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Regional Climate Variations and Change for Terrestrial Ecosystems Workshop Review
Wootten, A., K. Smith, J. Bowden, T. Otte, AND R. Boyles. Regional Climate Variations and Change for Terrestrial Ecosystems Workshop Review. BULLETIN OF THE ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. Ecological Society of America, Ithaca, NY, 95(1):96-97, (2014).
North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior Southeast Climate Science Center (SECSC), hosted the Regional Climate Variations and Change for Terrestrial Ecosystems Workshop. The workshop was held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on 16–17 May 2013. The workshop assembled ~40 climate and ecosystem scientists to discuss challenges and uncertainties of understanding the interactions of climate and ecosystems across the Carolinas. This multidisciplinary effort sought to bridge the knowledge gap between climate and ecosystems scientists. Another objective of this workshop was to identify climate-related variables that can be used to evaluate projections of climate change for the ecology community in the Carolinas. This workshop was the first in the Carolinas to engage both disciplines to discuss the needs of the ecology community with regard to regional projections of climate change. The workshop facilitated a discussion of the needs of ecologists from the regional projections of climate change, and the abilities and limitations of these projections, with guidance for appropriate use of projection information.
The National Exposure Research Laboratory’s Atmospheric Modeling Division (AMAD) conducts research in support of EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. AMAD’s research program is engaged in developing and evaluating predictive atmospheric models on all spatial and temporal scales for forecasting the Nation’s air quality and for assessing changes in air quality and air pollutant exposures, as affected by changes in ecosystem management and regulatory decisions. AMAD is responsible for providing a sound scientific and technical basis for regulatory policies based on air quality models to improve ambient air quality. The models developed by AMAD are being used by EPA, NOAA, and the air pollution community in understanding and forecasting not only the magnitude of the air pollution problem, but also in developing emission control policies and regulations for air quality improvements.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB
ATMOSPHERIC MODELING AND ANALYSIS DIVISION
APPLIED MODELING BRANCH