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Understanding Impacts on Southeastern Grasslands from Climate Change, Urban Expansion, and Invasive Species

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Jennifer Cartwright


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Much of the biodiversity of the southeastern U.S. is found in grasslands, including meadows, prairies, glades, and savannas. These grasslands provide vital habitat to a variety of plants and animals, but many grassland types have undergone over 90% loss due to fire suppression and urban sprawl. The remaining grassland patches—remnants—now face emerging threats from invasive species and climate change. The project researchers recently convened a workshop with grassland managers and experts from across the Southeast, from Texas to West Virginia to Florida, to identify the most pressing science needs to effectively manage and restore grasslands over the coming decades. This project directly addresses those needs by examining how climate [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Jennifer Cartwright
Co-Investigator :
Reed Noss, Evan Rehm, Dwayne Estes
Funding Agency :
Southeast CASC
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program

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Everglades National Park; Alan Cressler
Everglades National Park; Alan Cressler


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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Southeast CASC



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