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Accession Number ADA603021
Title Robust, Scalable Framework for Conducting Climate Change Susceptibility Analyses.
Publication Date May 2014
Media Count 8p
Personal Author A. V. Davis E. R. Britzke M. D. Whitby N. R. Beane S. M. Brasfield
Abstract Resource managers must consider climate change during their planning processes as future landscapes have the potential to vary greatly from current conditions. Military training and testing lands are extremely important and must be assessed for potential impacts of climate change. Climate change susceptibility analyses are commonly limited in their scope, thereby requiring multiple independent analyses within the same region. Without a standardized, comprehensive analysis method, the ability to prioritize areas susceptible to climate change within a region of interest is hindered. This deficit limits the applicability of results as well, further illustrating the need to develop a standardized method that incorporates multiple factors into a scalable framework to provide a more complete climate change susceptibility analysis. This framework must allow individual users the option of weighting environmental variables differently based on conservation concerns in managed areas. In this technical note, the authors present a method that allows multiple stakeholders each with their own management requirements and concerns for assessing susceptibility to use a common framework to assess climate change susceptibility. This framework enables improved analytical results of climate change to be incorporated into long-term regional conservation planning. The framework should prove to be a valuable tool for resource managers faced with integrating the potential impacts of climate change into their natural resource plans.
Keywords Climate change
Natural resources
Regional planning
Resource management

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
Corporate Author Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Engineer Research and Development Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1423
Contract Number N/A

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