Global Change

Sea-level rise, warming temperatures, and changes in weather patterns pose particular challenges to the Chesapeake Bay and coastal zone. Learn what VIMS scientists are doing to help society understand, mitigate, and adapt to our rapidly changing climate. Also visit our Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) and AdaptVA and CCRFR websites.

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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. Van Dam, B.R., et al., 2018. Watershed-Scale Drivers of Air-Water CO2 Exchanges in Two Lagoonal North Carolina (USA) Estuaries. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 123(1): p. 271-287.  https://doi.org/10.1002/2017jg004243
  2. Tatters, A.O., et al., 2018. Interactive effects of temperature, CO2 and nitrogen source on a coastal California diatom assemblage. Journal of Plankton Research, 40(2): p. 151-164.  https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbx074
  3. Richardson, J.P., J.S. Lefcheck, and R.J. Orth, 2018. Warming temperatures alter the relative abundance and distribution of two co-occurring foundational seagrasses in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 599: p. 65-74.  https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12620
  4. Pace, S.M., E.N. Powell, and R. Mann, 2018. Two-hundred year record of increasing growth rates for ocean quahogs (Arctica islandica) from the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 503: p. 8-22.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2018.01.010
  5. Moomaw, W.R., et al., 2018. Wetlands In a Changing Climate: Science, Policy and Management. Wetlands, 38(2): p. 183-205.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-018-1023-8
  6. Lefcheck, J.S., et al., 2018. Long-term nutrient reductions lead to the unprecedented recovery of a temperate coastal region. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(14): p. 3658-3662.  https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1715798115
Read a full list of VIMS-authored journal articles related to global change.