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Year Published: 2013

Moving forward with imperfect information: chapter 19

This chapter summarized the scope of what is known and not known about climate in the Southwestern United States. There is now more evidence and more agreement among climate scientists about the physical climate and related impacts in the Southwest compared with that represented in the 2009 National Climate Assessment (Karl, Melillo, and Peterson...

Averyt, Kristen; Brekke, Levi D.; Kaatz, Laurna; Welling, Leigh; Hartge, Eric H.; Iseman, Tom
Moving forward with imperfect information: chapter 19; 2013; Book chapter; Book; Assessment of climate change in the southwest United States: a report prepared for the National Climate Assessment; Averyt, Kristen; Brekke, Levi D.; Kaatz, Laurna; Welling, Leigh; Hartge, Eric H.; Iseman, Tom

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Research strategies for addressing uncertainties

Research Strategies for Addressing Uncertainties builds on descriptions of research needs presented elsewhere in the book; describes current research efforts and the challenges and opportunities to reduce the uncertainties of climate change; explores ways to improve the understanding of changes in climate and hydrology; and emphasizes the use of...

Garfin, Gregg; Jardine, Angela; Merideth, Robert W.; Black, Mary; LeRoy, Sarah; Busch, David E.; Brekke, Levi D.; Averyt, Kristen; Jardine, Angela; Welling, Leigh

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Water quality status and trends in the United States

Information about water quality is vital to ensure long-term availability and sustainability of water that is safe for drinking and recreation and suitable for industry, irrigation, fish, and wildlife. Protecting and enhancing water quality is a national priority, requiring information on water-quality status and trends, progress toward clean...

Ahuja, Satinder; Larsen, Matthew C.; Hamilton, Pixie A.; Werkheiser, William H.

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Year Published: 2012

Impacts of climate change on biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services: technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

Ecosystems, and the biodiversity and services they support, are intrinsically dependent on climate. During the twentieth century, climate change has had documented impacts on ecological systems, and impacts are expected to increase as climate change continues and perhaps even accelerates. This technical input to the National Climate Assessment...

Staudinger, Michelle D.; Grimm, Nancy B.; Staudt, Amanda; Carter, Shawn L.; Stuart, F. Stuart; Kareiva, Peter; Ruckelshaus, Mary; Stein, Bruce A.
Impacts of climate change on biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services: technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment; 2012; Federal Government Series; Staudinger, Michelle D.; Grimm, Nancy B.; Staudt, Amanda ; Carter, Shawn L.; Stuart, F. Stuart, III; Kareiva, Peter ; Ruckelshaus, Mary ; Stein, Bruce A.

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Predicting sea-level rise vulnerability of terrestrial habitat and wildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

If current climate change trends continue, rising sea levels may inundate low-lying islands across the globe, placing island biodiversity at risk. Recent models predict a rise of approximately one meter (1 m) in global sea level by 2100, with larger increases possible in areas of the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Islands are unique ecosystems home to...

Reynolds, Michelle H.; Berkowitz, Paul; Courtot, Karen N.; Krause, Crystal M.; Reynolds, Michelle H.; Berkowitz, Paul; Courtot, Karen N.; Krause, Crystal M.
Predicting sea-level rise vulnerability of terrestrial habitat and wildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; 2012; OFR; 2012-1182; Edited by Reynolds, Michelle H.; Berkowitz, Paul; Courtot, Karen N.; Krause, Crystal M.

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Improving scientific communication through the use of U.S. Geological Survey Video Podcasts

It is crucial that scientist find innovative ways of effectively communicating research to resource managers, public officials, and the general public. New technologies, such as video podcasts, are being used as an outreach tool to communicate results from the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The...

Moorman, Michelle C.; Harned, Douglas A.; McMahon, Gerard; Capelli, Kara

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U.S. Department of the Interior South Central Climate Science Center

On September 14, 2009, the Secretary of the Interior signed a Secretarial Order (No. 3289) entitled, "Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change on America's Water, Land, and Other Natural and Cultural Resources." The Order effectively established the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs) for the purpose of integrating...

Shipp, Allison A.
U.S. Department of the Interior South Central Climate Science Center; 2012; FS; 2012-3082; Shipp, Allison A.

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DOI Climate Science Centers--Regional science to address management priorities

Our Nation's lands, waters, and ecosystems and the living and cultural resources they contain face myriad challenges from invasive species, the effects of changing land and water use, habitat fragmentation and degradation, and other influences. These challenges are compounded by increasing influences from a changing climate—higher...

O'Malley, Robin
DOI Climate Science Centers--Regional science to address management priorities; 2012; FS; 2012-3048; O'Malley, Robin

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Coastal impacts, adaptation, and vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

The coast has long provided communities with a multitude of benefits including an abundance of natural resources that sustain economies, societies, and ecosystems. Coasts provide natural harbors for commerce, trade, and transportation; beaches and shorelines that attract residents and tourists; and wetlands and estuaries that are critical for...

Burkett, Virginia; Davidson, Margaret; Burkett, Virginia; Davidson, Margaret
Attribution: Land Resources
Coastal impacts, adaptation, and vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment; 2012; Book; Book series; National Climate Assessment regional technical input reports; edited by Burkett, Virginia; Davidson, Margaret

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Benefits and risks of adopting the global code of practice for recreational fisheries

Recreational fishing constitutes the dominant or sole use of many fish stocks, particularly in freshwater ecosystems in Western industrialized countries. However, despite their social and economic importance, recreational fisheries are generally guided by local or regional norms and standards, with few comprehensive policy and development...

Arlinghaus, Robert; Beard, T. Douglas; Cooke, Steven J.; Cowx, Ian G.
Benefits and risks of adopting the global code of practice for recreational fisheries; 2012; Article; Journal; Fisheries; Arlinghaus, Robert ; Beard, T. Douglas, Jr.; Cooke, Steven J.; Cowx, Ian G.

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Gender and occupational perspectives on adaptation to climate extremes in the Afram Plains of Ghana

Although sub-Saharan Africa does not contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, significant adverse impacts of climate change are anticipated in this region. Countries in West Africa, which are heavily dependent on rain-fed agriculture, are projected to experience more frequent and intense droughts, altered rainfall patterns and...

Codjoe, Samuel N.A.; Atidoh, Lucy K.; Burkett, Virginia
Attribution: Land Resources
Gender and occupational perspectives on adaptation to climate extremes in the Afram Plains of Ghana; 2012; Article; Journal; Climatic Change; Codjoe, Samuel N.A.; Atidoh, Lucy K.; Burkett, Virginia

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Year Published: 2011

National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center project accomplishments: highlights

The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) has invested more than $20M since 2008 to put cutting-edge climate science research in the hands of resource managers across the Nation. With NCCWSC support, more than 25 cooperative research initiatives led by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers and technical staff are...

Holl, Sally
National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center project accomplishments: highlights; 2011; FS; 2011-3135; Holl, Sally