2012 Resources on Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems
General Reference Information
Can Journalists Better Capture the Nuances of Climate Science? | The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media
By: Keith Kloor
It’s Not (Always) About the Lorax : The Last Word On Nothing
By: Michelle Nijhuis
A Few Simple Checks Would Transform Science Reporting
By: Fiona Fox
The Rift Between Journalism and Science
By: Keith Kloor
Who Do You ‘Outsource” to on Climate Science?
By: Keith Kloor
Global Climate Change Impacts in the U.S. A report of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Published in 2009.
By: Thomas R. Karl Jerry M Melillo Thomas C Peterson
PDF available here:
National Ocean Economics Program
Established in 1999, the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) provides a full range of the most current policy-relevant economic and demographic information available on changes and trends along the U.S. coast, Great Lakes, and coastal waters. The NOEP delivers its information through searchable databases available on this site, as well as through published articles and reports.
Sunday, June 3
On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research, Second Edition (1995)
Discusses of the social and historical context of science, the allocation of credit for discovery, the scientist’s role in society, the issues revolving around publication, and more.
National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine
Section on conflicts of interest in science
By: National Research Council
Potential Conflicts of Interest at the NIH : NPR
By: Joe Palca
By: STEPHEN K. RITTER, C&EN WASHINGTON
Ethical Guidelines for Publishing (american Chemical Society)
By: ACS Publications
Jennings, C (2006) Quality and value: The true purpose of peer review. Nature
Sagan, C. (1997) Baloney Detection Kit, (Excerpted from The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.) http://www.carlsagan.com
Monday, June 4
Sea Level Rise
LaFrance, M. Heffner, L. (June 2009) Habitat Mapping and Evaluating Ecological Impacts of Sea Level Rise. URI Graduate School of Oceanography. (WED 2009 BINDER)
United States Geological Survey (2007) Map: National Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise
Annual Shoreline Change .
US Climate Change Science Program / US Global Change Research Program (2009) Map: Annual Shoreline Change (on same page as above)
Vinhateiro, N. (2008 September 11) Mapping technology needed to assess risk of sea level rise.
South County Independent. Retrived on May 18, 2009 from http://www.warwickonline.com/printer_friendly/1484389
(2009, Janurary 15) Coastal Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. (US Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/effects/coastal/sap4-1.html
Vinhateiro, N. & Rubinoff, P. (2007) The science of sea level rise: overview and policy implications for the state of Rhode Island. Rhode Island Sea Grant/Coastal Resources Center.
Brewer, J. (2008) New Directions in Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation Assessment. National Research Council. Retrieved on May 27, 2009 from http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12545&page=R1
(2009 January) Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic
Region. USCCP Retrieved on June 1, 2009 from http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-1/final-report/
Save the Bay
Coastal Resource Management Council
US EPA Sea Level Rise Reports
Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science
The Benefits of Computer-Assisted Reporting
Organizing a Campaign Toward Computer-Assisted Reporting Approaches
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism
State of the News Media
Global Sea Level Likely to Rise as Much as 70 Feet in Future Generations
By: National Science Foundation
Surging Seas: A Project of Climate Central
Sea Level Rise Mapping and Data Tools
Visit your local Sea Grant web site to look for similar resources created for your region.
Restore-Adapt-Mitigate: Responding to Climate Change through Coastal Habitat Restoration
Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
This page features links to reports and data on the effects of climate change and sea level rise, with a focus on Rhode Island and the Northeastern U.S.
(find similar state or region-specific resources for the areas that our AWJ fellows are coming from. Don’t worry about Singapore or Poland.)
RI Sea Level Rise & Climate Change Policy (I’ll want this PDF printed for the binder)
U.S. Climate Change Policy Action at the State Level
This list, compiled by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, provides links to climate change legislation, statewide climate change commissions, and climate action plans around the U.S. The list is not exhaustive, but provides a good starting point for additional information.
Benefits of Watershed Improvements Spill Over into Estuary and Coastal Refuge
By Ann Tihansky and Willard Smith
Error Bars in Experimental Biology
By: Geoff Cumming, Fiona Fidler, and David L. Vaux
Tuesday, June 5
Coastal and Open Ocean Hypoxia
Smith, Leslie and Emily Shumchenia. (2009). Impacts of Global Change on Coastal Water Quality. URI Graduate School of Oceanography. (NEED UPDATE)
Smith, Leslie and Emily Shumchenia. (May 2009) Measuring Water Quality in an Estuary: Sampling
Equipment. URI Graduate School of Oceanography. (NEED UPDATE)
(2000) Issues in Ecology: Nutrient Pollution off Coastal Rivers, Bays, and Seas. Ecological Society of America.
Duxbury, A., Duxbury, A. and Sverdrup. (2000) An Introduction to the World’s Oceans McGraw Hill, Boston, MA (pp 381-382 fig 14.5 and 14.6)
Diaz, R. and Rutger Rosenberg. (2008, August 15) Spreading Dead Zones and Consequences for Marine Ecosystems. Science. Retrieved April 23, 2009 from http://www.precaution.org/lib/marine_dead_zones_growing.080815.pdf
National Nutrient Database
National Estuarine Entrophication Assessment
Rhode Island Sea Grant
Large areas of open ocean starved of oxygen
By: Lisa Levin
Ocean deoxygenation: Past, present, and future
By: Paul G. Falkowski et al
Ocean Acidification Turns Projected Climate Change Winners Into Losers
By: Science Daily
Modeling hypoxia and ecological responses to climate and nutrients
Scientific Assessment of Hypoxia in U.S. Coastal Waters
The Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
Wednesday June 6
Bohaboy, Erin. (May 2009) GSO Fisheries Survey: Methods and Equipment.
URI Graduate School of Oceanography.
Laura Windecker. (May 2009) Narragansett Bay Phytoplankton: Net Tow and Microscope Lab. URI Graduate School of Oceanography.
Bell, Richard. (June 2006) Historical background and trends of Narragansett Bay. URI Graduate School of Oceanography.
Windecker, Laura. (June 2007) A Brief Annotated Guide to Narragansett Bay Phytoplankton.
URI Graduate School of Oceanography.
Collie, J., Wood, A., Jeffries, H. (2008). Long-term shifts in the species composition of a coastal fish community.
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 65(7), 1352-1365.
Menden-Deuer, Susanne. (June 2009) Elements of Science Papers: Structure of a Paper. University of Rhode Island
FAO (2012). The state of world fisheries and aquaculture 2010. Rome. Retrieved May 22, 2009 from http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1820e/i1820e00.htm
(2009, February 4) Vulnerability of national economices to the impacts of climate change on fisheries. Fish and Fisheries. Retrieved on May 26, 2009 from http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121681399/HTMLSTART
GSO Phytoplankton Survey: www.gso.uri.edu/phytoplankton
GSO Fish Trawl: www.gso.uri.edu/fishtrawl
Narragansett Bay: The world’s Finest Estuary
Sampling the Bay Over the Long Term
By David Taylor
Ecosystem-based spatial planning and management of marine fisheries: why and how?
By: Elliot A Norse
What is it and what does it mean for marine policymakers?
By Mark T. Gibbs
Estuaries and Coasts, Volume 25, Number 4 – SpringerLink
“Sources of nutrient pollution to coastal waters in the United States: Implications for achieving coastal water quality goals“
By: Robert W. Howarth, Andrew Sharpley and Dan Walker
Summary about creeping dead zones produced by NASA’s Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Expanding Oxygen-Minimal Zones in the Tropical Oceans
By: Lothar Stramma , Gregory C. Johnson, Janet Sprintall and Volker Mohrholz
Thresholds of hypoxia for marine biodiversity
By: Raquel Vaquer-Sunyer and Carlos M. Duarte
Effects of Natural and Human-induced hypoxia on coastal benthos
By: L. A. Levin et al
Ocean oxygen minima expansions and their biological impacts
By: Lothar Stramma, Sunke Schmidtko, Lisa A. Levin, Gregory C. Johnson
Warming up, turning sour, losing breath: ocean
Biogeochemistry under global change
By: Nicolas Gruber
Deep-Ocean Life Where Oxygen is Scarce
By: Lisa A Levin
Oxygen Minimum Zone Benthos: Adaptation and Community Response to Hypoxia
By: Lisa Levin
Marine fisheries as ecological experiments
Olaf Jensen et al.
Effects of natural and human-induced hypoxia on coastal benthos
Levin, L. A.; Ekau, .W; Gooday, A. J.; Jorissen, F.; Middelburg, J. J.; Naqvi, S. W. A.; Neira, C.; Rabalais, N. N. Zhang, J.
Thursday, June 7
The Endocrine System: The Good, The Bad, and The Regulations
This short course will be conducted by Lisa S. Ortego, PhD, DABT and Ann M. Blacker, PhD, DABT with the help of Tim Verslycke, PhD and Karen Kidd PhD. Consistent with SETAC’s mission, these instructors present a mix of academic, consultant, and industry representatives, resulting in a balanced course on this topic.
Research Projects – Emerging Contaminants in the Environment
Aquatic Life Criteria for Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Challenges and Recommendations
By: OW/ORD Emerging Contaminants Workgroup
EPA Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP) Research Areas
This page features links to a wide variety of EPA research projects on PPCP, from issues of fate and transport to exposure pathways to assessment of ecological and human health effects.
PPCPs in Water
This page describes the EPA’s four-part strategy for responding to PPCPs in water.
EPA Regional and Program Office Contacts about PPCPs
What will be the Next Big Environmental Crisis and Are We Seeing Glimpses of It Now?
Friday, June 8
Responding to Climate Change
In Glare of Climate Talks, Taking On Too Great a Task
By JOHN M. BRODER
Extreme Weather, Climate, and Preparedness
By: Anthony Leiserowitz et al
Education and Communication
By: National Academy of Sciences.
Perceptions of Scientific Consensus
By: Ding Ding1,2 , Edward W. Maibach3 *, Xiaoquan Zhao3 , Connie Roser-Renouf3
Climategate, Public Opinion, and the Loss of Trust
By: A. A. Leiserowitza*, E. W. Maibachb, C. Roser-Renoufb, N. Smitha, E. Dawsonc
Williams, M., (2009) Beyond Google: From Better Searches to Invisible Web.
(2008) NOAA’s Coastal Geospatial Data Project. National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration
Meyers, S. (2009, April 14). Using data visualization as a reporting tool can reveal story’s shape. Poynter Online. Retrieved May 4, 2009 from http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=101&aid=161675
Butler, R. (2009, March 26). Satellites and Google Earth prove potent conservation tool. Yale Environment 360. Retrieved April 1, 2009 from http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2134
Climate Change 101