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Main Title Regional Vulnerability Assessment for the Mid-Atlantic Region: Forecasts to 2020 and Changes in Relative Condition and Vulnerability.
Author Wagner, P. F. ; O'Neill, R. V. ; Tran, L. T. ; Mehaffey, M. ; Wade, T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab. ;TN and Associates, Oak Ridge, TN. ;Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Dept. of Geography.
Publisher Sep 2006
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/600/R-06/088 ;NERL-LV-ESD-06-155;
Stock Number PB2006-115541
Additional Subjects Vulnerabilities ; Environmental assessment ; Regional analysis ; Forecasting ; Integration ; Priorities ; Decision making ; Environmental factors ; Ecology ; Changes ; Land use ; Population growth ; Pollution sources ; Surface water ; Nitrogen ; Ground water ; Non-indigenous species ; Stress analyses ; Spatial distribution ; US EPA ; Regional Vulnerability Assessment(ReVA)
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NTIS  PB2006-115541 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 60p
The EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment (ReVA) Program develops and demonstrates approaches to (1) integrating spatial data and model results, (2) forecasting future scenarios, and (3) applying these methods towards regional priority setting and decision making. This report demonstrates the projection of multiple drivers of ecological change at a broad scale to the year 2020 followed by the application of different integration methods that synthesize results to address a suite of assessment questions to guide proactive decision making. Identified drivers of change for the Mid-Atlantic region include land use change and population growth, non-indigenous species, pollution, and resource extraction. Making use of available data and models, projections were made for land use/land cover, population and demographics, non-point source pollutants in surface water, nitrogen in groundwater, and spread of non-indigenous species for the year 2020. These were then compared to a similar set of variables available for the current time period to assess changes in condition and vulnerability for the Mid-Atlantic region.