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).
- VIMS and partners announce website to promote coastal resilience (July 2015) Partnership promotes a hybrid engineering approach that integrates natural and structural elements for coastal protection.
- VIMS modeler joins in ensemble forecast of 2015 Gulf dead zone (June 2015) Dr. David Forrest adds to a multi-model forecast that NOAA uses to predict the size of the dead zone that forms off the Mississippi Delta each summer.
- Marine lab leaders discuss sea-level rise at VIMS (May 2015) Representatives from marine laboratories throughout the southern U.S. traveled to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science last week for their annual meeting and to discuss an issue—sea-level rise—that threatens not only coastal communities but many of the lab’s own waterfront campuses.
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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