Related Topics: Climate Change Research

Climate Change Research Products in the Science Inventory

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Climate Change and Interacting Stressors: Implications for Coral Reef Management in American Samoa (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and EnviroAtlas: Integrating Ecosystem Services into the Decision-Making Process-Guide (PUBLISHED REPORT)
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...
Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...
VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF THE SPARC MODEL (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Mathematical models for predicting the transport and fate of pollutants in the environment require reactivity parameter values--that is, the physical and chemical constants that govern reactivity. Although empirical structure-activity relationships that allow estimation of some ...
COMPARISON OF HYDROLOGIC RESPONSES AT DIFFERENT WATERSHED SCALES (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Land surface hydrology controls runoff production and the associated transport of sediments, and a wide variety of anthropogenic organic chemicals, and nutrients from upland landscape areas and hillslopes to streams and other water bodies. Based on interactions between landscape ...
UV EXPOSURE OF CORAL ASSEMBLAGES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Recent studies have indicated that solar radiation can be a significant stressor of coral assemblages in tropical and subtropical marine environments. Here we review the scientific literature related to the interactions of solar radiation with coral reefs, with emphasis on harm...
PREDICTION OF CHEMICAL REACTIVITY PARAMETERS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM MOLECULAR STRUCTURE USING SPARC (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The computer program SPARC (SPARC Performs Automated Reasoning in Chemistry) has been under development for several years to estimate physical properties and chemical reactivity parameters of organic compounds strictly from molecular structure. SPARC uses computational algorithms...
ADDITIONAL BENEFICIAL OUTCOMES OF IMPLEMENTING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY TMDL: Quantification and description of ecosystem services not monetized (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Over the last 60 years, the Chesapeake Bay water quality and seagrass beds have diminished to the point that the system is less able to support abundant crabs and diverse fish, feed waterfowl, and produce safe recreational opportunities. Further, the long-term resilience of the B...