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Connecting Future Environmental Trends and Assessments of Fish and Wildlife Resources of Concern: A Case Study of Big Pine Key, Florida
(JOURNAL) [Published : Nov 05, 2022]
Changes in hydrologic and climatic trends will influence the ecology of Florida, including the Florida Keys, and sea-level rise scenarios agree that many areas of Florida are susceptible to sea-level rise impacts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Climate Change Strategi...
Laying it on thick: Ecosystem effects of sediment placement on a microtidal Rhode Island salt marsh
(JOURNAL) [Published : Sep 06, 2022]
Heightened recognition of impacts to coastal salt marshes from sea-level rise has led to expanding interest in using thin-layer sediment placement (TLP) as an adaptation tool to enhance future marsh resilience. Building on successes and lessons learned from the Gulf and southeast...
Runnels mitigate marsh drowning in microtidal salt marshes
(JOURNAL) [Published : Nov 03, 2022]
As a symptom of accelerated sea level rise and historic impacts to tidal hydrology from agricultural and mosquito control activities, coastal marshes in the Northeastern U.S. are experiencing conversion to open water through edge loss, widening and headward erosion of tidal chann...
Mere nuisance or growing threat? The physical and economic risks of high tide flooding on US road networks
(JOURNAL) [Published : Dec 01, 2020]
Coastal infrastructure has increasingly become more vulnerable to flooding. While many studies have shown that extreme events such as storm surge threaten to be ever more costly, less damaging but more frequent flood events remain understudied but potentially carry a comparable l...
The effects of climate change on outdoor recreation participation: National projections for the 21st century
(JOURNAL)
In this paper, we examine how climate change will impact outdoor recreation in the continental United States using data on time allocation from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). We apply a partially non-parametric regression approach to document how weather historically affect...
A review of climate change effects on practices for mitigating water quality impacts
(JOURNAL) [Published : Mar 22, 2022]
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are used to mitigate the impacts of human activities on land and water resources. Most BMPs function via physical, chemical, and biological processes that are strongly dependent on weather and climate. Changing climatic conditions can lead to incr...
Persistence of the Swiss Needle Cast Outbreak in Oregon Coastal Douglas-fir, and New Insights from Research and Monitoring
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jul 01, 2021]
Swiss needle cast (SNC), caused by Nothophaeocryptopus gaeumannii, is a foliage disease of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), that reduces growth in native and exotic plantations worldwide. An outbreak began in coastal Oregon in the mid-1990’s and has persisted since that...
Community Science for Coastal Acidification Monitoring and Research
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jul 26, 2021]
Ocean and coastal acidification (OCA) present a unique set of sustainability challenges at the human-ecological interface. Extensive biogeochemical monitoring that can assess local acidification conditions, distinguish multiple drivers of changing carbonate chemistry, and ultimat...
Implementing adaptive management into a climate change adaptation strategy for a drowning New England salt marsh
(JOURNAL) [Published : Sep 15, 2020]
Due to climate change and other anthropogenic stressors, future conditions and impacts facing coastal habitats are unclear to coastal resource managers. Adaptive management strategies have become an important tactic to compensate for the unknown environmental conditions that coas...
Basin-wide impacts of climate change on ecosystem services in the Lower Mekong Basin
(JOURNAL) [Published : Oct 10, 2017]
Water resources support more than 60 million people in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) and are important for food security—especially rice production—and economic security. This study aims to quantify water yield under near- and long-term climate scenarios and assess the potential i...
Climate change, riverine flood risk and adaptation for the conterminous United States_
(JOURNAL) [Published : Aug 09, 2021]
This paper combines a building-level database of inland flood risk for the conterminous United States, reach-scale projections of changes in flood frequency under climate change, and property-level flood adaptation costs into a simple benefit cost framework. This framework enable...
Climate effects on US infrastructure: the economics of adaptation for rail, roads, and coastal development
(JOURNAL) [Published : Aug 19, 2021]
Changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level, and coastal storms will likely increase the vulnerability of infrastructure across the United States. Using three models that analyze vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation, this paper estimates impacts to railroad, roads, and coa...
Resilience assessment of Puerto Rico’s coral reefs to inform reef management
(JOURNAL) [Published : Nov 05, 2019]
Globally increasing sea surface temperatures threaten coral reefs, both directly and through interactions with local stressors. More resilient reefs have a higher likelihood of returning to a coral-dominated state following a disturbance, such as a mass bleaching event. To advanc...
Forest Riparian Buffers Reduce Timber Harvesting Effects on Stream Temperature, but additional Climate Adaptation Strategies are likely needed under future conditions
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jan 01, 2021]
Stream water temperature imposes metabolic constraints on the health of cold-water fish like salmonids. Timber harvesting can reduce stream shading leading to higher water temperatures, while also altering stream hydrology. In the Pacific Northwest, riparian buffer requirements a...
Incorporating adaptation and resilience into an integrated watershed and coral reef management plan
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jun 24, 2021]
Changing environmental conditions are forcing natural resource managers and communities to adapt their strategies to account for global shifts in precipitation, temperature, sea level and more, all of which are occurring in addition to local human impacts. Adapting to threats fro...
A modified eco-efficiency framework and methodology for advancing the state of practice of sustainability analysis as applied to green infrastructure
(JOURNAL) [Published : Sep 01, 2017]
We propose a modified eco-efficiency (EE) framework and novel sustainability analysis methodology for green infrastructure (GI) practices used in water resource management. Green infrastructure practices such as rainwater harvesting (RWH), rain gardens, porous pavements, and gree...
The importance of warm habitat to the growth regime of cold-water fishes
(JOURNAL) [Published : Mar 25, 2021]
A common goal of biological adaptation planning is to identify and prioritize locations that remain suitably cool during the summer. This implicitly devalues areas that are ephemerally warm, even if they are suitable most of the year for mobile animals. Here we develop an alterna...
The Role of Social-Ecological Resilience in Coastal Zone Management: A Comparative Law Approach to Three Coastal Nations
(JOURNAL) [Published : Oct 25, 2019]
Around the globe, coastal communities are increasingly coping with changing environmental conditions as a result of climate change and ocean acidification, including sea level rise, more severe storms, and decreasing natural resources and ecosystem services. A natural adaptation ...
Toward Indicators of the Performance of US Infrastructures under Climate Change Risks
(JOURNAL) [Published : Nov 25, 2020]
Built infrastructures are increasingly disrupted by climate-related extreme events. Being able to monitor what climate change implies for US infrastructures is of considerable importance to all levels of decision-makers. A capacity to develop cross-cutting, widely applicable indi...
Adapting urban best management practices for resilience to long-term environmental changes
(JOURNAL) [Published : Dec 01, 2020]
Stormwater best management practices (BMPs) help mitigate the adverse effects of urban development on stream hydrology and water quality, and are widely specified in development requirements and watershed management plans. However, design of stormwater BMPs largely relies on expe...
Trihalomethane precursor reactivity changes in drinking water treatment unit processes during a storm event
(JOURNAL) [Published : Nov 01, 2019]
Source water quality greatly impacts the efficacy of water treatment unit processes and the formation of trihalomethanes (THMs) such as chloroform and bromoform. Current models of water treatment plant performance may not accurately capture how source water quality variation, suc...
Climate‐change refugia: biodiversity in the slow lane
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jun 01, 2020]
Climate‐change adaptation focuses on conducting and translating research to minimize the dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change, including threats to biodiversity and human welfare. One adaptation strategy is to focus conservation on climate‐change refugia (that is, areas r...
Assessing and Managing Design Storm Variability and Projection Uncertainty in a Changing Coastal Environment
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jun 15, 2020]
Coastal urban infrastructure and water programs are vulnerable to the impacts of long-term hydroclimatic changes and to the flooding and physical destruction of disruptive cyclones and storm surge. Water resilience or, inversely, vulnerability depends on design specifications of ...
Managing climate refugia for freshwater fishes under an expanding human footprint
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jun 01, 2020]
Within the context of climate adaptation planning, the concept of climate refugia has emerged as a potential framework for addressing future threats to cold-water fish populations. Our aim is to evaluate recent cold-water refugia management efforts within the context of human wat...
Characterizing Ohio River NOM Variability and Reconstituted-Lyophilized NOM as a Source Surrogate
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jan 01, 2017]
Surface water contains natural organic matter (NOM) that reacts with disinfectants creating disinfection byproducts (DBPs), some of which are USEPA regulated contaminants. Characterizing NOM can provide insight with respect to DBP formation and water treatment process adaptation...