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Development of a Cumulative Resilience Screening Index (CRSI) for Natural Hazards: An Assessment of Resilience to Acute Meteorological Events and Selected Natural Hazards
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 03, 2020]
This report is a revision of the earlier 2017 CRSI report. The report renames the index to the Cumulative Resilience Screening Index to avoid the confusion associated with the earlier moniker Climate Resilience Screening Index. Both retain the CRSI acronym and are the ostensibly ...
Health Impact Assessment (Hia) and Enviroatlas: Integrating Ecosystem Services Into the Decision-Making Process-Guide (2015, Final)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 28, 2015]
This document was created to highlight the many ways that the U.S. EPA EnviroAtlas suite of ecosystem services tools can be used to aid in the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) process. Ecosystems provide numerous services and benefits to individuals, communities, businesses, and ot...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool Benefits Module: Theoretical Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 01, 2020]
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to facilitate integrated water resources management. The new Benefits Module for WMOST enables stakeholders to calculate the value of additional ...
Simulating Metacommunities of Riverine Fishes (SMRF) Model v 1.0 and User Manual
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 30, 2019]
Fish communities in river networks provide significant ecosystem services that will likely decline under future land use, human water demand, and climate variability. Modeling can be used to assess the consequences to multiple populations of one or more fish species from multiple...
Community Resilience Planning: A Decision-Making Framework for Coastal Communities
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 31, 2019]
One of the most pervasive challenges facing coastal communities is sea level rise (SLR), both in its geographical extent and potential for adverse social, economic, and environmental impact. Local flooding results in property damage and disruptions to daily life. Likewise, regio...
EnviroAtlas Educational Curriculum: Introduction to Ecosystem Services
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 13, 2019]
This module promotes student discovery and learning about the interconnectedness of humans and ecosystems. Centered on ecosystem services, these six classroom-ready lessons incorporate use of EnviroAtlas to encourage a systems approach to thinking about the world. This approach p...
Climate Change and Interacting Stressors: Implications For Coral Reef Management In American Samoa (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 11, 2007]
EPA announced the release of the final document,<i> Climate Change and Interacting Stressors: Implications for Coral Reef Management in American Samoa</i>. This report provides a synthesis of information on the interactive effects of climate change and other stressors on the reef...
The Influence of Green Infrastructure Practices on Groundwater Quality: The State of the Science
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 31, 2018]
Green infrastructure (GI) technologies applied to stormwater are developed to mimic natural infiltration and hydrologic processes. GI is a design strategy that enhances runoff storage volume, infiltrates runoff, and contributes to groundwater recharge. Urban development often lea...
Predicting patterns of vulnerability to climate change in near coastal species using an algorithm-based risk assessment framework
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 30, 2017]
Near-coastal (0-200 depth) ecosystems and species are under threat from increasing temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea level rise. However, species vary in their vulnerability to specific climatic changes and climate impacts will vary geographically. For management to resp...
Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications For Management and Research (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Mar 01, 2008]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research </em>. This report reviews available literature on climate-change effects on aquatic invasive species (AIS) and examines sta...
Relationship between canopy structure, microclimate, and Swiss needle cast severity among different ages of Douglas-fir forests
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Dec 25, 2017]
Swiss needle cast (SNC) is an endemic disease of Douglas-fir caused by Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii. The fungus infects newly emerged needles between May and August. As the fungus develops, its fruiting bodies (pseudothecia) block the stomata and inhibit gas exchange, reducing the p...
Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) (Version 2) (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 23, 2015]
EPA announced the availability of the draft report, <em>Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)</em> for a 30-day public comment period. The ICLUS version 2 (v2) modeling tool furthered land change mod...
Updates To The Demographic And Spatial Allocation Models To Produce Integrated Climate And Land Use Scenarios (Iclus) (Final Report, Version 2)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 27, 2016]
EPA's announced the availability of the final report, <em>Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)</em> (Version 2). This update furthered land change modeling by providing nationwide housing developmen...
Climate and Land Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jan 26, 2009]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Climate and Land-Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report</em>. This report provides a summary of climate change impacts to selected watersheds and recommendations for how to improv...
Aquatic Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Global Change: Challenges of Conducting Multi-Stressor Vulnerability Assessments (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 31, 2011]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <i>Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Change: The Challenges of conducting Multi-Stressor Global Change Vulnerability Assessments</i>. This report investigates the issues and challenges associated with identifying, calculating, and ...
An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: Evaluation of Where Land Protection Planning Can Incorporate Climate Change Information (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 07, 2011]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: Evaluation of Where Land Protection Planning Can Incorporate Climate Change Information</em>. This report is a review of decision-making processes of selected land protection prog...
Implications of Climate Change For State Bioassessment Programs and Approaches To Account For Effects (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 21, 2011]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Implications of Climate Change for State Bioassessment Programs and Approaches to Account for Effects</em>. This report uses biological data collected by four states in wadeable rivers and streams to examine the components ...
Watershed Modeling To Assess The Sensitivity Of Streamflow, Nutrient, And Sediment Loads To Potential Climate Change And Urban Development In 20 U.S. Watersheds (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 26, 2013]
In September 2013, EPA announced the release of the final report, <em>Watershed Modeling to Assess the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds</em>.<br><br>Watershed modeling was conducted in ...
Carbon Offset Forestry: Forecasting Ecosystem Effects (COFFEE) Project Implementation Plan
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 15, 2010]
COFFEE will evaluate the environmental impacts of implementing various COF practices by using the amount of total ecosystem C (TEC) sequestered in forests as the integrative response metric. These evaluations will be done for current-climate and future-climate scenarios and will...
Best Practices For Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow In Wadeable Streams (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 27, 2014]
This final report is a technical "best practices" document describing sensor deployment for and collection of continuous temperature and flow data at ungaged sites in wadeable streams. This document addresses questions related to equipment needs; configuration, placement, and ins...
Vulnerability Assessments In Support Of The Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgement, Volume Ii: Results For The Massachusetts Bays Program (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Mar 16, 2012]
As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared a report exploring a new methodology fo...
Vulnerability Assessments In Support Of The Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgment, Volume I: Results For The San Francisco Estuary Partnership (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 29, 2012]
As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared this draft report exploring a new metho...
User's Guide and Metadata to Coastal Biodiversity Risk Analysis Tool (CBRAT): Framework for the Systemization of Life History and Biogeographic Information
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Dec 31, 2015]
ABSTRACTUser&rsquo;s Guide &amp; Metadata to Coastal Biodiversity Risk Analysis Tool (CBRAT): Framework for the Systemization of Life History and Biogeographic Information(EPA/601/B-15/001, 2015, 123 pages)Henry Lee II, U.S. EPA, Western Ecology DivisionKatharine Marko, U.S. EPA,...
Predictive Seagrass Habitat Model
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 28, 2015]
Restoration of ecosystem services provided by seagrass habitats in estuaries requires a firm understanding of the modes of action of multiple interacting stressors including nutrients, climate change, coastal land-use change, and habitat modification. We explored the application...
Quantitative Models Describing Past and Current Nutrient Fluxes and Associated Ecosystem Level Responses in the Narragansett Bay Ecosystem
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 29, 2015]
Multiple drivers, including nutrient loading and climate change, affect the Narragansett Bay ecosystem in Rhode Island/Massachusetts, USA. Managers are interested in understanding the timing and magnitude of these effects, and ecosystem responses to restoration actions. To provid...