May 2014 News and Views Posts (4)

GCVA Update: Vulnerability Index and a Call for Team Members

On May 21 after the GOMA PIT meetings in Mobile, AL I had my second opportunity to meet face-to-face with several folks that are involved with the GCVA.  During the meeting, we put together a timeline of tasks to accomplish over the next 3 months.  The most immediate task is creating/adapting vulnerability indices to be used for the assessment.  These indices will be used by our Ecosystem and Species Expert Teams to assess the vulnerability of species, habitats, and socio-economic attributes…


Added by Amanda Watson on May 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Landscape Conservation and Climate Change Scenarios for Florida: a summary for decision makers in strategic conservation

With Steve Traxler's webinar on this very topic coming up this week on May 29th, please take a look at the recent summary created to explain more about the development of the Florida climate change scenarios and the visualization tool developed by the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative:

"The science focus of the Peninsular Florida LCC is to enhance conservation planning in Florida by investigating a number of possible trajectories of future landscape transformation.…


Added by Lisa Thompson on May 27, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments

New Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Coordinator

 Hi PF LCC! 

My name is Amanda Watson, and I am the new Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) coordinator. I somehow overlooked the fact that I can post things onto this website, so I'm sorry that I'm just sharing this information with you.  Before I provide new details on the GCVA, let me introduce myself.  I was born and raised in New Orleans and am excited to be working along the Gulf Coast where I have such great memories.  I attended college at Mississippi State where I…


Added by Amanda Watson on May 27, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Third National Climate Assessment Released: What Climate Change Means for Florida

The U.S. Global Change Research Program has released the Third National Climate Assessment, the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever on climate change and its impacts across all regions in the United States and significant sectors of the American economy.

Florida is grouped under the U.S. Southeast and Caribbean Region in the National Climate Assessment and faces unique challenges in regards to climate change. Some of the findings relevant to Florida and the Southeast…


Added by Lisa Thompson on May 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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