Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

Conserving Fish and Wildlife Through Science, Technology, and Partnerships

Climate & Change

Climate Change Assessment Tool, an exciting tool developed in Europe that allows users to plug-in various details of their wetland, such as geographical location, wetland type, and subject of interest (plants, birds, archaeology etc.). Water source is one key input; currently the tools works for rainfall and river wetlands, functionality for groundwater-fed wetlands will follow shortly. The tool uses data from the UK Climate Projections programme and interactive results are presented based on 10, 000 realisations of future climate. The outputs show whether there is likely to be large, medium, or negligible impact on the wetland.


SEAFWA 2011, the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies presentations on YouTube.

Gulf of Mexico Resilience Index - The Coastal Resilience Index is a tool by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and partners that communities can use to examine how prepared they are for storms and storm recovery.

Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network- a forum "to steward a broad collection of educational resources and foster a supporting community to help facilitate students, teachers, and citizens becoming climate literate and informed about 'the climate's influence on you and society and your influence on climate.'"


Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEX) - case studies, virtual library, directory of people and organizations, and means of publishing & exchanging studies on climate adaptation.


Dartmouth Flood Observatory - space based measurement and modeling of surface water, including the lower Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.


Foundations of Success - tools and information for conducting adaptive management


The Global Change Forum - news, opportunities and events associated with the Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University - a citizen science site for identifying, recording, and assembling species observations with a proliferating list of habitat-, species- and geography-specific projects.


Virtual Climate Adaptation Library - Florida Institute of Technology - reports, articles, webinars on climate change adaptation for regions throughout the world, including TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, Gulf and Atlantic coasts.


Forests to Faucets 2011- A GIS based analysis of watersheds most important to surface water in the U.S., conducted by US Forest Service.


National Action Plan 2011 - Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate, by the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force.


Options for organizing watershed-based information:


     NetMap - an online resource and information exchange for individuals working on climate change adaptation projects, policies, funding schemes and communications


Collaborative Conservation Learning Network (CCLN) facilitates the exchange of ideas, innovations, tools and study results, and to foster connections among academics, practitioners and others, to help worldwide collaborative conservation efforts become effective and sustainable.


CAMEL - A free, comprehensive, interdiscpilinary, multi-media resource for educators.  Teach, create and share curricular resources on climate change.


EPA Global Change Research Program's Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) project - developing scenarios broadly consistent with global-scale, peer-reviewed storylines of population growth and economic development, which are used by climate change modelers to develop projections of future climate.  In many cases, it is impossible to determine the impact of climate change without consideration of land use and land cover dynamics.  Sign up to receive periodic updates on the ICLUS project.


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