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New Book:

Climate of the Southeast United States: variability, change, impacts, and vulnerability, Editors: Keith T. Ingram, Kirstin Dow, Lynne Carter, and Julie Anderson 2013. Island Press.

This book is a comprehensive review of the latest scientific findings on the climate of the Southeast and how climate affects people and natural ecosystems of the region.

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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

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, 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

C. Furmana, C. Roncolib, W. Bartelsc, M. Boudreaud, H. Crockette, H. Grayf, G. Hoogenboomg 2014. Social justice in climate services: Engaging African American farmers in the American SouthClimate Risk Management2: 11-25

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., 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

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. 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

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

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)

M. Langholtz, E. Webb, B.L. Preston, A. Turhollow, N. Breuer, L. Eaton, A.W. King, S. Sokhansanj, S.S. Nair, M. Downing 2014. Climate Risk Management for the U.S. Cellulosic Biofuels Supply Chain Climate Risk Management2014

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

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

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., 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

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

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

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

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., 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

Southeast Climate Extension 2014. Insurance for Row-Crop Producers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas,USDA Web

Southeast Climate Extension 2014. Farmer Costs of Individual Yield Insurance,USDA, Web

Tian, D., C. J. Martinez 2012. Comparison of two analog-based downscaling methods for reference evapotranspiration forecastsJ. Hydrology

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


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

SECC/AgroClimate: Seasonal Forecast
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SECC/AgroClimate: Monthly State Climate Summaries
From the State Climate Offices of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Click here for more info

Meeting Announcements:

SECC Program Review
From noon 9 April through noon 11 April in Auburn, AL. Click here for more info

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