Global Change

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).

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Read the white papers prepared by VIMS' scientists for our Initiative for Coastal Climate Change Research.

Five Most Recent Journal Articles
  1. Lefcheck, J.S., et al., 2017. Multiple stressors threaten the imperiled coastal foundation species eelgrass (Zostera marina) in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Glob Chang Biol.
  2. Zhu, Z., et al., 2016. A comparative study of iron and temperature interactive effects on diatoms and Phaeocystis antarctica from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 550: p. 39-51.
  3. Walters, D.C. and M.L. Kirwan, 2016. Optimal hurricane overwash thickness for maximizing marsh resilience to sea level rise. Ecology and Evolution, 6(9): p. 2948-2956.
  4. Phillips, R., et al., 2016. Fungal denitrification: Bipolaris sorokiniana exclusively denitrifies inorganic nitrogen in the presence and absence of oxygen. Fems Microbiology Letters, 363(4). ARTN fnw007
  5. Maynard, J., et al., 2016. Improving marine disease surveillance through sea temperature monitoring, outlooks and projections. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 371(1689). ARTN 20150208
Read a full list of VIMS-authored journal articles related to global change.