News & Updates
An article in Nature Climate Change (Rising temperatures reduce global wheat production), published on 22 December, 2014, has been receiving a lot of media attention. SECC PI, Senthold Asseng, was the lead author, and authors included other SECC collaborators as well. See below for a list of articles about this study:
1. Bloomberg Businessweek, January 14, 2015: http://investing.businessweek.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201501141437KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_39818_26967-1
2. SunNews, January 16, 2015: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/sciencetech/archives/2015/01/20150116-121448.html
3. FarmFutures, January 20 , 2015: http://farmfutures.com/story-wheat-yields-decrease-temperature-increases-0-122958
4. Helenic Shipping News, January 19, 2015: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/temperature-rise-affecting-global-wheat-yield/
5. FoodProcessing.com.au, January 16, 2015: http://www.foodprocessing.com.au/news/71725-Wheat-yields-to-drop-as-global-temperatures-rise
6. AG-Professionals, Finland, January 13, 2015: http://www.agprofessional.com/news/global-warming-reduces-wheat-production-markedly-if-no-adaptation
7. Drovers CattleNetwork, Monday 19, 2015: http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/wheat-yield-decline-temperatures-increase
8. Summit Country Voice, January 17, 2015 : http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/17/climate-study-says-wheat-yields-to-drop-6-percent-for-every-degree-of-global-warming/
9. Big News Network (IANS)Thursday 15th January, 2015: http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/229413147
10. Florida Alligator, Tuesday, January 20, 2015: http://www.alligator.org/news/campus/article_23d6d9be-a069-11e4-9f88-433af54f16e2.html
11. Orlando Sentinel, January 14, 2015: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/os-uf-study-wheat-climate-20150114-story.html
12. TakePart, January 14, 2015: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/14/warming-world-could-end-your-sandwich-habit
13. Growing Alabama, 16 January 2015: http://growingalabama.com/news/2015/01/u-florida-study-shows-wheat-production-declines-temperature-increases-national/
14. Phys.org, 16 January 2015: http://phys.org/wire-news/182802010/wheat-yield-to-decline-as-temperatures-increase.html
22. GlobalWarming.org, December 27, 2014: http://www.globalwarming.org/2014/12/27/will-global-warming-reduce-wheat-production/
23. Agrodigital.com, Spain, December 23, 2014: http://www.agrodigital.com/PlArtStd.asp?CodArt=99914
24. JuraForum, Germany, December 22, 2014: http://www.juraforum.de/wissenschaft/klimawandel-sorgt-fuer-ertragseinbussen-bei-weizen-502586
Below is a list of presentations given at the SECC Fall meeting (November 18-20, 2014) and links to select presentations.
SECC Overview Presentations
- Senthold Asseng: SECC Overview
- Shelby Krantz: New avenues in communication and organization
- Vasu Misra: Climate research, engagement, & tools
- George Vellidis: Agriculture research, engagement, & tools
- Puneet Srivastava: Water research, engagement, & tools
- Mark Risse & Shana Jones: Coasts research, engagement, & tools
- Carrie Furman: Social & interdisciplinary science research, engagement, & tools
Climate Research Updates & Implications Panel
- Vasu Misra (FSU). Warming hole—fact or fiction?
- Melissa Rodrigues (UF). Application of a Multi-model Forecast Ensemble for Wheat Cropping in the Southeast U.S.
- Hal Needham (LSU). Storm surge data from the past century, what can it tell us?
- Barry Keim (LSU). Hurricane history of the Gulf and East Coast of the U.S.
Stakeholder-Scientist Interactions Panel
- Jessica Bolson (UM). How are SLR projections guiding coastal community adaptation planning?
- Greg Kiker (UF). What can we learn from stakeholder allocation games?
- Kater Hake (Cotton, Inc.). How is climate data being used by the cotton industry to manage risks?
- Alex Ruane (AgMIP). How can regional agricultural pathways (RAPS) support visioning and policy making?
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
This past week, several SECC members visited George Mason University for the International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes. The SECC hosted a session at this meeting called AgroWeather and AgroClimate Tools for Food and Water Security. Presenters in this session included some from within SECC and some friends from outside:
- Clyde Fraisse, University of Florida: “AgroClimate for climate-smart agriculture”
- Adrienne Wootten, North Carolina State University: “Climate Services in the Southeast United States: Tools to Focus on the Extremes”
- Jeff Andresen, Michigan State University: “Enviro-weather: A Pest and Crop Management Information System for Michigan and the Great Lakes Region”
- Vasu Misra, Florida State University: “The conundrum of droughts and landfalling tropical cyclones in the southeastern US”
- Dick McNider, University of Alabama Huntsville: “Use of coupled crop models and hydrologic models to carry out national planning for migration of agriculture as an adaptation to climate change”
- Lee Ellenburg, University of Alabama Huntsville: “Use of real-time coupled crop and hydrologic models to delineate drought and manage water resources”
- Harvey Hill, Army Corps of Engineers AAAS Policy Fellow
The session included a lively discussion and question-and-answer sessions. Clyde Fraisse also presented a plenary presentation during the meeting (see photo below).
To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.iscefs.org/.
SRECA drew over 100 participants from 12 Southeastern states to Athens in early September. The event was hosted by Southeast Climate Extension, PINEMAP, and Animal Agriculture & Climate Change. The SRECA program was first initiated in August 2013, when the Extension leadership in the Southern region asked the coordinators from these three USDA/NIFA-funded regional climate projects to coordinate a regional professional development program. SRECA was designed to help Extension professionals who bring a variety of perspectives on climate change become leaders and facilitators in their state for appropriate and relevant programming in climate variability and change. At the Academy, individuals worked in sector groups to brainstorm, ask questions, learn about resources and programs related to climate, and report past experiences with climate programs.