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News & Updates

New FSU Environmental Minute Radio Program :
Please join us for the Environmental Minute, a new radio program featuring environmental experts from The Florida State University. The program airs Mondays and Wednesdays on WFSU 88.9FM. Click here for more info

NOAA Climate Prediction Center: U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook :
View the outlook Click here for more info

WALB: Small Farmers Are Meeting in Albany:
SECC members Pam Knox and Carrie Furman work with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Click here for more info

New article:
Climate Forecasting Gaining Traction among Farmers Click here for more info

Kofikuma Dzotsi wins 2012 dissertation award :
Congratluations to Dr. Kofikuma Dzotsi, who won the award for Best Dissertation of 2012 in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida. The title of Kofikuma’s dissertation is “Rainfall variability effects on aggregated crop model predictions.” His major professor was Jim Jones.

Recent Publications:

Mirhosseini, G. and P. Srivastava 2013. How Climate Change Could Affect Alabama's Rainfall - And Why It MattersAuburn Speaks 2013: On Water

Asseng S, Zhu Y, Basso B, Wilson T and Cammarano D 2014. Simulation Modelling: Applications in Cropping SystemsEncyclopedia of Agricultural ScienceChapter 233

Asseng, S. & Pannell, D. J. 2013. 2013. Adapting dryland agriculture to climate change: Farming implications and research and development needs in Western AustraliaClimatic Change118(2): 167-181

Asseng, S., Bartels, W. L., Boote, K. J., Breuer, N. E., Cammarano, D., Fortuin, C. C., Fraisse, C., Furman, C. A., Hoogenboom, G., Ingram, K., Jones, J. W., Letson, D., Ortiz, B. V., Risse, S. D., Royce, F., Shuford, S. D., Solis, D 2013. Agriculture and climate change in the Southeast USAIn Climate of the Southeast United States: Variability, Change, Impacts, and Vulnerability128-147 (Eds K. T. Ingram, K. Dow, L. Carter and A. J. (eds.)) Washington D.C.: Island Press

Asseng, S., Ewert, F., Rosenzweig, C., Jones, J. W., Hatfield, J. L., Ruane, A. C., Boote, K. J., Thorburn, P. J. 2013. Uncertainty in simulating wheat yields under climate changeNature Climate Change3(9): 827-832

Asseng, S., F. Ewert, C. Rosenzweig, J.W. Jones, J.L. Hatfield, A.C. Ruane, K.J. Boote, P.J. Thorburn, R.P. Rötter, D. Cammarano, N. Brisson, B. Basso, P. Martre 2013. Uncertainty in simulating wheat yields under climate changeNature Clim. Changedoi:10.1038/nclimate1916

Asseng, S., Travasso, M. I., Ludwig, F. & Magrin, G. O 2013. Has climate change opened new opportunities for wheat cropping in Argentina?Climatic Change117(1/2): 181-196

B., L., Liu, L., Tian, L., Cao, W., Zhu, Y. & Asseng, S 2014. Post-heading heat stress and yield impact in winter wheat of ChinaGlobal Change Biology20(2): 372-381

Bartels W, Arnold J, Breuer NE, Furman CA, Staal L, Irani TA, and JW Jones. 2011. Supporting dialog and learning among stakeholders through climate working groups.Southeast Climate Consortium Technical Report Series: SECC Technical Report 11-001:1-13.

Bartels, W. L., Furman, C. A., Diehl, D. D., Royce, F. S., Dourte, D. R., Ortiz, B. V.,et al. 2012. Warming up to climate change: A participatory approach to engaging with agricultural stakeholders in the Southeast US Reg. Environ. Change.

Bartels, W., Furman, C.A. and F. Royce. 2012. Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change among African American growers in the Southeast USA.Southeast Climate Consortium Technical Report Series: SECC Technical Report 12-002:57-79.

Bartels, W., Furman, C.A., Royce, F, Ortiz, B., Zierden, D., and C. Fraisse. 2012. Developing a learning community: Lessons from a climate working group for agriculture in the southeast USA.Southeast Climate Consortium Technical Report Series: SECC Technical Report 12-001:1-56.

Basso, B., Ritchie, J. T., & Jones, J. W. 2012. On modeling approaches for effective assessment of hydrology of bioenergy crops: Comments on Le et al. (2011) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108:15085-15090 European Journal of Agronomy.38, 64-65

Bassu, S., Asseng, S., Giunta, F., Motzo, R 2013. Optimizing triticale sowing densities across the Mediterranean BasinField Crops Research144: 167-178

Bolson, J., C. Martinez, N. Breuer, P. Srivastava, and P. Knox 2013. Climate information use among southeast US water managers: beyond barriers and toward opportunitiesRegional Environmental Change13 (Suppl. 1): 141-151

Boote, J. K., Rybak, M. R., Scholberg, J. M. S., & Jones, J. W. 2012. Improving the CROPGRO-Tomato Model for Predicting Growth and Yield Response to Temperature HortScience.47(8), 1038-1049

Boote, K. J., J. W. Jones, J. W. White, S. Asseng, and J. I. Lizaso 2013. Putting mechanisms into crop production modelsPlant, Cell & Environment36(9):1658-1672

Boote, K. J., Jones, J. W., White, J. W., Asseng, S.. Lizaso, J. I 2013. Putting mechanisms into crop production modelsPlant Cell and Environment36(9): 1658-1672

Boudreau, M. Furman, C. Darby, L. McNutt, C 2012. Anticipating drought on rainfed farms in the SoutheastB 1403 UGA Cooperative Extension Publication

Brantley, E. and P. Srivastava 2010. Surface water withdrawal for sustainable irrigation. ACES Timely Information SheetTimely Information Sheets(EXT)

Breuer, NE and Mathews, M 2012. Climate Information Seeking Behavior among Professionals in FloridaSoutheast Climate Consortium Technical Report SeriesSECC Technical Report 12-004:125-134

Cammarano, D., L. Stefanova, B. V. Ortiz, M. Ramirez-Rodrigues, S. Asseng, V. Misra, G. Wilkerson, B. Basso, J. W. Jones, K. J. Boote, and S. DiNapoli 2013. Evaluating the fidelity of downscaled climate data on simulated wheat and maize production in the southeastern USRegional Env. Change13(1):101-110

Cammarano, D., Payero, J., Basso, B., Grace, P., & Stefanova L. 2012. Adapting wheat sowing dates to projected climate change in Australia sub-tropic: analysis of crop water use and yield Crop and Pasture Science,63(10), 974-986.

Cammarano, D., Stefanova, L., Ortiz, B. V., Ramirez-Rodrigues, M., Asseng, S., Misra, V., Wilkerson, G., Basso, B., Jones, J. W., Boote, K. J., DiNapoli, S 2013. Evaluating the fidelity of downscaled climate data on simulated wheat and maize production in the southeastern USRegional Environmental Change13(Suppl. 1): 101-110

Challinor, A., Martre, P., Asseng, S., Thornton, P. & Ewert, F 2014. Making the most of climate impacts ensemblesNature Climate Change

DiNapoli, S. M., & Misra, V. 2012. Reconstructing the 20th century high-resolution climate of the southeastern United States J. Geophys. Res.117(D19).

Dinon H, Breuer N, Boyles R, and G Wilkerson. 2012. North Carolina extension agent awareness of and interest in climate information for agriculture.Southeast Climate Consortium Technical Report Series: SECC Technical Report 12-003:81-124.

Dzotsi KA, Basso B, Jones JW 2013. Development, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of the simple SALUS crop model in DSSATEcological Modelling260: 62-76

Dzotsi KA, Matyas CJ, Jones JW, Baigorria G, Hoogenboom G 2013. Understanding high resolution space-time variability of rainfall in southwest Georgia, USAInternational Journal of Climatologydoi:10.1002/joc.3904

Dzotsi KA, Matyas CJ, Jones JW, Baigorria G, Hoogenboom G 2013. Understanding high resolution space-time variability of rainfall in southwest Georgia, USAInternational Journal of ClimatologyDOI: 10.1002/joc.3904

Furman, C. Roncoli, C. Bartels, W., Boudreau, M., Crockett, H., Gray, H., Hoogenboom, G. 2014. Social justice in climate services: engaging African American Farmers in the American South Climate Risk Management (online)

Furman, C. Roncoli, C. Crane, T. Hoogenboom, G 2011. Beyond the "fit": introducing climate forecasts among organic farmers in Georgia (United States)Climatic Change109 (3-4): 791-799

Furman, C. Roncoli, C. Nelson, D. Hoogenboom, G 2014. Growing food, growing a movement: climate adaptation and civic agriculture in the Southeastern United StatesAgriculture and Human Values31 (1): 69-82

Gelcer E, Fraisse C, Dzotsi KA, Hu Z, Mendes R 2013. Effect of El Nino Southern Oscillation on the space-time variability of Agricultural Reference Index for Drought in midlatitudesAgricultural and Forest Meteorology174-175: 110-128

He, J., Dukes, M. D., Hochmuth, G. J., Jones, J. W., & Graham, W. D. 2012. Identifying irrigation and nitrogen best management practices for sweet corn production on sandy soils using CERES-Maize model Agricultural Water Management,109, 61-70.

Hernández JL, Hwang S, Escobedo F, Davis AH, Jones JW. 2012. Land use change in Central Florida and sensitivity analysis based on agriculture to urban extreme conversion, Weather Climate Society 4:200-211.doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-11-00019.1

Hernandez, J. L., S. Hwang, F. Escobedo, A. H. Davis, and J. W. Jones 2012. Land use change in central Florida and sensitivity analysis based on agriculture to urban extreme conversionWeather, Climate and Society4:200-211

Jones, J. W., Boote, K. J., Bartels, W. - L., Baigorria, G., Hoogenboom, G., & Hayhoe, K. 2012. Iconic Agricultural Crops: Climate Change Impacts on Peanut, Cotton and Corn in Georgia and Florida: Final Project Report

Kassie, B. T., Hengsdijk, H., Rotter, R., Kahiluoto, H., Asseng, S., Van Ittersum, M 2013. Adapting to Climate Variability and Change: Experiences from Cereal-Based Farming in the Central Rift and Kobo Valleys, EthiopiaEnvironmental Management52(5): 1115-1131

Kassie, B. T., Rötter, R. P., Hengsdijk, H., Asseng, S., Van Ittersum, M. K., Kahiluoto, H., Van Keulen, H 2013. Climate variability and change in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia: challenges for rainfed crop productionThe Journal of Agricultural Science1-17

Kelly, D., D. Letson, F. Nelson, D. Nolan and D. Solís 2012. Evolution of Subjective Hurricane Risk Perceptions: A Bayesian ApproachJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization81(2): 644-663, 2012

Koehler, A.-K., Challinor, A. J., Hawkins, E., Asseng, S 2013. Influences of increasing temperature on Indian wheat: quantifying limits to predictabilityEnvironmental ResearchLetters 8(3)

Marin, F. R., and J. W. Jones 2014. Process-based simple model for simulating sugarcane growth and productionScientia Agricola71(1):1-16

Martinez, C. J., Maleski, J. J., & Miller, M. F. 2012. Trends in precipitation and temperature in Florida, USA Journal of Hydrology,452-453, 259-281.

Mirhosseini*, G., P. Srivastava, and X. Fang 2014. Developing Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves for Alabama under Future Climate Scenarios using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)J. Hydrol. Eng.10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000962

Mirhosseini, G., P. Srivastava, and L. Stefanova 2013. The impact of climate change on rainfall Intensity–Duration–Frequency (IDF) curves in AlabamaRegional Environmental Change13 (Suppl. 1): S25-S33

Misra V, Michael J-P, Boyles R, Chassignet E, Griffin M, and O'Brien JJ. 2012. Reconciling the spatial distribution of the surface temperature trends in the Southeastern United States Journal of Climate (accepted).

Misra, V., & DiNapoli, S. M. 2012. Understanding wet season variations over Florida Clim. Dyn., in press

Misra, V., & Michael, J. - P. 2012. Varied diagnosis of the observed surface temperature trends in the southeast US J. Climate

Mondal, P., P. Srivastava, L. Kalin, and S.N. Panda 2011. Ecologically-sustainable surface water withdrawal for cropland irrigation through incorporation of climate variabilityJ. Soil and Water Conservation66(4):221-232; doi:10.2489/jswc.66.4.221

Pancholy, N., M. Thomas, D. Solis and N. Stratis 2011. The Impact of Biofuels on the Propensity of Land-Use Conversion among Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners in FloridaForest Policy and Economics13(7): 570-574

Pathak, T. B., Jones, J. W., & Fraisse, C. W. 2012. Cotton yield forecasting for the southeastern United States using climate indices Applied Engr. in Agriculture,28(5), 711-723.

Pathak, T. B., Jones, J. W., Fraisse, C. W., Wright, D., & Hoogenboom, G. 2012. Uncertainty Analysis and Parameter Estimation for the CSM-CROPGRO-Cotton Model Agronomy Journal,104(5), 1363.

Roncoli C, Breuer N, Zierden D, Fraisse C, Broad K, Hoogenboom G. 2012. The art of the science: climate forecast for wildfire management in the southeastern United States, Climatic Change 113:1113-1121.DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0526-1

Rosenzweig, C., J. Elliott, D. Deryng, A. C. Ruane, A. Arneth, K. J. Boote, C. Folberth, M. Glotter, C. Müller, K. Neumann, F. Piontek, T. Pugh, E. Schmid, E. Stehfest, and J. W. Jones 2013. Assessing agricultural risks of climate change in the 21st century in a global gridded crop model intercomparisonProc. Nat. Acad. Sci.doi:10.1073/pnas.1222463110

Rosenzweig, C., Jones, J. W., Hatfield, J. L., Ruane, A. C., Boote, K. J., Thorburn, P., et al. 2012. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP): Protocols and pilot studies Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Rosenzweig, C., Jones, J. W., Hatfield, J. L., Ruane, A. C., Boote, K. J., Thorburne, P., Antle, J. M., Nelson, G. C., Porter, C., Janssen, S., Asseng, S., Basso, B., Ewert, F., Wallach, D., Baigorria, G.. Winter, J. M 2013. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP): Protocols and pilot studiesAgricultural and Forest Meteorology170: 166-182

Rosenzweig, C.,, ones, J. W., Hatfield, J. L., Mutter, C. Z., Adiku SGK, et al. 2012. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP): Integrated Regional Assessment Projects. In D. and C. R. Hillel (Ed.).), Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications,London: Imperial college Press.

Ruane, A. C., S. McDermid, C. Rosenzweig, G. A. Baigorria, J. W. Jones, C. C. Romero, and L. D. Cecil 2013. Carbon–Temperature–Water change analysis for peanut production under climate change: a prototype for the AgMIP Coordinated Climate-Crop Modeling Project (C3MP)Global Change Biologydoi:10.1111/gcb.12412

Sarkar, R. B. Ortiz, V. Sharda, and P. Srivastava 2012. The ABCs of Climate Variability. Alabama Cooperative Extension SystemANR-14374 pages. (EXT)

Sharda, V. and P. Srivastava 2013. Forecasting: Climate Variability and Drought in the SoutheastAuburn Speaks 2013: On Water

Sharda, V., B. Ortiz, and P. Srivastava 2010. Impact of El Nino Southern Oscillation on Precipitation in AlabamaExtension Timely Information Sheets(EXT)

Sharda, V., P. Srivastava, K. Ingram, M. Chelliah, and L. Kalin 2012. Quantification of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Impact on Precipitation and Stream flows for Improved Management of Water Resources in AlabamaJournal of Soil and Water Conservation67(3): 158-172

Sharda, V., P. Srivastava, L. Kalin, K. Ingram, and M. Chelliah 2013. Development of Community Water Deficit Index: Drought-Forecasting Tool for Small- to Mid-Size Communities of the Southeastern United StatesJournal of Hydrologic Engineering18(7): 846–858

Sharma, S., P. Srivastava, and L. Kalin 2013. Using Seasonal to Inter-Annual Climate Variability for Point Source Discharge Permitting in a Complex River SystemAuburn Speaks 2013: On Water

Sharma, S., P. Srivastava, X. Fang, and L. Kalin 2012. Incorporating Climate Variability for Point Source Discharge Permitting in a Complex River SystemTransactions of the ASABE55(6): 2213 – 2228

Sharma, S., S. Isik, P. Srivastava, and L. Kalin 2012. Deriving Spatially-Distributed Precipitation Data Using Artificial Neural Network and Multi-Linear Regression ModelsJ. Hydrol. Eng.18(2), 194–205

Shin DW, and GA Baigorria. 2012. Potential influence of land development patterns on regional climate: a summer case study in the Central Florida. Natural Hazards.

Solis, D. and D. Letson 2013. Assessing the Value of Climate Information and Forecasts for the Agricultural Sector in the Southeastern United States: Multi-Output Stochastic Frontier ApproachRegional Environmental Change13 (Supplement 1): 5-14

Solis, D., & Letson, D. 2012. Assessing the Value of Climate Information and Forecasts for the Agricultural Sector in the Southeastern United States: Multi-Output Stochastic Frontier Approach. Regional Environmental Change

Solis, D., L. Perruso, J. del Corral, B. Stoffle and D. Letson 2013. Measuring the Initial Economic Effects of Hurricanes on Commercial Fish Production: The US Gulf of Mexico Grouper (Serranidae) FisheryNatural Hazards66 (2): 271-289

Solis, D., M. Thomas and D. Letson. 2010. An Empirical Evaluation of the Determinants of Household Hurricane Evacuation ChoiceJ. of Development and Agricultural Economics2(3): 188-196.

Solis, D., Perruso, L., del Corral, J., Stoffle, B., & Letson, D. 2012. Immediate-Term Economic Impact of Hurricanes on the Commercial Harvest of Groupers (Serranidae) in the US Gulf Of Mexico.Natural Hazards, (forthcoming)

Stefanova, L., Sura, P., & Griffin, M. 2012. Quantifying the non-Gaussianity of observed wintertime daily minimum and maximum temperatures in the Southeast United States.J. Climate.

Stefanova, L., V. Misra, J. J. O'Brien, E. P. Chassignet and S. Hameed. 2012. Hindcast skill and predictability for precipitation and two-meter air temperature anomalies in global circulation models over the Southeast United States Clim Dyn,36, 161-173

Tian, D., & Martinez, C. J. 2012. Forecasting reference evapotranspiration using retrospective forecast analogs in the southeastern United States J. Hydrometeor

Wallach, D., D. Makowski, J. W. Jones, and F. Brun 2014. Working with Dynamic Crop Models: Methods, Tools, and Examples for Agriculture and EnvironmentElsevier/Academic Press448 pages

White, J. W., L. A. Hunt, K. J. Boote, J. W. Jones, J. Koo, S. Kim, C. H. Porter, P. W. Wilkens, and G. Hoogenboom 2013. . Integrated description of agricultural field experiments and production: The ICASA Version 2.0 Data StandardsComputers and Electronics in Agriculture96:1-12

Yang, X., Asseng, S., Wong, M. T. F., Yu, Q., Li, J., Liu, E 2013. Quantifying the interactive impacts of global dimming and warming on wheat yield and water use in ChinaAgricultural and Forest Meteorology182: 342-351

Announcement:

New non-technical sea level rise article by Gary Mitchum
Gary Mitchum from the University of South Florida has written a new article to explain Sea Level Rise in the Southeast for non-technical audiences. Click here for more info

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SECC/AgroClimate: Monthly State Climate Summaries
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