Sea-level rise, warming temperatures, and changes in weather patterns pose particular challenges to Chesapeake Bay and the coastal zone. Learn what VIMS scientists are doing to help society understand, mitigate, and adapt to changing climate. Also visit our Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) and our Initiative for Coastal Climate Change Research (IC3R).
- Virginia receives $120.5M in national competition (January 2016) Major funding from HUD will help VIMS continue its leadership role in efforts to increase the resiliency of Virginia’s coastal communities.
- House coastal flooding committee meets at VIMS (October 2015) Legislators join with citizens, policymakers, and researchers as part of their on-going efforts to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan for addressing coastal flooding and sea-level rise in the Commonwealth.
- Study of past Mideast climate links drought and empire (September 2015) Professor Elizabeth Canuel and colleagues in the U.S. and Iran show links between drought and the fall of Fertile Crescent empires as far back as 4,200 years ago.
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Five Most Recent Journal Articles
- Yang, Q.C., et al., 2015. Hydrological Responses to Climate and Land-Use Changes Along the North American East Coast: A 110-Year Historical Reconstruction. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 51(1): p. 47-67. http://doi.org/10.1111/jawr.12232
- Weng, K.C., et al., 2015. Umbrella species in marine systems: using the endangered humphead wrasse to conserve coral reefs. Endangered Species Research, 27(3): p. 251-263. http://doi.org/10.3354/esr00663
- Weng, K.C., et al., 2015. Fishery management, development and food security in the Western and Central Pacific in the context of climate change. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 113: p. 301-311. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.10.025
- Hofmann, L.C., et al., 2015. CO2 and inorganic nutrient enrichment affect the performance of a calcifying green alga and its noncalcifying epiphyte. Oecologia, 177(4): p. 1157-1169. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3242-5
- Hobday, A.J., et al., 2015. Impacts of climate change on marine top predators: Advances and future challenges. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 113: p. 1-8. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.01.013