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  • Tribes in the South Central U.S. Partner with Researchers to Address Climate Change Effects

    9.25.2014 (Thu)

    This week in New York City, world leaders convened for the United Nations Climate Summit. Scientists with the U.S. Geological… Read More »


  • SC-CSC scheduled downtime - Sept 19 at 5:00 PM CDT

    9.18.2014 (Thu)

    The National Weather Center (NWC) facility, in which the SC-CSC website is hosted, is working on an important upgrade to… Read More »


  • CSC Research Funding Opportunity for FY15

    4.29.2014 (Tue)

    The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and seven of the eight (Alaska, North Central, Northeast, Pacific… Read More »


Research Highlight

Predicting Sky Island Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change

10.13.2014 (Mon)

With the support of the South Central Climate Science Center, Dr. Dylan Schwilk, Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, and his research team are working to produce a generalizable framework for predicting tree species susceptibility to drought, climate change, and fire in the unique montane forests and woodlands of west Texas. The Sky Island forests of the southwestern United States comprise one of the most diverse temperate forest ecosystems in the world. These mountain ranges are key animal habitats and important stepping-stones for migration. Drought has led to significant tree death throughout the southwest and climate predictions are that this region will face a hotter, more arid climate in the future.

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