Upcoming Events

  • Jun. 6, 2017 - Jun. 9, 2017

    Building Resilience Through Actionable Science Gulf Coast Workshops

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  • Jun. 6, 2017 - Jun. 8, 2017

    Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning Course (An ITEP Workshop)

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Latest News

  • Director Kim Winton Retires After Long Career in Environmental Leadership and Public Service

    4.28.2017 (Fri)


    This week we are celebrating our Director, Dr. Kim Winton, as she moves into the next phase… Read More »

  • Announcing 2017 Winners of South Central CSC Scholarships

    4.20.2017 (Thu)

    “I am completely independent and self-supporting, so I cannot express how grateful I am for being a recipient of the… Read More »

  • South Central CSC Staff Receive USGS Awards

    4.11.2017 (Tue)


    Every year, the U.S. Geological Survey honors outstanding staff and volunteers who have been instrumental to… Read More »

Research Highlight

Understanding How Temperature and Precipitation Patterns Impact Coastal Wetland Ecosystems

2.07.2017 (Tue)

Coastal wetlands are one of the most economically valuable ecosystems in the world. In the United States, the ecosystem services provided by wetlands are worth billions of dollars and include flood protection, erosion control, seafood, water quality enhancement, carbon storage, recreation, and wildlife habitat. A South Central CSC funded study published in Nature Climate Change examines how shifts in temperature and precipitation patterns might impact the vital services provided by coastal wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Our Vision Statement

We are a regional partnership of researchers, land managers, and tribes working collaboratively to develop science that addresses climate impacts on natural and human communities.