YCEI Postdoctoral Research

Timespan

Linking global species distributions and remote sensing data for climate change research

Adam Wilson 2012-2014

Global insights into the magnitude of the biotic response to climatic change are desperately needed. It is therefore imperative to make full use of all available biodiversity distribution data over the broadest possible spatial and temporal extents. Earlier efforts at linking climate variability and changes to biological responses suffer from a...

The interaction between the dynamics of the atmosphere and the dryness at the surface in the subtropical regions

Xavier Levine 2012-2014

Dry regions, where evaporation and evapotranspiration exceeds precipitation in the annual mean, cover about 40% of Earth’s land surface and affect the livelihood of nearly 2 billion people, primarily in developing countries. Drought intensity and frequency may have increased in many dry zones of the subtropics over the past 30 years, and...

Community ecology of climate change

Phoebe Zarnetske 2011-2013

Climate change is altering the geographic distributions of species and compositions of ecological communities across the globe. In nature, species interact with each other in ways that deeply affect their viability. Yet models predicting the effects of climate change on species exclude these important species interactions (e.g., competition,...

Regional Climate Change Assessment for the Next 100 years: Impacts, Mitigation, and Adaptation

The American Security Project (2011) report estimates that failure to address climate change could result in a $22 billion hit in GDP and nearly 100,000 jobs lost in New England between 2010 and 2050. Some of the projected impacts of climate change, such as warmer temperatures, faster than global-average sea level rise, and erratic changes in...