation methods, the major temperature and precipitation changes projected for our future, and their limitations. The experts at the South Central CASC will be available to assist with any specific uses and questions. Overall, this presentation aims to clarify future climate projections and allow you to become comfortable enough to answer questions or assist others with theirs.
From LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences: "That hurricanes can create sudden and dramatic changes to the landscape is obvious to anyone who lives along the Gulf of Mexico's coast.
The Climate Adaptation Fund at the Wildlife Conservation Society has released its request for proposals for the 2020 grant cycle! Our program supports projects that implement effective interventions to help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change. The deadline to apply is April 8, 2020.
05/22/17 Climate Tools and Data Training for Native American Tribes in Louisiana On May 1st and 2nd Drs. Kristine DeLong and Micha Rahder, along with Ph.D. Student Jacob Warner and the South Central Climate Science Center's tribal liaison April Taylor, led a climate data and tools training course for Native American tribes in Louisiana. Representatives for the Isle de Jean Charles, Coushatta, and United Houma Nation attended, as well as representatives from Mercy Family Center, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, and the Division of Administration's Office of Community Development. This event was the last of a two-year program funded by the South Central Climate Science Center, which included climate science trainings in Louisiana and New Mexico. The training consisted mostly of hands-on activities with various online climate data sources and tools, culminating in the production of short climate vulnerability assessments for their locations to help guide tribal climate change planning. Presentations in support of the training were given by Kyle Brehe, Southern Regional Climate Center regional climatologist; Dr. Barry Keim, Louisiana State Climatologist; and from the Department of Geography and Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Ashley Allen and recent Master's graduate Coryn Collins.
Job opportunity with the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
Once again, the South Central Climate Science Center is hosting the Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities! Deadline to apply February 29, 2016.
Clay Tucker, is officially an Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) writer! ECCF was created to foster collaboration and discussion between early career climate scientists.
The South Center Climate Science Center, located on the University of Oklahoma's Research Campus, is the recipient of the Department of Interior 2015 Environmental Achievement Award, a prestigious award for "Climate Science and Partnerships--Increasing the Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation."
LSU now has a graduate certificate in GIS, a graduate certificate in Climate science, and an undergraduate concentration in Disaster Science Management.
New article by Wong, Banner, and Musgrove published on sciencedirect.com.