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Adam Terando

Adjunct Asst Professor

Center for Geospatial Analytics

David Clark Labs 127J


Adam is a Research Ecologist with the US Geological Survey at the Department of Interior and NCSU Southeast Climate Science Center, an Adjunct Professor with the Applied Ecology Department, and a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Geospatial Analytics. His current research focuses on the impacts of climate and land use change on ecosystems and the complex human-environment relationships that drive these processes. This includes developing methods to quantify the information value of climate models for use in adaptive management problems; understanding and predicting climatically-induced changes to extreme wildfires in the Southeast US; simulating urban growth and land use pattern changes in the Southeast; exploring the feedbacks between climate, land use change, and coastal development; and developing ultra high-resolution climate projections for the U.S. Caribbean to support the creation of robust conservation reserves for at-risk species.